I am leaving Australia today to fly home. It has been a quick whirlwind trip to Sydney. I am leaving as the MOST blessed designer in the world. My heart cannot express the love and kindness shown to me here in at Pages 2 Scrap and by EVERY single one of these girls. I don't know if I will ever get over the speech at the end of my workshop yesterday by Jan. Many tears are streaming down my face right now as I think of what EACH of these girls brought to my soul.
yes, right after I landed.
Can I even be any luckier?
Bondi Beach was full of lifeguards and they film Bondi rescue here.
(andrea, tracey and me)
I am inspired and uplifted at a hard time in my personal journey. They allowed me to SHARE from my heart. This is oh so much more than making a beautiful project. We must learn to LOVE life more and appreciate each day...and SHINE like the "gold" that we are. I can't thank Tracey Shenton with Pages 2 Scrap enough for inviting me to this beautiful country. For the girls who flew here from other parts of Australia, for the girls who were willing to drive long distances.... 6 hours to be here, and for EACH of you who took the time out of your life to come spend time with me. I am beyond thankful. Thank you for the hospitality. I love Australia and I love EACH of you. I can't wait to come back and know it will happen!!!!!
*Tracey Shenton and Andrea YOU showered me with love and so much more. I can't thank you enough for making sure EVERYTHING was amazing. I love you both..... I am forever grateful that you went above and beyond in loving me, and crying with me, laughing with me and making sure no nasty spider bit me. You gave me the ultimate gift of love.... for this I am thankful.
THIS SHIRT WAS WHAT I RACED TO GO PURCHASE HERE DURING A QUICK ONE HOUR LUNCH BREAK. NEVER GIVE UP!
THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO ME AND WHY
I HAD TO BUY IT.
TO ME IT IS THIS....
NEVER GIVE UP EVEN DURING THE HARD TIMES.
NEVER GIVE UP ON HAVING HOPE & MIRACLES.
NEVER GIVE UP ON LOVING YOURSELF.
NEVER GIVE UP ON LOVING LIFE DURING HARD TIMES.
NEVER GIVE UP ON DREAMING BIGGER.
NEVER GIVE UP WHEN YOU THINK YOU CAN'T GO ON.
NEVER GIVE UP ON LOVE. IT IS ETERNAL.
NEVER GIVE UP ON SHARING YOUR HEART.
NEVER GIVE UP... HARD TIMES WILL MAKE YOU STRONGER.
NEVER GIVE UP- YOU ARE LOVED.
NEVER GIVE UP AND HELP OTHERS ALONG THE WAY.
I am headed home and yes I am exhausted. This was a quick trip and had been planned for so long. I am feeling so much THANKFULNESS that it worked out. I am racing home to get home to my best friend Tyler and our children. I am going to watch Hallmark with Ty. We have a "date" set to watch the shows in bed. Yes, it's the BEST kinds of date. I love you Tyler Collins. I'm coming home.