Friday, June 27, 2008

If I knew Than

My niece had a birthday, last week and turned eighteen, I was reminded how quickly time passes us by. I know I can offer much advice and I also know that no one really wants to hear it. I didn’t want to hear it when my parents offered theirs. If I had only known then what I know now? How many times have we heard that?

I have three children, "woops", they are grown ups, they didn’t want to hear any advice I offered to them. They knew better, unfortunately they are no different then I was; only my life started a little earlier then theirs. We were married younger and started families sooner. In the long run it’s all the same and I am sure that their children aren’t going to listen to them. One day they will be sitting where I am, and it will continue like that till the end of time.

I can only hope that their decisions provide them with their own satisfaction, and that they can look back with few regrets, or at least know enough to change what they can, and push behind them what they can’t. May they take the time to laugh and be happy, and never forget to help others when ever they can.

I will share with you the fairy my sister made for my niece’s birthday, it is a blessing to be talented and even more of a blessing to be on the receiving side of such talent.

"I sometimes think that our own wisdom comes too late for us to use, but if we give subtle hints perhaps someone else can benefit. If we whisper to the wind someones ears are sure to hear it. "



By LuLuBorealis
6/27/2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Buying Handmade


When making the decision to purchase handmade items no matter what the items are, you know you are purchasing something that was put together with thought and feeling. Most people make things because they love doing it; they are the artist behind the product that their hands so carefully put together.

The items aren’t traveling through machines being stamped out by the thousands, but are carefully being made one at a time They carefully pick the next piece that becomes a part of it, or mix the ingredients that will take form and become the item that the artist mind fashioned. Someone cared enough to construct it, and share that creation with you, their hands guiding every piece carefully so someone will find enjoyment in what was created.

My children’s christening outfit was handmade for my first child by my aunt. I knew when I saw it that she put so much love into making it for me. Each one of my children wore that christening outfit and it hangs so very carefully in my closet, a precious memory that I can hold, and recall the day my aunt gave it to me and each time one of my children were small enough to fit into it.

The few things that I received as gifts, that were hand made still have a place in my heart and my home, and some of these very things were created by my own children’s little hands.

"Inspiration is the master of creation, to look upon what one creates keeps the flow of orginality ever changing it shape and style."

LuLuBorealis
6/15/2008


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Inspration


I wonder sometimes what inspires others. I really don’t know what always inspires me; sometimes it just happens with out thought, without looking for it, suddenly there it is. Caught in a breeze that moves the branches in the morning just enough to catch the sun, and make its light sprinkle sparks across the wooded ground

Could it be the light of the moon as it makes a sparkling yellow path across the water in the darkness of the night. What ever it is it just makes something click in your mind that fills it with ideas and suddenly you are filled with creative energy that if you do not put to use right away you will suddenly feel it fade slowly away from you.

Nature provides you with all the colors that you need to build upon, all the shapes and forms…it is in your mind that you pull it together but it is you soul that you create it.

“I look around me to see, but I see so much more when I close my eyes.”
LuLu Borealis
June 8, 2008


I just want to mention “Ryan’s Hope” , Ryan was born with a very rare disease called Total Colonic Hirschsprung's Disease, which is a genetic disorder of the large intestine and a portion of the small intestine. Within four days of birth, Ryan required emergency surgery to keep him alive and has since lived without a functional large intestine and has an ileostomy bag. Ryan will be going under a new procedure, because of this procedure being so new insurance will not be covering it. To find out more you can go to: http://ryanshashaty.chipin.com/tri-for-ryan or you can go to
renaanns.etsy.com who is trying to help raise money for the family.