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Thankfulness

It has been a long, tough week. Tuesday night I got a dreaded and frantic call from my oldest daughter saying she had hit a deer on her way to pick up the rest of the kids from wrestling practice. Through the crying I was able to figure out she was ok, but her car was definitely totaled. I convinced her she needed to call 911 then hopped in the van to grab the kids and stop and check on her. She was miraculously unhurt and walked away from a car that was smashed to pieces. The hood was completely smashed in and upwards, into her windshield. The windshield was smashed and the roof of her car as well. Incredible damage. We spent the week driving around and looking for a new car for her. Taking care of insurance, bank loans, all kinds of car related stuff. We were able to get her into a used car by Thursday, which was another miracle! It sure makes you appreciate the things we take for granted. I’ve never been more thankful to have her alive and well. 💜

Wednesday night I walked to the kitchen to start supper and heard the strangest sound from somewhere else in the house. Our Christmas tree decided to take a plunge into the floor for apparently no reason. 20 years of hand painted ornaments were smashed everywhere. Best way to make an artist cry, quite honestly. It was heartbreaking. We lost about 14 ornaments. Some of them I can try to paint again, others were broken beyond recognition. It has taken me all of the rest of the week to get the motivation to keep decorating after that. I am working on it today, however!


My art studio is busy beyond belief and I can’t express enough thanks to the hundreds of people buying from my shop, both locally and online. It means everything to me. 💜 I am doing my best to keep up with painting ornaments, but it’s a lost cause at this point. 😂 There just aren’t enough hours in the day. I get 6 of them painted and 12 will ship out. It’s all good though!

I hope all of you are enjoying the change in seasons and having some fun this Christmas. My season can only get better from here! 😂🥰


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You have had a rough week with your daughter's car being totaled by a deer (bad things happen to good people) but she walked away shaken but unharmed (we always have something to be grateful for). I can't imagine how you must be feeling with your Christmas tree laying down on the job and the loss of your beautiful "hand painted with love" ornaments! Sending virtual hugs and praying for better days ahead of Christmas!

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Christy Wilcox
Christy Wilcox
Dec 06, 2021
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Thank-you! Praying this week goes better! 🥰

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