Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Happy Hello

No one really knows how they will react when life brings situations that have never been experienced. I can remember the birth of my son (our first and only child) I knew my husband and I would be overwhelmed with happiness but my husband's reaction is one that I will never forget. He actually leapt for joy. I could never have anticipated that reaction. In the same way I could never have anticipated my reaction to my father's death. Things I was feeling were hard to explain and definitely were not a part of my familiar personality. My creative spirit seemed to have disappeared and I did not enjoy spending time in my craft studio. I knew time was passing one week turning into two and here we are almost two months since my last post. I had no desire to write or even to keep updated with you all my blogging friends. Now don't get me wrong I have been spending tons of time with my mom, I joined a ladies Bible study at church,  and I even had a wonderful two day girl's sleep over with Kate and Emma (a fun post at a later time) but I just was not myself. But as the days are passing I find that I am returning to my familiar self. I am excited to create once again and have been super busy in my craft room. My neighbor will be opening a children's consignment shop and boutique and has asked me to create some items for the shop. I am so very excited--I have such a heart for children and it has been a dream of mine to have a children's speciality boutique. I am thrilled to be a part of hers. So to end this "return" post on a very happy note, I would love to share with you what I have been working on.....










Now that my post has been written, I am anxious to catch up with all of you.  I am sure I have missed so much.  So off I go to visit---look for my HELLO  :)   xoxo

9 comments:

The Catnap Cottage said...

:-) sorry about your daddy! and don't be so hard on yourself! you needed some time four mourning his passing! that is completely normal, it just takes time. I am glad you are getting back to yourself again! xx c

and, i love the dolls, especially the babushkas! (sp?)

Joanne Smisko said...

Dear Mimi
Things are very different without Daddy around. I have also struggled with wanting to do anything. I must tell you what a blessing and help you have been to your Mom. You have forced me to get moving and do some things even when I protested. Daddy and I would have been married 49 years and old habits die hard. Just a note to thank you for being such a support and a wonderful daughter and friend. I love you.
MOM

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Dear Mimi, it's good to see a post from you! I was going through my blog-list yesterday and saw yours and wondered how you were. You know that I totally understand what you're going through in the loss of your Father. I admire you for knowing that you needed time to grieve and are taking things at your own pace. Continue to take care of yourself, and know that I'm thinking of you.

Country Dreaming said...

We all grieve differently and sometimes it takes awhile to get back to being ourselves.
Glad that you are back--missed you.

Hope all is well otherwise.

Melinda

~~Carol~~ said...

So sorry for your loss. It's good to see that you're working through your grief by being creative. Your dollies are just adorable, and it's obvious that they were made with love. Some little girl, or big girl, will be lucky to have one!

GarterMademoiselle said...

Mimi, one step at a time, that is how one gets over the loss of a loved one. Losing my mother was one of the main reasons that I stopped blogging for more then a year. I had lost my mother and lost my heart for most everything else. So I can imagine how you have been feeling since losing your Dad. I am thrilled to hear that you are coming back to yourself once again though, one slow step at a time. And if you are creating again, that is a good sign!! I LOVE the dolls, but really love the lambs. How cute are they. You always did have a special talent for creating extra sweet special things. Did you get my email from a few weeks back? I have thought of you, and just had wanted to say hi. I am back to blogging again, slowly getting my feet wet again, taking it slow and finding my way around blogland once again. It is great to be back, and I am thrilled to see you posting again. hugs, Debby

Heidi said...

Precious Mimi,
How loving is our Heaving Father to put this children's doll project into your lap at the exact moment He knew you were ready for it, maybe even needed it. New, fun, fresh and somthing to be cherished. (The dolls are all darling, too!) Hugs, and love, Heidi

Mimi Sue said...

So so so cute! Love the little lambs. Do you have a pattern for them? It is true that time is the best healer but when you're going through your grief it's so hard to remember that. Prayers are with you and your family. Mimi

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling creative again, Mimi. These are wonderful creations.
I just ordered your adorable Robot card for my little Grandson. : )
Have a good day,
Mary Lou

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