I know its been awhile since I posted, but it seems that this season has been a very hard one for me. And the tragedy of Newtown, Conn yesterday has just made it that much harder. My heart goes out to the families that have been affected by this evil madness.
I have been out of work since May and so far haven't had much luck in finding a job. It has become so overwhelming and I can't even buy xmas gifts. I am thankful for what I do have and blessed with caring friends and family. That keeps me going even when all I want to do is curl up into a ball and cry. I'm trying to keep the spirit and meaning of Christmas centered in my heart but some days it is sooo hard.
The 20th will be 3 years since my maternal grandmother passed away and I still grieve at times. She was a rock to me and helped raise me and I miss her everyday. I know she watches over me but it will never be the same.
On a happier note, which was much needed, believe me, a very dear old friend and his wife welcomed a beautiful baby boy into this world yesterday. Seeing all the pictures the proud daddy keeps posting has been keeping me smiling despite my heavy heart. All it takes is a wonderful moment like this to help give some hope.
Must get back to work on some stitching for gifts- at least that I can do! Guess its a good thing to have a large stash from years gone by to work with! Yes, I am a crafting packrat and proud of it, lol! Hope everyone is having a lovely Christmas season with their families, and don't forget to give extra hugs to your little ones. Mine aren't so little anymore but that won't stop me from hugging them to pieces! Till next time...