Hi there sweet friends, peeking in!
I’m here, always behind the scenes but I haven’t actually had much to say, because I knew I had too much to say. Organizing my thoughts, today I had the thought to do a post that’s not a pretty card, it’s just a piece of my mind and heart. Know this, I love blogging. I love my journey. I am savoring every single minute. I have to remind myself daily to be brave – you help me with that more than you know because kind words are the medicine of encouragement and some days I need a big dose, some days I give a big dose.
It has been busy…
Here’s what I’ve been up to the last 20 days:
A trip out of town.
Bad health news.
A hospital stay.
Good health news.
A daughter come home for the first time.
John’s birthday next week :-)
Figurative Ruby Red Slippers (think about it)
Life is always like this. I’m thankful because the gauge leans heavily toward wonderful but is nevertheless sprinkled with prayer. God nudges me to the center of the path every single day because Lord knows, sometimes I get distracted and sometimes I’m just afraid and skirt along the edge. I’m at the point of my life that truth and purpose waft up just like the steam on hot pavement after the summer rain; I see it plain as day. I’m listening God. I’ve never fully trusted my intuition because sometimes doubt intercedes, sometimes we wait for approval; today I embrace my intuition because it has rarely let me down. In older age you learn these things with certainty, the same certainty that lets me know it’s okay to be yourself – no.matter.what. I’m working hard (unbelievably hard) at being brave, at being me, and loving Amazing Paper Grace as a true reflection of my heart , my crafty style, and my life. Having said that, I’m going to have a little more courage to do some things I’ve always wanted to do here. The old me would wait for someone to say it was okay, the today me is going to press on and live this wonderfully, rewarding crafty, faith filled life. That’s where you come in . . . you’ve never led me wrong before. This lovely community – you – have always been good at telling me what you want – keep that voice!
Speaking of telling me what you want . . . many have emailed, asking me to show you how to use the new dies I have out on the market. Your wish is my command and delightfully so. I have some items stashed away that I haven’t had a chance to share, I’ll have some ideas starting next week. In the meantime I’ll post a card tomorrow :-)