I have always felt that I live life like walking on train tracks. You know willing to take some chances to see what beauty lies around each bend. You know I have been derailed more than once and actually be hit by a train a time or two. Well the new year started on a shaky note for me like the train was hunting me down. I will sum this up really quickly like a speedy Amtrak. A lump was found, and a few days later a mammogram, ultrasound and needle biopsy and it seems that I have squeaked by with just a little boo boo. This is where the title comes in. After the doctor finished she held my hand and said "You were very brave". OK but how was I brave? I did what any wife and mother would do to insure that I will be here to love them for a long time. I did what any woman should do if a lump was found. What is brave about that? It was funny as I thought about it. I think I am braver for putting my creations out there for all to see and take the chance that someone won't like it. I think I am braver for reminding myself that Shelby needs to spread her wings and find her own paths without my directions and just my support. Sometimes I even think I am braver for taking on the traffic in a local suburb when Shelby needs shopping time with me. And hey this post is pretty brave to put my feelings out like this isn't it?
Anyway I have some thanks to say too. Of course my precious family is always the core of my support but I had a lot of support from you my bloggy friends (whether you know it or not). I do have a couple of specifics to mention because they just did what I needed them to do.
First to my soul sister Nicole. She talked me through the last few days and gathered support and healing to insure that this turned out OK. Nicole you and I have grown so close and having you in my corner is awesome. We laughed and you reminded me to stay calm. Huge Hugs as always Sis!!!!
Dawn this post had me laughing so hard I almost fell off the chair. I finally figured something out that will work for both of us. An extra large pillow with a pocketed pillowcase. Do you think that will work?
Beth this post was such a boost for me. Can you all believe what she did with my beads? Check this pic out as well as the gorgeous beauties she created for the ABS Challenge.
And to all my other blog friends just being able to read your postings to keep me from dwelling was a gift I am grateful for!
Well that is it for now......Oh wait I will tell you (lets end this on a funny note shall we) I did some beading while enjoying the Rose Parade(and
gulping sipping mimosa's) on New Years day and finished a bracelet. I will post my tipsy beading on a later day but I have to say it turned out quite well even though I will have to apologize to the designer of the pattern for what I said about her twisted beady fingers (it was the mimosa's talking really)
Hugs and Blessings