Sunday, May 15, 2011

Good News for Me ... Not So Much for You

This beautiful colored pencil sketch
of my hubby, John, was drawn by
an artist aboard a cruise ship. It
captures his spirit and love like no
other picture I have of him.

Happy birthday, M.B.
Dear Friends and Followers:

First and foremost on this rainy Sunday morning ...

.... Happy Birthday to my dear hubby, John.

I'm so blessed to have you in my life, and in the lives of our family. John and I started our romance when my daughter Emily was just 9 years old, so we were a package deal. He took us both into his large heart and taught us so many things about loving and being loved; about respect and respecting; about genuine caring, and being cared for.

(He's still working on teaching me about self-discipline, focus, and housecleaning ... Em, you're on your own now!)

I love you, John ... more than words can ever adequately say. IWALY.

So perhaps you came here looking for a card or two; a Tip of the Week; a video, or a blog hop?

Well, truth be told, I haven't been in the Paper Jungle for quite some time. I've been dealing with Township issues (don't even get me started on the beast called "Politics") ... and job searching. Serious job searching, to replace the full-time one I lost due to lay-off in January.

And guess what?!  Finally, I've landed one!
Talk about blessed, the job is "right up my alley" and it's in the same county (Bucks) where I live.

I'll now be working at a long-term care facility for medically-fragile children as their Admissions Coordinator.  The position is all-encompassing. I'll be conducting tours for parents, outreach to referral sources, and strengthening programs that educate the community-at-large as well as the referring (medical) community about this wonderful home for children who need love and special attention that only caring, medically-expert professionals can provide at this moment in these kids' lives. 

My focus will remain first on my family, of course ... but next, in building what I hope will be a long career in making a difference in these families' lives. 

Way down on my list of priorities will be this blog ...not because I don't appreciate your love, support and attention, but because I know you'll understand if my posts become irregular. 

For the time being, my dreams are now rich with the possibilities of program development for these kids, not cards.  Eventually, I'd love to be able to incorporate this hobby into my work for Pediatric Specialty Care in Point Pleasant ... and maybe I'll interest you in joining in by sending cards or wall art to the 50 or so kids whose lives find them here

With love, anything is possible.

Thank you again for tuning in, and do stop by to see if there's anything new. If you'd like to subscribe, it will only send you a message when there's something new posted ... just click on the link in the box, at right. 


Melissa said...

Congrats on the new job Ellen! What an exciting new adventure for you!

Happy Bday to your hubby as well. That pencil sketch is AMAZING! You had a true artist creating this piece of work! said...

Best of luck with the new job Ellen. I think we all understand that getting this new venture going will take most of your time for now. Looking forward to seeing how the new job inspires your creative life!

Juliana T said...

Good luck on your new job, Ellen. Tell your hubby Happy Birthday!

silvia said...

Ellen~ Congrats on the new job!!
I'd be happy to make some cards for the kids at the facility.
Happy Birthday to hubby~ LOVE the pencil sketch of him!!
Have a fantastic week!!

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

Congrats on the new job Ellen! Happy birthday to your hubby too!

Ruthie :)

Shawn Mosch said...

Congrats on the new job! I wish you the best of luck!

Tami B. said...

Congratulations! Wishing you all the best with your new job. I'll miss your regular posting, just don't totally forget about us -OK?

Gina said...

Good luck on your new seems you will be doing a lot of good :) Happy Birthday to your hubby, and I'll take what I can get when it comes to your blogging-you are awesome!

ccoffey said...

Congrats on the new job! I'll definitely continue following to see what you come up with!

Have a great week!


jengd said...

Happy birthday to DH and congrats on the new job! How fantastic that you not only found something in this economy/work atmosphere, but something that you're truly excited about!

Debican said...

I'll miss you but I'm glad for your new adventure. Good luck and when your not posting pop in and let us know how things are going.
Hugs, Debi

Susan L said...

Amazing! Your heart is so wonderfully giving. Can you email me about the Point Pleasant Specialty Care place? It is 30 mins from here and I would love to help :)


Shawnee said...

Congratulations, Ellen!! I would be happy to help with cardmaking for the children.