Monday, September 27, 2010

Celebrating the Beauty of Giving and Receiving

Happy Monday

Jane of Art Takes A Village is celebraing the beauty of giving and receiving by doing a giveaway of one of her fabulous blinged coin purse necklaces.

All you have to do is leave a comment.

Go now.........Art Takes A Village

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Terri Brush is coming to town....Let's Solder

Check out her fab classes at:

She'll be teaching 3 classes in Solano Beach. Check out this crown that you can make in one of her classes, WOW!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Loving Friends Comfort and Help....

I am oh so lucky to have loving and creative friends that are there for me when I need it the most.

My daughter-in-law suggested I ask my friends to help me collage pictures of my husband for his Celebration of Life because she knows how creative they are. I thought what a wonderful idea because everyone has been offering their help and support and sometimes it isn't so easy to ask or know what is best.

Today friends came that could and oh so pumped me up and inspired me to work through my emotions as I dig through my pictures of a lovely life with my husband Frank. I am so glad for those memories.

I realize Love hasn't left but has manifested itself in all my friends and family support and compassion.

A friend suggested doing the collages on 12 x 12 scrapbook paper so that after I can put them into a scrapbook and have them to share for years to come. They look AWESOME and I want to do more on my own.

Thank you dear friends for helping and those that couldn't I know "life happens" and I will depend on you for more support as time goes on and hopefully I can repay that support by doing the same for others.

Hugs, jackie

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

When Love Leaves, What do you do?

Friends you may have noticed I have not been blogging lately. It's because my husband, Frank had been declining and lots to do. Unfortunately, on Monday, September 6, 2010 he passed away in the early morning hours in his sleep.

I am blessed to have friends and family to help me through this time and wish each day that this is but a dream. We all know death is a certainity and I must be glad that I had 25 wonderful years with my husband and remember the love and good times we had and continue on.

Never Alone

When I looked out over the patio tonight I noticed a single star,
With fog so dense you couldn't see the moon, I new it could only be you.

I stared at you for a while hoping for a reason,
Then realized at that very moment that you weren't gone at all,
In fact you are and always will be alive in our hearts and memories,
Your love is strong Frank,
So strong in fact that it has burned a hole in the fog,
Just so that the light of you can keep us warm and protected at night.

Though night shall fade and day shall come,
I know that you will not have abandoned me,
For you are now my shadow that guides and protects my day,
I know now that I shall never walk alone again,
For you will always be there holding my hand.

One would not think to ever hurt me,
For they will see my Husband at my side,
And know that a man of great stature and power protects me.

I will sleep easy tonight,
Knowing that you are there beside me,
When I feel that extra bit of warmth and security at night,
I know it is but your arms wrapped around me.

I am Never Alone, And You Are Never Forgotten.