*wearing my LUCKY green Essie nail polish in the hotel room this morning.
I feel so LUCKY to design and own my own company. I love what I do
so much that often I forget that it's actually my job.
I am on my way back to Utah. I am at the airport and I missed my flight. Oh yes, I guess I wasn't too lucky today. I actually had the BEST day of meetings (WOO HOO) followed by having an accident in my rental car. I actually did not cry. I knew that I was running late and it was my fault. I have the red paint and big dent on the side of the car to prove it. I talked to myself and just said... "THIS IS A SMALL THING. Let it go..."
So as I told the rental car agent how sorry I was, and that I am just so grateful no one was hurt, she was very nice. She even complimented me on my honesty (yes, I owned it... it was me not seeing the RED POLE). I thanked her and decided to just SMILE and be positive. I am going to be happy even when I do dumb things.
My cute best friend will find out this week if he is in remission. I am praying so hard that he is. If he is they will proceed with the bone marrow transplant. HMMMM. I want so much for him to be in remission. I so wish he did NOT have to go to the hospital and do this again. Heartbroken and tears flow
so easily right now...
Right now, I have such HUGE great amazing things happening for me. At the same time, I have my best friend fighting for his life. I simply take it day by day and know that God is in charge. After my meeting, I called Tyler right away. He is my biggest cheerleader.
He always tells me to "GO SHINE."
He often tells me that my "LIGHT" is bright
and to SHARE it. This man sees me in a way
that I don't see myself as. Did I tell you that he googles me?
He tells everyone he knows how much he loves me
and how talented I am. I often laugh and tell him
to please stop. I am just me... but HOW can I not be
blessed to know that to HIM... he sees me as so much more that I see myself. I am just me... but because of HIM and our children
I want to be a better person.
I like to think this is how God sees us. He sees us as so much more then we see ourselves. He loves us faults and all. We are each literally HIS sons and daughters. We are royal in birth.
I hope you each have someone who is YOUR anchor.
Someone who believes in YOU. Someone who lifts you
when you are sad. We all need support and help during our life journey. I am so thankful for the knowledge that no matter what Tyler and I are going to be together forever. I believe with my entire being that we are a forever family. This is what gives me the greatest comfort.
Now today is DAY 12...
Today is day 12 of the THIRTY days of INSPIRATION with my brand new LIFE EMPORIUM collection. I wanted to show the CORK (yes, it's CORK) die cut pieces that come with my new collection.
I am LOVING the wood and cork combined and this is what inspired this line... and that it is a line for LIFE MOMENTS. This book is also a workshop that I will be teaching. I am an advocate of telling "our story." This is life right now for my 16 year old. Years from now, he will treasure the photos, what he is saying and the things that are important to him NOW.
I am going home to PRINT photos. I am very inspired today to make a collage of photos for Tyler. I want him to be surrounded by LOVE and MEMORIES in the hospital. I want him to see the moments that we have shared and the ones he is fighting for to happen. I believe in living in the MOMENT and when I print these photos... I know I can love them ALWAYS.
It's worth printing quality photos. I will use my Canon PIXMA iP8720 because I'm obsessed with the wide format, borderless prints. Yes, 13" x 19" size capability is my dream come true.
Time to board the flight. So excited to get home... even if it takes me a little longer.