Sunday, January 22, 2012


It seems that when it rains, it pours. I had some health issues that occupied a large part of my mind for the last few weeks. So, while I waited and worried, creating and sharing just weren't on the forefront of my mind.

At my last annual physical, the doctor found some nodules on my thyroid. I went in for a thyroid ultrasound in December. When the report came back, it wasn't all good news. I had a nodule on the right side that looked a little suspicious. It took a while for my insurance company to pre-approve another ultrasound with fine needle aspiration this time. That was an experience I hope to not have to do again! While my neck was numbed, the pressure was so great I was in tears at the end of the procedure. The area was sore for more than a week and there were certain maneuvers I couldn't do at the gym. The soreness was a constant reminder for me. It wasn't something I could forget.

I found out this week that the nodule is benign. I don't have cancer. That worried me the most. Once that worry was lifted, a weight lifted from my shoulders! I have much to be thankful for and many prayer warriors to which I must give gratitude.

With all that said, I was finally ready to create my One Little Word layout for the year. Since 2007, I have created a layout of my word for the year and hung it in a frame on my wall. In 2007 it was resolve, 2008 hope, 2009 embrace, 2010 optimism, and 2011 possibilities.

2012...light.

I used the Studio Calico January kit and add-ons, the envelope from Chronicle Books Old Letter Set, and my silhouette cameo to trace the title. I also used the Studio Calico Sunday sketch for 1/15/12.

I wrote my journaling on a sheet of paper from the Old Letter set and put it inside the envelope. It's something I don't want everyone to read so the envelope helps me keep it hidden.

7 comments:

caroline hancock / Scrappercaz said...

what a fabulous layout, i love it

Kristin said...

love the hidden journaling. So glad to hear that you're okay, and that you've created this beautiful layout to capture your OLW :)

NinaSt said...

Love this layout! Great pictures!

Ursula Schneider said...

this is a gorgeous page and I'm so glad to hear that you are ok. What a gift peace can be.

JenniferSanborn said...

Glad to hear you're OK!

I really like the different patterns you used on this layout! Nice job!

Tara LeClaire said...

So glad to hear that everything is okay. Your LO is perfect.

Amy Scalze (happy2create) said...

Gorgeous page! So glad it was benign!