Thanks for all your comments about STILL reading blogs! This gives me a newfound energy and excitement to keep writing and do it more often.
So–just wanted to tell you about a miracle, an opportunity and an event.
To preface all this, last summer I met this adorable gal, Kim Hyde, at a Creating Keepsakes Convention in Lancaster, PA. (I’m sure we’ve met many times before because we’ve been in the scrapbook industry together for many years.) She invited me to be a guest teacher at one of her events and I said YES!
So–to begin with, here’s the fun event I’ll be at! I’m so excited to teach TWO classes! One is called SPRINKLES which celebrates the celebrations in your life. During this class, you’ll make a two-page layout and then will make an amazing file-folder mini album (you’ll want to use this pattern over and over again–it’s pretty clever) plus I have a fun presentation that will inspire you to make the most of future celebrations. The second class is a recipe album that uses my AnthologyDIY Rosey Posey kit. You’ll live the clever idea I’ll give you for using this album!
This event is filling up FAST but there are still a few spots available. Here is the link to sign up. Just an FYI–there are several airports nearby Thomasville. (I’m getting there via Tallahassee, Florida.) Also, I’ll introduce you to my AnthologyDIY products.
My daughter, Brecken, is currently on a mission for our church. She is living in Pooler, Georgia which is close to Savannah. One thing to note about missions is every set of missionaries have an area (boundaries) they serve in. It is very unusual to get permission for missionaries to go outside their area. Now let’s go back a few months. The last week of September, Kim Hyde (the gal I mentioned above) became very ill and they found a brain tumor along with other complications. The first part of December, she underwent major surgery to have the tumor removed. She had the surgery in Savannah, four hours from her home, so she could recover at her brother’s house. When I heard she was so close to Brecken, I picked up the phone and called her mission president’s wife and asked if Brecken could go visit Kim. She told me she’d ask her husband but that it wasn’t very likely he’d say yes–the rules are pretty strict about driving outside your area.
Imagine my utter delight when I got an email from Kim letting me know that Brecken and her companion were allowed to visit her! Kim told me how special this was and then Brecken wrote in an email that this experience made her whole Christmas!
Now here’s the opportunity. Kim is a single mother who is trying to get into a tiny house with her son, Keller. Unfortunately this illness has set her back financially. One of her friends set up this GoFundMe Home & Healing account for Kim. This is an amazing cause and remember, every dollar counts.
Hope to see you in Georgia next month!