Monday, January 25, 2016

Gratitude Gathering


Saturday I had the honour of gathering with the most amazing group of ladies I know. There are no words to really express how much these ladies mean to me. When the world as I knew it crumbled in the fall these are the ladies that were there. They cried with me, hugged me, and held me. They brought me food and care packages. They sent texts checking in, and they ordered knitted hats, rope baskets, and herbal products to help support Reece and I. They were supportive and understanding, provided a listening ear and love, and above all else gave me solace at a time when I felt deeply hurt and alone. In short, they were there when it truly counted. They stood by me, without question, and showed just how much they care about Reece and I. They stepped up and helped me rebuild my foundation, one rock at a time, allowing me to stand tall again, letting my light shine through the darkness.

To honour them I planned a special day of nature connection, crafting, and food. We meet at the conservation area, and hiked through the woods chatting, laughing and enjoying each others company. Back at my place we made tea and sat around the table making kite paper stars, chosen as the craft for the day to represent all the light they shared with me during those dark days, and the light that is now shining in my days again. Lunch was enjoyed and more tea, and then the need for more comfort. My tribe was there when a little bit of darkness clouded the afternoon, and I honestly thank the Universe for the way it all worked out. Again we cried, they held me and they offered love, support and advice. By the time they left, many hours later, I felt much better, and yet again grateful for the ladies I am honoured to call friends.

Thank you my friends, my tribe, for everything. I don't feel it really is enough, those words, but I think you know just how much gratitude comes with them. I love you guys, and my life is full because you are part of it.

42 comments:

  1. Truly wonderful Kim. This post made my heart well with happiness. Your day sounds like it was the perfect way to say thank you, and honour the beautiful people in your life.

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    1. It is wonderful, and I am so happy to call these beautiful ladies friends. Thank you!

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  2. What a gift these ladies are! Their friendship sounds priceless.

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  3. We all need a special tribe as we travel this world, and I'm so glad you have yours.
    Happy Monday!!!

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    1. And happy Monday to you too Tracey. xo

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  4. Beautiful! I hope that you are finding it easier to shine with each passing day! Much love!

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    1. Thanks Tiffany. Some days are easier than others, but I am doing my best. xo

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  5. Friends are one of God's greatest blessings! :0) so good that you were able to be surrounded by so much love and support Kim. Blessings to you and Reece :D mari

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  6. How wonderful, Kim. I'm so glad these ladies have been there to support you as your life is changing. I'm happy to know that being with them feels so good.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, I feel very blessed to be surrounded by so much love and light.

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  7. Sometimes words are very inadequate, but I'm sure they do know. I hope you're coping with that darkness and so glad you have a tribe there for you when you need them.

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    1. I hope so :) Coping as best as I can, and happy to have friends who are there without question.

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  8. Nice.

    I am happy you are surrounded by such lovely sounding people.

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  9. I am so glad you have such wonderful friends in your life to lift you up, cry with you, laugh with you and to lean on. Great friends like that are such a blessing and I'm happy you have them!

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    1. Such a blessing, and until you move through dark times, you just don't realize how much they truly mean to you.

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  10. A good group of girls friends is what keeps us all strong I think! :)

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  11. I am so happy that you have your support system in place as you travel unknown territory. This is priceless!!

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    1. Priceless describes it perfectly, not sure where I would be without these ladies :)

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  12. You are truly a beautiful soul. So glad you have women like that in your life. I think every person needs a community like that around them.

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    1. Thank you my friend. And yes, we all need the support of community, and I am so happy to have these ladies as I move through this.

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  13. Sending you much love and light (and wishing we lived close enough so I could do more). xoxo

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  14. I cannot bring to words how thankful I am that you are surrounded by these wonderful women!

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    1. They are pretty amazing, and I am filled with much gratitude for them.

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  15. what a beautiful story filled with true love and sharing ... just like you are, you receive the light you deserve.
    I wish you still receive plenty of light and Love !

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  16. Love this. You deserve having so much love around you Kim. Sending you sweet prayers of peace and love. XO

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  17. i cried when i read this. good tears. happy that you have these wonderful women in your life kind of tears. sending warm hugs from oregon.

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    1. Thank you Jenny, feeling those hugs. xo

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  18. It's so wonderful to have friends like that, isn't it? So happy that you have your ladies by your side right now (I am one of them!) and so glad that you have found so much to be grateful for during this difficult time. xo

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    1. It is Taryn, and I know you are surrounded by some pretty amazing friends too, and I am one of them, as you are one of mine :)

      Thinking of you, and sending love. xo

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  19. I've been thinking of you today and just wanted to say Hello!

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    1. Thank you Tracey, it means a lot that you checked in. It has been a difficult few days, but I am seeing some light again, and it feels good.

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  20. I'm so happy you were well cared for this week-end. And what a beautful way to show your love for all of them. I'm so glad you have such a wonerful support network through all this.

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    1. Thanks Yanic, I so enjoyed honouring these ladies. And yes, they are the most amazing support.

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  21. I'm so happy that you have these beautiful friends close by. You've been on my mind a lot lately. Shine.

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts my friend. I have read your email, will respond soon, I am having a hard time with emails lately, just can't seem to get in a groove with answering them. I will soon though.

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