Monday, April 4, 2011

Published in the Spring!

I'm SO excited...the Spring issue of Jewelry Affaire is now available and I'm even more excited because two of my necklaces are featured!  I'm actually published and what better time to have this occur than in Spring.  I took a leap of faith and submitted my jewelry early last year.  I was hopeful to make the Winter edition, but on the same day I received an email that my jewelry had been accepted for publication, but that it would be Spring instead of Winter, my mother-in-law was admitted to the hospital.  She would pass 3 days later.  This very sad and emotional event required my complete attention.  I could not and did not think about jewelry or much else during this time.  Being there for my husband and family was my complete focus.  I actually almost forgot about my submission...until I received the confirmation and proof of my article that would land in the April 1st issue!  Springtime - a time for awakening, renewal and restoration.  A time for celebrating life and remembering those who gave so much of it.  I believe everything happens for a reason; had I been published in the Winter, I would not have embraced the incredible accomplishment of such a wonderful honor.  But the Universe knew the perfect time to present this gift.  I dedicate this post to my dear mother-in-law, Agnes Correia.  Thank you, Agnes, for always embracing life, fully and completely!  

Happy Spring!


Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay!! Congrats to you Sheila..and so are so super talented and your creations are spectacular!! Many Congrats to you..what a wonderful feeling that must be! Yay!!
and yes i remember about your mother in law passing away..many hugs to you and her memory!
PS; wishing you a happy joyful week!

Esther said...

Congrats Sheila!! you deserve it!!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooo glad it worked out just right and blessings to your family, sorry. I am soo proud of you. You deserve the recognition amazing artist that you are! YAY! Jumping up and down for you. Big hugs! Blessings.