Thursday, May 3, 2012
An Outpouring of Love
As many of you already know, my mother recently passed away and, as with the death of any family member, comes an overwhelming feeling of sadness and loss. With today’s families scattered about the country, you don’t always have the support system you need when you need it. Or so I thought.
Working from home as an event organizer, I don’t have co-workers next to me to talk to about what’s going on in my life — whether it be the celebrations or the hardships. So when something big happens, there’s not always someone right there to share it with. I'm not the type to wax poetic on Facebook or my blog (although I do get on my soap box occasionally), and I had made no posts regarding my mother's health.
Therefore, I was amazed when little by little — as people learned of the news — heartfelt thoughts and supportive words started trickling in. Handmade cards from family, friends and many of you who attend Art & Soul started arriving. I was overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity of spirit in this very emotional period in my life. These beautiful cards and encouraging words helped lift me up and I realized that I am not alone. That you are my family. The bonds of which provided me that pillar of strength I so needed, just when I needed it most.
I wanted to take a moment and say thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul for all your well-wishes, introspective words, graceful correspondence and stunning handmade cards. You may never know how much they meant to me.