Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Random Tuesday

Another random Tuesday - this is getting to be a trend!

* I just spend the last 2.5 hours sorting my buttons, brads and eyelets by colour!  And I haven't even touched my flowers or ribbon yet!  Eek!  Somebody please tell me that this will be worth it in the end...

* I'm heading across the border tomorrow into Michigan to pick up Molly:

I can't wait to see her in my room!  I hope she fits... :s

* I'm trying to plan out my fall already - a couple of tentative teaching dates planned, plus working at ScrapFest and CreativFestival in October.  I'm also hoping to organize a local weekend crop!  If you'd like to come in from out of town, let me know - we have room! :D* My sister finished her radiation treatments last week!  She has a tentative date set to go back to work - I hope she doesn't rush back too soon!

* My niece Sarah is heading back home from England on September 10th!  Woo hoo!  I've missed her and our Friday night crops!

* Aili celebrated her sixth birthday with seven friends.  I didn't take my camera out of my Slingshot ALL day! :(  Luckily, my father-in-law had his new Olympus camera out and was happy to play with it.  Will share photos this week!

* Still have OC boardwalk photos and post to share - not enough hours in the day!

* My sister sent me this inspiring story via email - I wanted to share it with my friends:

Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.

Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the father said, 'I love you, and I wish you enough.'

The daughter replied, 'Dad, our life together has been more than enough.  Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Dad.'

They kissed and the daughter left. The father walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there, I could see he wanted and needed to cry.  I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?'

'Yes, I have,' I replied. 'Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?'.

'I am old, and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is that the next trip back will be for my funeral,' he said.

'When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough.' May I ask what that means?'

He began to smile. 'That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.' He paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and he smiled even more.

'When we said, 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.' Then turning toward me, he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory.

'I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how grey the day may appear.  I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.  I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.  I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.  I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.  I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.  I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.'

He then began to cry and walked away.

Take the time to LIVE - and to all my friends and loved ones, I wish YOU enough!

1 comment:

  1. Oh Sue... I love that story!!!

    Molly is awesome, I so need one of those, but I need the room to go with it first!!!



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