Hello dear reader! How are you? How is your end of the year shaping up?
I know all everyone wants to do right now is to be joyful. I am joyful. But I am also deeply sad. No one can tell what will happen with Dad's Leukemias. And I can't yet look forward to Eliana's 3rd Birthday because it will be the 1 year anniversary of my Mom's death due to breast cancer. When this new year turns over it will usher in the first year in which in all my 34 years I have not seen or spoken with my mom. And yet I am eager to leave this year of mostly misery but also some profound joys behind. I am looking forward to next year. It will also mean a realization of a dream.
In 2012 I launch Happy and Free Clothing. This line has taken a bit of a swing from what I started out planning. It has now become about rich phrases and images that strengthen, inspire, uplift and encourage me. And I hope that it does the same for you. I hope you find my shirts remind you of who you are, and that you are whole, valuable, and valued.
It is so bittersweet. It will be a moment I would have loved to share with Mom, who grew her business up thread by thread, she would have understood completely my hope, joy, creative sparks, and fears. In her absence, I pour my heart into this blog (for you my readers, and for myself) and into my creations. May we grow, heal, stretch, and become more open, loving, and stronger together.
I thank you dear reader, for your presence. And I really would like to know how you are doing? Do you have special hopes and plans for 2012?