Jul 28, 2017

IT TOOK ME A MINUTE...BUT I FIGURED IT OUT

When Miss Susan Anonymous started the YouCaring fund for me and then all of you so generously contributed to it, I promised myself that I would find a way to use the money meaningfully.

And so I secured my future a bit by reserving funds for CS2 and then, more importantly, the month long stay in Indy after transplant.  I was also able to finally pay off some nagging medical bills, and leave a little cushion for future bumps in the road (like trips to the emergency room for diverticulitis flare ups).

But I wanted to do two more things.

First, I wanted to come up with a way to properly thank everyone who donated.  I think I finally figured it out and will start getting that task completed this weekend.  I am so woefully behind on doing this, and for that I really do apologize, but I intend to start fixing that tardiness.  Right now.

The second thing I wanted to do was purchase something that would be a daily reminder that the world came to my rescue when I needed it the most.  I had decided that a new Happy Chair would be just the perfect thing, but then I dithered so much on style, color, etc, that I found myself saying "Oh, just put the old one in the apartment and figure it out later."  And then I started fretting over the expense of it, etc etc, and it took the fun out of it.

And then I found it.  And it arrived in the post today.  All the way from England.
This is Sam Toft's "It's All You Need".

It is a limited edition print and is signed by the artist.  It's mounted and ready for a frame, and I am going to hang it directly opposite me so that I can see it every minute of every day.  

This is the little house that love built, my dearies, and I promise you that I will never forget that.  In case I forgot to tell you...

Thank.  You.

From the very bottom of my very pitiful yet very full heart.  You saved me when I thought I wasn't worth saving.  As long as I live, I will never forget that.

Here's hoping that your weekend is full of...love...and all things stitchy and happy!

WooHoo!
Love,
Coni


41 comments:

  1. It is perfect!!!

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  2. Oh Coni -
    Tears in my eyes as I read this. What an awesome way to remind yourself just how much you are loved!

    Kathy

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  3. You continue to heal - such answered prayers. The print will be perfect. I just love it.

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  4. Love is all you need indeed <3

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  5. Yes, that is a wonderful way to remind you that you are so loved. I hope it also reminds you of how much we appreciate you and enjoy every word you write!

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  6. Throughout my mother's cancer and husband's brain tumor treatment I found that people are very generous and willing to help. Love generally comes in places you don't expect to find it. You're lovable!

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  7. You've been through so much, and you deserve it. And I say, if you can still do it, get a new Happy Chair, too. Sooner than later so that it will be broken in and comfy when you get out of the hospital. God Bless.

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  8. I wish I was there to give you a big hug. You have no idea how much to mean to all of us. Like Kathy, I have tears in my eyes.

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  9. What an awesome picture. It will help you smile even when things are conspiring against you.

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  10. No apologies, Coni! Your only responsibility is to look after yourself. Enjoy your lovely new print. :)

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  11. It's perfect. I'm glad the money has made things a little more comfortable for you. You definitely are worth it! Enjoy your weekend.

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  12. I love that you found the perfect thing, and by one of your favorite artists. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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  13. Oh Coni, what a wonderful print to have framed and hanging in your home. You are loved and supported by many. Enjoy your weekend!

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  14. Perfect, just perfect! ❤️

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  15. You have given so many smiles to so many of us. You deserve every little thing that those funds can provide and then some. Your choices are very 'Coni!'

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  16. "Happiness walks in through a door you didn't know you left open" for many of us; like a little miracle. The phenomenon of this blog is that the love radiates beyond borders and returns many-fold to all of us...we are all in this together.. And what better expression of that than Toft's tribute to love....? It says you will never
    be alone, Coni dear; that we are here for and with you.

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  17. ❤️ It's perfect..... it says it all ❤️

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  18. What a perfect reminder! Love it!

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  19. Coni, that is beautiful and so very appropriate! Love, hugs & prayers, Cathryn ♥ P.S. Oh by the way, no thanks needed. It was my/our choice. ♥♥♥

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  20. a wonderful reminder in a sometimes hard world that there is still lots of love out there! just perfect!

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  21. Your print is perfect - enjoy! We love you, Miss Coni, more than you can know! Keep blogging and stitching and healing and being YOU!

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  22. You have a beautiful spirit, Coni --- lifts my heart everytime I read your blog! Thank YOU!

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  23. When you gaze at it, just think of all the love it represents. Period. Amen!

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  24. What a beautiful print! Every time you look at it think of it as
    a giant hug from all of us sending our prayers and love to you.

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  25. What a wonderful print. I hope it brings you much joy and reminds you every day that you have lots of people who care! Take care.

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  26. It's so perfect, I'm glad you found it.

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  27. Please Coni, you have thanked everyone enough. No need to take any more time since we all know how truly grateful your humble self has been. It was given out of LOVE and concern and because we wanted to do it. xoxo

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  28. It iS all you need, and it's why we all donated. Speaking for myself and probably others, I expect nothing in return. We all love you!

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  29. I know you love Sam Toft. So pleased you got the print. xx

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  30. It is lovely Coni...yes, you are loved. <3

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  31. I think that is the perfect piece for you. Not only will it remind you of your love for us, but of our love for you!!!

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  32. Your life is meaningful don't ever think differently.

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  33. Now I am in tears!! Truly, Coni, just enjoy your new, more secure life right now. We love you, and after all, the word "love" is an action, not a thing!!

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  35. It iS all you need, and it's why we all donated. Speaking for myself and probably others, I expect nothing in return. We all love you!
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  36. It makes me smile to read this post. That's all the thanks I will ever need. It looks like you are moving into a better frame of mind and I am so happy for you!

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