It has been a very big month at pixels2Pages, and a big year for me so far! Lots of things have changed, and are in the process of changing, and it has felt a little bit like a whirlwind at times. My brother got married, my son started university, a new nephew arrived, and as you know, pixels2Pages has been acquired by Forever, and I now have a new employer and a new position – which even comes with a title! (Don’t worry, I won’t let it go to my head!) That’s a lot of changes – but there are many things that haven’t changed, and those are the things I want to write about now.
I still trust and depend on a big God, who can and does work in all things for our good. We had a wonderful time at Easter being reminded about just how big God is, and that nothing is outside his care.
I still love and appreciate my wonderful husband Rob, who is the most faithful, dependable, loving and kind husband I could ever hope for – and has a fabulous sense of humour and bags of patience with my failings.
I still adore my two amazing kids – even with all the ups and downs, frustrations, worries and struggles of teenage- and early adulthood. As they take big steps towards independence, I feel excited, scared, joyful and sad all at once. No matter how old they are, they will always be my boy and my girl.
I still love my crazy extended family, appreciate our shared memories, and admire the way they are making their way in the world, finding their own paths, and being brave enough to face up to challenges and conquer some old demons along the way. I still miss my Mum and wish she could be sharing the joy of a new grandson with us.
I still love words – working with them, wrestling with them, learning about them and most of all playing with them! My editing work gives me so much satisfaction – taking a piece of writing and making it better, but still retaining the writer’s style and meaning. There is a deep sense of order, clarity, and fitness to purpose in well-crafted language that makes my heart sing.
I still love pictures – taking them, organizing them, using them in scrapbook pages to make a record of our lives. And I love helping others to do the same! It’s still a little unbelievable that I get to share my love of scrapping with people all over the world – that I get to experiment, find fun ways of doing things, and inspire others with the results. That I get to work with an incredibly talented team of Pixies, who are so much fun, so committed to the same things as me, and so inspiring! In my very first blog I wrote about how strange it felt to be magically transformed into a Pixie overnight – and I can truthfully say it has never lost its magic. I was thankful then that the team trusted me enough to take me on, and I am still thankful now that I can keep doing what I love.
Content used: Notebook Basics by Jen Martakis Designs. A Woodland Spring Bundled Collection by Seatrout Scraps. Font: Oranienbaum.