Monday, March 16, 2009

~Happy St Patty's Day!

I made this Glittery GREEN card yesterday and I have to say I LOVE
Lime Green stickles! hehehe

I will share a little story about this LO I made this weekend.
I was making the LO and I cried almost the entire time
nothing would sit perfectly and the whole day one
nagging question was in my mind.
I finally gave up and decided to journal it that way.

I remember this day like it was yesterday, I can remember the feeling.
I remember thinking to myself on this day in February.
Feb. 9th 1998 to be exact, I remember thinking,
I am happy, for the first time in years, I am happy.
I am smiling and having fun and I am happy.

That may not sound very unusual but if you knew the story behind it.
It was right at the end of a 7 year relationship with my ex husband.
I had just gotten out of the hospital I was in for weeks.
Several weeks earlier Bill had thrown me into the bathtub,
knocking me unconscious, then he drug me into the bedroom and
proceeded to beat me so badly he broke
(well he dislocated) pieces in my back in 3 places.
As I laid on the floor, he kicked me for so long
it took me about 3 months to walk again.

But I remember this day....because...I felt happy and grateful to be alive.
This was an important turning point for me.
I left Bill a few weeks later for good.

So always remember, while she may not remember your name, that one day that you spend with a friend, could make the biggest difference in her life and you may never know it.

I may never remember her name but she helped change my life.
~Have a great St Pattys' Day~


Katamommy said...

First of all, Stickles rule! (especially Lime!) lol Second, this is such a special touching layout. You're amazing!

TraceyT said...

What a special, special page and wonderful message.

I'm a stickles girl, too. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Jocelyn said...

Loving your card and what a wonderful and moving LO!!!!! Have a Terrific Tuesday!!!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

You have been selected for a blog award, and you can pick it up on my blog Pinky! xOxO

Georgina said...

love the card.. love the LO... love the stickles.. =)

A Graywolfe said...

wow thanks for sharing that. What a touching amazing story....I know how it is not to remember someone who touches you so deeply. You are an amzing woman.

Definitely an insperation to me...

Happy St Patrick's Day.

Shan said...

I am so happy that you posted the story behind the LO. And that you got out! xox.

Steph said...

Hey! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my lime green stickles!!! I love ALL my stickles!
Hated I was so close to you this past weekend, but couldn't stop in. I wasn't driving otherwise I would have made time for us to visit for a few. Well, next time.
Take care.

pattyb said...

Happy St. Patty's Day Pinky...thanks for sharing your LO with us!

Tona said...

Happy St. Patricks Day!
I was just over at the Craft Critique site & thought of you. They had a picture of some thickers that were sewing related...dress form, spool of thread etc all in pink.

Dolores said...

Love the card so cool!

Kray said...

You are definitely one amazing woman.

kiwithekreator said...

girl, we have TOO MUCH in common!!! that lime and the orange peel...the best stickles eva kreated!!!!

Anonymous said...

and again, you are totally hot with some blond hair.