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My experiences with crafting have taken me to many different places of healing. One recent encounter lead me to give away two angel bracelets that I have made. These bracelets symbolized new hope for the women that received them. I told one of the women that the new year would bring new blessings for her. She witnessed what true friendship could bring…….emotional support and a fresh outlook for a better tomorrow. Every day we encounter many people on our walk through life. How many of those people need encouragement? You will never know until you ask the question…..How can I help you? My six year old son taught me those five most important words. He showed me great kindness and concern on a recent trip to Subway at the mall. I was taking him to the mall to see Santa. Suddenly he said the words “I’m hungry I want Subway.” I was a little surprised at his request since I had never taken him to Subway. It was a first for me. I let him order what he wanted to eat and then we sat down at a booth. I helped him with holding his chocolate milk since I didn’t want it on his shirt. We had not taken a picture with Santa yet and I wanted his clothes to be fairly unstained. All of a sudden my son said……”Mom, you need to eat.” I didn’t buy myself a sandwich to eat because I wasn’t hungry. But I was forced to eat. I ended up buying a six inch sub. I then sat at the booth and watched my son eat. I thanked him for taking such good care of me. At such a young age he showed me an important lesson………..I need to sustain my emotional and physically energy in order to do the things that I need to get done. As the year is finishing up, I am finding myself on a new journey. I was recently told I needed to find a new career choice that was less physically demanding. I believe that I have found a new path to lead me to a better career and a better life for my  whole family. This will be the driving force for the next five years of my life. I will still continue to craft for my health. Over the next year, I will be finding new inspirations to incorporate into my new craft business. My life has come full circle. I am blessed.

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Three simple words…..Are you pregnant? For some this question may bring happiness for others it may bring sadness. There is nothing like experiencing the result of watching the lines turn pink on the pregnancy test. There is nothing like watching it not turn pink. There is nothing like the joy that a first mom may feel. There is nothing like the disappointment that happens over and over each month when you can’t get pregnant. The birth industry can be a very lucrative business. The fertility business is where the money is at. Countless attempts and months of waiting, wondering, worrying. I have heard of some wild things that women have done to get pregnant. One such incident happened at the hospital I worked at. Lets say that the woman saved lots of money by using a turkey baster. Well it saved money on artificial insemination. I can only imagine what’s in store for the future of childbirth.

I have decided to do this idea of buying the book Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright and giving a Christmas jar to a mother and five children. Her husband recently died from cancer. This year will be difficult for them. The holidays will be difficult to cope without the husband and father that they have loved so much. I have been blessed the past three years. I have been blessed with both the good, the bad and the ugly. But what has come out of the bad accidents in my life will give a young family new hope. New hope in humanity and an anonymous donor…..Me. It’s not all about me but about a family. Family is what life is all about. What happens in life is this. You are born. You experience all that life has to offer both the good times and the bad times. You survive. Somehow through the grace of God and pure miracles you begin to believe that there really is hope. Hope that tomorrow will be a better day.

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I have a new goal in my life. I want to try every different flavor of cheesecake at the local cheesecake store. At last count it was over 42 different flavors. Last night I tried death by chocolate and my youngest son had a big delicious brownie. Sure I could have made him one but he went to the store with one purpose in mind……..Marbles. There is a bowl of marbles in the store that he likes to play with. Last night I had an idea that he could barter with the owner of the store for the marbles he so desires. I watched my son hold a homemade m&m cookie behind his back. He ran to the owner and said “I want some marbles.” The owner accepted is offer and my son ran to the bowl filled with marbles. Life is like a bowl of marbles. Sometimes smooth. Sometimes hard. Sometimes you loose your marbles. When that happens then you have to have a little death by chocolate cheesecake. It awakens your taste buds to the reality of living in the moment of pure chocolate bliss. I’d have to say that I was in my own chocolate heaven last night.

The moment I held you in my arms. I knew you were mine. I felt an inner stirring. It was love at first sight. I felt the tears well up in my eyes the moment I saw you. It was hard work getting you into this world. I knew you were mine forever. Time and time again I felt that you were meant to be a part of my life. You were meant for me. I cherish the love we share each and every day. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you my child. Each day that we have together is a blessing. I love you my little one.

I’ll never forget the patient I took care of in room 12 bed 1 in the high risk rooms of Labor and Delivery. She was about 21 weeks pregnant with PROM. We spent many hours talking and sharing ideas. She gave me a gift of inspiration I will always cherish in the form of a paper. This woman lost her life trying to keep her baby. The following is the greatest gift I ever received from her or any other patient I ever took care of.

GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR

Compliment three people every day.

Watch a sunrise at least twice a year.

Be the first to say,”Hello.”

Live beneath your means.

Treat everyone like you want to be treated.

Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen!

Forget the Joneses.

Never deprive someone of hope. It may be all the person has.

Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.

Be tough-minded, but tenderhearted.

Be kinder than necessary.

Don’t forget: A person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

Keep your promises.

Learn to show cheerfulness, even when you don’t feel like it.

Remember that overnight success usually takes about 15 years.

Leave everything better than when you found it.

Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do.

When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone’s day.

Don’t rain on other people’s parades.

Never waste an opportunity to say “I Love You” to someone.

There are moments in life that define who we are. The incidents and occurrences that will either make us or break us. Learn to make the best out of your life. Live each moment as if it were your last. I am so glad I met….. the patient in room 12 bed 1. My life changed forever.

Next month my son will be graduating from preschool. It will be an opportunity for me to take plenty of pictures of him and his classmates. I know that I will be a basket case. I had a little preview of it yesterday when I was room mother. It was circle time and the children were singing their usual songs. One song in particular brought tears to my eyes. It was a song about Good bye I hope to see you soon….. I lost it. I thought to myself my son will miss this preschool so much. I will miss the school and the loving students and teachers I have known since October 2008. I am so glad that I had my camera in my car. I had to run out and get it when the children were dancing to the Beauty and the Beast song. I am glad I caught the moment on film. The preschooler my son was dancing with has the most beautiful smile. My son and his dance partner were a perfect match. I will have to get double copies made so that I can give one to her parents. In life there are many Kodak moments. Some are captured on film. Others remain a memory in our minds. Life is one big Kodak moment. Live it. Enjoy it. Life is but a single moment.