There has been SOOOO much change in my life in the last 8 months. If you know me, you know I am not a real big lover of change. Some change, however, is necessary albeit hard. One of my all time favorite quotes is: "Change only comes when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change." ~Anais Nin. I believe those words and have lived them many times in my life. I know that change stretches us and causes us to grow and often times that is a very painful process, but I believe that in the end we are better for it. This can be hard to remember at times like these, but I hang onto the hope that things will continue to get better and life will return to the peaceful existence I once knew. In the meantime...
I have packed up my life.
Said good bye to the place I called my home of 10 years.
Watched my truly lovely daughter mature through 7th grade and make me so proud to be her mama.
Have been thoroughly entertained and captivated by my sweet son.
Welcomed someone new into my life.
Been loved and support by these two amazing little humans as we settle into our new life.
Just today my son told me that he like our new house better than our old place. He likes the new neighborhood and the proximity to his friends. He said he wants to stay here forever. That made my heart happy. It made me feel like I am doing right by them. Like I am providing a good life for them despite all of the change we have all recently been through.
This print is what I believe what makes a house a home, and very soon will hang from the walls of our humble but happy home.
Normally I am a very positive, upbeat person but all of this change has been very, very hard on me. Much harder than I would have EVER expected. When I saw this necklace my heart lept because I SOOOOO identified with the words. So guess what? I bought it for myself! Yep, I treated myself to a little gift to remind me of the leap I have taken into this unknown future and the fact that I am indeed building wings in the process. I WILL soar again.
I thank you if you still frequent this space even though it has been a bit neglected. As you can see I have had a few other things taking precedence over my time. Please be patient with me, I hope to be "back" soon.