Yesterday was a tough day for me! i really shouldn’t say that…..about an hour yesterday was really tough for me! I pride myself on being honest and good and if i could give everything….that’s what i’d do! I’m not going to go into the whole situation and re-hash it…what’s done is done…I know how i feel…Ob-la-di Ob-la-da! ~and for a moment, i was pulled into a negative situation and my mom swooped in and pulled me right out….Love that about her! I just want people to know that Art Moms is exactly what we paint…..~HAPPY, INSPIRING, COLORFUL, SILLY, POSITIVE, SPARKLY AND LOVING! if we could shout happiness into the world we would…DO GOOD, BE GOOD, GIVE GOOD, EAT GOOD, LOVE GOOD, SHOP GOOD, WINE GOOD, -ohhhh….it’s so good to be good!
Something good comes out of everything….and everything in life is a test…..one thing, i am amazed at, is the friends and support i have in my life……you really know, who your true fans, friends and family are in a tough situation~ LOYALTY MEANS EVERYTHING TO ME…. thanks virginia for bringing me wine and thank you girls for dinner and our almost movie….ha…we’ve got tickets for another time….we could blame being late on a horrible waitress but then we would have been delayed in visiting my beautiful cousin on her Birthday! “Ob-la-di Ob-la-da” i lurve you girls!
i’m always talking about how we have the best fans in the world….we do….no serious…WE DO! i discovered this out in my garage, left for us from an adorable groupie….~so cute by the way Allison how you put it in my order basket~ (you know the drill! ha…love it!)
i also woke up this morning to the most incredible email i think i’ve ever received……thank you ashley not only for sending this to us…..but for allowing us to share it!
I have been wanting to send this for a while but its taken me a while to get my thoughts together and just sit down to write. I met your parents at Santacaligon days in Independnce. This was the first date night my husband and I had since our daughter was born in December. I came across the ART MOMS booth and was overwhelmed with emotion. You put into words the way I felt about my daughter and my husband. I never knew how much I could really love until I had my daughter and I held her in my arms. As I was reading each painting, tears came out of my eyes. I was in the booth for atleast a half hour deciding on what I wanted, actually what I NEEDED, I just had to have them. I bought several pieces for my daughters room and a piece for our living room. I gathered my treasures and went up to your mom and dad to pay for them. I fought back the tears and thanked them so much for words and how much they had meant to me. I visited with your parents and the love that they had for each other made me so happy. They still love each other and were so happy after all the years together. They were the kindest people and I knew I would be a loyal customer forever. The next day I joined your facebook groupies and now am an avid follower. After posts and becoming friends with you on facebook, you too have inspired me and given me hope. You are an incredible mom and wife. i see the love that you have in heart for your parents, Jerime and Gracie, and even your “fans” You have inspired me to love and laugh more and embrace the little moments in life because they really are the big things. Each moment I get to embrace my Leslie is a moment I will cherish forever. You have shown me that you can have a great relationship with your mother and your daughter. I hope that leslie and I will share that same kind of relationship and when she grows up she will always be able to talk to me. That she will never be too scared and not want to share with me and include me in her life. You let me know you can do everything, have a job be a mom and wife and still be able to breathe. You have inspired me to let my creative juices flow and its ok to not be “normal” and if you want to have different colored steps, its ok. I loved that idea and can’t wait for our own house that I can make my canvas. Somewhere in my ramblings I was trying to tell you Thank You for being awesome and inspiring me everyday. I am very thankful for you and your mom.
and you know what this says to me…..? We’re on the right path! Thank you all for being you! There’s ALWAYS sunshine after the rain!