This post is not going to be easy to write... I keep erasing what I've written, but I know it's part of a process that I have to go through... So let me explain why I've been missing for almost 2 weeks.
A little over a week ago, I was ready to tell you all about a new project. But then, my family suffered a very sudden and shocking loss. He was still very young - the sweetest 8-year-old I've ever met. And I've been trying to process this devastating loss ever since.
It's been the longest week of my life. I've gone through so many emotions and states of mind, that it really is surprising to me that it happened only a week ago. There's still a part of me that wants to deal with this privately, but there's also a part of me that wants everyone to know how special he was.
He was the type of boy that everyone couldn't help but love. He had the brightest smile, and looked just like his daddy, my cousin. He was easy-going and kind, and he was very deeply loved. He never showed the world the burden he was carrying and went to Heaven with a smile on his face.
We will miss him dearly, and my heart aches for my cousin and his wife...
Obviously, I haven't been able to do any projects because of this. I did crochet a scarf for myself, as I needed an outlet for my sadness. But I didn't want to make any jewelry to sell while I was grieving, and I wouldn't want to sell something that personal anyway.
So that's why you haven't heard from me. It may take a little longer for me to come back. But please bear with me. I will be back...