This Year…

It has been one year…365 days…12 full rotations of the moon  (here I am just guessing, but it sounded good!)… My year of joy, of survival, of change and redefining myself… In short…one of the best years of my life! I have been given so many gifts and blessings… …and have been learning to count each one of them.  In doing so,  I find that many things I once esteemed seem very small when compared to the weight of appreciation for all the blessed moments that I used to miss… I have been able to encircle myself with friends worth more than a ransom of gold…  I have been able to watch my daughter bloom and grow…having the opportunity to get to know her as the amazing young adult she is becoming…trying to learn how to balance control & freedom… I have seen my middle son walk bravely up the 24 school steps to a new first grade and step inside… and graduate in three months from the squeaky wheels of a scratched, yet still smiling, blue train to wielding light sabers and telling me of dark knights and battles… I have held my baby during sleepless nights, wondering if his birth mother across the world knows that he is loved…that kisses are showered upon him…hugs freely given… and that he is an active toddler with a grin that will open many doors for him in his future… I stand in amazement…remembering a time over a dozen years ago, crying out in desperation from a pile on my kitchen floor for the children that seemed to ellude us…the three...

Pillows

Pillows, pillows, pillows…. Just a small sampling of all the fun I have been having painting on burlap… a stitch here, a stitch there… a monogram here, a name there… and even words I need to live by…....

Lettering

This year my brush seems to want to paint words… Words to celebrate and be with those you hold dear… Words to affect your mood & bring cheer… Words to tell, talk & remind… Words to be merry… & words to be kind....