I was recently teaching a class in Johanneburg South Africa- yes, it was an amazing event (SA Scrapbook Convention) and I was so thankful to be able to teach at the two day event. I was sharing why I scrapbook...why I document life...stories and people. I was overwhelmed with thankfulness. I felt so much gratitude for my family and for my many blessings in life.
I think being so far away from home always makes you so grateful for what you have. I was able to teach two days and meet so many wonderful beautiful women. Many had waited a long time for me to come. I have to admit, it was hard to make the long journey. I cried nonstop getting to S. Africa and during my stay. I missed my sweet husband and children. I used the time to reflect on things that REALLY matter to me. I thought of how many blessings our family has even in our times of trial. My heart was even more aware of the blessings of what I personally have in life. We simply must focus on what we have and not what we don't have. I am so grateful for the experience and for what it taught me.
Beware- my son Zach is going to be the BIG 16 NEXT month. I can't believe it. He doesn't read my blog yet, so I'm safe to say that I really want to plan him a surprise birthday party. If you have any good ideas on what to do let me know. He has so many great friends. He just finished his driving course and now he just has to wait for the big day and go get his license.