Wonderful Melody, who blogs at Slurping Life (if you're not reading her...you should be) and creator of Wrapped Emotions, is going through some rough times with her family. While she would normally be posting for us a creative challenge (or hiring it out to a guest blogger, like me!), Jenny at Live and In Color has posted a project to "send flowers" to Melody.
Here's what she said:
If I knew her address, I’d probably send her a card or flowers, just to let her know I care. But this is cyberspace, so it’s time to get creative.
My challenge to you, whether you’re a regular WE participant or not, is to help me “send” a bouquet of flowers to Melody. Draw, paint, craft or photo a flower this week and post it to your blog. It can be as elaborate or simple as you like. Maybe say a few words about what Melody and Wrapped Emotions have meant to you.
How awesome that Jenny stepped up to the plate.
So much about life is just that -- stepping in when we need to.
For Melody...I have been thinking of you each time I turn on my computer, and a few other times as well, including at our services each time we say the prayer for healing...
But interestingly, I also thought of you today as my son and I began to carve our pumpkins.
Back story: I'm not a big Halloween fan. Wait until later this week for that story. But needless to say, it takes a lot of cajoling from my 5-year-old to get me to even begin anything that even smells of Halloween...so here we are, carving pumpkins.
I suddenly realized that this was the solution I needed -- I would carve my pumpkin for Melody! And along the way I could explain to my son how I was making a flower for a lady who was sad and needed cheering up.
So....without further ado, my flower for Melody.
May it bring blessings and hope.
See more of the bouquet here.
P.S. Stay tuned Monday for my first-ever give-away. I'm awfully excited.