Sunday, September 8, 2013
Things to Make us Happy....
We had dear friends who let us stay at their condo and other friends who paid for our airline and car. Then when we got there, we had a nice array of food certificates to restaurants we would normally never go to. Lovely for us.
Mark had just fnished six weeks of chemo and radiation and so he slept 15 hours a day with a two or three hour nap for about six days. He looked better and felt better too. He came home rested with lovely memories. I got rest too and the winds (soft and melotic) almost sang to me and the trees danced and swayed and the smells and the water...I just saw God's love everywhere there. Lovely. Thought of how lucky I was to be a quilter and to know so many good good people. Laughter is so much a part of the whole thing and boy is that healing too. I am working daily at counting my many blessings and really there are so many.
I have to download my photos off my phone and I forgot to do it earlier. It will have to wait until I get back this week and can download them to show you the beauty of Maui and my husband and what he ate here and there. :0)
I leave for LA to teach in Camerillo and do a lecture this week on creativity and cows and how to think OUT of the box!
With my husband being ill and having stage 4 brain cancer (in case you did not know) I am thinking more and more of story quilts and why they are so important. Documenting your life and those you love should be every quilter's mission. Someday all of these quilts will be studied and people will know something about those that were here and what they loved, wore, lived in, thought etc....story quilts can tell so much.
I am leaving you with this little girl who is dancing....we need to not be afraid and just dance our lives away while we can. Wait for the second song as you watch...this makes me smile every time I see it.
Count your many blessings and family and friends who bless you.
We take so much for granted. Enjoy this next piece...it is FUN!