This year my holiday season seems to be going very different then years past. My assuption is that faith has overcome fear. I use to spend a lot of time worrying that work wouldn't get completed in time. This year my heart is full with faith knowing that everything will be done regardless of me being emotional about it. Another thought maybe that I am finally enjoying having my youngest in kindergarten. Eventhough it is only 3 hours, I get more work done during the day instead of having to stay up until the wee hours of the morning. I realize that I still have a month to go so maybe I will crash, but for now I am grateful to have my wits about me and a smile on my face. I am grateful for clients who allow me to love my family as much as they love theirs and understand that family is first and always. I realize this is not a traditional business model but it is the only way I can arrive at the pearly gates someday with as few regrets as possible. So I am giving thanks to the many people in my life that bring me joy and let me share my creativity with them. Sometimes I don't know what brings me more joy, the creative outlet or the people I get to share it with.
The post is a two-fer. Both of these wonderful 8 year olds are some of my favorite kids, as are their parents. They are not related but have both been filling my heart this season with so much joy.
(PS This gorgeous lady and her mom designed and sewed this beautiful dress. What a wonderful memory this cute girl will have for the rest of her life. Truly an heirloom!)
I love Thanksgiving, I can't image a more needed holiday for this world then a day dedicated to sharing gratitude. The only way it could be better is if all the world could remember to be thankful the other 354 days of the year.