Thursday, February 2, 2012

...and they just keep coming!

Last week was a difficult one. My ex-husband, the father of my 3 boys past away at the age of 49. It has been extremely overwhelming at times. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband who empathises with what the boys may be going through as he lost his son a few years ago. We are all now part of, what is described by Melody Beattie as "The Grief Club."  The layers of pain are complex. My boys are amazing, and I know that God is with each of them. I am truly blessed to have this life that I have...thanks folks

 On a brighter note, as life does go on, look what keeps arriving at my doorstep.

Thank you Richard M. from  New Jersey
 I enjoy laying out the dolls, I like to guess which ones were made first...they always seem to morph and take on just that much more character the more you make them...
Thank you Virginia M. from Auburn MI
 an added bow here...maybe some dreadlocks there...I LOVE that everyone adds their own little touch...or big touch, in some cases...what did I say?  I L O V E IT!!!
Peek-a-Boo box thank you to Patricia R. from Chisholm MN
 My friend and I say, "let your freak flag fly!!! The larger, the higher, the better"
What we mean by that is simple: Be proud and embrace the wonderful differences that make you, you!
Thanks to Jane E. from Montara CA
 aren't these bags too sweet!

Thanks to J. Olson of St. Paul MN!

 awwweee, is all I could say when I opened the box!

Once again, your outpouring of support, and the sharing of your creative caring is so warmly appreciated. I know that the love that was put into making these wonderful dolls is given out 10 fold to those who receive them.
Warm Smiles to All,


  1. I'm so sorry. Words are always inadequate at times like these but over time, may you find solace in the amazing work you do, and may your sons' hearts heal and be helped by your kind DH, as time passes. Take care of yourselves. Don't let anyone tell you that grieving has a timetable. It is what it is.

    The dolls are so beautiful.

  2. Grief goes on much longer and stronger than people outside your lives will think. I lost my Dad (he was 56) a couple of years ago, and it was exceptionally hard on everyone. My heart goes out to you and yours.

    You can be expecting some Comfort dolls from Gainesville, Fl in March :)

  3. Hi Brenda, I have made a few of these little gems for you and they will be with you soon. I blogged about it and hopefully the word will get out!!
    This is a great thing! thanks for doing this!
    Tracey Wirth

  4. So sorry for your loss. God will see your through this.
    Looks like the dolls are coming in droves now! This is great!!
    I hope I can soon participate again.
    Hugs and God Bless You

  5. thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. The boys and I, along with my husband, are moving forward. Death is part of living, and I believe this life is a journey, and it is up to us to participate.
    Warm smiles,