It’s been more than 2 months now since we had a community quarantine in our country due to the Covid19 pandemic. And it’s been hard for many people all over the world. Many lost their jobs, business and even their loved ones. While everyone is still waiting for a working vaccine to be made, there has been a lot of things going on around world that really adds up to the confusion, anxiety and conflicts.

These times may not be the most pleasant time to live and with that we know well that this will be written down on history books. My husband and I sometimes talk about it and we ask ourselves: years from now what should we remember that we did or how did we handle it? And maybe you can ask that to yourselves too. I would like to remember these times where we were able to overcome with hope, especially with what my family had to go through. In the middle of the quarantine my mom went home with the Lord and it was so sudden that honestly even until now I’m still in shock, but I’ve fully accepted that fact for I know she is really happy now with God. To lost someone during these times is really hard, everything is stalled and the hardest part is that we can’t come together as a family to comfort each other. Though that’s the case, God has been our comfort, peace and strength.

Amidst that hardship along with a whole other things that mostly we all share given the situation, I thank the Lord that He is our our and foundation. This verse gave comfort:

3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
4 He determines the number of the stars;
he gives to all of them their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure.
6 The Lord lifts up the humble;[a]
he casts the wicked to the ground.

Psalm 147:3-6 (ESV)

May came and it’s my birth month! πŸŽ‚ I’m sad because my mom is no longer here to greet me; she loves celebrating birthday and I really miss her so much. She’s really dear to me and we are so close, that’s why it’s really hard for me. But, at the same time I’m still happy for it is a blessing from the Lord. Before the quarantine started I bought a sling bag and I really love it. But it was too plain so I thought of adding a design to it and I came up of stitching a bag charm clip. I stitched another one and thought of sharing that one, so I did a giveaway in my social media accounts for the first time! πŸ˜„

Here’s a pic of the first one I stitched:

Embroidered Bag Charm Clip - Heartily Handcrafted

I would not like to do it as way just to market, but really a way so I can share something of my work for no cost and a way for people to also share something that they too can bless. So I did not do the usual like-follow-tag mechanics; I just asked a question and they only have to comment their answers. Honestly, I was unsure or anxious even if there will actually join 😰 And wow, I was so blessed by their comments of those who joined, that I found myself teary eyed reading it πŸ˜…πŸ₯°

I embedded below my Instagram post about it. Check out their comments and I hope you may be blessed too. I really appreciate each one who took time to share their stories πŸ€—

I randomly picked the recipient by lot, which I literally draw it πŸ˜€ And the recipient was Ms. LC, who is a health worker – as one of our modern day heroes. I am honored to be able to give her something, though it may be little, to cheer her up and bless her. And I’m very much glad for the kind and appreciative words she gave πŸ’›

By the way, here’s a photo of the package I sent her 🎁

Heartily Handcrafted - Cherish Love and Life

Though I have lost a very precious one, God gave me the means and the hope that I know I can still bless. And I really believe we can overcome and be blessing, whatever we may be going through or the world is in right now or what future may hold, because of the overwhelming love of the Lord for us. Let’s always remind ourselves of the love from the people around us and the one life that we have right now. No matter how difficult these times may be, let’s make our one life count to show love to the others. And let’s not overlook the love from whom who are genuinely concerned about us to also be a source of hope and strength.

Will all these said, ultimately my heart for all of us is that we may we cherish that enduring love God has for us and the precious life that He gave and gave up for us. We may lost every single thing, but His love and the life Jesus gave up for us will never cease nor will lose it value through eternity. And that’s something we can all hold on to. Let this verse encourage today: πŸ’–

“..I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
~ John16:33 (ESV)

God bless and have a great day! 😊