Thanks for popping in. Having a good day? Having a growing day? I don’t know whether you recall, but a few months ago, I spoke of a dear friend whose husband died suddenly, and without warning. Every day I think of that friend, and her ongoing nightmare rightsizes absolutely ANYTHING going on in my own life.
In deference to that friend, I didn’t divulge her identity – because firstly, it’s not my story to tell, and secondly, she and the kids had to digest what had happened.
She went off the radar totally on social media (it didn’t help that her Facebook account was hacked exactly the same week as her husband Paul died, and that too has taken months to resolve). A proper nightmare. But slowly, gradually, she has been easing her way back into Life. Thing is, it’s quite difficult for her to know where to start again. I suggested to her when we met up in London a couple of weeks ago, to just give me the nod when she was ready to peep over the parapets, and I’d pave a way for her, through this blog.
Well, she gave me the nod at the weekend, that she wants to get back in her art-room, that she wants to get back in touch with her Facebook friends, (she had to open a new Facebook page) and that she would like to gently ease her way back into the Clarity community.
It’s dear Sam Crowe I’m talking about. She has had the year from hell. But rather than sadness and sympathy, she’d rather have your love, support and positivity.
She’s doing okay, one day at a time. When Grace, Sam and I hooked up in London recently, we did have a lovely time. It was great to see her laughing, and getting excited about art at the Olympia Show with the team, too.
Slowly, gently, she will get there. She has a very tight family, and a few close friends who have got her back every step of the way.
The reason for this post? I want to ask you to welcome Sam back into the fold with a smile and a hug. Her new Facebook Page is SAM CROWE
This is the picture to look for:
We have also been planning a TV Show with Leonie (they’re mates too), using superb designs of hers, to give her a lift and offer a little distraction. She had sent us some fabulous artwork long before things went crazy for her. In fact, in true Sam Crowe style, when we sent her the parcel of excellent stamps and stencils and papers etc to play with, guess what she said…
“Did I draw those?” She’s one in a million.
That TV show’s a week today actually. Next Wednesday on Let Leonie Loose on the Craft Store. I think Sam’s spirits will be lifted when she sees the wonderful artwork her fellow teamies have created for her.
Anyway, we have been circling the waggons – and now it’s time to rally the troops, and help Sam get back in the saddle. I’ll leave it there.
Love and hugs,