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I am married to Basilio Ruiz and thank God daily for bringing this wonderful man back into my life. I am a Christian mom of 4 (the youngest 3 are still at home with me) Ashleigh is 22, Amanda is 17, Joshua & Jeremy are 13. I am an independent CTMH consultant and love sharing the art of scrapbooking, cardmaking, and papercrafting with others.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


As I go through my days this is the feeling that i find myself feeling more and more often these days. There was a time when I had trouble believing i would ever feel thankful again.

Now I am thankful for the strength to do what I knew was right even though it meant taking a road filled with uncertainty and some very hard times. Thankful that I was able to listen to His voice and trust that he would not let me fall. Thankful that I can still continue to do what is best for my children even if it might not have been my first choice for myself.

So thankful for my children......... Amanda who has such an amazing faith and is one of the world's genuinely good people, Joshua who is struggling so hard to find his way and do the right thing and has such a good heart, Jeremy who is always so concerned about others and so often puts their needs and feelings before his own, and Ashleigh who still has so much learning to do but I have faith she can do it.

So thankful for my mom and dad who have been so awesome this last year and such a good role model for my children.

Thankful for church family for so many things....... an awesome youth pastor who has helped me guide my children along the right path, a pastor who always makes you feel like your needs are THE most important thing to him at any given point in time and can touch the heart of a boy afraid to trust, so many adults willing to step up in support of my children..... as a buddy, a mentor, a benefactor for church camp, anonymous gifts that help pay that bill you had no idea how you would pay, and daily acts that show my children that living in faith is something you do every single moment of your life and not just a Sunday thing. I like to think that I have helped to form my children's faith but I know in my heart the faith of these children would never be so strong if not for the prayers, support, and role modeling of so many people God has put into our lives.

Thankful for online friends. It is hard to explain how someone you have never laid eyes on can be considered one of your best and most trusted friends but it is true. My online friends have prayed for me, sent me words of encouragement and support, let me vent when i needed to...., all of the things my "in real life friends" also do.

And also thankful for the peace and relaxation I find in creating and sharing my love of scrapbooking and papercrafting with others. How many people can truly say they love what they do? I love helping others create and especially that light that shows up in the eyes of someone who is just "getting it" for the first time. I love that my children love and treasure their scrapbooks. I love that I can create gifts from my heart for others that they will treasure.


annieccrn said...

I love your post Peggy. It seems like this has been a heavy year for a lot of us, but taking the time be thankful is just the right medicine. Thanks.

PeggyS said...

thanks Annie :-)

Kathy said...

Peggy just found your blog today and this post. Me and my family has been blessed as well. I am so thankful for our Father in Heaven that knows what our needs are even before we do. And he provides for us, all we have to do is pray for it. You and your family will be in my prayers as well.
God bless you and your family, and continue to give you peace.