Friday, September 28, 2012

Unexpected


It is late here in the Heart of Ohio, my crafting for the day at it's end, my thoughts collected and ready to share, unexpected revelations to drift me off to sleep.


Friendship usually kept at a safe distance was today allowed to wash over me like sunlight on a hillside. My entire person felt lighter and unexpectedly at home. Personal stories shared in the past did not mark me forever, "damaged goods" as I thought they always did.


The bravery it takes to declare the unexpected is bravery I most admire. To know in your heart that your core being does not change in unwanted circumstances is affirmation that those you call friend have often told you so.


I am so thankful that so many of us have told our sweet Renee that she does not stand alone in the days ahead. She stands with the support of her many friends.


And this is not at all unexpected.


16 comments:

chris mckinley said...

So nicely put Elizabeth!! I'm am quite sure it was a difficult post to write. And so nice to see comments from, so many people. People who do not judge....People who give unconditional support!!

chris

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hearts are a great idea Elizabeth! And your post was obviously "from the heart" as well! We all love Renee, and will do whatever we can to help her get through this difficult time!
Thanks E!
Erica :)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

His loving kindness is better than life!
But indeed, it's what MAKES life worth living! ♥

RetroSandie said...

Yes, I agree that hearts are a great idea! It's wonderful to think that there is so much support and encouragement here.
(Also I must say, E, your figures are just adorable!!!)
Sandie

Kim K. said...

Consider it done, Elizabeth. I'd jump on a plane for her.

craftyles said...

Hearts are a great idea to show our support. You do have a way with words and have wonderful ideas as well. Better get busy on that heart!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These little guys are all adorable, Elizabeth! I hope you had a great birthday {was it yesterday?}. I got your email and a heart will be making its way to you this week for Renee.

Joanne said...

What a beautiful loving idea!
Blessings, Joanne

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet of you, Elizabeth! I am stopping by this morning to say...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU! I hope you are having a FUN day! Sending you bunches of birthday hugs from Florida! HAVE FUN!!! Sweet Southern hugs, your buddy, Diane

LBP said...

You are so thoughtful! Of course we will all stand together for Renee. that's what friends do! BTW Happy Birthday!

Blessings

Linda

Sandy said...

Well written Elizabeth....the support I felt as I struggled with my depression was sometimes the only thing that got me through a particular day......I am so touched by this post.....if you are reading this Renee, we all love you!

Debby said...

Great idea E. I will try to get a heart started and on its way.
Happy Birthday. Mine is almost here.
We sure have been blessed some beautiful days. Seemed like the trees changed over night.
((((((HUGS)))))

Dorothy said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!
I am making a heart for sweet Renee right now!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I hope the Birthday card I sent arrived in time!
HAPPY
BIRTHDAY!!!
Warmly,
deb

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Dropping in the mail today. Great idea!

voyance par mail said...

If I add this comment is firstly to flatter your ego.