Thursday, September 9, 2010

My angels inside and my words of wisdom- update on the 15th giveaway

I am going to need one more day to get all of the entries figured out and counted. It is hard to get things done fast when Madi is getting all 4 canines at once. Plus, I want to re-read everything again.
I will post the the winner to the 15th giveaway tomorrow 09/10/10
I have also decided to add two more angel pieces to the giveaway, one will be a Heart of Stone and the other will be an Unzipped Heart in the Ivory or bone color (on the left). Update on that later.
So there will be 3 winners in all.

Thank you all so much for the great response to this giveaway! A very warm and loving welcome to my new followers.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your words of wisdom. I am so glad you all kept it up.
It is really amazing we only had a couple repeats and so many different ones. I have so many new words of wisdom to add to my list. Thank you!
And also, thank you so much for honoring us all with your stories and your angels inside.

To all of you that are suffering- "and this too shall pass."
To all of you that have lost someone special- "They will always be in your heart and that makes them closer than ever."
And your baby does know your mom! They met before you met your baby.
To all of you blessed by angels, both human and otherwise, Lucky you!! Help others see them.
To Stacie at, thank you for noticing.
Check out this site, there is so much Craft goodness there just waiting to be discovered by you.

Now for the angels in my heart!
1. My family and friends,
2. All of you, for reading and following, and sharing your unique selves with me
3. My creative life
But two special others that are angels in my heart, one is Renee Kahn who passed away from breast cancer this year. Oh, how I miss this angel.

And my dear, sweet, beautiful grand daughter Madi, who has light in her eyes and heart as well as her smile, what a gift. What I didn't get with my kids, I am getting to review again with Madi.

And now for the words of wisdom my angel Renee asked me to post on my blog a year ago. This is for you Renee. Sorry I took so long.

Surviving the Times

We are not alone, and love is all there is. Everything else is illusion and not supported by the universe, the higher mind, the all that is, or god (Whatever fits your protocol). We signed up for this, we are exactly right where we are supposed to be, and everything is unfolding in its right time. We may have just forgotten we signed up for this beautiful and juicy time.
I feel this so much and yet I have had the hardest time right now remembering that this is true. Under all of the emotion and panic, when I quiet my mind, I find an underlying sense of calm and peace and knowing that IT IS ALL GOOD!!!
We are finding out how resourceful and resilient we truly are.
We are all in this together, reach out and love!
I try not to project too much into the future and just take one moment as it comes, little baby steps.
Choose the positive side and view it. Choose joy!
You can not go back, now is not the way that it was.
Live to Love, Love to Create, and Create to Connect.
Onward and upward,

Talk to you all tomorrow.
Blessings all over all ya all.


  1. thank you for sharing the "Surviving the Times" I loved it and it is exactly what I needed to hear.

  2. Marie - thank you for this post. And for that comment - I must admit to a little tear or two but I do believe the same thing - they met before she was born.

    I also thank Craftgossip because I would never have found your amazing blog without their tweet.

    And thank you, thank you for sharing Renee's words of wisdom.

  3. Again, I am so happy I found your blog.

    My Grandmother always tells me that "and this too shall pass."

    Your pieces remind me of her so greatly.

    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Marie~
    Thank you so much for this post! I have had my own "times" and in fact if you are feeling up to it please check out this blog post of mine...

    Also I wasn't able to let you know but my favorite piece in your shop is the door! So many times there are doors in our lives and choosing to open or close them is a gift in itself! I know this is late for your giveaway I really just wanted to tell you why it's my fav!


  5. Gracias pr compartir.
    Es un verdadero placer leerte y pensar que todo pasara y lo bueno esta por llegar.
    Una gran idea lo de los 3 ganadores, asi tendre mas opciones jejejejeje
    besitos ascension

  6. Marie, that is so beautiful! I not only think of Renee daily, but in times of trouble, I can feel her. Oh yes, love is the only thing that is real...only the love will remain. What a splendid post. Thank you for that, my beloved friend.
    **blows kisses** Deb

  7. Hello Dear Friend. This is an amazing post and I also thank you. You know with all the passings I have had in my family in the last year I have to choose everyday what my life will be. I do choose joy, and love, and laughter.

    Blessings Marie

  8. Hi Sweetie...Marie, thank you for this post, it really means a lot to me! You've always known how to touch my heart...thank you!
    Giant hugs and much love to you...

  9. Hi Marie! I could really use these words! I know my mother needs it too, so i copy and paste it in an email to her if you don't mind;-)
    Lots of positive vibrations is comming your it's maybe in the air,hahaha!

  10. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post and inspirational words. They touch my heart.

  11. What a beautiful timely post Marie.....some things are meant to be put forward immediately, and some wait for the right time.
    Today was right..... ;)


  12. Oh My! I just went to read your comments from your giveaway post and see there are 124 of them! I want to read them all but first am leaving you a comment here. I didn't enter that giveaway since I have already won one from you, don't want to be greedy! Who could be greedy in the face of one of your supremely generous giveaways?!! Good luck to everyone!!

  13. Anastasia I know that I need to be reminded that I do not live in my head, I live in my heart.
    Sometimes my head gets carried away with negative thoughts.
    Our society teaches us how we need to beat or out do the next guy and that the sky is falling, but right here in this tiny second all is well.

  14. Carmen and I would have not found you!
    Yay! Craft Gossip, you rock!
    Those were my words, but it is OK, Renee knows them well.

  15. Thank you for this beautiful post!! I do miss Renee so much.... i think of her all the time.
    your piece is awesome. I love the addition of the zipper!! :)

  16. This was such a beautiful and moving post. Thank you for sharing your soul - and Renee's spirit - for all to read. Theresa

  17. Marie - big old hug to you. Sweet little hug to that Madi. She is a special one. :) Thank you for being such an angel. xox!

  18. oh marie.....

    in the past few months i have wondered why and what has so drawn me to you. after reading this, i have no need to wonder. you are an angel yourself.


  19. What a beautiful post, Marie! And your Madi is just precious! Your friend Renee's encouraging words are reaching hearts...what an angel!

  20. Give little Madi some teething tablets and a huge piece of thick beef jerky to help get those teeth through. Give her a hug for me, I so feel for babies going through all of this pain and they have no idea why. Bless her heart and yours too!

    Renee's words of wisdom are always so timely. She always knew what to say and at the right time. I miss her very much....

    A beautiful post my friend....



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