As some of you know, 3 months ago my father passed away suddenly of a heart attack on his 60th birthday. I had just had a baby 5 weeks before. 3 weeks before that my husband had to leave for 3 months for work. It was a lot of stress and big life changes in short succession...all within a month about. After all of this I held it together pretty well. But as it all sunk in, it began to take it's toll and I started to become ill. I'm ok now, thanks to family and friends who have been there for me.
It's been a very difficult 3 months.
I wanted to take the opportunity to publicly thank all of the people who have lent me so much support through these last few months. People have sent me flowers, taken my kids for play dates, made me dinner, sent me gifts....it's really been amazing. What touched me the most were the things sent to me from people I don't even know that well. I think I received cards, gifts, sweets, books, baby things just about every day for a month. In fact it's been so overwhelming that I haven't even had the time to keep up with it and thank everyone properly. I WILL get to that. I mean it.
I just want you to know that each card, book, gift, box of hand made cookies.....each one made me cry. Not in the bad way, but in the way that I was so grateful. I felt so loved it couldn't be helped. I just wept every day for a month...and happy tears for a change. To think that you would go through the trouble to do something so nice for someone you may not have ever met in person.... it meant something to me.
I also want to thank everyone who left comments of comfort on the blog. It was good to hear so much positive from so many. There are some of you who have gone through similar experiences and for a while there, when it was really important, I didn't feel so alone.
I'm going to post a tutorial or two pretty soon. I'm edging my way back into work and daily life. Sorry for the hermiting. I hermit. But I'll be back.
Thank you for your patience. And thank you for reading.