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Thursday, March 6, 2008

"My Ya Ya's" Filling some big shoes....

This is what Im talkin about...Blessed by friendships that enrich my life EVERY single day!
I pass this "You Make My Day Award" to...drum roll please....
Deb-the Laughing Doll
Robin-Bittersweet Pumpkin
Jennifer-Buttuglee.com
Stacey-The Ravens Haven
Erika-Erikas Cupboard

You all make my life a little sweeter. Thank you Sherrie for honoring me with this award..Im humbled & grateful.






I just wanted to pop in & let everyone know how much Ive grown since being privilidged to know some of you.






Usually Im so busy being so hard on myself, Im unable to see the forest thru the trees. But after some recent soul searching Ive realized that I have indeed incorporated some courageous changes in my life. These changes wouldnt have been possible without the encouragement, support, and believeing in me that a handful of you have blessed me with. How do you thank someone for those gifts?






Well I guess if it were me...I would want to be thanked by seeing the person continue grasping for what was once thought impossible. For me...it would be my desire & passion to push myself and not fear all the hidden creativity just bottled up inside of me. I need to unleash more of it. I went thru quite a personal experience creating my new design "Mimi" Oh the wonderful but personal revelation I experienced while creating her.






And of course my deep passion and hunger to learn so much more on this computer. Not just to have fun on this blog, or participate in forwarding awards I recieve & am expected to pass on, but to share other artists links, especially those who have generously posted mine on their blogs. I am so very grateful I thank you kinfolk for your patience. I have promised to post yours and I intend to honor that promise. The delay isnt for lack of trying. I will learn how to master this.




I want to learn new things that others take for granted on this computer so I can bless some of you the way youve blessed me. I have been asked by Sherrie of Symple Thymes to...ok folks, get this....be her "Administrator" to her awesome new site & dream come true..."Artisan Chronicles" which is a fabulous site to gather together as doll makers. Not a place to feel pressure to market their wares, & meet deadlines, but in fact quite the opposite, a place to come and just "be" maybe network, meet new friends reconnect with old, share ideas, participate in challenges, swaps, embrace new ideas, learn new techniques and tweak some old..celebrate our work, pets, families but especially ourselves... So when she told me shed be "honored" if I considered taking this position and share her vision..I first thought...what in tarnation is she smokin?????? does she have a "CLUE" as to who I am???what I cant do???? and when I asked her this she claimed lovingly...generously that she indeed was aware of all I have and "can do" & "will learn to do" God had put it on her heart to invite me...no..Sherrie, the honor is all mine. as long as she understood I wouldnt be able to be the "go to girl" for "TECH SUPPORT" but Id show up with a spirit of expectancy, joy, and willingness to give & learn all I can.




And then recently being asked to fill a large doll order from another online artist/friend of mine, I am in awe of how you all trust me, & because Id do things for someone else before Id do them for myself..well the Lord sure works in mysterious ways....I am surley getting the better end of this doll making order than the woman who hired me is. I am learning so much about myself. I am able to embrace following directions in her patterns...Im learning how to make new dresses, pantaloons, wings...hair..time management...presentation and packaging...and props lots and lots of props.




So when I initially began this blog, this journey......I wanted so desperately to be like...Stacey...Peanut...Blondie....Sherrie.... Robin...Twigs... Cookie...Deb....but God has so gently used you all to help me to accept that I can learn from all of you, but being Kat is a trip!!! (a goode one) & although Im not a computer techie (yet)...Its because Ive been blessed from all of you in so many ways that thru my own journey, that I am indeed more than enough. I thank you all, but you were all right, Ive got my own shoes to fill. and theyre pretty darn big!!!!




IMAGINE...the old 12 step adages are true...."if you want what I have...do what I do"




"Act as if " bring the body, the mind will follow" I have learned so much from so many of you. In 4 short months, I am an entirely different woman, a better woman. Im kinder, softer, empowewered, more patient, my faith has grown.... My confidence has grown... my belief in myself has grown.. deepened with God.. I trust in my process, Im stronger, not so scared......not so much that Scaredy Kat any more. I am in awe of the changes in my life, I have been invited into some of thee most amazing social circles. Developed some amazing and intimate friendships, online and in my personal life.




Ya know, sometimes we get so caught up in making sure we are "heard" or validated when were injured or something was done "to us" or we hear a variety of complaints about things weve done or not done...and Im so sick of the negativity were pummeled with, so I am intentionally taking time to validate & thank my kin folk...my friends, my sisters.. my Ya Ya's.. and let you know how much I adore you. how youve touched and impacted my life . how grateful I am that God saw fit to lead me to you. I am a spoiled and grateful woman. I thank you. if we dont take a minute to lift, love & celebrate eachother...then who????








7 comments:

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

You made me cry!! tears of Thankfulness!! It is "WE" who are so blessed to have YOU
Love Ya Sherrie

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Awww Kat, we are truly blessed to have ya in our lives too!! :> )
~Peanut

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

Kat I just wanted to tell you that I gave you the "You Make My Day" award on my blog!Because YOU do Make My Day
(((Hugs to you))) Sherrie

kat449 said...

NOOOOO....YOU DO!!!!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Kat!!!!! You are so sweet..passing that on me..Gosh,,Thank you!

I totally enjoy you and your blog and I consider you a BLESSING!!
HUGS,
Robin

Doll Artist Deb Wilkinson said...

Oh Kat! I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes . . . thanks so much, not only for the award, but for the words that followed the award. I meant what I said when I told you (in my blog) that you help me not to take myself so seriously. God may have directed me to you but he directed you right back to me. I need your reminders each day to help me stay focused on the really important things, like friends; like faith; like I don't have to be perfect to succeed--I just have to keep trying. You are inspirational in more ways than one.

Thanks again for the award. I send it right back to you sweetie pie!! LOVE & HUGS!!!

Deb

Cookie said...

I love how God crosses our paths at exactly the right times in our lives when we need it most.
Dont change a THING about yourself. You are real and really special to me exactly like you are !!!

You bless us, Kat by being your sweet self.

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