Thursday, November 22, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Psalm 127: 3

Good morning! Happy Thanksgiving to my American Friends! It’s another challenge over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. The scripture for this challenge is:
“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him” Psalm 127:3
Challenge: Create a card for a child

I believe that every child has a purpose, whether they are conceived out of love, a one night stand or even the worse of situations rape. I will never forget the day I found I was pregnant, I had been rushed to the hospital by ambulance doubled over in pain and faint from throwing up (I had thought all week I had the flu). They ran some blood work and came back and told me I was pregnant but they needed to do an ultrasound because they thought it may be a tubal pregnancy. I was so scared not only was I pregnant (which was not planned by the way) but it could be tubal. After what seemed like a life time they finally told me everything was ok. I remember thinking “God why me, why are you trusting me with this precious life”, my marriage was a mess and I didn’t want to bring another life into it. Don’t get me wrong I wanted kids just not in my situation. One day I was sitting on my bed with pain in my side thinking that something was wrong with the baby, I started praying and my response was “Abraham and Isaac”. Abraham had finally become a father and God asked him to sacrifice his son and Abraham obeyed, he took his son up to a mountain gathered all his stuff to make the sacrifice, tied his son up and placed him on the alter, was just about to kill him when an angel of the Lord stopped him saying “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” Genesis 22:12. At first I was confused why would God show me this, then I realized God wanted me to trust Him. Trust Him I have, everyday I pray over my precious daughter that nothing or no one will harm her and that God’s hands will be around her. Being a single mom isn’t easy but it is the best thing I could have done for my daughter. Being raised in an abusive environment is no place for a child. I know I am not alone in raising my daughter, I have my parents but more importantly my daughter has the best Father, her Heavenly Father.
My card has nothing to do with what I just shared, I just created a card for my stash for a little boy as I don't have too many of those floating around.
What I Used:
Clear Dollar Stamps: Billy Blasts Off
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir
Bic Mark It Markers
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels Seven
Distress Ink: Faded Jeans
Studio G Stamp: dots
EK Success Corner Rounder:
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Seeing Spots
The challenge ends on Saturday at 11:59p.m.

Have A Great Thanksgiving!

God Bless!


  1. Hello, I wasnt going to blog today, but I wanted to check my email, and found your post in my email, and I just wanted to tell you what an encouragement it was to read this on Thanksgiving. I am so glad everything went well in your little girls surgery. When you mentioned it the other day, I prayed for her and for you. I understand abuse, and I am unable to have children and am so thankful there are people like you that raise their children in love. You have a wonderful day and thank you for the post today!!

  2. Cute card and wonderful story! Thank you for sharing! Thanks for joining us at SSiC. Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. What a beautiful, moving message, Kristan. Your daughter is blessed to have you as a mother :) And your card is absolutely adorable and so fun!! I love that sweet image!!

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  4. Kristan - Girl, you just keep your eyes on Jesus. Yes, being a single mom is hard, but the rewards are amazing when you keep you focus on Him. Remember you have sisters standing in the gap for you, lifting you up when you need it. I am glad your daughter is doing well from her surgery. She sounds like a trooper! Be blessed today!

  5. Kristan - I was just on our SSiC blog and saw you won our drawing for last week!! WAHOO!! I'm so glad for you! Have fun shopping at Our Daily Bread!!

  6. Kristan, thanks so much for sharing this story. I cried! Your daughter is a gift from God and I'm sure there are some very difficult days, but you made the right decision to raise her in a safe and loving environment. God has his hand on BOTH of you!

    And your card is fabulous!!