As I reflect back at 2011, I can’t believe how much has happened. It’s been extremely crazy. So much time spent in the hospital with our Lil’Sophie. We feel like our lives have been derailed & now that her liver transplant is behind us, it’s time to get back on track.
One of the (many) things I’m thankful for that rose out of the ashes of medical chaos last year, was the listing of items in my Etsy shop. I opened it in 2007, where it stood empty until I began using my hospital time as a therapeutic release – the toddler hair clips were born. I’ve since sold several which only fueled my desire to make more & experiment with other items as well. My time in the hospital also impressed upon my heart the magnitude of families that are hurting – financially, physically, emotionally, & spiritually. Being one of those families, I started to focus my creative endeavors on attempts to encourage them. So I began making pendants & necklaces with inspirational words hoping that some how these would touch people in a way that we sometimes fail to communicate face to face.
For me, this new year is about health & using creativity to impact others in some way. So I’m keeping my eyes open for opportunities to use my talents to give back…. idea’s welcome. 😉