Today is crafty day! I have been waiting for this day for a long time, whether I was conscious of it or not. It does my soul good to just spend a day engrossed in creative endeavors. Thank you so much Ashley for suggesting our craft today and supplying it! I wish I could take a picture of the adorable fabric flowers we made.
When the hubby came home and saw our flowers...as I knew he would...HE wanted to make some! So we set off on a family trip to Michael's and tonight he and I will craft away once the kids go to bed. We have special flowers in mind for our moms for Mother's Day tomorrow. For right now I am hiding in the office blogging while the kids and Hays make MY Mother's Day surprise (yay)!
I am so blessed. Can you believe my husband does crafts with me?? Who is that lucky, really? He is so creative too, I just love him so much. In fact, he is so very artful that I can feel intimidated by his talent. In fact, it took us a couple of years together before I was comfortable doing artsy things with him. It was sort of like stage fright or something. He knew I was of a crafty persuasion due to the things he saw in my apartment when we first met and some classes I had taken,etc.. however I made no new art for the first couple years we were together.
What does this say about me? Well, I think it is interesting how much fear affected me in that area, (ok..many areas). I knew that Hays is a self-professed perfectionist, and I knew that I am far from perfect...you can see how that equation went. But, I don't blame it on him. I blame it on me. I should never have let those two years go by without a part of myself present, however imperfect that part may be in comparisson to him. One of my focuses right now is to just be OK being me no matter what. I see so many things clearly in the hindsight that I am afforded, and most of those things which I regret narrow down to fear of rejection for who I really was/am.
Crafty day was a good renewal, awakening, reminder, revelation.