July 25, 2009

Important update

Just wanted to say that I am sorry I haven't been posting or around much the last few weeks. My mother passed away recently, after a long illness, and it's been a difficult time for me. It is a strange and difficult road, the grieving process. The sadness, the tears, the memories that flood you, at times when you least expect it. And even moments of acceptance and peace that stir in the midst of this emotional roller coaster. I am only now slowly beginning to feel like joining the world again. And to be honest even that feeling changes from day to day, moment to moment. So I am doing the only thing I can do, and that is take it one day, one hour at a time. To allow myself to grieve, to remember, to cry and to miss so deeply the woman I was so blessed to call my mother.
I am beginning to work on some art projects that express how I feel and to also honor her memory. I am hoping to figure out and organize in the near future an art auction to benefit Alzhiemer's research, as this disease steals precious time and memories from so many loved ones. If anyone has any information on how to go about setting up an online art auction for a charity. I would greatly appreciate any help or information you could offer, as I've never done anything like this before. It would mean alot to me to honor her memory in this way and to also help with finding a cure so that other's may be spared from the effects of such a devasting disease. Thank you...

11 comments:

Terri said...

I currently have no info to pass on to you for an online auction...perhaps you could talk to the laddies at the ties that bing and they could give you some help in that area. I have a link on my blog.

I am sorry that you have lost your mother and the illness robbed you both of so much. It is a roller coaster ride the grieving process. Ride it out. I promise you it will get more manageable with time. I look forward to the promise of the last enemy death will be brought to nothing and sickness and moring will be done away with. (Rev 21:4)
I hope you can take some comfort in these thoughts and that we have a God for whom it is impossible for him to lie. I wish the promises will come sooner than later but they will come.

Kelley said...

Thank you Terri for your words of comfort and condolences. It is greatly appreciated. And thanks for the tip on finding some info too.

Terri said...

Hi Kelly,
I had just got up when I left that comment..oh my now I can see all the misplellings...Well, I do spell bad and do not type well... but this was really bad...

1) ladies
2) Ties that Bind
3) morning

I think you got what I ment to say

Kelley said...

Terri, yes I got exactly what you meant to say..no worries, my spelling isn't always so great either. Especially when I am not fully awake..but you did make me chuckle so thank you for that. :)

lisa cole said...

aww kelley, i'm sorry about your mom ... {{{{{{hugs}}}}}}

Kelley said...

Thank you Lisa. Life around here has been extra hard lately. But the kindness and support I've received from you and other's has helped and is so deeply appreciated..I am very blessed to have connected with so many wonderful and amazing women here online..thanks again..xo

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Miranda said...

Hi Kelley. I thought I'd come check out your blog since your were kind enough to comment on mine... I'm very sorry to read that your mother has passed away. I can't imagine what you're going through. Take care of yourself; I'm looking forward to happier posts in the future!

Lynda said...

Congrats on your show! :)

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

This is my first time visiting and I wanted to say I'm sorry you lost your mother to this horrible disease. My mom is suffering with it, as well as my sisters and I....because we have to watch the decline and the confusion. Writing about it on my blog has helped me tremendously.
Thank you for sharing your moms story.