It has been quite a journey for me; since I last blogged well over a year ago~
When my younger daughter was killed in that auto accident (10/16) my life was changed forever.
And since then, I have felt a little bit like - -an onion (for lack of a better analogy).
Ever- - So- - Slowly, the layers peeling away - and revealing what God is re-creating in me;
as I yield my heart to the lessons that are opening up~
and so, my heart wants to go on and on - pondering and talking of all that I have learned through this 'crushing event';
but space and time will not allow me at the moment... SO - let me address what is on my heart and mind concerning all of you - - my blog-world friends : ) <3
I'm not really one for 'picking a word' ; )
- but this is my word for you. Support. I have received so much from the blog community that
It left me speechless for a long time~ You have reached out to me with loving kindness and
sincere gestures of sympathy and - - support. Thru your comments, e-mails to check on me, and even creative gifts sent right to my door - I have received love and uplifting, encouraging help. You are women of a generous spirit - who take this art of blogging to an emotional level; by your outreach and care.
I realize we are friends 'from a distance' - since we come from 'all over the world' (literally) and many of us have never met each other. But you bring more than just creativity, inspiration and ideas for the things we have in common (... <3 art ...) you also bring (the universal word) LOVE into the equation - and I cannot thank you enough for all the Love I have felt along this last year~~
Thank you so very very much.
In case a few may be wondering, I am now living in the north western part of Montana, USA. I am still working full-time from home as before (accounting) but I am now just minutes away from my elder daughter and her family; as well as my (widowed) Son-in-law and grandkids. This is soo healing for me~
It is a snowy and beautiful place to be! And Spring arrives at a slower pace here - but with it comes the hope of warmth and Summer ahead. So; I'm waiting for April . . . <3
I want to share just a few of the things I received from the beautiful hearts out there~
Lets hope I can find the photo's and post them here! I no longer have the type of computer I was used to for blogging -so I'll need time to learn a different route~ (you will notice the lighting and camera need work : )
From dear wonderful Karen @ Todolwen blog. http://www.todolwen.ca/
to me <3 My photography does Not do this lovely piece justice.
You really can't see all the gorgeous details here - but this is on her blog as well. I encourage you to stop by and see her amazing work~
She included some lovely sheet music snowflakes and wonderful card.
I also received something from my dear friend Ivana, @ papergirl crafts https://papergirlcrafts.blogspot.com/
an assortment of the sweetest softest card-making supplies! She has been so good to me over the years I've known her. Taking interest in my hearts concerns; sharing with generosity, and keeping in touch.
Dear dear Marie at lost bird studio http://marie-lostbirdstudio.blogspot.com/
sent me a gift a few weeks ago; and it has been the focus of my first 'creation' in over a year; albeit a simple one~
She sent gorgeous laces and ribbon, vintage paper-people : ) some metal, some vintage buttons., tags, & on and on! And if the next image looks familiar - she had shared/started this collage on her blog in her Feb 13th post - and included it in my package~
It is a very cool vintage style gift bag with the butterfly girl, and on her wings it said:
So, I did! : )
I made her some paintbrushes (toothpicks,) and I added some canvases for her to work on : ) using some of the things Marie included in my gift.
And I wish you all so much love and Gods very best for the coming new year~
Hugs and blessings,