Thursday, June 18, 2009

Speechless

My blogging friend, Cinner, recently went to visit her Mom and Dad, to be handy and helpful while her Dad was in the hospital awaiting hip surgery. Things took a huge turn for the heartbreaking and her dad passed away! I couldn't STAND it when I received the message -- what?! And I just wanted to do something for My Woman, C. Somehow, my mind and heart rebelled against making a card, with some 'stock' sentiment no matter how true ... so I wrote a letter, with my real feelings, and sent it off. Today, Cinner directed me to her blog, where I found this. I'm afraid I'm going to have to let her words say why there has been a Toni Award invented -- I am so touched I can't open my mouth - my heart is in my throat! It's just that -- everything Cindy says about me is what I feel about her, how strongly I connected to her from reading her blog. This blog thing, I mean -- it's helping me find FAMILY! "Most of us know Toni from Seaweed and Gardenias. If you have not been to her blog...please drop by for a visit. She ia an amazing artist. I made this award for her as she definately deserves it....

Yesterday I recieved the most beautiful envelope sent first class in the mail. I knew it was Toni's work before I even opened the envelope. My sister in law has borrowed my camera to go to her sons grad or I would be showing you pictures of the envelope and the letter. So I opened the letter and held in my hand the most beautiful page with a face of a lady in the corner, words fragile handle with care, some green and brown trees. On it also was the most beautiful writing. I know my Grandma would say what beautiful penmanship she has...the words of the letter were the best part of all. Here was a lady that I have known briefly and she took the time out of her day to offer her support and her shoulder to lean on if I needed her in any way at all to help me get through the loss of my father. She signed the letter, With great sorrow and affection, Toni....

I believe that there are angels among us that we sometimes come accross. She must be one. Toni I will cherish this letter more than I ever can express in words and more importantly I will cherish you, your heart and your kindness!"

5 comments:

Patty Mooney said...

What a lovely post. Isn't it amazing how rare and precious a hand-written letter with loving scentiments has become?

Holly said...

Because you are so wonderful...all this and more is what you deserve.

creativedawn said...

Toni!
I am sad to hear about your friend's Father's passing and so sudden and unexpected...my prayers for her and her family....YOU definitely deserve that recognition....often I've read and chuckled over what you've written on your blog and I invision a person of kindness and compassion...kudos to you Toni...and well deserved.....
to have a friend, you must be a friend and you are!
hugz
Pam

Wildly Cam said...

And she is spot on, Toni.

You are a friend of mine! I count myself so lucky to be able to say that!

beth said...

how sweet is this ?
you are an angel...a real one, with a mermaid tail that shines when it needs to...