Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Giving Thanks: Doves

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


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.

19 comments:

L said...

God Bless you and your family, Ali. Prayers and hugs!

Samantha Ngy said...

These cookies are so absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous! I know it's been an incredibly painful year so far for you, but I am so happy to see you pushing your way back! xoxo

lizy b said...

You hermit all you need to sweet pea. We'll all be here when you fell up to it! Nothing, absolutely nothing in this world (and interwebs) is more important than your health and your munchkins. Hugs!

Jill FCS said...

You are loved, sister, not just for your amazing talent, but for the amazing woman you are.

Anonymous said...

Sending love and hugs. Thanks for sharing your heart...Laura T.

Susie said...

Hermit away. I cannot imagine the flood of emotions over these months. We're not going anywhere. We'll wait. Rock that baby, remember your daddy and spend time with those precious friends. Hugs.

Hani Bacova said...

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Terri said...

So sad for your loss, but happy to hear you are starting to feel better. Take care!

Michelle @ MakeMeCake.me said...

Oh my gosh, that's a heck of a lot for a person to handle, especially with all those new mama hormones! I had my second baby in June and can't imagine so much going on in such a short time and with a new baby, too. Sending over a big virtual hug of support! Also, your doves are gorgeous!

gilda said...

You are such a good down to earth person!! With a lot of talent!! I wish you the best.

Anne @ Have a Cookie! said...

Taking care of yourself and healing is most important at this time. We miss you but completely understand where you are right now. Take all the time you need.

Glory/ Glorious Treats said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cookies! I'm so sorry this has been such a rough season, but take all the time you need to rest, and spend time with your family! We'll be ready for all your fabulous creations when you are!

Gilda said...

You are a vey down to earth person so kind and talented!i am so sorry for the sadness in your heart... ! Gilda from Italy

The Bearfoot Baker said...

We love you sweet Ali!!

Yael Even said...

Be well! You're the best!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison, Glad you are feeling better, we all miss you! The dove cookies are just beautiful, you are so talented. Take care and we will "see" you soon xxBrenda

SweetSugarBelle said...

You are loved!

Asmita said...

These cookies are stunning like all your other work!
I hope you have a great 2014. Wishing you the very best!

 

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