I made what seems to be a weekly pit-stop at Michael's craft store. I'm feeling very "crafty" these days. Sofia is the inspiration.
Normally I go in, get what I need & get out. Not today. I spent over an hour in that store! I walked down an aisle and saw a bin full of clearance items so I decided to browse. I didn't end up buying anything in the bin but I found it interesting that these were the items I randomly picked up out of the mess:
1) some sort of metal shield with a rose attached (for jewelry makers)
2) a bag of tiny gold & bronze charms in the shapes of dragonflies & butterflies
3) a large heart pendant
It might sound goofy or that I am making it into something it's not, but I took that as some kind of sign from Sofia. Maybe not, but maybe so...
As I drove home in the blizzard-like conditions, I watched the light snow blow across the road and for a second had a flash in my mind... If Sofia were here and riding in the back seat, I know I would have said to her, "Sofia, this is your very first blizzard!". Then I got sad because I know I'll never get to show her a blizzard. I'm not sad for her; she wouldn't know what the heck a blizzard is at nearly 2 months old. I'm sad for me. Those are the things I looked forward to so much.