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Friday, May 29, 2009

Treasured Friends

Who doesn't love butterflies - there is nothing so beautiful as sitting in the garden and seeing the beautiful butterflies come and land on your flowers - the ones that we have visit are Monarch Butterflies....we have planted flowers that encourage them to come....and amazingly enough...they work!!!

I have to say that I am an animal lover and I love it that the Bible tells us that God made animals for our pleasure - it 'blows me away' that God took the time to think of us in that way - and they do bring me a lot of pleasure - our whole family infact! We have 2 dogs, Maltese ShishTzu's, 6 brown chickens, 2 Chinese Silkie Bantums, about 12 budgies and 2 cockatiels which are in an avairy...plus my tame cockatiel Paris, my new baby budgie - Junior (he is adorable) and one goldfish, Nemo!!!

All of these animals bring us such joy, they have also been invaluable teaching our children about life and death...we have lost puppies, birds and fish.....the first ones are devastating, each one that dies gets a little bit less painful but still so terribly sad, we all cry - mind you we haven't lost a dog YET....that maybe a whole 'nother show, as Ricky Lake would say!!! Our kids have asked the obvious question - 'Will there be dogs in Heaven?' What a range of responses that brings - we just assure them that God made animals for our pleasure and the Word tells us that the Lion will lay down with the Lamb' and that God has it all sorted out....I am sure many of you have had the same discussion at your home!!!

Oops, I am a little off-track here....how did that happen - LOL!! This card is Quadriple Challenge card...YAY!!! It qualifies for the Mojo Monday sketch Challenge, Crafty Creations Challenge #17, Flutter by Wednesday #59 and the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge.....to find out the recipe you can click here!

Thank you for visiting - I always appreciate you stopping by! It is Friday afternoon for me and
we are about to begin the weekend....I hope you have a great weekend, enjoy your family...and take time to see the 'butterflies'! God bless you!

2 comments:

  1. Linda,

    Beautiful card!

    Thanks for taking part at Crafty Creations!!!

    Sweet greetings,
    Saskia :)

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  2. Hello Linda! I came upon your blog today and I am really impressed! Your work is beautiful! It's also so very nice to see a fellow sister in Christ displaying her work to honor Him!
    Bless you,
    Jennifer

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