Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tears in My Eyes

I just received this email via my Treasured Heirlooms website and am so moved by it that I needed to share it with all of you.

This is why I "do what I do"!

I believe...'UREKA' is the word I would use to describe my elation as I browsed your website. For years, all of my creative impulses, love of antiques and heirlooms, and passion for creating little vignettes all around my home for as long as I can remember.

I've been searching for a way to satisfy and take advantage of this passion and gift I have for doing this type of work...and Your Cottage and Website, have given me the 'lightbulb' in my head. This is what I want to do!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to have/create/develop found heirlooms and special things, into wonderful pieces to gift and collect.

Sounds really silly, but I actually have tears in my eyes as I am writing this to you. Yes, I'm 50 and I'm certain the hormones are on escalators...but I'm also a woman who raised three kids on her own, and haven't had any formal education beyond high school. Options are limited for people with my lack of professionalism to be able to succeed financially and in many other factors of 'success', whatever that definition may be.

Now with my goals in sight, I can begin to develop my talent and passion and pursue my lifelong love of heirlooms, and use the creativity that God has given me.

Thank you, for what you do, and for speaking to me today, via the internet:)



Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Oh how wonderful!! I wish Denise much success in her endeavor!! Know wonder she was inspired! Your site is awesome! It must be a wonderful feeling to know that you have inspired someone! Well done lady!

vivian said...

Well, you are an inspiration to many woman im sure!

Lisa said...

That is very sweet! Isn't it nice with all the bad things on the internet we do actually find those how befriend and inspire us. It really is a blessing to be in contact no matter where we all live. I know you were touched and you should be! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

Marilyn said...

I think this is so wonderful!! In the year that I have been blogging I find we all inspired each other at one time or another....
Isn't life grand?????

June said...

This e-mail must have been a gift to your heart and so well deserved. Everything you do is beautiful.

Donna said...

How wonderful that your beautiful creations inspired this creative woman to spread her wings! You've probably inspired countless others that you don't even know about! I hope you enjoyed our wintery weather today!!... Donna

Connie said...

You just made a difference in one chick's life, sugar! How kind of her to let you know. I've felt that way about someone once: Alexandra Stoddard. I wrote her and she wrote back. I was astounded. Good for you, my sweet friend.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Cathy, It is just lovely that you inpsired someone in such a wonderful way. I know this is very rewarding and those letters make it so worth it all.

Thank you for stopping by. I have been extremely busy, as you well know too. See you again soon.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Petit Coterie said...

What a beautiful email and how nice that you have inspired someone. Thanks for sharing!

xo, Michelle

Marilyn said...

Cathy, you are certainly an inspiration! I am truly amazed at the wonderful friendships, advice and encouragement that we receive daily from the simple love and joy in sharing all things beautiful!