Monday, January 25, 2016
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.