Sunday, December 12, 2010

thank you



A rainy day can be a welcomed excuse to stay in "woobie clothes" all day with hot drinks and little agenda. Today is going to be that kind of a day.

The past few days have been a whirlwind of emotions and events from bewildered grief to enjoying the warm gathering and reaching out of family and friends. I thank each and every one of you for your heartfelt comments at my previous post. I am thankful to be part of this wonderfully nurturing community we have found and created online. Words cannot express my gratefulness for the understanding and comforting words and {hugs} received -- I felt every one of them.

With warmest and most sincere thanks. {Hugs} from me to you. I'm glad I shared.

xo
elyse

29 comments:

Denise said...

I had not heard of your Moms passing.I am so sorry.I posted not long ago about my own Moms passing and a christmas miracle that happened on my first christmas without her.I know I'm new to you but oh how I feel your pain.You can read that post if you like.God WILL continue to bless you even while you morn.

Country Dreaming said...

Take care and get lots of rest.
Enjoy your "woobie clothes."

Melinda

A Vintage Chic said...

I'm glad you shared, too, Elyse...there's something so comforting in being able to do that.

I'm glad you're having a "woobie clothes" day--we call it "lazy clothes" day--they're our favorites! It's so important at times like this to allow yourself to do that.

I hope things slow down a little for you, my friend, and that your soul will feel a bit of peace and calm...this is just the season to surround yourself with those things...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...

Julie

debi said...

I'm also glad you shared Elyse. I don't think we're always only about sharing pretty things here in blogland. We are friends who care about our friends. Sometimes, sharing our heartaches helps them heal better.

I'm so happy to hear that you are taking a day of rest...take care of yourself dear friend. Most importantly, give yourself the time to heal.
Sending hugs and prayers, Debi

Amanda said...

Your post made me feel better...it was so warm and full of love. A reminder to each and every one of us. Thanks so much, I'm glad you shared.

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I am still sending many warm hugs your way.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I have always found that when you put words to paper, it helps you to understand and to deal with whatever is pressing at the moment. It's a sort of release that allows you to work through the emotions. I think a woobie clothes kinda day is just what you need. Relax, breathe, enjoy. Best wishes, Tammy

Theresa said...

I believe that we should share with each other when times are hard as well as easy! That's what friends do and I consider us friends! Love and prayers to you and your family! HUGS!

It's me said...

Bigg huge hug from me darling...it is so important to share things with others........all the comments for my mom at this moment......i am all my blogging friends so thankful !!!....just when you need it the most...love Ria...

Mary Ellen said...

Elyse I am so sorry to hear about the loss of you mother. So many emotions seem to whirl during these times. I remember all the 100 million thoughts and change from desperate sadness to joy and peace within nano-seconds when my father passed away. Christmas eve was his Birthday so it is always a happy/sad time.

I pray you will feel God's loving and comforting arms around you during this time and that many forgotten happy memories will be remembered and cherished.

Your are loved sweet friend!

bee blessed
mary

The Shanty Girl said...

Elyse, I am so sorry to hear about your loss and will be praying for your family to feel comfort and peace.
Sherry

Brenda Kula said...

You're most welcome, Elyse! We bloggers stick close together and take care of our own.
Brenda

Lorrie said...

The blogging community is a caring one. Treat yourself gently these days.

NanaDiana said...

I'm glad you shared too, Elyse...for in sharing our sorrows, as well as our joys, we become an even stronger sisterhood. I am blessed to have found you here you sweet tinkerer! xxoo Diana

Rose Brier Studio said...

continued love & more hugs.
~marilee

Jill said...

We all absolutely adore you, Elyse. I'm glad that you shared your news with us. I know it couldn't have been very easy to do.

Sending lots more hugs your way~
Jill

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Elyse,

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I saw the post the other day and was on my way out, so I wanted to wait till I had a few minutes to express my sympathies. Having gone through the loss of my Father and having so many people surround me with love and support, I know how you feel. You did a beautiful job with her cards too, so touching and I know it must have been a sad day doing them too. I find my creative outlets have been the most important thing for me and they helped me so much to get through the hard parts.

Use your incredible creative talents to help you through, they will be such gifts to you, and to others. My thoughts are with you and your family!

Love, Cyn xo

NicNacManiac said...

My deepest sympathies for your loss! A lovely tribute with your creative talents, I know your Mom would feel much love!!
Sending big hugs and many blessings your way...stay cozy xOxO Nerina

Zuzu said...

& more hugs coming your way...
~ Zuzu

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh Elyse, I am so sorry to hear this sad sad news.
I know there is nothing I can say to make you feel any better, but I just wanted to let you know that I am so sorry for your loss & I'm sending you lots of love across the miles.
love
Alison
x

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Love you Sweet Elyse.

Lilybets said...

Dear Elyse,i hope you will be full of peace and energy in your spirit soon...bye,good night.Lilybets.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

we all need days like these..in fact I'm having sort of a similar day...I say sort of...because I'm still in my jamies..and I'm sipping on hot chocolate and eating cookies all day...

but I'm not going through the tough emotions that you are at this time. I caught up on reading your blog...and the last post before this one was sad.

My thoughts are with you...
what you did with those cute tags I'm sure was a sweet, soft and simple healing to you.

ciao bella...
carmelina

Carey said...

I am so sorry for your loss of yoour dear Mother. I was wondering through your blog and was admiring all the sweet things you create. When I came to the post about your Mom it tugged at my heart strings. I love what you did with your Mom's picture and adding her favorite treat. I am sure it put a smile on your Mom's face. I hope you feel the love and support being offered. I wish you and your family a blessed holiday.
Hugs,
Carey

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Enjoy your must-have-at-least-one-of-these-days-a-month day. While you make yourself another cup of warm vanilla tea, you could send me an email with your postal address. Your name came out in the chocolate letter post.
Take good care, Elyse. xxx and some more xxx

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

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Kelly Massman said...

What a sweet photo and so glad that it helped to have some of us bloggers "listen." Sometimes, that's all it takes to feel like the world is ok, too!

P.S. I've just become your 1000 follower! Yay!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Keep warm sweetie and take care. My Mother has passed also and I especially miss her this time of the year. I am here for you!

I love you with all my heart.
Maryjane
xox