Sunday, January 22, 2012

i have learned

I have learned that true friendship
continues even at distance...
And this is true
for the true love, too.

I have learned that, if somebody doesn't love you
how you'd want to,
it doesn't mean that he doesn't love you
with all his heart.

I have learned that no matter how good
a friend is
he's gonna hurt you from time to time,
and you have to forgive him for this.

I have learned that is not always enough 
to be forgiven by the others
Sometimes you must learn
to forgive yourself.

Note: I found this poem on Facebook and it touched me very much, so I tried to adapt it in English, so I can share it with you. This is priceless.

Have a great week! :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

there is a good side in every bad thing

I think God allows the necessity to move from place to place in order to remind us that our HOME is not here… nor on the other side of the Earth…

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

friendship - what is that?

photo by me, via Flickr.

               how many nights have I stayed and wonder what is it, actually? I have lost their count, but of course, the friendships that I have made over the years is what counts.

            A friendship is when you come to know a person and you disagree with some (or many) of his/her opinions but you cannot be mad at him/her. You are mad because there are moments when he/she is completely wrong in their thoughts and acts. Then, in those moments you're mad because you cannot make decision in their place - that way, you'd be 100% sure they'd save some tears, or even a broken heart. A friendship is when you spend more and more time together and you feel the opposite way. Friendship is when you stay in the sun so you can get burned tanned and is so quiet around - then go home and tell everybody how much fun you've had... and you're not lying.

           It's hard to make a friend. And, as many other things, it becomes harder and harder to make new friends as you grow old. It was made to help you understand God's love, but it can be dangerously destructive. It can easily bring you to nothing in seconds, when minutes ago you were the everything.
           It's even more harder to keep a friend. It takes a lot of courage to give up sometimes just to not start a fight. It requires a lot of your time and as you start full-time job and have a family, friends just seem to fall on 3rd - 4th place on your list. And suddenly, people realize they have friends, but no friendships... or they have a friendship, but there's no one to call "friend".

A kid asked a fisherman which ship is the best kind of ship. The experienced fisherman answered without hesitation:  "Friendship!"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

pretty princess

     Since Valentine is coming, I thought of a way how to tell your little princess in the house how much you love her... This card is entirely made out of scraps from other cards I've made... and my sister's fake flowers (ha ha ha).

Who said you should get rid of scraps???...

Let's party!!!

Fresh Brewed Blog - Pink, White and Kraft

Monday, January 9, 2012

lovely Monday


      We, my friend, we have come a looong way, you know. We've met during hard times, and I guess that toughness that we were showing was the actual meltdown of our hearts. I would have never thought on that day, in 9th grade, when I came to talk with you at the window, what will be after that one "hi".
      I thought I knew you. And you believed you knew me. but just then, afterwards, when we actually started to discover each other we realized... we're bonded. I wish I could write down all the sweet memories we had together. You know, we started from nothing and look at us! Such a friendship like our, that everybody is just amazed, and people are jealous.
     You are a gift for me. God's gift, to teach me to listen, to laugh and cry with the people around me. One of His ways to give me hugs and kisses throughout the everyday walk.
      Now, maDa, we're a long way from each other, but your love is so strong, I can actually feel your heart hugging mine. You're one of a kind, and having you as my best friend, is like having an extra life!

To you, dearly, lovely, maDa!

to our friendship - for the years the passed and the ones which will come.

Love you,
nami. :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

something new - a challenge

Sunshine my way by v.sch23
Sunshine my way, a photo by v.sch23 on Flickr.

Yesterday I was inspired by the wonderful colors of the sun down when I left work. I also miss very much some extremely dear people close to heart.

I thought I can make something to remember my beloved ones they are the sunshine in my life, even when the sun is hiding behind the cloud.

When I got home, I took out my new craft station, and for the first time I dry embossed something. Who would've thought this is such a cool thing !?!?!... I was amazed of the result, so why not sharing with you?...

Another new and interesting I found out this week, was that I can link up to challenges and link parties (hey, who doesn't love parties?!?!..). Well, that's a cool feature that I plan on using this year a lot! For now, I'll just enter a challenge and we'll see how it goes. Wish me luck!

Fresh Brewed Challenge - use something new

the friendship series


because even the solo moments are better when you know there is someone who you can rely on.

      What is it?

a unique way to remember good moments, to laugh of all those embarrassing moments, to create new memories and to celebrate great people who make a difference in my life.

      When and Where?

it's going to happen every Monday, here, at scribbles from journey.

      If you want to share with us anything about friendship, please contact me. Can't wait to hear from you!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Everything has its 1st

I have to be honest: every year would pass and I've never thought of resolutions or plans or what I want from the year that lies ahead of me.

This year, I've already set my priorities and I'm curious how this will affect my life.

This year, I'm dreaming of quiet mornings, long walks for inspiration, much more reading and new adventures.

This will be the year when I'll make Eddie a very special birthday; and read at least 3 books. I'll run a 5k and sell my first card(already did, btw!!!yuppiiee!!!). I'll keep learning to play at the guitar and hopefully, visit Florida. I'll (re)start keeping a journal(for the years to come) and blog several times a week( I have so many ideas for new posts, just didn't make the time to actually put them together).

I'll keep in touch more with my family.
and make a new good, real friend.

I'll start learning more about design and start working on some interior design projects.

Last, but not least, I want to save enough money to buy Eddie the photography equipment he needs. He's such a good photographer, it's a shame not to be able to work because of that...

So, bring it on 2012!!! I know we can handle you!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Recap

NYC by v.sch23
NYC, a photo by v.sch23 on Flickr
It was a great year. Long and short in the same time. Filled with wonders and tears... happiness and moments of silence. It couldn't have been more beautiful. Now that is over, I want to share with you 12 highlights of the 2011... 

It started with an unforgettable party at our house in Romania. Friends, family and good cheer...

An odd "good bye" with hopes and incredible faith in what's to come. A good bye with smiles and encouragements instead of tears and "why do we have to do this?"

A lonely, unnoticeable Valentine's Day. No harm at all.

Work, and missing more than ever. Still, not desperate. The hope in me was stronger than anything. And trust in God's plan.

An uneventful birthday, a lot of praying - and prayers answered; we saw how God is holding us in His hands.

A trip to JFK to bring home my Honey!!! (our miracle)

Met my cousin's daughters - first trip to NYC with Eddie.

Got a new job (as a bookkeeper at Hotels Unlimited). I got what I was asking for - a job where to use my brain!

Starting to think more and more about card making, decorating, arts and crafts, wedding decorations and so on...

The best way to celebrate first anniversary - Pocono Mountains. I've seen it with my eyes how God can transform your plans - I would've never had the courage to dream to be with Eddie on our first anniversary. Still, the power of prayer and the faith in the Lord.

More ways God was showing us He is in control - Eddie finding a job. We just need to stay with Him, and the rest, He’s in control of everything.

And, there was a first time when Eddie said it. He finally talked about how hard it is for him to be so far from his family. And I understood him; completely. I prayed and am still praying for him, I know it’s not easy.

Last, but not least, we had a quiet Christmas with the family, we went to NYC the day after Christmas, and spent our New Years with family.

We had a very blessed year. I’m so very thankful for God’s guidance in our lives. I’m so excited about the year that just started, I know we have a great adventure before us. And as long as I’m with Eddie, everything else can just work out!

Happy New Year!! :)