Monday, March 22, 2010

Mysterious Ways

A letter from my friend Robyn demonstrates that "art saves".  A breast cancer survivor for many years, she has been going through a difficult time with it lately, which is only serving to make her spirit stronger. I know she will be fine. Every so often, Robyn orders what I call a 'care package' from me. She leaves the contents up to me. I choose items very carefully, wrap everything individually, and send her the package. Sometimes lovely things happen. She has given me permission to share this with you.

dear Colette,

yesterday, 18th I had my operation as you know, I took one little gift to open while I was waiting to go to theatre (operating room).. and you will never guess what it was! the angel wing. I was truly surrounded by angels yesterday.
     today 19th, I was resting on my cane lounge, looking at my pile of little gifts yet to be open and I had an urge to open one. the one that I knew i had to open was a little square package.. and inside a chain with a medal on it.. the St.Joseph, maria medal. perfect for today which is the Feast of St. Joseph. perfect for today our wedding anniversary.
     I do believe that I am going to be fine.. all of these gifts are telling me that each time I open one.
    also, the little pouch that I spoke of the other day.. I am using it to keep my bach flower rescue remedy in.. perfect because of the words on it: stay calm carry on..
 anyhow, if you would like to share this on your blog, please do!
 sending love always Robyn xoxo

13 comments:

  1. In the short time I've been following you, Colette, I can understand why someone in need of comfort and beauty would order care packages consisting of your art. Sending healing prayers and all the best to Robyn.

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  2. Very touching story... and it demonstrates the power of friendship and giving in healing. My heart goes out to you and your friend.

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  3. So touching and heartfelt! It truly seems like
    God is working through your hands to give her
    signs of hope! So, much comfort and kindness arrives in the mail; I am so happy you shared this story! I think you should put those on Etsy; there are a lot of people who could use
    a care package. Sending Robin my prayers!

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  4. Beautiful Stuff that..great women the both of you..Blessings, Cynthia

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  5. Oh Colette. What a blessing you are to Robyn!!! I love that you wrap each and every item individually....I pray for the healing of sweet Robyn as well ~ hugs and love, Dawn

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  6. Colette, you know that I love your care packages. My whole bedroom is full of Colette 'care art'.. from the gorgeous St. Simon Stock Pillow, the divine wreath I bought a few years ago, the medals, the dream catcher.. I am surrounded with love and to know that each piece has been 'reiked' brings peace to me.
    thank YOU xoxo
    and yes, I do believe you must put these on etsy.. your healing art care packages xo

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  7. beautiful. Art heals in many ways. This is the 2nd post I've seen about 'signs' - very encouraging.

    Lovely.

    Amelia.x

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  8. YOU are healing..so it is no wonder that your work is healing...this is just one tiny example of that~ Love you so much!

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  9. What a beautiful story. And beautiful people. Thank you for sharing it!

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  10. So touching. Thank you for sharing this with us!
    Monica x.

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  11. What a wonderful story Colette. I love the way your art touches someone so in need of spiritual sustenance. I quite agree that art and creativity in general is a great healer. Where would we be without it?

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  12. THat is so sweet...little packages hold big love....

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