Leah of Creative Every Day asked us:
"What are your favourite ways to celebrate yourself?"
As I thought about it and started listing the ways that I nourish myself, I realized that many of the ways involve my husband. We have been together for 9 years - 7 married. This is both our second marriage and we treasure it. We have had many ups and downs in our marriage (our first year of marriage we lived apart as we were waiting for his kidney transplant and as the donor I had to stay with the board where I was teaching.) We survived almost 2 years on dialysis, the transplant, moving, unemplyment, new home, step-families, and more.
But through it all, he has always been supportive of what I do.
There is usually fresh cut roses on our table and cards for monthly anniversaries. There are shows and trips we both enjoy. There is much affection.
I have been fortunate in my second marriage. Of course, there are still some waves but at least we are together in meeting them.
The loss of my Mom last May was a huge blow. There were trials with my family before she died and they have not all been resolved. It has taken me a year to really accept her death and feel like I am coming out of a deep, deep well. My husband has helped me, as have my family and friends.
In February I entered blogland, and that has healed me greatly, by giving me a voice, an outlet for creativity and challenges to meet.
So thank you to all whom I've met and visited and who have visited here. That has meant a lot to me - you really don't know how much!
So, besides love, affection, family, friends, flowers, our cat, music - being creative has really nourished me.
This past weekend I finished the angel cards for my first giveaway winners and they will be heading out tomorrow. Thanks again to the winners for their help!
I also finished and mailed the zentangle ATCs for the swap at ATCs for All. This was the second swap I have done but the first with this group. I loved the zentangles. Next I want to try the mandala zentangles!
I also created a couple of tags that celebrate love. May we all have it in our lives.