Sometimes people come into our lives and yet we never actually meet them. Blogging gives us this wonderful opportunity to connect to people across the globe. And sometimes we get to know them on such a deep and personal level, that if ever given the opportunity to meet in person there are SURE to be tears of joy! That's how this custom painting came about.
I meet Cheri through my blog in February. I was reeling in grief after the death of a friend and she was dealing with grief of her own. She is a reader of my blog and while in the hospital waiting room she pulled up my blog and the post "A Gentle Spirit". The artwork and the prayer I used sent a message to her soul she said. She then proceeded to thank me for "reaching in and starting my heart back up." She's an artist as well and told me she enjoys reading my blog and finds inspiration here often. Wow. Talk about humbling. I was of course balling my eyeballs out throughout the entire email and sent her one back immediately thanking her for taking the time to share her story with me. Because you know what, it's the stories like hers that remind me that I am EXACTLY where I am supposed to be in this journey. And her story adds and enriches my story you know?
So dear Cheri, I thank you SO much for taking the time to email me and share your story. There is magic in words. And the sparkly dust you sent my way in February touched my heart perhaps more than my words did you.