On this Christmas Eve, I want to wish my dear friends and family all the joy of the holiday season as we celebrate this very special evening. This is when I take a big breath and remind myself that there will always be more to do but the true meaning of the holidays is remembering the blessings of another year together with loved ones, whether near or far.
I am so thankful for so many special people in my life who understand me even in those ugly moments. This has been an incredible year of learning for me ~ ups and downs with my father's health, difficult news about my baby girl, some misunderstandings with friends and business challenges were just a few opportunities to grow and come out with a new and stronger perspective. It isn't always easy but when surrounded by those that love you anything is possible.
Thank you so much for continuing to visit here and inspire me to keep creating and hosting occasions for lovely crafty women to come together. Whether your year has been smooth sailing or met with choppy weather, I want to extend my sincere wishes for all the best that life has to offer in the New Year. I hope 2013 blesses you and your loved ones with health and happiness, that friends embrace you through thick and thin and kindness shines from your heart. . .
"I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."