Hello! everyone. Here I am finally back,so many things have happened to me.... and was going bannas. didn't have internet,just got clearspot.LOL! I have missed everyone :hug: sending my hugs,missed our swaping,challenges,and chatting I haven't been able to make my bears,so I have kept busy with what I have around until I am able to get mohair, I have made pinatas,cloth dolls,for my grandkids. But I know those I cannot post here.
I am sad though Sorry! I just can't sleep and thinking and I feel I have to let this out. Its eating me inside...
At the moment I am very worried about my friend. her rented home burned down last weekend to the ground.Thank God! nothing happened to them and her five children,sister and brother in law. I told her material things come and go and she will be fine. Any suggestions on how I can help her to stop :cry:ing ing so much. Hugs to all. :hug:
How sad for your friend and her house burning down. I don't know how to have your friend to stop crying. I think jus t being there for her and listening patiently when she needs to talk would be helpful. As time goes by, the sorrow wil fade. Right now her saddness is very raw.
is the Red Cross involved? They can help people getting services, starting with basic needs like food and shelter. Perhaps getting some of the businesses in the community to help with donating items to get her household basics started. Calling 211 and asking what are the community resources in the area that can help. In most communities just dialing 211, like 911, connects you to a person that can five all kinds of referrals to get help. If dialing 211 does not connect you to somebody than go to this link and type in your friends zip code and you will see the phone number to call.
many prayers for your friend. :hug:
Helen and Coralene thank you! for hearing me out. I am there for her. I feel :dance: She found a 3 bedroom rented home. :dance: My family and I got her clothes for everyone,dishes, bag packs and some school supplies sheets, new towels and blankets. Inflated beds and We also upholstered a dining set. They have a roof over their heads and that makes her very happy and us too.
Tomarrow I am making a home welcome party for her so she can get what she needs for her kitchen. Red Cross helped her with rent money only for a month.The school with supplies she needed too. I was so...suprised her niegbors and no one around her block offered her anything.
I didn't know her, we were passing by her street from our shop, when her neighbor whom is the landlord knows us followed us home around the block and as we came in our drive way he drove in and he told us if we could help his neighbor.We went to see. My heart broke,we did offer to help. and this is how I made her my new friend. She is a beautiful person with a beautiful family. :hug: s to both you are so....special in heart. :hug:
Good to see you here again Mary, with such a heart wrenching story about your new friend. I have never had a fire in my home or know of anyone that has, it must be totally devistating. You are a great person for helping her to get some of the things she needed. I am surprised that her own neighbors did not help in some small way. Things will get better with each day. Life is what you make out of it, good or bad, that has been my motto for all my years and I teach it to my kids also. So welcome back and hope to see you here often again.
Thank You! Coraleen , for your thoughts. I noticed your from South Africa,my beautiful daughter in law is from South Africa she lives in Durban. My friend is fine now and she will be better and I am too
SueAnn and Pat Thank you for your warm welcome! I feel so...happy that I am able to chat again in here,and see all the beautiful bears that have been made since I left by our awsome! bear artists as well as yours. I look forward toward challenges and swaps.
As soon as I get I chance I will be in here,so excuse me if I can't answer right away but I will. Since I have grandkids doing homework online or on facebook or my space you can imagine LOL!.I invited Johanna to be my friend in face book,I felt very proud she did. I will never forget when she went to my table in the San Diego Show to see my bears and I sold 1 bear to a little girl on the last day.My husband would look around and he bought me 3 bears and my daughter layed away a bear from Sunny Bears and I had it delivered with surprise. I went around having a bear signed by the artists I still have him and all the ones I have made and would like to someday... my signed bear be autioned for a good cause :hug:s to everyone!