and Shiny Gems compared to none. ~~~~~~~~ [photographs taken in my backyard with my iPad]
Since the Day of Calamity hit with great force, your responses to me have been one of great surprise, leaving me utterly and totally humbled and grateful to all of you. The outpouring of Love and offers of money … the outpouring of offers of giving me your photographs to use on Petals … the outpouring of empathy and encouragement and standing by me in my Day of Trouble …. I am in tears.
I am a Giver. All of my Life I have given. And this world, greedy as it is, has taken, and taken, and taken again, never satisfied with what I gave but always wanting more. I eventually stopped giving and a part of me seem to shrivel up and just die.
Then Petals I did open and to my delight I attracted people who truly appreciated my giving. What a Gift! One which brought such Joy to me, and the piece of me that had shriveled now came back to Life. But it doesn’t end here.
Because of you, my confidence grew in myself as an artist. And for the first time in my Life, I have come to understand the meaning of Friendship. How do I tell you how much you have become to me? How do I tell you that your Gift of being you is the Greatest Gift I have ever received? You have humbled me to know how much Love you have for me. I am Eteranlly Grateful with a huge lump in my throat and again tears ready to fall upon my cheeks.
I have not accepted any of your offers of money and photographs, for one main reason. I want to see where this fork in the road is leading me, and I also want to see what I myself can create in the place of my loss. I want you all to know, I am not saying “no” to your offers of help. Let’s just put them on standby just in case I need them. OK? And from here I say to all of you, I shall continue to do my very best by bringing to Petals the Essence of my Heart.
I Love you. Amy
iPad Photography/ “Friendship” 2014©AmyRose