Hey friends...no scrapping news today....I'm going in a totally different direction....bear with me
I heard some bad news today. Except the bad news had nothing to do with me. Nor with any members of my family or friends; near or far. It had to do with a co-worker....one whose name or face I don't even know. The sad part is this - in my heart of hearts, I feel like she's going to be punished for something that's SO not her fault! All I kept thinking about was 'if that were me, would I want to be hit upside the head without any warning at all?' Because that's what's about to happen to her. I feel so very bad for her. I want to help her. But unfortunately, the first thought I was thinking was that there's really nothing that I can do. Ah, but the good part is...I can do something....I can most certainly put her in my prayers that all will turn out well for her! And I will. I'd want someone to call my name out in their prayers too. I'd want someone to care about me. I'd want to know that everyone is not a "bad guy." I'd want to know that whatever happens- someone, somewhere will fight for me some kind of way. I believe in the power of prayer. I believe that God does watch out for us, over us and never fails us. Sure, we look at things as "bad happening to us, sorrow reaching out and grabbing hold of us, pain that we think that we'll never get over." But again, I believe that God will do IT. He doesn't give us any more than we can bear is what I was always taught. I truly believe that. Don't you? Don't you realize that whatever you've gone thru: loss of a loved one, or a pet..loss of a job....eviction from your home....disease....or some other sickness of some kind - may it be broken bones or some other debilitating thing...even the loss of a good friend who has moved away, never to be heard from again. Whatever the case, that if you're still HERE, you still have LIFE, FAMILY, FRIENDS, a ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD, etc. that you've LEARNED A LESSON...YOU'VE COME THRU IT...YOU'VE EXPERIENCED WHAT MANY OTHERS HAVEN'T....and YOU'RE STILL HOLDING ON? That's the GOD that I serve! I've learned, personally, that I can survive a lot more than I thought that I ever could when I lost my best friend, my mother. I thought that life now would never be the same. And it wasn't and it isn't. But I know that she would not have wanted me to stop 'living.' She wanted way too much for me for that. And of course, I have to give credit to my son, who said "I don't understand why you're so very sad all day, all night, all the time? Why you cry so much? Grandmom's in heaven. So what's your problem?!" Yup, out of the mouth of babes.....I think I was like a robot....He helped to 'turn the switch of misery off.' I'm here. I didn't do anything rash or crazy out of my dispair...I learned to keep living. I had to....I had a family of my own to take care of. My husband, my children - the people that I love dearly! I still had my brothers and sisters. I still had nieces and nephews. I still had friends that have been there for me since early childhood. I still had new friends - also. I still had things that I wanted to achieve. Places that I wanted to go. People that I wanted to meet. There was and is so much! Yes, I miss her like crazy...always will. But the old saying is true - "it does get better." You just have to hold on!
So, I just wanted to put that out there. Remember this...just because you may not know someone by name or face and you've heard a story of their plight....there is something that you can do to help them. Pray for them! Pray their strength. Pray that all will work out. Pray that God will.....
Oh, and while you're at it? Say a prayer for me!
- Well, I can't really tell you allllll about me! LOL. But I can tell you that I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and Christian. And I love scrapbooking, card making, painting, and altered art. I love to coordinate parties with themes and come up with new ways to incorporate paper art into them. I enjoy working with my hands and making something out of nothing. It's such a wonderful thing to know that there are so many beautiful women out there who share the same passion for this hobby....ART! that I do. I draw inspiration from everything around me and from people like you! So, let's get scrappin'!