Sunday, April 4, 2010

Blessings and Goodbyes

Things come to an end. It's a sad fact of life, but they do. Today marked our last Easter with our lovely community here in St. Louis. (And what a wonderful day it has been!) And while we have almost two months before Hubby graduates, and we really have to say goodbye, I've got to start thinking about the end now. You know, start working through it and trying on different possibilities for our future. If I don't, I fear the backlash will leave me a big, sappy mess, completely unsuitable for public appearances.


It's strange and wonderful that in the middle of big life changes, it's the little things that affect me the most. Like Boog's first dyed Easter egg. Or the joy of neighbors dropping by for a chat. Or shared snacks on porches. Unexpected blessings...

Like new pieces receiving surprising attention on Etsy...


Or Boog, decked out in her Easter finery, looking for all the world like she's ready to hop and skip into the next adventure of our life. Or complete and utter atonement wrought on my behalf. It's strange and wonderful how blessings can be wrapped up in goodbyes.

11 comments:

BailyBelle Creations said...

Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing this.

ElizabethMD Jewelery said...

I wish you all of the best in your coming chapters of life.

Gwynie said...

st. louis is great! you shouldn't leave!!!! it will miss you.

RavenWrenDesigns said...

With every new twist is a new adventure and a chance to touch the lives of a whole new set of people!

Micki said...

Aww what a heart felt post, I feel like I could just reach out and hug you!!


I just voted for you on the etsy voter you now have 58 votes :)
I love your fabric work as much as your paintings, you really are one super talented lady!!

Micki x

poppy said...

amazing creations and blog :)
ciao from italy

The Vintage Sister said...

Here's to sad goodbyes but new, exciting beginnings!

Love your work!!

Autumn said...

Thank you, ladies, so much for your comments!!! I can't tell you how much I love them and look forward to receiving them. And I appreciate your encouragements--I've really needed them! :-)

Micki said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog :)

The printer I use is a HP photosmart all in one - printer, scanner, copier. I love it, it was a present for Christmas from my in laws :)

Penelope said...

your art and jewels are beautiful. I'm new to the folk reveries etsy team, check me out (please)!
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Natalie Maddon said...

ooh your things are so cute! I stumbled across your blog and cant wait to read every detail :)

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