I love this quote.
I used it for this post for WWC, and I think it sums up the last few months for me. The Internet is a funny place ... You can learn new things, find old friends, watch videos, play games, visit message boards. The sky's the limit. Yes, there is an UGLY side (which I won't even begin to go into), but for me, the WWW (World Wide Web) has been a huge network of friends just waiting to be met and I am grateful to meet them. I think it's my favorite thing about my job. The creative world is simply packed with great people. People who "get" your obsession with fabric, glitter and scrapbook supplies. People who know that Michael's and Joann's are not someones possession or place. People who know what you're talking about when you say CHA or QM. These are my people. And I love them. Case in point. Sweet kitty Maggie had to be put down. It was not a happy time. I have spent my lifetime owning pets, but never had to make that awful decision to put one down, and it was a heart wrenching. Plus, how do you explain to Emma, who is five, that Maggie was going to die. And what does that mean exactly? My Dad died three years before she was born, so we told her that Maggie was going to Heaven and Grandpa Val would take good care of her. So one night I got a message on Twitter from my friend April Meeker. We had met briefly in the summer at a blog conference, but only really "know" one and other from the Internet creative world. She had a gift for me and needed my address.
About a week later, this wonderful book showed up at our door ...
Emma answered and wanted to open it right away. "Hey! Did Grandpa Val send this to me?" she asked. I laughed, then I cried. "No, my friend April did to make us feel better". We sat down to read the book and I tried my best to hold it together. It is a BEAUTIFUL book ... If you ever loose a pet (there is a Dog Heaven as well), you must get it.
My favorite part, and I am choking up here, is this:
"She will watch the old house
where she once lived and wandered,
and the people
who loved her inside"
How sweet is that? I envision that those who have gone on to Heaven like to make sure that we are ok, and I can't help but think that Maggie and My Dad check on us often. It makes me feel at peace.
Thank you April for this gift. I really can't express how much it meant to me.
You are truly an angel ...
This is April's blog ...
And this is her GORGEOUS jewelry shop ...
Please visit her today ... You'll be glad you did!
Well, I am off to break up the band downstairs.
Mason received the worst possible birthday gift that you can get for an 11 year old boy ....
A DRUM SET!
Now add Colter's electric guitar and Bruce's old electronic keyboard and you have a very LOUD house.
I hope the neighbors don't complain ... Or maybe I hope they do:)
Have a great night everyone
*HUGS* to all of you for being my friend:)