First, today is my son's Zach's birthday. He is 15 years old. I am really fortunate that he is a really kind and sweet young man. He is no longer a little boy and this makes me sad. I miss it when he would hug and give me loves. Now he is a little 'embarrased' if I show too much affection. ha!
He used to let me dress him and his brother alike. Okay... maybe this wasn't a great idea?
This was at Matt's wedding... just 3 years ago. Zach was wearing his braces.
This was his 12th birthday...
This is my FIFTEEN year old son. He is my first son that I gave birth to- after having three little girls.
I remember being shocked when he was born. They announced he was a BOY and I was in total disbelief and shock. I was completely not ready for a boy. I came from a family of all girls. I did not have any boys in my family and no male cousins. I secretly worried if I would know how to raise and nurture a boy. I know it's crazy, but I was full of doubt and fear. I remember bringing my big boy home.
He was 8 lbs. 8 oz. He was 21 inches. He was so beautiful. I had given birth naturally- no drugs and I was in so much pain. I was really mad at Ty during the birth and secretly blamed him for the crazy pain. ha! Anyway, he came into the world and I felt that instant love and connection.
I am truly grateful that God gave me THIS BOY to raise. He truly makes me a better person. He is that kid...that boy that I want to be like. We can him Zachy in our house. I just want him to know that I love him and am thankful for him.
Did I mention that all my kids ask me often... "am I your favorite?" They all ask me because they ALL believe that they are my favorite. How can I possibly explain a mothers love? They will say..." I know I am your favorite... right mom?" I realized something... I must be doing something right for them all to feel deep inside their heart that they are my favorite. I love them all so much and one day when they are parents they will understand this immense love.
Now... I have some EXCITING things to share. First... I am headed back to SHE SCRAPBOOKS in TWO days.
These are the workshops:
Vintage Finds Workshop
I hope to see many of you in Florida... I am really looking forward to this special weekend.
NOW I am so humbled to share with you that the following weekend I will be going to Idaho Falls, ID to this-
This is what the event is about:
What Today’s Women Want Expo
East Idaho has a strong, unique, active and intelligent women’s population. With the What Today’s Women Want Expo, we have an event to cater to this great group. The goal of the Expo is to give women (and maybe even a few other good sports) the chance to see the wide range of women oriented business and services which East Idaho has to offer. Now in its fourth year, it is the largest such collection ever gathered in the region and one which will be a favorite event for years to come. With the kids in school and husbands talking about the big hunt, it’s the perfect time to take a little time for yourself and some friends.
Did I mention that they have sold 7,000 tickets to the event?
I am really excited to be asked to come and talk and teach a workshop too. It is a luncheon as well.
You can find out more about it at: www.whattodayswomenwant.com
I have put a lot of thought into what I will share and am really thankful for the opportunity to share with so many women what crafting is to me and about my business. I have learned so much over the years and I hope that I can share things that will be helpful to other women. I hope I can in some way inspire them to follow their own dreams and to do something that they love and are passionate about. I am looking forward to sharing about this journey that has lead me to this point of my life. I know that all things are possible if you believe in yourself and work hard.
I hope if your are close or want to drive/fly to Idaho that you will join me. I am also teaching this project- I felt that I needed to do a "TELL YOUR STORY" project. I really wanted to be able to share, enjoy a yummy luncheon and then create a project together. I just realized I have only taught in Idaho one time prior to this.
I want to thank XYRON for sending everyone who comes to the luncheon/ talk... craft project workshop a gift. I wanted to keep the cost as crazy low as possible so that everyone can afford to come and attend. I believe in giving back and if I can in some small way share and inspire anyone then it will be worth it. Nick my sales director will be there with a large booth of TC products. I hope I will see my Utah, Idaho... well, as many of you that can make it to come.
I know... crazy long blog post today.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZACH... 15 is a good one!