Friday, January 6, 2012

Focus on the good..

Folks, I am going through some things... I won't bore you to tears with the details.. but I believe in the power of positive thinking, even when I am having particular rough and difficult days, and I really am doing my best to keep a smile on my face.. I would be lying if I said it was easy.. Sorry I am being a bit cryptic..

It is regarding the upcoming move, what our year will look like, what it means for school.. and what not.. I think it is best that I take it day by day, focus on the little things and not the big picture, just yet.. the big picture has proven a bit overwhelming.

In news that makes me smile... Allison received an award at school today.. An Art award!! Art!!! Do you know how much my heart jumped? It was both a surprise to her and I...

Here she is walking up to accept it, looking back at me to see my expression..

I just love seeing her happy.


Tammy said...

I love her look you were able to get in the picture. Perfect. Very exciting for both of you.

BeadedTail said...

Congratulations to Allison! What a cute capture of her going up to accept her award!

I hope things work out well with your move. Maybe it's just a temporary adventure and you'll be able to return to Austin one day.

Alicia said...

Aw, how wonderful for Allison and her proud mama! Look at that smile!

Rose said...

*hugs* Best of luck with everything, Kristin! We're here for you.

Congrats to Ali for her award! How exciting.

Duni said...

Congrats to Allison on her Art Award! You must be one proud Mommy :)
I understand you feel overwhelmed (I felt like that when I moved from one country to another), but changes also mean opportunities. You have a loving family and positive attitude - that goes a long way.

Abby said...

LOVE that picture. And I love that she has her mother's knack for art.

But I'm not happy that you're struggling. :( I hope things get better quick! Know if you ever need a shoulder, I'm just a phone call away. (HUGS)

Anonymous said...

Wow...your little one getting an art award!!! So exciting;) I just came back from your shop and man, it looks like you've been selling a lot of those vases- awesome!

I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Heliotrope Tree House said...

Wow...just "wow." This made me cry. You have the right idea, Friend. One day at a time. xoxo