About Me

Thank you for stopping by and getting to know me! My husband and I have enjoyed 22 years of marriage together. We have three grown children: our daughter who has given us three adorable grandchildren--two girls and one boy, ages 8, 5 and 3. We also have twin sons, one married and one single, with another adorable grandson age 4. Our lives are full and blessed. My husband works in the aviation industry and we've managed to be transferred every five years since 1995. We've lived in St. Louis, Missouri (our hometown), Hershey, Pennsylvania, Crossville, Tennessee, and now Newnan, Georgia. We love the diversity we've encountered with all of the wonderful places we've lived. We've met lifelong friends whom we will cherish forever and have learned so many things.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Today is a new day.  My blogging is coming along slowly, however, because I'm not yet recovered from my bout with pneumonia.  I have lots of cards to publish, but I just haven't had the energy to get them uploaded quite yet.  Please bear with me.

I receieved an email from Studio Calico with a great quote attached and I just had to share it with you:

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."--Melody Beattie

I love quotes and I subscribe to different websites and use them in my cardmaking.  This quote particularly touched my heart today because it closely reflects my life at this point.  As I heal from this illness I've had since Christmas, I've come to an even stronger realization that life is precious--not to be wasted.  In every challenge is a golden lining.  Gifts are always present if we choose to recognize them and accept them into our lives.

This is an ongoing journey for me--a reinvention of my soul.  I'm so happy to be in this place in my life and look forward to each new day.

Thanks for visiting!


1 comment:

  1. Merilee, I stumbled across your blog through Bonnie's. Gotta' love blog hopping!!! Any hoo, wanted to say hi and that I *LOVE* your outlook on life ; }

    My bloggy friend, may you be well real soon.....