Thank you for all the thoughtful messages. It's hard to put up a post like that. I don't like to admit when I can't do it all, when I'm hurting or when I have failed at something. That's never fun.
I wish it was just me being sad or having the holiday blues. But I do have a strength that comes from a deeper source and I will continue to draw from those waters while we take care of what needs to be done.
The best thing you can do for me, besides praying for us, is keep me busy. If you love my beads, keep supporting me. I've taken off the time that I needed and I've reduced several commitments on my end so that I can focus on working at what I need to do each day. I find comfort in creating and knowing my work inspires others.
I made this bracelet as a gift for someone dear who I thought needed a reminder to find her own peace in this world too. We can't control the storms outside, but we can control how we weather them. That's a message for myself too.
Wishing a peaceful 2012 for all of us.
(Peace bead by Diane Hawkey, dove charm by Green Girl Studios.)