Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Ring It In" kit

Can you believe the New Year is here? Seriously, where has 2009 gone?

As I thought about starting a new year, one thing came to mind: A New Beginning. Making resolutions is all about starting over. It's all about trying to be a better person. The concept of a new beginning is where I thought about the butterfly. A butterfly symbolizes new life...a new beginning.

This past week I had someone email me and ask me some questions about digital scrapbooking. I don't know this woman at all, but felt impressed to click on her blog that she had listed under her name. As I read on her blog, I was touched about her story about losing her baby boy Wyatt when he was only 6 months old. When she was in the hospital with her son, she recognized a butterfly displayed on the door. She later learned that the hospital puts butterflies on the doors of those who are on their way out of this world.

A couple months later she was swimming with her daughter when a large and beautiful butterfly came near them. She felt that it was Wyatt letting her know he was near. She said, "Since then I have noticed so many butterflies. Almost everyday there has been a butterfly fly by our car as we are driving, in our back yard or on our morning walks. I now call them my " Wyatt moments." So, the next time you see a butterfly take a second and have a 'Wyatt moment' to remember our sweet little boy."

Andrea, I am dedicating this kit to you. I hope that as we take part in this new year, that we notice all of those little simple things that are so beautiful for us to enjoy. Things like butterflies, and children, and laughter, and time. Our world is an amazing place and sometimes we just need to stop and recognize it. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!