Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!!!!!!! KASA and i have been rushing around so much lately and have some deadlines to meet so our card exchanges/intertwined arm toasts and sharing food with the same fork will have to wait a while longer. we've okayed it with the bow and the arrow that our own V-day celebrations will just have to get postponed till the weekend - anyone else in the same boat? i feel kinda traitor-ish but this couldn't be helped. i'm even posting pics from last Valentines to try and save face ; ) conciliation prize: the BEST man i know loves me, for this i am eternally grateful and my love for him will be gushing all over the place once this week gets leapfrogged!!!!
i'd also like to send a BIG hug and kiss over to Ashlyn from Matchless Vision today because she graciously asked me to be a part of a project she's working on, a really meaningful arrangement in tribute to a great cause.
i wasn't familiar with the term Mesothelioma and what it meant - thanks to Ashlyn and Jackie Clark of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, a leading web resource for people with mesothelioma cancer; i got educated and researched it further to find an array of awful ramifications people have had from exposure to asbestos. the horror of 1st hand experience with various forms of other cancers lingers quite relevantly in my life; another reason why this invitation represents something close to my heart and why i took part without question. i had a cervical surgery years ago because of abnormal cell growth they felt would be cause for cancer alarms and my mom has survived lung cancer while my dad passed away from leukemia. the only response given to these great girls was "i'm on board 100% to support you & Jackie with this very little part i could play."
Ashlyn and Jackie have teamed up and in their words: "put together a blog post about women facing cancer and how it is important for them to still take the time to do what makes them feel beautiful, whatever that may be." they asked me to write something about what makes me feel beautiful and loved. i hope you'll have a visit and read more about this project, its goals and the inspirational shares from others too.
many blessings friends, this is a day of LOVE (even if it has been overplayed with cheese sometimes) and it still has a sentimental aura exposing inner workings of the heart. may yours beat with extended play and a rhythm that exudes the happiest joy! ♥
images via (clockwise from top left) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
* apologies, i usually link back to every photo used but this was from a long ago save and now the link back to pinterest is inactive. if anyone knows who properly receives credit for the shadow hand image please let me know. i photo manipulated it some but you get the drift if you recognize it. thanks *