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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I am Thankful


I am thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving. As hard as this year has been with heart ache, I am ever so thankful for all that I have:

1. First of all my family....My 3 children and my sweet Elf comfort my days with love and support.
2. My parents for giving me the ability to dream..(I love you Dad!)
3. My cozy little home, even with it being 1 kitchen short this Thanksgiving.
4. Having a creative spirit with the ability to follow my Whimsical dreams
5. My health and for having diabetes... Yes, I am even thankful for that.. If I had not contracted it, I would not be as healthy and 85 lbs lighter.
6. For my best friends that I might have never touched, but always in my heart each day.



Here is just one example of pure friendship....Penny McAlister I met Penny at a show (Folkart Invitational) in Orange County, CA about 4 years ago. We "roomed" together, without much thought, and it changed my life forever. Penny has been a constant cheerleader in my pursuit of spreading Whimsies around the world. She introduced me to Midwest and others, and has continually educated me about the industry, techniques, and products. Penny has always held my hand through the highest highs and the lowest lows. To think that I've only hugged her a few times seems impossible, as she has "hugged" me at least 100 times through emails and over the phone. I am celebrating her Whimsical work and her most receent accomplishment of "beating me" to be published in Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine. God Bless you Penny, and thank you for being my friend.

8 comments:

DesignsbyCK said...

Hoping you and yours has a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

Best,
Chris

vintagepaletteart said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.........sweet friend of mine. We are all thankful for having you as a friend also. I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. I know how hard this day is for you. Here's a {{{{{{hug}}}}}}}}} from me! =o)

And I sat looking at ME magazine today while at my sister's and saw Penny's adorable creations too! They are so sweet!

Love you PFATT sister!
*Nana

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Christy, I've missed you. I appreciate you stopping by & posting. Hope you & yours had a pleasant & comforting Thanksgiving even though there was the absence of your dear father, knowing he is in your hearts forever.

As always your art work sparkles & shines with whimsy. Congrats again on all your accomplishments & especially your retail reproduction contracts. Your Wizard Of Oz series is lovely.

Have A Beautiful Holiday Weekend!

Bountiful Blessings With Love Always, Lyndy

Colleen said...

You are such a sweetie and how lucky Penny is to have you as a friend. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

p.s. GREAT photos of Penny's work...hee hee

Brenda said...

Yes, Penny is a generous soul, and aren't you sweet to share too! (no surprise there!!)

I know this Thanksgiving had to be difficult, Christy.. and hope you find comfort in memories, and good friends..

Hugs,
Brenda

Sandra Evertson said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Sandra Evertson

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Hi Christy,
You don't know me, but I came across your blog and was struck by the fact that you have diabetes too. Hope you're doing well with the blood sugars. Love your work and congrats on the Wizard of Oz line.

Sharon Stevens said...

Hey Christy...Long time no talk to. Love your Wizard figures! Hope things are going well with your business. Just found your blog. Will add you to mine..hope you'll reciprocate :-)
Hugs,
Sharon
http://www.mustardseedoriginals.blogspot.com