Saturday, February 14, 2009

Heck of a Year

Well, totally off the crafting topic...I'm sitting here in my daughter's hospital room, trying to process all that has happened this year. If you haven't heard, I gave birth to a beautiful daughter, Sadie Pearl, on January 17th. She is the light of my life. Unfortunately, she and I both have had to struggle through a series of unforeseen illnesses and hospital visits since her birth. I naively thought after a difficult pregnancy, that I'd be able to easily deliver my baby and leap back into teaching and working full time at my beloved Craft-O-Rama. Apparently, God has other plans.
For the past two wonderful years, I have put my heart, soul, all my money and time into Craft-O-Rama. It has been my baby, and I have loved every minute of it. However, I now have little Sadie who needs me, and there is not enough room in my life for both. Craft-O-Rama requires my attention, creativity and financing in a way that would leave little room for sleep or Sadie. I hate to even have to make a choice, but as all you Mommas out there would agree, there is no choice. She is the light of my life.
I am working on creative ways to keep the classes going, like a mobile class kind of thing....just not a permanent expensive setting. I'll keep working on our Craft-O-Rama stitch kits and some other fun projects from home. Who knows, maybe in a year or two, when Sadie is a big girl, and the economy gets a little better, we'll have another store front. Alot can happen in two years and plans can change.
Until then, I want to send out a heartfelt thank you to all of you that have supported Craft-O-Rama and especially those who have supported me personally. I've come to know some amazing folks and gratefully appreciate you.
I'll be sending out a newsletter in the next couple of days, with all the closing and sale details.