OK, my fellow CT enthusiasts, I'm having the sign up be here this week as I have yet to complete anything for the fortnight's theme. So, if your piece is already done, please sign up below. As it is, I hope to get something up during Tuesday but we shall see. It only has to be ONE FLOWER, after all! Surely I can do that?! :)
Why am I running late, you may ask? Well, aside from car dying issues lately, as many of you already know, Alex's younger brother just lost his wife (of 18 years) and is struggling with so much deep loss. Aside from this, he was also robbed of everything he owns, even his IDs, 24 hours earlier. As such, Alexandra started a GoFundMe page to help him gain a second chance—something we firmly believe everyone deserves, especially when willing to help themselves (and others too)! The first step is moving him to CO, away from the memories of San Jose where he has no one else now, and get him here with his sister, the one real blood family member he has (& vice-verse for her) in all practicality, sadly. We can give him love and support—a nurturing family home environment he's never had before. While having only met him briefly once before last year, I'm looking forward to the chance to help him start life anew! I know both Alex and I can help him with respect to dealing with immense loss, to some degree at least. While it may well not be easy, it will be so worth it. He needs to see that there are indeed good people out there, even total strangers, who believe in him and together we can help him regain focus for building a vision for the future.
So, all this to say, as you can imagine, things have been quite inundated lately!
Please wish me luck getting a flower image up by the time midnight rolls around. I will sign up, like the rest of you, from my blog when my piece is completed. My goal at this point is to do a simple oil painting! Ooh.
Do please check back in to visit each other too. Thank you again for following along and participating too for those of you who also do that. :)