Hope you’re ok today? I looked back to the 23rd May 2019 this morning, just to get some perspective on today, and it threw a whole heap of emotions at me. A year ago today, we were on our way out the door to visit Gracie in New York. It was the trip when we were making a plan for her to join the Clarity Team. We had been to see Jools Holland the evening before (Paul’s Christmas treat to us) and then we were off to the airport.
A year on, Grace has been on lockdown for months in her apartment while New York turns into the epicentre of the global pandemic, and Brooklyn hospitals (where she lives) become the stuff nightmares are made of.
What can I say, except THANK GOD SHE WORKS FOR CLARITY FROM HOME. THANK GOD she wasn’t still running round Manhattan working, like she has for the past 8 years when it hit that city. Like this time last year.
The power of hindsight is a great thing. But when I look back, I can’t help but think that there are hands unseen delving into our lives. And I don’t mean there’s a conspiracy ! There is a much bigger plan here. So I keep the faith that it will all work out exactly as it is supposed to.
I made a little coaster while I was thinking about Grace. Get with the hands, remember? It’s my way of absorbing any sadness around my kids – both of them – being soooo far from home. If I dwell on it too long, I cry. So I don’t. I focus on the good parts. They’re safe. They’re healthy. They both have loving and lovely partners, they both have good jobs, they both have nice, warm, dry safe homes. And suddenly, the tears subside, and I am grateful.
There’s a great offer on all 3 of the 3-way overlay Cities illustrated by our Mel: Paris, London and New York. CLICK HERE. Stamps Stencils AND Masks. All available individually, of course.
The coasters are HERE.
The Verse is HERE.
The Distress Oxide ink pads are HERE
Time to go over to my parents for the day. Have a good Saturday 23rd May 2020. It will never come your way again.
Love and hugs