Are you just feeling the JOY of the season?! I am! I LOVE this time of year. Now I'm going to get a little personal here. We are not supposed to get really personal with our GCD Studio posts, but in this intance I can not refrain without feeling like a complete hypocrite. So forgive me Heidi and all of you. I am keenly feeling the joy of the season today...both the season of Thanksgiving and the season of Christmas. I have such an abudance of things that I am thankful for but the greatest of all these things is the knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ and His plan for me that includes the plan for families to be forever. This knowledge sustains me EACH and EVERY day of my life. It is especially true today. My son-in-law unexpectedly lost his father yesterday and my heart goes out to my daughter and son-in-law and all of his family. I am comforted to know that they, too, have this knowledge of Jesus Christ and they KNOW they are a forever family. They have a son, like my two children, who is currently serving as a missionary for our church in Brazil. He is sharing this message with the world. I can't think of a more important message than this one of PURE JOY. So, please forgive me if I don't post on your blogs in the next couple of days. I will be helping my daughter with my grandson. Now about this project that truly does reflect my heart right now: I made this "joy"ous home decor item to give as a neighbor gift. I just love the Joyful Peace line from GCD Studios that I used for this project. It is so elegant. I used the GCD Studios chipboard for the "J" and the "Y" and painted them black and then used a gloss coat on them. The "O" was made with the lovely GCD Studios paper cut with the Cricut to make an ornament. These were all glued to more GCD Studios paper cut to size and put into a simple frame. I hope you all are feeling JOY in your life, regardless of the circumstances!
“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley