I’m sure if you’ve been a reader of Sweet Rose Studio for awhile, you might have noticed my lack of craft posts these past few weeks. I feel as if I might have developed a bit of crafter’s block and I’ve been feeling the pressure that inevitably comes with such a block.
See, I want to make sure that I’m always something new and fresh, a craft or project that you’d love to make for yourself. I want to make sure that I keep YOU, my lovely readers, happy and coming back for more. I want to make sure that I’m sharing something of value that can have a positive effect (even if it’s a small one) on our daily lives.
But I’m stuck.
I’ve been racking my brain as to what I can put together or create, but I don’t want to force it. I feel like you can tell when I put out something forced and that’s never my intention for this little slice of the internet that I’ve claimed.
I’ve been battling what I’d likely refer to as a bout of insomnia for the past few weeks. As hard as I try, I can’t fall asleep at night and that doesn’t mesh well with a four year old who wakes up at 6:30 in the morning. Four to five hours of sleep a night just does not cut it for this girl.
Last night as I was struggling to fall asleep, I came across this post for an acquaintance that I’ve known for years:
Please pray for Angela right now. She is slipping. +Jesus we trust in you.+
Angela has been battling Stage 4 Colon Cancer for over a year and she is losing her battle as we speak. Within a matter of days, her soul will no longer be of this earth and although I know she’ll be at peace and without the pain she’s been dealing with, my heart breaks for her adoring husband and two small children. His Facebook status this morning read like this:
I am laying in bed, next to my best friend, my love, my favorite. I cannot sleep for I know her time is short, I can only think on the great love we share and on how blessed she is to go home to an even greater love. I tried to sleep but kept being woken. I’m so sad, but I am also so blessed to have had a front row seat to Angela’s amazing journey. The way God has transformed her heart to be ready for heaven is a miracle in itself.
Crafter’s Block, insomnia, lack of motivation; whatever it may be, I’m going to let it come as it may because I never know when this day might be my last. I’m going to take this time where I’m stuck to shower my Husband and kidlets with a little extra love.
I’ll be back, don’t you worry. There’s no way I could leave all of you, but I don’t know if I’ll be back tomorrow or next week. Just know that when I do have something to post, it will be worth the wait.
These ones just shouldn’t have to wait.