(cards by Louise Hay)

Thank you, each of you, for your thoughtful, kind comments and emails. Thank you for taking the time to reach out. I will forever treasure each one for in your words I found a little bit more strength to hold onto. You made it easy to share and I am grateful.

I am also reminded of this:

"Something opens our wings.
Something makes boredom and hurt disappear.
Someone fills the cup in front of us.
We taste only sacredness."

May your day be full of sweet surprises.


Tracy said...

A lovely quote! May the days ahead be blessed for you... :)

Garden Painter Art said...

I just have to say that I admire you so deeply. Your strength in this new journey is awe inspiring. I also wanted to say that, aside from both of us being mixed media artists, we're also both homeschooling moms. I have a 20 year old son, a 19 year old son and a 15 year old daughter. All homeschooled from the get-go.

Would you care to exchange blog-links?

Garden Painter Art
Musty Boxes Ephemera

Amy said...

I have checked in so often and found silence. I knew you would speak when it felt right. I am glad the time felt right... Good to hear your blog voice again!
All the best for well wishes of pure strength to you.

Jean said...

I've had your blog on my favorites list because I really enjoy your artwork. I'll keep you in my thoughts as you journey through this challenging terrain! Keep the Faith!!

Tara Sophia said...

Sending you a bundle of strength and healing. Glad you are creating again - I have no doubt it has powerful health-creating effects!

Relyn said...

Tricia, I checked in again on you today and was delighted to find you here. Know that many of us are praying for you and holding you close and strong in our thoughts.

Heartinmyhand said...

I have admired your art and now I admire your courage. Stay strong and blessings to you each day

Jenny Doh said...

Thank you for reaching out, Tricia ... and for letting us reach out back to you. From my entire family here in Santa Ana to you ... we send you sincere wishes and prayers for love, light, and healing.
Much love,

Valaine said...

I've looked up to you since I first discovered your beauty that you share through your art and I always find something special burning deep and true when I read your words.

Now you have my full attention as I see your strength - silent or not - I know it is there :)

I want to share something new with you. I'm no longer a silentdreamer and have decided to open a new site called Blue Owl Designs. You can find me there at http://www.blueowldesigns.net okay?

God bless you my friend,

vintage moon studio said...

I continue to hold you in my prayers dear one! Happy Valentine's day to you and yours... xox Deb

paris parfait said...

Such a lovely, optimistic post! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Secondhandrose said...

I am sending you a gentle hug.

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

I reached your blog from Jean at ajoyful.blogspot.com

Some blogs touch my heart immediately. You have touched my heart.

Sending you love and warm thoughts and wishing only the best.


Relyn said...


I just wanted to check in on you and say that I am thinking of you. Praying for you.

Blog Artists said...

Hello Tricia,
You have been my sweet surprise for today...I read your story, and cried...I have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old and both are my treasures...but I still find myself raising my voice at them when they don't listen...perhaps I should do more of the listening...you have opened my eyes and I have seen how every second is important...more important to be the best at what you do, and with the people who are around you...sorry for the lengthy message...I just wanted to tell you how you have touched our Life and hope you're strength and healing is blessed in these hard times for you.
Take care.
A longtime fan!

Lana said...

Tricia ~ you are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,

dieadjustormigrate said...

i check in often and wondered where you had gone but knew you would come back when you were ready. i am glad that you have reached out. i wish you nothing but good health and positive energy. may you learn many lessons on this (short) chapter of your life!


Anonymous said...

Something my doctor said to me,
"Don't put illness into your life, but put life into your illness." That helps me keep things in prospective. Blessings to you,

paris parfait said...

Tricia, just dropping by to see how you're doing. I hope you're feeling better and getting stronger. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Regina said...

Hi Tricia-
I use Google reader for my fav blogs & I don't know why this post didn't show up until today - May 9th. But I just took it as a sign from God that you needed another prayer. May you be blessed with the strength and healing that you need.