I've inherited the 'Creeps' from Matt's blog. These amazingly kind and thoughtful women have warmed my heart. Not only do they make such supportive and loving comments on my blog (which I love to get), I recently started to receive 'happy mail' from some of them. I walked to our mailbox (we are on a rural route) to find some AWESOME and HAPPY mail from the Creeps last week. These letters and parcels made me cry - happy tears. The kind of tears you shed when you know that someone cares and it's okay to 'feel'. Thank you so very, very much, you Creeps.
Also, during 'Shit Week', someone left an amazing gift hanging from my front door. I do not know who did this but I am so very thankful. I don't know if it was a coincidence or if the person knew that I had found a painting at a fabulous little gallery that made my heart ache - the boat that Jeff had fished on for years and was fishing on when we started dating. I have SO very many fond memories of this boat and the location. I thought it could be a way to keep the history of Jeff's life on the sea accessible to the kids...and me. I loved this painting and was trying to figure out a way to 1. pay for it 2. justify the payment of it. I never did manage to buy it, but I so love this painting of the little boat. I had hung it in 'just the right spot' within two minutes of finding it at the front door. Thank you to whoever you are. I absolutely cherish it.
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