Thursday, September 5, 2013

The wind beneath my wings

Some of you go all the way back to my beginning, the days when I taught with a partner and together we were MarLin Beads.


Those were really really fun times.  I look back on my early teaching and beading and I've come along way since then, but, I am not sure I would have even started on this career path if it were not for the support, encouragement and friendship of my good friend Linda.

Rings of Saturn, the cover of Beads in Motion was a collaboration in our early design careers!

Lives changed, we moved apart, far apart, children grew, grandchildren arrived and jobs changed.  We lost touch and it broke my heart on a regular basis.  Linda was truly the wind beneath my wings.

I lost and found another friend and I am forever grateful that she reached out to me, and now we make sure to stay in touch and plan trips to see one another.

Recently I made a trek up to Creative Castle to see Maggie Meister because it had been so long since I'd seen her.  I got to talking about how I missed Linda, and was encouraged by another good friend Carole, to continue to search and I did and I found her!

Friends are so important in this life.  Each of mine are very very dear to me.  I pledge to work harder at being in touch and making time.  I love my husband dearly, the ultimate friend really, but each day is made brighter by all of the people I hold dear in my life.  I love you.


13 comments:

Janet Bocciardi said...

Beautiful post, Marcia. I'm so glad you found Linda. I can't believe how many years have passed...

Sally Anderson said...

How lovely, Marcia. I agree with you 100%. Thanks for the reminder!

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

How wonderful! Old friends are so dear to out hearts - I'm so glad you found her again.

The bad Liz said...

How wonderful that you found her. I have recently gotten in touch with a woman that I have known since kindergarten. We are meeting for lunch and shopping on Saturday. I actually made cue cards with questions that I know I will forget to ask.

And I love you too!

Patrick said...

Marcia, what a beautiful post. It really has touched me the love and peace I hear in your words. I am glad you found your friend.

Robin Reed said...

How wonderful to have found your friend!! We Love you too!!!

Nancy K. said...

Marcia, that is wonderful, thanks for posting this. I remember Linda from classes. The two of you were first or second of my higher level beading classes. Lovely post too.

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Lizbead said...

A beautiful post Marcia. I'm so happy you found Linda. Give her my love and tell her my driveway is always ready for you both to drive up!

Lizbead said...

A beautiful post Marcia. I'm so happy you found Linda. Give her my love and tell her my driveway is always ready for you both to drive up!

Linda Parker said...

Thanks for finding me my friend! Although our lives took us in different directions, you are a core part of me and I have thought of you so often over the years passed. I vow to not lose touch again. Wow, it warmed my soul to hear your voice, chat about our past, present and future. You have always been my rainbow of inspiration and creativity. Just like the rain inspires a rainbow, you inspire me! I lost my creativity to bead without your inspiration and our friendship, however, after talking and laughing with you last week i 'm inclined to look at my beads with the love I used to have. Friends are truly forever, no matter the miles in between, the love in our hearts remain. With lots of love, your friend Linda.

Linda Parker said...

Thanks for finding me my friend! Although our lives took us in different directions, you are a core part of me and I have thought of you so often over the years passed. I vow to not lose touch again. Wow, it warmed my soul to hear your voice, chat about our past, present and future. You have always been my rainbow of inspiration and creativity. Just like the rain inspires a rainbow, you inspire me! I lost my creativity to bead without your inspiration and our friendship, however, after talking and laughing with you last week i 'm inclined to look at my beads with the love I used to have. Friends are truly forever, no matter the miles in between, the love in our hearts remain. With lots of love, your friend Linda.

Linda Parker said...

Thanks for finding me my friend! Although our lives took us in different directions, you are a core part of me and I have thought of you so often over the years passed. I vow to not lose touch again. Wow, it warmed my soul to hear your voice, chat about our past, present and future. You have always been my rainbow of inspiration and creativity. Just like the rain inspires a rainbow, you inspire me! I lost my creativity to bead without your inspiration and our friendship, however, after talking and laughing with you last week i 'm inclined to look at my beads with the love I used to have. Friends are truly forever, no matter the miles in between, the love in our hearts remain. With lots of love, your friend Linda.