Friday, September 5, 2008

A bit overwhelmed....

Hi. (After re-reading this I have just realised that you may want to go and grab a cuppa or just switch off now....) Just bear with me on this one as there's no point in me saying how tough the past two weeks have been because you all know that. I still feel that its not really happened and I keep waiting for someone to tell me that its just a horrible joke and that she is OK. It all feels so surreal. I find myself one minute smiling at something the kids have done and then sobbing my heart out. I know they say time is a great healer but I feel that things will never be the same again.

Don't worry I'm not going to go on about it...I think you've all put up with me enough lately and I feel that everyday I am thanking someone for another show of kindness. I originally set this blog up so that my friends and family could keep up with what I was up to but if anyone had told me what wonderful friends I would make through this I would never have believed them.

So without further ado I am going to say yet more belated thank you's.....

Cathy who has saved my sanity as well this week sent not only 30 cards for the troops but this beautiful card for me....its so sweet....
Kelly my gorgeous friend from SBS 15 sent me this card and the colours are stunning...
And Kath...sent this which is decoupaged and the swirls are actually cut out of the card...stunning...
Jane sent be this oh so cute note pad after I commented about one she had done on her blog.....I just need to save it from Belle!
Tina (my own private shrink!) made this beautiful felt brooch, card and earrings for me......
Chris sent me this gorgeous card and the photo just does not do it justice.....
My lovely SBS sister Lisa sent me this cute ATC for our friendship swop but also a beautiful card and some crafty goodies.....
Jane also sent me this card...
My Docrafts friend Fiona sent this lovely ATC...
A big thanks to Becky, Dawny P, Tracey, Debbie, Donna and Sarah C who have all kindly passed on tags or awards to me. They are much appreciated and I will one day eventually get round to collecting them...thanks girls.

I also need to say thank you to everyone who has been sending cards for the troops. There is a slide show at the top right so you can see them all. Thank you.

And finally....I have tried to contact everyone individually to say thank you for all the messages and e-mails of support and if I have missed you I can only apologise as my head is still not all there...so a HUGE thank you to....(I told you to grab a cuppa!)...

Gill, Tina, Natalie, Debs (meandlilG), bunnyb, Lainy,Christine, Manda, Kim, Lisa B, Becky, Pauline, Kelly, Teresa, Monica, Jennifer, Emma, Amanda, Jessica, Cass, Dawn, fe-fe, Trace dee, Gina, Donna, Sammi, Cathy, Nessy, Sarah, Sue, Debbie, Tracey, Sarah C, Vicky, Louly, Chrissy, DawnyP, Pam, Linda, Sammi Jay, Tara, madge, Ruth, Kath, Jane, Jan A and tiptop......

with heartfelt thanks to you all.x

I know I've not been a great bloggy friend lately and I can only apologise but....some how saying 'thank you' seems so little in comparison to the love, friendship and support you have all shown me.

With much love to you all,
Em.x

14 comments:

Pauline C said...

((( Hugs ))) Emma
So glad you are taking heart from all the support you are getting. You are right, when you lose someone dear life will never be the same, but that is not the same thing as saying time doesn't heal ... hopefully you will find the strength to come to terms with and make peace with your new reality - then you can still find joy in remembering your friendship together. A true friend would never want you to live your own life in unhappiness - I'm sure you already know that - it's just hard putting it into practice.
Take care and be easy on yourself
Pauline x

Macpurp said...

I am glad we can all be here for you, you have been a huge support to many of us here.....
loosing someone you love is a life changing experience...it takes time. and no time at all has passed since you lost Debs.
I know you would rather she was here , but she is watching over you now, and the gift of her love will continue.

hugs xxx

Donna said...

Hi Emma, just popped on to see how you are, i can't imagine how hard these past weeks have been for you, we are all here when you want to cry, shout, laugh and cry again, i've got lots of coffee here lol. I have my bundle of xmas cards ready to post so they will be with you next week sometime and for now i'm sending you a big squeeze, take care of yourself. Donna x

Joana said...

Hi Emma , what beautiful cards is nice to know people care .((BIG HUG )). we all here for you Emma take as much time as you need
Hugs
Joana
xxx

nessy said...

oh emma you have made some wonderful friends ~who have supported you and i`m sure you support them ~ how wonderful you have received all those fantastic creations through the post ~chin up girl!! time is a great healer!!9 but your friends will hold your hand along the way)
vanessa xx

Supermum said...

Hi Emma
I'm so glad you have found some comfort from your online bloggin buddies. We all understand the pain you have been feeling just lately - and you are right time is a great healer - but somethimes time doesn't go very quick. So in the meantime, take comfort from your memories.
Sue. x

Fe-Fe said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling so down but it is understandable given the circumstances. It will take a while but it does get easier with time, so hang in there.
Sending you (((hugs))).

Fe x

NGCARDS said...

*hugs* you seem to need a few of them!!
I hope you start dealing with it better soon hun, I know how you feel im still not completely to terms with the death of my grandma, and I cant get her out of my mind. I just seem to lose myself in the card making when I feel overwhelmed at times.
Hope you start feeling better soonhun,
xxx

Becky said...

Big hugs Em, I know the feeling where you're laughing one minute and sobbing the next, they say time is a healer and I guess they are right, but you will never forget the fond memories you have of your friendship, and this is what will last your lifetime now.
Lots of love Becky xx

Just call me G said...

Show me your knickers!!!

Dont ask me where that^ came from but I felt drawn to say it....

right missy Emma.... I have sent you mail via my imagination email with no response so I'm gonna SHOUT it here... send me your address so I can mail you some cards for the troops....

Its a good job you got small feet... cos when you do the two steps forward and one back.. you arent going as far as someone with, say size 11 feet!... how cool is that... ;-)

love n giggles...

Gxxx

Dawn said...

Emma
It's great to see all the cards and well wishes you have received.
The crafting community is such a supportive network it's truly amazing.
Hope you begin to feel a wee bit better soon, it's so sad when we loose someone dear to us, but it will get better in time.

Take care
Hugs
Dawn

Kath said...

Emma - we are here for you through the good times and the bad and that's what friends are for....we can't be able happy happy all the time so no more apologies for feeling down....it's understandable.
Big warm fuzzy hugs from me
Love
Kath
xxxxx

emma said...

hi Em, im so pleased you have had a brilliant response with the SOS cards,just wanted you to know that im thinking of you and we might only be bloggin buddies but we are your friends. Take care
loads of love hugs and kisses, emma xxx

Cass said...

Emma please don't ever,ever feel we're putting up with you.We care,that's why we're here.To listen and support you at a very difficult time.To laugh with you through the good times and cry and give you a hug through the bad.
Keep your chin up
Big hugs
Cass xxx