Creating on the Go


So thankful that I could create today. πŸ™‚ There was a generous amount of waiting at the Hospital today between specialists. As I reflect on the day, there was a lot to be grateful for. A day with my son and husband is always a great day. We are grateful for the expertise of the specialists and especially grateful for good news in some areas of concern.

Some of the positives were highly overshadowed by the news that the specialist recommends another surgery. We were not prepared for this so it was a little hard to accept.

Moments like this as a parent are heartbreaking because he is fully aware of the impact of a surgery at the age of 13. This will be his 5th surgery.

He has a very high pain tolerance and has been through so much. thankfully he is amazingly strong and determined. In moments like this I have to dig deep and acknowledge how lucky we are that he can compete in sports and he remains so active as many kids with MHE are not as fortunate.


I was very thankful to be able to put energy into creating, it has such a therapeutic affect on me.


I will have close ups in my next post of my creations.

The next photo I captured a few miles from home. It was insanely beautiful. Can you spot anything out of place? We were in the left lane of a four lane road. After I took the photo my heart almost jumped out of my body!


The incredible beauty of the sun streaming through the clouds… And then a surprise!

Thanks for stopping by on Day 10 of the AEDM challenge!

πŸ™‚ Have a fabulous day!

PS. Do you see the headlights in the right lane, they were closer than they appeared on a one way street! Turns out there was road construction but I hadn’t noticed so when I looked up, all I saw was a truck heading our way! Definitely could have been on AFV!


Filed under Art Every Day Month, Cherish Designs Jewelry

18 responses to “Creating on the Go

  1. Sweet post Kris. Creating can always save us from pain and stress. At least, that is what I believe.

  2. Oh wow, I can see the headlights!! Must have been scary, but what a beautiful picture.
    This was such a heartfelt post. I agree, creating is so very healing. Wishing your son all the best in the world!

  3. Debbie

    Happy Thursday! The pictures beautiful and reminds us all of the natural beauty that surrounds us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The fact that you create such beauty is reflective of the trials of your son and the Blessings you have. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Ann Marie, you are so right! It is so helpful to have an outlet that is productive in times like these! Thanks my friend! πŸ™‚ Kris

  5. Katharina… you are always so kind! Yes, a moment of alarm, but was kind of funny afterward! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!!! Kris

  6. Thank you so much Debbie! You are too kind! I hope you had fun at your conference! Thanks so much for the thoughts, prayers and compliments! πŸ™‚ Kris

  7. So sorry that your son will have to have another surgery. I don’t know anything about MHE so I went and googled it so I could learn something about it. Thank you for sharing this because otherwise I’d not know a thing about MHE.
    I’m glad you have a creative outlet as I know for myself that creating is therapeutic and healing. I hope your husband and son have their own outlets as well.
    Best of luck…and beautiful jewelry and picture

  8. Those jewellery pieces are so wonderful!!! You have a talent in creating and designing them. πŸ™‚


  9. Erika T

    Great picture! Sorry to hear about your son, I will have to google MHE as well. I will keep him in my thoughts:) I know what you mean about creating being a release,my beading has helped me to get through some tough back pain days.

  10. Kris, I’m so sorry to read that your son needs another surgery. I too googled the condition to learn more about it and WOW…your son must be a real trooper! I hope all goes well with his surgery…..does it need to be done soon?

    Yes, creative endeavours are very therapeutic…..I’m glad it helped.

  11. cbear70

    Beautiful.. and thank you for sharing about your son. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers. Sending much love your way.

  12. Your son is very brave. He’s very fortunate to have a mom like you, Kris. Hugs and best wishes for his surgery. XO

  13. Thank you Ida! You are so kind! πŸ™‚ Kris

  14. Erika, I hope your pain goes away! Thanks so much!

  15. Thank you Serena, my son is a trooper! Thanks so much, I truly appreciate it! Kris

  16. Thank you, we appreciate your thoughts and prayers!! πŸ™‚ kris

  17. Thanks do much Hilary! You are too sweet! πŸ™‚ Kris

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