Tomorrow

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This week I’m going to have lots to chat about.  I can’t wait to do a post about our tea party today.  I had as much fun as the kids.  I’ll share the menu, the little details, and lots of pictures.  I can’t wait to go back again.

I have an interview this week with Kim, from Dear Daisy Cottage.

I’m going to do a Top 10 which I think will become a weekly event.  This week I’m going to do the Top 10 “Little Things” that I love in my home.  You know the things I would want to carry out on my back if the house was on fire. 

My title is from our church service today, it was awesome.  We have so much music talent that I can’t find an example of the song that was sang that is as good as it was at church today.  The song was, “God Gave Me Back My Tomorrow.”  It touched my heart, and has made me appreciate what my life is all about.  I’m glad I’m not the mixed up, selfish, mean hearted person that I use to be.  I’m a Christian saved by grace and I thank Him that my tomorrows are much better then my yesterdays.

 Amber gave a great presentation (made me cry) about a project that her group is doing in Pine Ridge.  They are building a kitchen for one of the ladies at Pine Ridge, and to say she needs it is an understatement.  I want to have her a shower. 

Melda and her grandchild.

Melda's home, folks this is in America.

From Amber’s blog….

There is no indoor plumbing at Melda’s.

When it snows, as it often does in South Dakota, the snow drifts can be as high as 20 ft high.

Melda and her family walk though the snow to the outhouse they have.
Because they have no door to their home, the snow often piles into the kitchen.
While most of us shovel snow from our driveways, they shovel it out of their home.
Because she lives on her own property, she does not qualify for any federal assistance to the tribe. She is one of those people who have “fallen between the cracks” of society.
And yet…

Melda never complains.

She takes each day as it comes and accepts the path she has been given in life.
And …
She and her family are very generous.
They hold strong to the Lakota value of generosity.
They willingly share with us (strangers) what they have, be it food, company, or their culture.
Today I felt so blessed to be able to give The Baby Girl the birthday party that we had, but my head kept wondering how do I teach The Baby Girl that there is more to life then dress up and tea parties?  How do I teach her that’s it ok to enjoy things when you work hard, but you also should give back?  I’m not doing a very good job of giving back and I have to change that.  It may start with a kitchen shower for a woman who obviously deserves it!
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I started my blog as a way to connect with other paper crafters and of course it has gone a totally different direction. I've been able to share my experience as a mother, my hurt and disappointments over not having a relationship with my maternal unit, my walk with God and how knowing Him has changed me and continues to help me grow into the person I strive to be......
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3 Responses to Tomorrow

  1. Hi Michelle…
    Check your email sweetie!!!
    xo,
    Kim

  2. Julie says:

    Thanks for popping by my little blog. I am excited to take a peek around yours.
    Best,
    Julie

  3. Pingback: Feeling So Blessed… « Paper Glue Etc.

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