I just want to take a minute and talk about friends.. before I started scrapbooking I had a small group of friends, most from various work places and just people you've met along the way through life. I never knew anyone who scrapbooked and my mother was the one to start me on this path (thanks mom!). I remember joining a local scrapbook group and going to a crop all by myself without knowing anyone. That was probably 6 years ago. At that crop, I met some of the most amazing women I have known all my life. I still am best friends with them. Through the next few years, and especially working and teaching at MDW, I have met a lot of people along the way. I tell you that each person I become close to, brings me something different in my life. There are those that I am completely inspired by and in awe of their artistic talent. There are those whose "life light" just shines so bright that I want to grab some and tuck it away. There are those that talk, those that listen and those that inspire, those that really make you feel like your loved in this world. I can't thank each and everyone of those people, but I hope you know who you are. Its weekends like this past one with Tim here, and our newfound ATC group that I so very happy. I don't feel like I am going to work at MDW, I feel like I am going to where my friends are. This hobby is so much more than paper and glue, its all about friendships that go beyond the surface and really hit you in the heart. I love to show friendship, I love to give hugs, and I love to make people smile, if I can make someone smile, then I am truly a happy person. I am truly amazed when someone thinks of me and brings me something, or tells me they thought of me when they saw something. Thank you thank you thank you..
Thursday, August 07, 2008