Friday, October 26, 2012

I HeArt Fridays!

A heArt from my window at work!  I love to look up from my computer and see a reminder of love in the world.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Excitement Builds...

We are few days away from "the" meeting. The meeting of Birth Mother and Birth Daughter. The reuniting of this beautiful girl with her Birth Family. I created this piece for Nina on her Birthday a few years ago. I still feel the same way and I always will. She was the answer to so many of my prayers. I am happy that she will be reunited with the woman who gave birth to her. I truly believe that children are a gift from God. He chose Melanie to bring her into this world. He chose us to raise her. We can share her now.  Nina has always thought about Melanie every year on Melanie's Birthday. Nina will be her Birthday present this year! I will be taking even more pictures than I normally do. Some through tears of joy and much gratitude. I will share the story soon!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Angels Among Us...

A few weeks ago, after I posted about finding Nina’s Birth Mother I received a pink envelope in the mail. This friend had purchased some artwork from me in the past. I opened the envelope and saw a check. The only thing that I could think of was that she had wanted to purchase more artwork. I got excited wondering which piece she had decided to purchase… and then I read the note:

Dear Mary Beth,
This is something that I want to give you to help out. You have been through so much and my heart goes out to you. I was so happy to hear of the contact that you have had with Nina’s Birth Mother. If you think that this would be good to put toward your flights, please do so. You have been such a great Mom to those beautiful children! May God bless you all today and always! Love.

I started to cry. In fact, I still cry every time I think of this person’s generosity. There truly are Angels among us.
Nina and her Birth Mother are getting so excited to meet each other. Nina will be there for Melanie’s Birthday. It will be a hard present to top! I will be taking plenty of pictures through my tears of joy. A big THANK YOU to my Angel… you have no idea how special you have made me feel.

Friday, October 12, 2012

I HeArt Fridays!

My son has decided to spend a more time with his Dad recently. We were together on Sunday and we spotted these in the Target parking lot. 

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Making Strides

September 23 was the Orange County Race for the Cure

I proudly put on my pink survivor t-shirt and proceeded to the Survivors tent to collect my 6 stands of pink beads. These inexpensive pink beads carry so much significance to me. Another year.  So many women do not get the chance to add an additional strand of beads this year. Each survivor receives a rose and then we walk together to the steps of the Pacific Life Building. 

It is such an emotional moment to see and hear so many people there to help the cause. To support all of us, to cheer for us and to congratulate us. Strangers, happy that we are alive. 

I find I am energized after the Survivor Tribute.

This year after the tribute, I walked to the OC Register booth to pick up a copy of the Special Section for the Race for the Cure published on September 16, 2012. 

Two of my collages were published this year. You can read the article "The Color of Passion" online here

You will also find fine art prints of Mothers with Cancer here…. 

And Sisters in Survival here… 

I have also recently listed some of my greeting cards on Etsy and you can find them here and here...…

Friday, October 5, 2012


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