Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. We take a pause from our regular lives to honour the people who have given their lives in protecting our country, and in peacekeeping efforts around the world. Freedom is not free.
In addition to remembering how lucky I am to belong to a loving family, a safe community, and a free country, I am also feeling so thankful today for my quilt guild.
I was the speaker at the meeting last night and was so emotional I thought I might cry. Here they are, with their positive energy and smiling faces, waiting to see some of my quilts and hear my lecture. I was overwhelmed with memories of my fellow quilters who have taught, supported, and encouraged me in so many ways over the past 20+ years. Truly my life would not be what it is today without them. I'm even getting choked up as I write this. They have shared with me creative inspiration, encouraged my confidence in who I am as a quilter and as a person, and have given me wonderful opportunities to travel and to teach. So today I also honour these amazing people who have so loving influenced my life.
Here's a short clip from Wicked which expresses so well how I feel today. BTW I am represented by Elphaba - the green one!