Friday night around dinnertime a bus carrying a Canadian Hockey team (young men) was hit and 15 of them died. I'm sure your aware. It's all I really know, there was a vigil already last night to try and help everyone heal - think of the magnitude of pain in that community- actually if you are like me - don't think about it. I wonder sometimes - what is wrong with me. Norm asks "did you read it?" - My chest tightens, my eyes are instantly full of tears all I can squeeze out of my throat is "No, cant'" and I walk away before I start to cry. ?
Is this normal? I don't know but I can't help it. Storm says "yes you can, don't think about it mom". He's not a mom with a son.. but is he aware of the pain - what can we do.. nothing. Send healing wishes of love to the families.
At the same time they were on the highway - Storm and I were on the highway to visit family and celebrate with a tenacious two-year old! Thank God..
Thank God for timing - I had such a great evening it has carried me through - still & continues today. The moment a young lady (a very talented artist) saw that I had actually accompanied my son -as I've said I would many times - before but stayed home due to this *&^%$ twitch - I saw her eyes light up! So did Storm, and not even had time to remove my shoes off and I was being led down the hall by my thumb by the sweetest little chatter box - I'm giggling at the thought - THERE IT IS. I am giggling at the thought. So, this is what I choose to think about to heal - my own heart. I met for the first time the most mellow young baby. He looks around, never makes sound and smiles - my heart heart melts... with that fun, long, skinny baby hair! I'm smiling again. I also felt surrounded by - a pack' of Strong, intelligent, mama bears... so I felt as though I fit right in. Hee hee.
The birthday girl opening my gift as we were leaving (it was too much for her to sit and open gifts- you know what 2 year olds are like) - talk about timing.. Dad grabbed it off the pile - it had no card on it and we were literally headed for the door - he opened it, trying to distract her for a few moments - the look on her tiny face - with those fun pony tails! lol
It was an owl puppet, I'm determined to create a bunch of bird lovers!
She only has a limited vocabulary and she said "OWL! OWL.. Owl.. " and walked over - and gingerly embraced it as it if were a real baby owl & proceeded to give it kisses. This little girl at 2 displayed love for this creature'. It made my evening.
Storm and I still say "Owl.." just to make each other smile.
So things happen.. between the news, radio- internet- time to tune out and tune into my art - catch up with a few things and FINISH that big elephant. Focus on the here & NOW...
I'll start by painting a card- I know for whom.
Focus on the good & love and let that other stuff.. Go.
How can I 'not be happy' when I get to make cards for 2 year olds like this one below!??
Hallmarks got nothing on me. Hee Hee Hee.
Focus on NOW.
Made with TLC & THC