Monday, May 2, 2011

Its Been A While

I can't believe that it has been just about two months since I have posted on this blog. I don't know that it has necessarily been that I haven't had much to say, but more that I just haven't had the time to say it.

Since I have last posted, my baby has turned one. I am always amazed at the passing of time. It seems like the more life I experience, the quicker it seems to go. At times I feel like I am on a train that just keeps picking up speed, the more ground it covers. I wish that I could take a few more moments in each week that goes by and stop to ponder all the amazing things that I have experienced, or the beauty of the season, or the little quirky things that my kids have done to make me laugh and bring a smile to my face.

Over the past few months I have been thinking a lot about what really matters in my life, and just how exactly I want to spend the time that I have. The time that somehow seems to slip through my fingers like sand at the beach. At first when I grab a handful, I think of how many millions of grains I am holding, and then without any effort at all they can slip between my fingers and in the blink of an eye are swept away. So are the moments of my life.

It seems like just yesterday I was single, and had few responsibilities in life. It's amazing how a dozen years can change things.

I want to spend more time with my kids just hanging out and spending time together doing things that I hope they will look back on and remember about their childhood. I am very much looking forward to this summer, when we don't have such a hectic and rigorous schedule of all the busyness that seems to fill our lives during the school year.

Sorry. I guess this post has had a quality of crazy rambling to it. I just wanted for the most part to convey the thoughts I have had lately about life. What really matters? What things should we make a big deal out of, and what things should we just let roll off our backs? I have come to the conclusion that the only things that you really need to make a big deal out of are making a flight on time, and showing up for major surgery. All else can be figured out in its own time.

One last thing I wanted to add is how blessed I feel for having one of my lifelong dreams come to fruition this year. I have wanted to be published, and feel so honored to have had a number of cards picked up for a few different paper crafting publications that will be coming out later this year. Just little old me. I don't have my own line of stamps, I am not on any fancy design teams, and yet some of my work, some of what I love to do most, is going to be seen on the same pages as creations of those people whom I most admire in the paper crafting world. I could not be happier.

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

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