Today is Wednesday, and it's the day where crafter's from all over link up to Julia's blog at The Stamping Ground so we can get a peek at all of our work spaces :)
All of this sharing with other crafty people has made me realize how much my life has changed since the invention of the internet. I am usually pretty slow to technology changes. In fact, my husband teases me regularly about how outdated I am sometimes :)
But I have embraced the internet and it has made a huge difference in my life.
Several years ago, I was welcomed into a private group of women who scrapbooked. We had a site called Suziebeezieland where we met regularly and chatted. It was through this group of women that I "met" Katherine.
Her two sisters, Marie and Elizabeth are the crafty types and were members of our group. So Katherine joined our group anyway even though she didn't scrapbook :)
I have always been impressed and amazed by Katherine. She is an Associate Pastor of the First Congregational Church in Western Springs, Illinois in addition to being a wife and mother to two girls.
And now she is a published author.
Now I am not much of a writer, but I would like to say that there have been many beautiful changes in my life over the years.
But this technology thing has been a way for me to connect with amazing women. And it just makes me feel so lucky that I have been able to form relationships with women from all over the country. Women I may never have met if it wasn't for the internet!
Over the years, I have belonged to several scrapbook message boards. Some have closed and thanks to the internet, blogging and Facebook, I have been able to stay in contact with many of those women.
Looking at my Facebook page, I have to smile because 1/4 of my friends are women I have met due to scrapbooking.
Some I have been lucky to meet in real life, some I may still get the chance to meet, and some I may never meet. But we have shared a lot over the years. I have chatted with quite a few of them and have had my spirits lifted when I was feeling down. And I hope I have been able to do the same for them :)
This group of women from all over have been a huge source of inspiration for me.
So Katherine, I wish you much success with your first book. And I am so glad to *know* you and the other Willis girls :)
If you would like to check out Katherine's post on the topic and see some of the other linked stories, you can see it here.
I will say that Elizabeth Dillow's Beautiful Change story really spoke to me, since we both have daughters starting Kindergarten next year. :)
I hope you have a Beautiful Wednesday!