Hello! My name is Susan Larsen and welcome to the Crafty Wildflower.
I’m a lover of crafts, adventures and I love to read anything and everything! Why the Crafty Wildflower? Well I’ll start with the Wildflower part. My husband and I have been married for 20 years, we have four wonderful children now, but we met 22 years ago. When we met I was two years past losing my dad, a father to 10 kids. I was 17 years old when we met and God sent him to me to help me navigate the world ahead. As a team we helped out with my younger siblings who were also going through the grief and transition of losing a father. It was difficult. Hard. Awful. And I wouldn’t trade it for anything in this world, because of that experience and hardship in my life I believe it shaped me to become who I am today. Flawed, happy and hopeful. I choose happiness everyday because I want to be happy.
Can you be happy after trauma and grief?
I believe you can. My husband wrote me a poem about a year after we were dating called “The Wildflower.” It’s an upbeat encouraging beautiful piece of work that inspires the belief that even if you’re sown among the rocks you can still rise through it all and become beautiful and strong. In fact, growing among the rocks, where no one expects, is what makes you just that. He has since made it into a book that can be given to those who are going through a difficult time. See our link to the book: