Friends, I want to thank you again so much for the love and support that you’ve offered to my daughter and me over the past few days as we’ve been grieving the loss of our beautiful Stella. It’s hard to believe that she’s been gone for just three days (it feels like an eternity). These have been some of the darkest moments we’ve ever had to face, but knowing that we are not alone has been such a tremendous gift to us…one that I can never repay you for. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and beyond for your kindness and generosity. Truly!
As the days move forward I know that things will become easier…even if it’s just my head saying that…and my heart doesn’t believe this to be possible quite yet. It feels strange to go on as usual when my world is upside down, but I made a few promises to Stella that I fully intend to keep…and one of those was to put every ounce of joy and vitality that she had in life towards pursuing my dreams. A big dream of mine has been to invest more time into my illustration work, and hopefully one day see some of my ideas developed into a complete line of products. I’ve been working towards opening up my own small illustration shop for a while now, but because I have so much to learn, I have spent far too much time in my head doubting myself and feeling afraid of the unknown. It’s held me back. So today I’m keeping that promise to my girl, and moving towards replacing those fears with bright hope for the future. You’re going to be seeing my shop opening up very soon (just small things at first…but a step in the right direction), and I can’t wait to share it with you! I can almost hear Stella’s big tail wag of approval!