Alas, with all the festivities, my Paper Pumpkin has taken a backseat. In fact, I think I did bring it along in the backseat... and never got around to playing with it. Until now. Well, I still haven't put December's kit together, but the kids had fun making their own creative Valentine's with January's kit.
It was so much fun watching them grin as they made special Valentine's for each person in our family. Normally, I would have been cringing as they smudged that ink or glued that embellishment in the "wrong" spot, but this time I let go and enjoyed the memories being made. Because, hey, priorities. There's also the fact that my yearly theme happens to be Let Go...well it's more than that. It can only be explained by a picture:
I'm pretty sure I gasped so loud that I stopped breathing for a minute when I first saw this. Love it. It represents so much. It reminds me that I'm not just letting go, I'm putting my faith in God. The creator of mountains and oceans created me and is aware of me. He will work wonders if I will stand back and LET him take control. I can't wait to see where we will go.