We all live by the clock… By the sun rising and setting, watching the minutes and hours tick on by. Time passes so slowly, but really that's just a trick on our minds! We all really know that time flies! I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to go and give your loved ones a big hug or kiss and tell them how much they are loved and appreciated today, before it is too late.
“I have only slipped away into the next room, I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Play, smile, think of me. All is well.” ~ Henry Scott Holland (shortened from What is Death?)
How many of you out there, like the wee hours of the night or early morning? I love the stillness of the early, early morning. When it feels like time is moving so slowly. It’s quiet, dark and peaceful just before the sunrise. It's the time of day that I like to think and remember good times and special people in our lives.
Yesterday I woke up to March 7th, my late mother -in- laws birthday. I thought about her all day, about how proud she was of her son and his family. How proud she was of our accomplishments with Spellbinders she got to see the success we worked so hard to achieve before she left us. I know that she is looking down on us now smiling and giggling, because throughout all the ups and downs of this journey we seem to be on, special and amazing things continue to happen for our company and our family, right up to this very moment! Today is also a very special day and we are incredibly blessed to have such amazing and wonderful people in our lives.
I can’t help but think that my mother-- in law Polly is a guardian angel now... After all she was a home economics teacher, a seamstress and an avid crafter! I remember our weekly trips to the local crafts stores for her to purchase supplies for projects long before Spellbinders was ever thought of! There truly isn’t a day that goes by that I do not think of her and miss her more than I ever thought possible.
During my recovery from ankle surgery, many of you asked me, “If I had set aside some time to craft during my down time”? I'm happy to say yes! I actually scrapbooked my mother and father- in- laws wedding photos, they were in an old family album that was starting to turn yellow!!
It was wonderful to see the beautiful day they had. I often wish she was still here, especially for her grandchildren who were so very close to her and she was so proud of. I am so happy that we all have fond memories of her and know someday we will see her again. So do me a favor... Go tell one of your loved ones that you think the sun rises and sets on them!! Let them know how special they are, and take the time to create lasting memories together!!