I just came across something really funny, I've been eliminated from someones favorite list on Etsy. Once she liked me, now she doesn't....what's all that about. I haven't done anything offensive, nor is my work controversial, but but the artist decided she didn't like me anymore!!
Hate to admit it, but I wish I knew why she erased me from her life by a click on an X in a box in her "Favorites." I know she found one of my dolls, actually, the name and story of one of my dolls, questionable because she took it very personally, but that was back in November...I thought we had worked this out...she didn't like the name of the doll, her opinion made, and I didn't change the name, artist's perogative. I'm not going to be bullied by anyone. She was the only one who found it offensive because she had many problems stemming from her childhood. I'm very sorry for her life, really I am, but how is it I'm involved with that? I told her my son is autistic and was on similar meds as she. My son has very big shoulders and has a love for life and video games!!! LOL
I had a very dear friend who years ago told me that if begin to feel sorry for myself or take my life too seriously, it will eat me from the inside out. Her suggestion...laugh...not at him, but with him. She's an expert on this subject since her oldest child has learning disabilities and other serious disorders. My son was the one who would point out the kids in his special ed. class that were crazy or just liked to clap and smile a lot! Believe you me, it wasn't easy to keep a serious face at the Special Olympics either...he would tell me some of the kids there just weren't right in the head...now this is the pot calling the kettle black!
I explained to my older 2 children that life should be taken as a blessing and their little brother is a blessing. My daughter's taken this to heart...she's pregnant with her 4th, going through hell with this pregnancy, but wants to repeat it in another 2 years after this one is born!! Unfortunately, my oldest son didn't get the message...he's a very angry young man.
Anyway, I digress, disabilities are a fact of life, no matter how one developed them, born with them, or it just happened....who knows. All I know is that I don't take life too seriously and perhaps that's why I'm a very happy person. I don't have a big house nor do I drive a new car nor can we take a vacation every year, but I'm sooo blessed and sooo happy with my life. I have a wonderful family and friends and I couldn't ask for anything else other than maybe losing about 80lbs., in the process of that, and new carpeting throughout the house.
I think I'm going back and make her a favorite of mine (xed her out too from my favs) not to prove anything, but because I truly love her work! And I'll pray for her and others who are suffering within themselves due to crap that's happened in their lives....like so many of us. Peace out.