5 years ago today, I lost my Dad to a massive heart attack. It has taken me years to come to terms with the devastating sucker punch that I received that day. That morning I was prepared to call him because it was his birthday, by lunch I was dealing with his death. Last year, I decided I was no longer going to spend October 12th in a zombie state remembering. I have decided that from now on, I make new memories on October 12th. On this day, in 2011, I was at Disney World with my hubby and kids. Today, in 2012, I am opening a new business on Etsy. This will be an ongoing adventure that I know would make my Dad proud. Please check out my current canvases and take a moment to hug those you love today. God bless!!