Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Where you go, I'll go...

Last August, my parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. The last time I was at their home, I realized I'd never posted about the gift that I gave them.

I admire my parents so much. I have seen God do amazing things in their lives, and I have watched them follow the Lord wherever He led. Whether they knew all the details or not, if God led, they followed. I can remember moving into a house on Sunday and starting school on Monday. I can remember people who let us stay in their homes while we looked for a permanent residence. God led, and God provided. I wanted my gift to serve as a memorial of the places God had directed them to. By compiling a few Pinterest ideas, I had my plan!

I purchased a frame from Target that had glass on both sides - I thought it would make finished product look a little more sophisticated.

Taking the Atlas from the back seat of our car (I convinced Jeremiah we could purchase one more up to date), I cut out six locations in the shape of a heart. By simply highlighting the cities my parents have lived and ministered in, I was hoping to bring back lots of memories each time they glanced at my gift.

Using my Cricut, I cut out the words of Ruth 1:16. "Where you go, I'll go...Where you stay, I'll stay..." I used black cardstock for the letters. Since I made this, I have discovered the ease of cutting vinyl on the Cricut. It would have been much simpler to use the vinyl for the letters, instead of having to glue each letter individually.

When they first saw their gift, they immediately began to talk about the locations represented.

I am so proud of my parent's desire to follow the Lord. Almost every day, I am reminded of little lessons they taught me. And I am constantly challenged by their relationship with the Lord.


  1. That is such a sweet and beautiful gift!!!!! Love it!!!

  2. Such a wonderful gift...I literally gasped when I saw it! Lovely! I may steal your idea for a gift for someone else!! :) You wouldn't mind, would you?

    1. Of corse I don't mind! That's what I post these things! I'd love to see your final product!

  3. This is great! And it looks amazing too!