I wanted to update everyone when I got moved in, but that is still a work in progress! I am working full-time night shift and my husband is working full-time days so it's quite the challenge but a challenge we are thankful for!
I have always enjoyed paper crafting and I am sure that will never change! I have made some fun projects that I am eager to share when I get online again. Right now I am enjoying the free Internet service at the library! I am very thankful for the opportunity to check my e-mails and surf the web a little while!
I have been thinking about a lot of things for the past few months. A lot of things has been put in perspective for me, got my priorities straight and learned who really cares about me! It surprised me as to who was really there for me in the hardest times (some I truly didn't expect) and then there were those I thought would never desert me but they did! I am so grateful for this experience though, especially now that I am on this side of the mountain! It was hard, for sure, but it made me stronger as a person, as a wife and mother, a Christian and a friend. I look at life so differently now but in a good way! I used to appreciate the little things but now I celebrate them! I still have moments when I get sad or disappointed. Life is not all roses, but the way I react and choose to respond is much different now.
I chose to resign as an Angel with The Angel Company. I love the stamps. The price is very affordable and the minimums are so low that I could meet the quarterly minimum in one month. They are a very generous company and I know of many incredibly talented Angels who I will continue to follow their blogs and remain in touch with just to see what they are doing! I have looked into other stamping companies and scrapbooking companies but the truth is I am going to just enjoy the art of paper crafting without the strings attached that come with being a demonstrator. So we will see.
I will still make invitations and cards for others who choose to order them from me. I love doing it! I will continue to offer classes once I get my craft space up and running. That will be revamped a little but I am sure my customers will truly enjoy the changes! And I am going to stamp for fun, for others, as a ministry to encourage my family and friends, and to continue being a Chemo Card Angel. I will continue to make and send cards to my little buddies on the Make A Child Smile website and I will still pop little holiday cards into the mail for my friends randomly throughout the year. I think the best part will be the freedom to use any cardstock, designer paper, tool or supply that I want. I will enjoy this new chapter in my life!
For all of you who continue to read my blog and follow me...thank you! I promise to blog more frequently when I get online at home. Right now it is really difficult but I have some really good things in store for my blog that I hope you will enjoy. It's something God has placed on my heart to do and I am actually really excited about it!!!
Thank you all for being so supportive, for the prayers and kind thoughts, the positive and encouraging e-mails and comments! I am so grateful for you all!