This pattern is little, it is sweet, and it makes me think of a daily devotional that I read a month ago. The devotional is about God's Hedge. Restricting circumstances placed by God. As you know, I have been struggling with daily headaches for over 5 months now. There is a poem in this devotional, penned by Madame Guyon, a French noblewoman who was confined to a dungeon for ten years. It really touched me. When I found this freebie with this little bird, I remembered this poem.
A little bird I am,
Shut from the fields of air;
And in my cage I sit and sing
To Him who placed me there;
Well pleased a prisoner to be
Because, my God, it pleases Thee.
Naught have I else to do;
I sing the whole day long;
And He whom most I love to please,
Doth listen to my song:
He caught and he bound my wandering wing,
But still He bends to hear me sing.
My cage confines me round;
Abroad I cannot fly;
But though my wing is closely bound,
My heart’s at liberty;
My prison walls cannot control
The flight, the freedom of the soul.
Since Madame Guyon was French, a little French pattern was a perfect piece for me in remembering this whole lesson. The 'merci' or thank you, reminds me to be trusting and thankful that God places hedges and walls to protect as well as to confine.
You can go HERE to read the devotional page yourself.
Good news! We tried another groomer here in town for our Murphy, since the last time was a bad experience. Mary was recommended by our veterinary clinic. He did very well! This woman is very nice, calm and did a great job. She knows the groomer who volunteers to groom dogs for the humane society we got Murphy from. Both ladies agree Murphy has the "Mom Syndrome"(won't allow Mom to groom him without biting me A LOT!) Here is what he looks like now. This is the last time you will see him as a 12 year old. His birthday is coming right up!
I have an appointment for Botox injections for my headaches in September. We must wait for the insurance preapproval first.
Have a super weekend my friends! Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement.
Stitching and praying,