About a week before Christmas I got an email from Laura. She explained that she lives in Kansas, but her parents live in Greenacres (one town over.) She wondered if it would be possible for me to help her surprise her dear friend Margaret. Margaret loved Simple Scrapbooks magazine, loves BPS and loves my blog.
Laura and her husband (who is currently serving our country in the Armed Services *thank you*) dropped by my house. We enjoyed a short visit and it was an absolute treat to meet her. I gave her a handful of goodies and sent her on her way.
After Christmas I received this photo in an email from Laura, thanking me for my time. I received this photo from Margaret on the very same day.
This is Margaret, her daughter and her dog in her scrapbook corner.
When I read the email and then stopped on this photo, I started crying! I know I’m emotional, but still I was caught off guard. It wasn’t my time of the month and I was in total work mode, cruising through email. I paused and thought about these big, fat happy tears. I’m pretty sure I was crying because …
- there are friends like Laura in the world.
- Laura and Margaret think it is cool to have something signed by me.
- because there are women (like Margaret & Laura) that have made space in their homes and in their lives for being creative and honoring memories.
I’m pretty sure I was crying big, fat, happy tears mostly because this little girl (and her dog) who are quite mistakenly in the photo are living in an environment overflowing with the awareness and the gratitude and the happiness that creative women inspire.
Do me a HUGE favor and have someone take a picture of you in your creative space this weekend.
Then look at it and let the happy tears flow!