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Saturday, May 08, 2010

I tried to make this post last night but really couldn't. You see, I spent Thursday and Friday at a childrens bereavement camp as one of the councelors and emotionally I was drained. Every five minutes I'd burst into tears, these poor children at 6 or 7, the things they have had to deal with is overwhelming - It's hard as an adult to deal with a death of a parent or other loved one. I had one of those little ones in my arms crying, my heart just ached. She then stopped and looked up at me, her eyes still wet with tears and she pasted a bright smile on her face and said "Happy Birthday" - I just melted, that image will be with me as long as I live. 
At lunch the kids and staff sang happy birthday to me and brought out this beautiful cake, I was beyond touched.
When I got home I found an amazing gift in my mailbox, a lovely book. Every single page filled with beauty and color. You see, it was made just for me by my amazing friend Susan. She was a caring, sweet, wonderful person back in high school and her lovliness has only gotten more grand as these years have passed. Thank you, friend - I am speechless at the love you put into making this just for me:

the inside cover

Here are a few pages before my old camera ran out of memory space :o\

This whole book is filled with wonderful things - THANK YOU, again, Susan...my day was truly perfect!.........................at the Shores

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Susan HP said...

WOW! I had to read & show your post to David. We both cried. What a wonderful thing to spend time with and hug those who can't hug the ones they loved. You are truly amazing!
p.s. David is envious of the water & wine that you so richly deserve. I'm just flattered, to say the least to be a part of this heartbreakingly lovely blog post.

Andrea said...

I think I've shed all the tears I had...just wiped out. Desperately need a nap! It really was a sweet, sweet day :o)
PS You both are welcome to join in the water and wine ANY day!

 

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