mandag den 28. december 2015

Et lille lys og en tændstikæske!

Hvem forstår, når jeg føler mig magtesløs og lille?
Hvem omfavner mig i mit øjebliks mismod og smerte?
Han som kender alt, og som også kender mig.



Dette år har budt på glæde og smerte. Det har været et år hvor jeg har været lille og er vokset igen. Dette år har også cementeret Lars' og min kærlighed til hinanden.

Livet er en buket for mangfoldige oplevelser. Det er ikke alle, vi måske ville vælge, hvis vi fik valget. Magtesløse må vi nogle gange lade livet passere, blot følge med og se hvorhen vi føres! Nogle gange er livet så hårdt, at man for en stund kun finder mening med alt, fordi der findes styrke i troen og håbet, om noget bedre. Tro,  på at hvad vi gennemgår har en større mening, at der må være at betydning senere.

Igen i nat tændte jeg et lys. Et lille stearinlys som er blevet et symbol på lyset! Mørket må vige for lyset - det onde for det gode. Har du tænkt på hvor meget ét lille lys kan oplyse et rum? 
Symbol: Vi ved ikke hvor meget en lille handling kan betyde for os, og for den som modtager! 

Efter at have tændt det lille lys, sad jeg med tændstikæsken et øjeblik. For denne ene tændstik, havde æsken i dette øjeblik, udført sin gerning. Men flere ventede på at blive rørt, for at blive i stand til at gøre, hvad også de var skabt til: Til at tænde et lys for andre, og derved være et lys i sig selv.
Farvestrålende tændstikker, store eller små, gamle gulnede eller nye fine. Alle har de samme mission: At tænde et lys i andre.
 
Mon vi ikke er som en lille tændstik? Uanset om vi er ung eller gammel?. Kristi lys er en gave, givet os alle, og vi kan tage det og lade det skinne, eller slukke det, og være ligeglad.

Den lille æske blev pludselig noget værdifuldt. Jeg besluttede mig for der i nattens skær af et lille stearinlys, at dekorere æsken med noget som har betydet noget for mig i det forløbne år. Tingene passer slet ikke sammen, hverken i farve, tema eller materialer - men hvis vi LEVER livet, så passer livet nok heller ikke helt ind i den forestilling, som vi har haft til, hvordan det skulle leves. Men det vigtigste må være at LEVE med de forudsætninger som vi er givet, og gøre hvad vi kan, og lade resten ligge.


Flg. symboler er på æsken:
den blå farve = symboliserer det åndelige, som har stor betydning for mig
de 3 hvedekorn = symboliserer fremgang. Ikke så meget materielt men åndeligt og personligt.
Rosen og den røde farve = symboliserer min kærlighed til Lars og min familie
Ordet "Vinter" symboliser egentlig død, men for mig denne nat, var det de prøvelser/udfordringer vi har haft i året der er gået, og det har bestemt ikke været få, og vi ved desværre, at der venter nye inden for nær fremtid. Dog skal vi altid huske at der altid efter vinter kommer et nyt forår!





tirsdag den 1. december 2015

A speciel "Thank you" to Pia and Beccy

I would like to thank 2 very kind persons to day. A friend of mine, and one I've never meet. Each of them have had a significant impact on my life. 
Here's some background:
I've been scrapbooking since 2006, and since February 2015, I've been making cards. I began making cards, when a friend of mine did. Pia Koch, I will always be grateful to you for having opened up to a whole new crafting world for me. Not only that, also for teaching me some basic copic colouring technique - I know, I need to learn more. And you make learning together so much fun. Everything else about card making has had to wait. I was just not ready. All I knew was that making cards was fun, and that was enough for me - as of until now.


To day:

I always knew that I needed to learn some basic techniques of card making, but as I just wrote, I was not ready.Though, now the time has come. It became very clear to me this past month of November. I'm just so ready and eager to learn more.
Why now?
There is a blog I follow: http://beccysplace.blogspot.dk/

Every day in November, Beccy gave a new challenge: a new way to make a Christmas card!

I realized after just a few days, that now the time had come: I needed to learn some basic tekniqes. There were so many of the challenges I would have loved to make, but I couldn't. Well, some of the challenges this past month were: Make a non-Christmas Christmas card, 

use pathwork, 
use only white on white,
use embossing and so on. 

Thanks Beccy! You have made a big difference in my life. Thanks for the digi-stamp and digistamp set I have won in your random draw. They are just so beautiful.

www.beccysplace.com/bird-on-a-wirehttp
www.beccysplace.com/blessings-of-the-season

Please visit Beccys blog, and if you make cards please visit her store too. 
On her blog she has a ton of freebies, just look under "Image Index": http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/
In her store you will find only beautiful digi-stamps: http://www.beccysplace.com/
All - both freebies and those you can buy, are great digi-stamps. 

Can you tell, I like what she makes?


1th Sunday in Advent!





I think Sunday was like Christmas Eve for me. (We celebrate Christmas in Denmark on the evening of Dec. 24th.). Our grandson had his 1th. Advent gift. (he'll get one each Sunday until Christmas).



The first of 4 Advent gift is unwrapped.

It was the knitted sweater my friend Stine O. Pedersen had made.
Thank you Stine. It fits him, and his dad really liked the motiv: A policecar. To see the sweater better, please take a look at Nov 13th. 2015 - that's when it came in the mail.


These pictures are from a couple of days ago. My grandson and I was in the kitchen together. 
He's so funny. Only 7 month in a few days, so he's all over the place. He loves it - and so do I.

Look at his face! He was not sure what to think of the noise that came from the maschine!!!

Well, the maschine is tuned off, and we're both ready to bake...

  
First we made small marcipan sugar free petit four
sukkerfri kransekagetoppe (Danish recipie)

Then we made an appel/marcipan tarte. He was so eager to "help". This is NOT the last time we'll be baking together. 
Oh, how I love the days when I'm not in to much pain, b/c then I get to be what I love:
To be a GRANDMOTHER!