Thursday, May 13, 2010

A bird’s nest...

Love this bird's nest we found in the backyard. Not sure what kind it is...Laura says maybe from a wren?? It's made out of mud and twigs. This is just the kind of inspiration I sometimes need. Somehow my husband knows that and called me out into the backyard when he found it. I ran and got my camera! You never know where this will end up in our artwork.

“For a long time

it had seemed to me

that life was about to begin --

real life.

But there was always some obstacle in the way,

something to be got through first,

some unfinished business,

time still to be served,

a debt to be paid.

Then life would begin.

At last it dawned on me that these obstacles

were my life.”

– Fr. Alfred D’Souza

I posted that quote on our Facebook page yesterday but I think it's worth repeating here. It does make you pause and think. Everybody’s day is busy...there's always going to be “one more thing to finish” before you can get on with life. Then you realize this is the life God planned out for you and you must roll with the punches. You keep moving forward doing the best you can and making the most out of good times and bad times. This hit me today when I talked to a friend of mine who has brain cancer. I call her every now and then to see how she's doing. She always sounds so upbeat in spite of the fact that the brain tumor has affected her speech, writing and balance. She mentioned to me that she and her husband were going on a trip to Switzerland the first part of June...she'd always wanted to see it and they'd already bought the tickets. I thought that was really cool...moving aside those obstacles and getting on with life. I am excited to hear how the trip goes for her! No regrets for her, that's for sure.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Look at our ad in Gwinnett Magazine this month!

We are happy to have an ad this month in Gwinnett Magazine! We thought it was especially appropriate since it was their issue dedicated to Relay for Life. They are doing great things at the magazine -- especially with The Heroes Project.