I logged into Facebook and saw where Monique Griffith from Monique Griffith Designs, had put up some pictures from the Stampede. I was having a great time going through and looking at the pictures and then a picture of Monique, Joy - Obsessed With Scrapbooking, and Melanie - Courtney Lane Designs, pops up and tears start to flow *okie swears she is the biggest sap she knows*.
I know, I know, you are probably thinking "WTH OKIE!!". But to see Monique there standing with two other ladies that I know and admire and all three smiling so happily just hit me and made me realize how lucky we are to have Monique still with us. It also made me realize how easily others can touch us without our realizing it. I got acquainted with all three of the ladies on the Cricut Messageboard and while I do know Joy and Melanie in person *and okie can't wait until June to see them again at the Great American Scrapbooking Convention* I still consider Monique a friend as if I know her in person.
A few years back Monique came to my defense in a misunderstanding and that truly touched me and made me realize then what a great person she is. I think the thing about Monique is, I not only consider her a friend, but also one of my heroes. How she was able to go through her fight with cancer and present such a cheery positive attitude just attests to her being worth hero status. I can't even begin to describe the feelings of gratitude toward God for not being selfish and allowing Monique to continue here with us so she can not only share her creativity but also be a testimony of His goodness.