One of the most important things that my mom taught me was to look forward to something when your were down and keep moving forward one day at a time. When I miscarried early in my marriage, she took me out shopping—and I kept thinking, “who can think of shopping at a time like this?!?” She kept pointing out cute holiday stuff at Hobby Lobby and I muttered sadly, “I just don’t care about anything right now.” And she tenderly said, “I know, but we just have to find something to look forward to.” And we did. We forced ourselves to get excited about Memorial Day and the summertime. Maybe that’s why I look forward to holidays now, it keeps the days passing by—especially when they aren’t going very well!!
So that’s what I am doing today, looking forward to the Fourth of July already!!
I made this wreath with my mom, and it is made out of red and white Deco Mesh. It is the first time I have ever used it, and it was SO easy!! I really enjoyed it. And then I added polka dot and striped ribbon, and some cork-screw pipe cleaners, and metal star. I love it!!