WintEr of WE

WintEr of WE …….we are a sum of all our parts and a very important part is our community, our support system, our kindreds. You’ve heard the phrase “It takes a village.” and I am here to tell you that is indeed the case.

I am blessed to have a fabulous husband that is supportive beyond measure. I have a best good girl that is closer to me than any other person, aside from my Mr. I have many other friends that love me and lift me up both in person and online.

As we celebrate the beginning of winter, a time to reflect and stay in and with our families and selves. I urge you to take a look at those around you, the ones who offer love and support and let them know how important they are to you, how much you appreciate them, how they are a part of you. xo

Overcome……

I am overcome. In the best of ways.

Andy is making his dreams come true and that makes my heart sing.

I am ALLOWing and that feels wonderful and freeing.

I have so many supportive people in my life and I am leaning into all this goodness.

I want to live as authentically and in the most genuine spirit as possible and I know this is the year for grand things.

This fills my soul: “The gifting of oneself and one’s talents is a most honest way of sharing with those around us, because it forbids pretense, and demands that we give others something real, something tangibly experienced. Far too rarely do we truly enact this kind of gift-giving—this sacrifice, even—but when we do, something holy and unexpected happens.”~Kinfolk Magazine

xo

Sadness…….

In all the hustle and bustle of the Season I have moments. These moments range in emotion from excited, happy, calm, frenzied, frantic nostalgic and sad. As positive as I try to be, the sadness always finds a way in.

My life is not perfect but it is mine and I am here, living it and being present. I have wonderful, supportive friends and family and I am proud to be on this journey with the most wonderful husband a girl could have. We weather our storms and always come through with a better understanding of ‘us’. I am strengthened and comforted by this; and yet the sadness always find a way in.

I try to reason with myself and talk myself away from it but, in staying true to my path, I have decided to sit with it a while and let it be because I know while the sadness always finds a way in, it won’t win. xo

Support

I am fortunate to have wonderful friends and family near but I also have a tribe of artists, spanning the globe,  that I proudly call friends. They uplift and encourage and know exactly where I am coming from. It is a remarkable group of talented, beautiful souls and they warm my heart and make me believe that anything is indeed possible.

Two of these lovelies honored me with blog posts (linked below)  – I am so humbled by their enthusiasm and support !!! xox

http://shellsinthebush.blogspot.com/2011/11/happily-ever-after-charmed-life.html
http://quilthexle.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-i-found-in-my-mailbox.html