Sunday, September 14, 2014

He Understands

It's here.  The week of my surgery is finally finally here!  You may wonder why I finish that sentence with an exclamation point.  Surgery is supposed to be scary and painful right?  Well, if you had waited a year to figure out what to do about a painful thing like Endometriosis, you would be doing a happy dance right along with me!  I am finally going to be doing something about it.  

Surgery is not a cure.  I'm going under the knife with this in mind.  It is a temporary relief.  But it is relief.  It is a chance for something to change for the better.

This past summer was one of the longest and most painful of my life.  You wouldn't know that from reading my blog- I tried really hard to keep the creativity flowing because that's one way I cope.  But my body slowed down with the pain caused by disease, exhausted with the effort of trying to maintain a somewhat normal life.  

 At times my despair was more than I thought was possible to experience.  Would I have to be like this forever?  Would I ever find relief from the pain? I felt oh so very alone.

  I turned my heart towards my Savior more than ever.  He comforted me. He let me know that He was there.

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I can write here now with certainty that I know there is a God.  He has a Son who died for us.  That Son is Jesus Christ.  If I've gained anything from the years and years of pain, it is this.  He is there. He loves us.  He understands.  He wants to help us. 

I'm holding on to that with all my might.  I don't know what the outcome of this surgery will be.  It may very well be the end of my ability to bare children.  I'm trying to prepare myself for that.  I'm going in with faith because that is the only way I can move forward.  That is the only way I can be happy.  

What the Lord has planned for me is better than what I would plan for myself.  

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Stamped Thank You Note Cards

mini thank you note cards on watercolor paper

Etsy sales usually start to pick up after summer is over- thank goodness!  Hence the need for more thank-you note cards.

This time I made us of my watercolor paper scraps and my small stamp collection.  Stamps on watercolor paper look so much more elegant than on regular computer paper or even card stock.  

mini thank you note cards on watercolor paper
stamped mini thank you note cards on watercolor paper

I use Strathmore 140lb coldpress watercolor paper for most of my watercolor projects.  It's a gorgeous paper with a beautiful texture.

stamped mini thank you note cards on watercolor paper
stamped mini thank you note cards on watercolor paper

Monday, September 8, 2014

Photos of the Week

Late Summer Roses Photograph

I took these over the weekend on a walk with my family and in-laws.  It was a gorgeously stormy late summer evening.  I never get tired of rain in Utah!

Pink Roses Photography
Landscape Mountain and Storm Photography


Also.......

I am taking part in an awesome series about creativity!  The series features a variety of bloggers who are spilling their guts about their creative processes.

It starts today, so check it out here:  http://www.lovelymesses.com/creativity-expressed-blog-series

I'll be contributing my post later next week!


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