Monday, November 12, 2012


Hello dear friends,

I have most certainly been m.i.a. for a couple weeks now, I apologize for my disappearance. I had a bout of unfortunate events all occurring in a row and I felt it best to isolate myself for a bit, get my head screwed back on straight. When times get rough, I try to think that without these " lows", we wouldn't know or appreciate the "highs" in life. That things are happening for a reason, and something better may be just over the horizon.

My family has been through a lot lately ( basically my whole life ) and I admire their strength and endless love. I admire my friends for always being there for me and knowing just the right thing to say to cheer me up. And my husband for his courage and his ability to always see the truth in things.

It's November! All the leaves have nearly left, leaving the trees barren and shaking in the wind. There is winter in the air. I loathed winter as a child, but I have somehow started to enjoy it as I get older. Soon there will be snow. I do love that blanketed quietness that comes with the first snow of the year. A sort of stillness that you hate to disrupt.  And its the month of thanks! And I am definitely grateful for many things. I think its healthy to make a list of all the things you are grateful for and count all your blessings this time of the year. Jason and I are hosting Thanksgiving this year, so I am scrambling with menu plans that I'm pretty excited about. I already started working on some handmade Christmas gifts, trying to get a head start before the Holiday sneaks up on me.

While digging through random craft and art supplies, I found one of my old moleskin notebooks. This particular one was from nearly six years ago, with random drawings, idea's, quotes... A particular quote of note that I found in it, "Our whole business therefore in this life is to restore to health the eye of the heart whereby God may be seen."  I like that.

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