Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Things about myself, Crystal clearly stated


Cut Paper Arabian Horse ACEO



Having recently received pats on the back from some of my blogging buddies I am encouraged, as payment, to disclose some information about myself.  Well, here it comes, are you ready?

As far as lives go, there is always rain, but quite often sunshine follows.

It rained the day my child was born and in a week she was gone.

The sun shone a year later when a Mary (my daughter) arrived.

The rain poured down on a young widow with one child.

The sun came out when I met a prince in a grief support group.  My little family grew by five. 

The stormy fear of flying squashed my dreams of travel.

The sunny strength of the man I married helped me to overcome this fear.

No amount of rain could stop the allergies aggravated by the touch of a beautiful horse…but

The sun shines bright as I paint their free-spirited joy...with a brush and a touch of Zyrtec

My life is a thunderstorm of foibles and mistakes.

The sun gave way to a rainbow turned upside down into a great big smile. Humor, they say and the ability to laugh at oneself is a gift we give to ourselves. 

A deluge blocked the words that begged to appear.

The Sun came out and illuminated a blog, yes a blog, and allowed me the freedom to release those words and forge friendships.

If you read between the lines and the metaphors then you know me a little better.
Thank you all for being my friends.



20 comments:

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I've read many a blog about one's self and I think yours is the most interesting and creative one I've read!

Carol Blackburn said...

Glad you are blogging. You have one of the best blogs I've seen. Wish we were neighbors :)

craftattack said...

Thanks for sharing! Life is always a mix of sunshine and shadow. Wish you lots of sunshine! Valerie

Heather said...

WOW,I can only say I wish I knew in real life.....you are a tremendous person....may sunshine always be near you!
this was very well written...i absolutely loved it! xoxo

Judy Adamson said...

What a wonderful, inspiring blog post, Crystal!

It takes courage to be so open (to the whole world!) but I'm sure it's the way to forge connections and I hope your openness brings you many new friends!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Very nicely (and artistically) stated! Thank you for sharing some of yourself with us!

EVA said...

What a beautiful way to tell your weathered tale Crystal. So nice to know more about you!

And Thank You!

maddyrose said...

I admire your gift of expressing yourself. I find it difficult to do so and hide behind humor or say nothing. I've enjoyed your blog from the first visit and not just for the wonderful ACEOs. Hope sunshine follows you everywhere you go. Hugs

Magic Love Crow said...

Crystal, thanks so much for sharing all this about you! It was very touching and beautifully written! Smiles and sunshine for you always ;o)

Lee Pierce said...

Wishing you many sunny days, Crystal!
You share with style and grace.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Beautiful! I enjoyed learning about you.

Hugs,
Dee

Leovi said...

After reading these confessions recognize that your life is like that of all of us who have to endure as long as we bring the sky. But I recommend if possible, to seek a position on the border of the sun and shade. In this way we will be just a step at home. Beautiful silhouette of the horse, full of vitality (of course, is a sun and shadow).

LadyCat said...

You are a very eloquent writer and your words are very touching.
I admire you for being able to speak your words so well. Most of mine are still begging to appear. They are written, but I'm not brave enough to release them.
Thank you for sharing part of yourself : )

Maggie said...

This was a very touching story. They say that into each life some rain must fall, but so glad that the sun came out for you!

laurie said...

wow,,so sad and happy, touching and moving, lovely description of you and your journey,, the things you've been through shine through in your work.I love your work and now I even love it more,,

Marlene said...

Very beautifully written, so glad I checked in today and learned a little more about you. Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging words for Daisy.

jamberry_song said...

You're a beautiful person. :) I'm glad I know you, even if it is just through this blog. You are very wise; someday like you, I hope I can take myself less seriously and laugh at these growing pains. Here's to many more rainbows!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

{friendly hug} Glad to have met you!

Gerri Herbst said...

Thank you for sharing these things about yourself. Love your little horse ATC.

Gerri Herbst said...

Wonderful to learn so much about you...you are a very brave soul.
glad you enjoyed my palstic bag collage today. My daughter also collected interesting clothing tags and now I have them to play with. LOL. take care, gerri

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