The Blaines

The Blaines
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Buggin' For a Cure

Buggin' For a Cure
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Busy Hands

While on maternity leave with Ellie I taught myself how to crochet, with the hopes of making a few headbands for her....well I accomplished the few headbands goal...but then exceeded it tremendously. I can't help myself and I can't stop. I enjoy this so much, but I'm quickly running out of girls to crochet for. Do I dare attempt to sell them, the thought keeps crossing my mind and with an entire summer in front of me, it's an enticing idea.

Any ideas or suggestions???

Friday, June 10, 2011

God Sighting

While I was driving to work this morning, the guys on the radio were talking about God sightings, I have a long ride to work, so I started thinking.

Almost two years ago, Richard was in a car accident, not his first, but by far the worst. He was rear ended while at a stop. I had to drive past the accident on my way to UVA to get him and when I passed, his car was still there, with Noah's car seat sitting on top of the car. Noah wasn't with him, thank God, but that's a wake up call and a half to any momma! I cried and prayed my whole car ride, got lost, cried some more, had my mom pulling up maps on her computer at her house to get me to Richard.

The car was totalled as you can imagine, a mustang where the odometer has stopped working, is probably ready to retire anyway. A mustang you can replace, a husband you can't. God watched over Richard that day, he was pretty banged up, but he was still here.

Whenever I pass by the spot where Richard's accident took place I always say a prayer and thank God for my husband and protecting him. Sometimes it gets overwhelming and I shed a tear, at the thought of what could have been. A few months ago as I drove by, it hit my harder than normal and as I got past the spot, I looked up and there was a sign that read "Jesus Loves You". Perfectly placed! Thank you Lord for loving us so much and thank you for protecting this family!