Thursday, May 20, 2010

press play

remember when we played music using a boom box? one that had pause, play, fast forward, rewind, and record buttons? when kris' health started to quickly deteriorate three months ago, I pressed pause on my own life and became very present in hers. I felt like I was honoring her life in making that choice.
it wasn't obvious to me at the time, but on Monday I pressed play in my own life again...in the best way I know how.
I gave myself the gift of a day. a day to create, to celebrate special friends, to complete a project. oh, how good it felt to get back into my life again.

10 comments:

a friend to knit with said...

well, that made me smile for you. and for kris.
you are so special. and your boom box plays the most beautiful music. ever! turn it up, you!!!

Meg said...

I still have a boombox in our house--the door to hold the cassettes is broken (not that I hav any cassettes to play anymore), and the CD player is tempermental, but I still hold onto it.

I love that you are celebrating pressing "play" by doing something you love.

Happy weekend!

Larissa said...

so beautiful! i'm so glad that you chose to press play and to have fun. enjoying your days is the best way to honor and remember your friend. Have a wonderful weekend - and keep that boom box playing!

Rebekah said...

beautiful cards! You are so talented.

I remember my old boombox...it seems so outdated now :) Funny how quickly things change, isn't it?

From All Stitched Up said...

I'm glad you pressed play - enjoy all the good music of life. Nothing is better than enjoying family, friends and some fun crafting.

Gloria said...

What good therapy creating can be! I am glad you found something to make you happy.

Have a great weekend...God bless.
@}`~}~~~

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I'm so glad that you had your day....And a little special something arrived in my mailbox the other day. So nice. So sweet. So Kristyn. Thank you.

stitching under oaks said...

Keep the music coming girl! You play it so wonderfully. I love the cards and the beautiful way you express yourself. so glad you had some time to enjoy yourself.

Jessica said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your heart Kristyn! I just got my beautiful, gorgeous, lovely, wonderful, sweet, thoughtful gift! You make me feel like I matter! Thank you so much for that my friend! You bless me and many many others! Now to figure out how to bless you as much as you have blessed me. Hmmmmm, this should be fun ;-) XOXO

melissa said...

Fabulous tags and cards Kristyn!!