Wednesday, September 16, 2009

God's Patchwork Quilt

Took an early morning flight yesterday on a small propeller plane to the second leg of our trip. Small planes cruise just above the clouds so you can actually see the landscape from up high. You can look down at rice and sugar cane fields. I thought they resemble giant patchwork quilts. :) Beautiful, I must say! And the mountains were just awesome.

Nature always has this effect on me. It just sweeps me off my feet. Reminds me that God has you in the palm of His hands. Remember that verse that says "Do not worry because he cares for the grass of the fields, and the birds of the air... etc. and how much more does He care for you..."? (well, something like that, hehe) Yes, nature just reminds me that God cares for me even more. If He can make something beautiful out of trees, land, water, how much more can He make my life beautiful?

Do you know how hard it is to put quilt patches together (especially if you sew them up by hand)? When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I tried sewing up a quilt. I still remember the time I spent carefully sewing different pieces together. I had to meticulously choose different pieces but made sure each piece goes with the next perfectly. Needless to say, it was hard work. But the results were beautiful! I see myself like God's Patchwork Quilt. Each time I go through trials, I know He is carefully putting together the pieces of my life to make sure my end result is as beautiful as how He planned me to be. Yes, He isn't finished with me yet.

On the third leg of our trip now. Took a 5-hour bus trip to here this afternoon. I love the clean air! Everything here is 5-minutes away. My friend and travel buddy A plan to check out the beaches and the souvenir shops tomorrow. Good thing we have time to do that in the morning. Everything's been so hectic; it feels like we're always on the go.

Met up with G, who is a good childhood friend, this afternoon. I haven't seen him in, what, 18 years? More! It's funny how he pieced together my Facebook updates to what has been happening in my life lately. I am thankful that he has been praying for me since. God has indeed blessed me with praying friends.

My cousin, S, once quoted Charles Spurgeon and his words have been with me since. He says, "When God is about to do a great work, He first leads His people to pray." A few days before this latest trial in my life, a customer called me up to say she was being led by God to pray for me and my family. Little did I know what God had in store!

I miss the kids. A few more days to go!


  1. Hi Kaye, I can sense that you are happy now despite of all the latest trials that you've been through.. there's magic in your words, though i can still feel the pain and sadness...anyway, just be joyful always and pray continually, give thanks in ALL circumstances, for this is God's will for you in CHRIST JESUS...Take care always..

  2. I just need to say it but you are really one of the strongest people i know. I wouldn't have the strength and patience to go through all this. God bless you Kaye!

  3. hi. stumbled upon your blog from a post on fb and i admire you for being so strong. i don't know you personally but I know that you have gone through pretty tough times yourself. im a member of the first wives club also. my husband and i were together for only 9 months when he suddenly "realized" he didn't love me after all then he ran off with a woman he met at work. i was 35 weeks pregnant by then and I really hit rock bottom. Thankfully, though I survived with the help of my family and friends. Now, my daughter is now 2 years but sometimes I can still feel the pain like it was just yesterday. It doesn't help that the cases I filed against him continue to move at a snail's pace denying me and my daughter the justice we've been longing for two years.

    i'm so glad to have stumbled upon your blog. we don't know each other but reading through your posts have made me realize i'm not alone in my misery. many women have suffered more than i did yet they have moved on and made their lives better.

    sorry for such a long comment, though. may god bless you and your kids.


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