These are the members of the Scattered Hearts Team that attended the Regional Celebration this past weekend in Minneapolis, MN. I just gotta tell you, I was a little anxious and nervous as I packed up the Hummer and entered the address into the GPS. “8hr47min” Wow! Was I really up for this? Then I just thought, “Amy, you are so ready for this. Just dig deep like you do and have faith.” So that’s what I did as I cruised through Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and finally, Minnesota!
Let me tell you…I am so glad…no, that word isn’t right. Thrilled. Overjoyed. Elated. Jubilant. Overexcited. (Well, you get the idea). I was on cloud nine with the sisterhood I felt from the moment I signed into the Scattered Hearts get-together Thursday night. Casey S. and Barb C. welcomed me warmly. Then I met Jillene M. and all my doubts faded away. I knew this was exactly where I was meant to be.
I am telling you with teary eyes, THIS is exactly what I have been looking for for so long. THIS is why I joined Close To My Heart and jumped in with both feet! THIS is what matters in life. I was able to connect with so many of the ladies I have been following on Facebook, on the CTMH bulletin boards, and through their Blogs and Websites. These beautiful, wonderful, gifted, talented, and friendly ladies mean the world to me! Mauh! You will never know how much you mean to me.
Joining this team seemed a bit foolish to me at first, and boy have I made some mistakes! This is turning out to be a defining moment in my life. When I won the scrapbook layout contest and received a standing ovation for my military service, the love in the room just warmed my heart and filled me with such pride and overwhelming spirit. I could only think of four other times in my life when I have felt that rock star feeling! I think I must create a scrapbook page about it!