Thursday, October 25, 2012

Chin up...


Chin up is an endearing term my sweet best friend Amy and I use. Sometimes several times a day to one another. We pass each other in the car line taking our kiddos to school.  If we are needing a pep talk during the day...chin up...can be seen across our texting screen. I have needed a lot of chin up conversations lately...Amy and her husband Jeff have blessed me with many. This sweet card image reminds me to lift my head and move forward. Something that I have been doing with the love and help of all my friends...I am blessed.


Chin up...on the day this amazing package arrived. Facilitated by the none other than Miss Elizabeth of Creative Breathing.


A friend from the beginning of the journey in blog land who continues to wrap her loving arms around me and share in all the ups and downs.


A gathering of hearts from friends across the miles.


Crafted with me in mind as a virtual hug.


Time spent writing notes of encouragement and perfectly cut images from ladies that took moments out of their day to let me know they were concerned.


Wrapped in prayers and well wishes. 



Words of encouragement and love.


Prayers of hope and strength.


Poems, cards and beaded hearts to fill the gaps in mine.


All so beautifully made and packaged. 


I went through each one. Mesmerized by the stitches, cuts and time taken. All the notes read and re-read. Knowing so many people shared in my pain, cared about my little world and most of all held a piece of my heart with them.

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who helped create a box full of love. They are treasured beyond words. Miss E, thank you for all your work in making this box of hearts lead to many days of "chin up". 

24 comments:

laurie -magpie ethel said...

A moment out of each of our lives to show you how much we care...
chip up...and up and up!

Sandy said...

I felt very honored to put one a heart in the box! I consider you a dear friend and want what is best for you and your family...:) Love, Sandy

Fran said...

How very lucky you are...so blessed to have such caring, loving friends.
--Fran

Kim K. said...

Thinking of you each and every day. We're all here for you, dear friend.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hearts for our sweetheart of a friend! We have missed you, and are so happy you're back!
Erica :)

vintage grey said...

a special way to show how much you are loved!! such a blessing you have been to me and all of these lovely women. Sending you hugs sweet Renee!! Missed you! xo Heather

craftyles said...

What dear hearts and dear friends who care about you.Thinking of you often.

Barbara said...

Just the nicest thing ... a reminder of how many friends are thinking of you and wishing good things for you. xxoo

vivian said...

wonderful!! I never managed to get mine made for you, though had every intention of doing so.. (grr!)
anyways.. we have the most lovely community of blogger friends dont we?
have a great weekend Renee!
xoxo

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Glad you felt the love, Renee! although I wasn't able to make a heart, my virtual heart was in that box- praying for you and loving on you! ♥

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I was very happy to include my virtual hug to you, Renee. : ) Hope they brought you some small comfort to know that you are being thought of.

A Vintage Chic said...

So wonderful to see your name on my blogroll this morning, Renee...such a lovely boxful of love you received--so sorry I didn't get one in there for you, too! I was away from home so much during that time, I wasn't getting ANY crafting done!

I've been thinking of you lots, though--and you've definitely been in my prayers...the Lord gives the best "chin up" I know of...I'm sure you've been getting lots from Him, too.

Wishing you much happier days, dear friend...and sending so much love and many, many warm hugs...

Julie

RetroSandie said...

I, too, was honored to be a part of your "box of hearts" wrapped in hugs! It's important to let a sister blogger know she IS loved! Happy to see you are back!!
Hugs, Sandie

Dorothy said...

You're such a sweet person. Hugs from me and Ms. Wilma
~Dorothy~

chris mckinley said...

Like others, I was so happy to be part of the package of hearts that was sent to you!! Just a little something from your blogpals to let you know we are thinking of you!

chris

ImagiMeri said...

Nothing but hugs and love for such a sweet lady.

I'm so darn happy to see you blogging again. Don't forget to visit your craft room daily and just play for a bit......it feeds your heart and soul, which are necessary for your healing.

Love ya
Meri

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

You're such a sweet person, you've been a blessing to me and all of us here, we've missed you, chin up we're all here for you :) Sending hugs & blessings xo Holly

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

They are so awesome! Yes, there are so many wonderful friends from blogging! Each one is so special, just like YOU!!!
Praying for you and your hubby!
I haven't been around much in blogland so I had to catch up a bit with you! Glad that you are making pretties...
God Bless.
Warmly,
deb

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Renee!
It's so touching to see the outpouring of love from Elizabeth and so many of your blog pals. Each tiny heart represents a Love Pat from God!
I continue to pray for you and your dear family.
Blessings and love,
Carolynn xoxo

Into Vintage said...

The blogosphere is an amazing place and filled with some exceptional people, just like you. xo

Kathy said...

I am back from my trip south and getting caught up with everyone and was delighted to find your new posts and your creative mojo alive and well! You are a very special gal and if you are ever in doubt then all you need to do is look at this out-pouring of love. XOXO

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

How blessed you are to receive such sweet, uplifting gifts. You are, indeed, one very special person!

donna said...

Renee it is so good to see you in blog land. I was so happy to be a part of the heart box. I think of you often. Hope all is well with you I will continue to keep you in my prayers.
Much Love
donna

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

beautiful!!