Along this guided path…


I really absolutely adore so many things about creating these leather cuffs with just the right words someone might want to wear.  I love that it all began with the right words for my son when he was really struggling.  Even more amazing that I can wrap friends up in the right words when they have lost a loved one.  It just goes on and on.  Tonight I was checking in on my son who had minor surgery today.  I hadn’t seen him in the bracelet that sort of started it all lately and yet, when I found him, he had wrapped his iv spot in his mama’s words and I just can’t think of anything more lovely.  It doesn’t take the pain away.  It’s not magic.  It just reminds him that he is loved and he is not alone.  What more do we really need when times are tough…or even when we have joy to share?  That’s really the point of it all I think. 
It was so gratifying to experience visiting with people at a benefit as I sold my cuffs (which I don’t usually do…I am lucky to know amazing professionals who rock that piece).  I just talked about what I do and why and how and noticing how my story resonated with others was just another layer of lovely.  Watching them find just the right word for themselves or their daughter or their friend?  It was all this beautiful pile of good smashed up on a weekday evening.
It makes you wonder…is it really supposed to be this good?  Who wants to walk around feeling all mushy and glowing?  I think it is, and I guess I will try to get used to it (odds are I will step on a Lego in the morning, but whatever…it’s still just golden around here).

About attraversiamodarmaz

Midwestern girl who loves big city shopping (note - do not love high heels of any kind) * hate to say that first because I fancy myself a yoga chic too who is into feng shui and a minimalist life but it's just not all true!* I do forget to recycle* LOVE reading and music and most things crafty (the idea of them - very fickle and creative urges come and go faster than light or sound)* Grand chef and baker in my own mind and kitchen - love to mix and match recipes for a glorious new concoction* Gardening would be very successful - I have a flair but short attention span can cause casualties* True bliss is my home filled with three beautiful children (four on the weekends - an amazing Goddaughter)* did forget to feed the beautiful children lunch once when they were too small to remind me* can't find socks for all on some crazy mornings* I'm a learner who just can't help it...a writer in my head, and a college instructor for a half dozen classes a year* can't help my right brain optimism* been a foster mom* am a very grateful mom of adopted children* worst life moment: leaving the E.R. with an empty baby carrier* this is me...pretty much
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