Monday, August 24, 2009

Goodbyes & Hellos

I've been missing this little blog, my place to gather random bits of art and life. My break was longer than expected.

It's been a different kind of summer around here. Full of good and bad things. We lost a beloved family member to cancer in July. She was a young mother. She was a courageous woman. She and her inner circle of caregivers taught us so much about holding on to hope and dignity in the face of the unthinkable.

This summer has been a time of readjusting to the new way-life-is. Much time for quiet reflection.

Now school is around the corner and the future is coming back into focus. New beginnings. This is good.


Anonymous said...

So glad you are back to a new season
with new hopes and challenges.

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

glad to see your return to blogging. :) welcome back.

Jennifer Thermes said...

Thank you, both. :-)

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

So sorry for your loss Jen.. Cancer is just one of the worst sickness out there! My husband lost an aunt to cancer a few days ago too.

Hope you are feeling better and that your family is doing well amiga.


Kelly Light said...

I was just thinking about you today! -Now my thoughts are with you!

Jennifer Thermes said...

Thanks, Ali and Kelly. I'm lucky to have all you great online buddies!

Ali- I'm so sorry about your husband's aunt. It's really frightening how many people's lives are touched by cancer. Hope you all are well, too.

Vivian Mahoney said...

Wishing you and your family comfort and love during this difficult time.