Storms make the oak grow deeper roots. ~ George Herbert
I was not online much after posting about Joseph’s death. You can imagine my surprise when I saw all the comments from people that I’ve never met; people that never had the privilege of knowing my nephew. To say the outpouring of love and support was overwhelming is an understatement. I shared each and every one of them with my sister.
Beyond that, I received many emails and cards.
Lynn from Latte with Linky sent me an exquisite Vintage Handkerchief Coffee Sleeve. She sells these at her etsy shop.
Melissa of Cottage Charm sent stunning and fragrant roses.
I ordered some things from Bianca of Just Be Designs etsy shop and she in turn, went to my blog and read about our loss. When my order arrived it was accompanied by a lovely card and two additional necklaces — gifts for my sister and me. They were custom made and have an image of Joseph as a little boy on one side and the last photograph taken of him on the reverse side. I will wear it often in remembrance of my nephew and also the kindness of a stranger.
Today, I received a box from Victoria of Confessions of a New Old Home Owner that was filled with a beautifully detailed mug and floral necklace as well as soap, lip balm, and a charming pin cushion she created herself. Victoria has her own brick and mortar and online shops.
All of these sweet gestures touched my heart and gave me strength. As I type this letter I am filled with gratitude for your kindness, prayers and friendship.
My sister wrote a note to The Fairfield House Blog readers and asked that I post it.
Reminder: The Fairfield House 2011 Post Card Exchange is still in process.