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Saturday
Sep212013

Incredibly Blessed. . . 

I’ve enjoyed a quiet, reflective day—it’s been wonderful!

I have missed being with our Founder’s Circle achievers this weekend. . . Sara is there and will be guest blogging about the event. I’ve been thinking about those wonderful women a lot these past few days and hoping they are feeling pampered and appreciated!

I have also been thinking about how incredibly grateful I feel. I continue to improve, and while things are still difficult and I move slowly and tire easily, I am so aware of how blessed I am. I will recover from my injuries. . . many others who suffer serious accidents deal with lifelong challenges and permanent changes.

 I spent some time last night reading the many, many cards I’ve received from so many of you around the world, and I was touched to the point of tears at the expressions of love, support, and concern that I’ve received. It’s been three and a half weeks since my accident, and people are still thinking of me, reaching out to me, expressing their encouragement . . . if my recovery were determined by the love I felt from those who surround me, I would be completely healed by now!

Last year I was amazed at the power of cards as so many of you sent me birthday greetings for my big 5-0. I have been reminded again how powerful a heartfelt (and handmade in most instances) greeting can brighten a day . . . I love being part of a community that understands the difference a card can make! Thank you to everyone who took the time (and who is still taking the time—cards are still arriving) to let me know they are thinking of me.

 

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Reader Comments (16)

Shelli, you are a wonderful example of strength and perseverance! I can't imagine how hard it is for you to be slowed down like this, but I'm sure the Lord has something great in mind for you! The prayers are still pouring in! Keep up on all your exercises (no matter how hard they are)!
September 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Davidse
Shelli,
You have taught us very well....when you care enough for someone, make a handmade card, to show the love!!! Shelli, you are so worth a million and beyond cards!!!! So you can heal from the inside too!!
Here's to a speedy recovery!!
Gay Ferland. ♥♥♥
September 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGay Ferland
Still praying for a complete and speedy recovery. God Bless Shelli. xxx
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine (UK)
Shelli- You are such an amazing woman! We all loved you and admired you before this horrible accident happened. The determination you have shown these past weeks to get better and the smiles while during the hardest times just shows what type of woman you are. You are in my thoughts and prayers for your continued speedy recovery.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris Glebus
Thanks for the wonderful update. So nice to give back to you with heartfelt handmade greetings.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWendie Waldman
Shelli, I'm so glad to know you are improving each day. I am also glad that we could reach out to you in the special way of hand made cards! Keep smiling and may God bring you strength to face each new challenge. :-)
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatti MacLeith
So happy to read your recovery is progressing, and quite frankly at an amazing pace! God bless! You are so loved and so special, no doubt someone is looking from up above over you and your family. Keep that wonderful smile and never give up. And continue to update all of us on your progress, good or less good. We do care and wish you the best.
How special to receive all that love! I am so happy for you - I am sure reading all those encouraging thoughts and knowing the time that went into making the cards must be really touching. Glad to hear that you are improving slowly and are back home. Many of my customers and downlines in Australia have been reading your blog too and following your journey of recovery. There is love from all around the world for you Shelli. Thanks for the updates.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKylie Bertucci
God bless you Shelli and thank you for all your inspiration, both creative and strength! I've felt it from the first time I met you in 2008 and still feel it today...you are an amazing woman! I'm so glad to have been introduced to this awesome company you have created and all the wonderful people I have met along the way. Best wishes for a continued speedy recovery and may God watch over and protect you as you experience those days that are just a little tougher then the others. Love, Debbie Reeder
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie Reeder
We LOVE you and your family,,,,
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterReileeCcorley
Shelli you are doing AMAZINGLY well - you have come such a long way and will soon be walking tall unassisted...we so missed you at Founders Circle...Sara did an absolutely fabulous job and I came away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and utterly pampered...a BIG thank you to you and everyone who worked so hard to make sure our every needs were taken care of...and keep on healing and being positive :-)
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Wills
Dear Shelli,

I am so glad to see your upbeat post!! I think of you often and pray for your swift and complete recovery. When my husband had his knee-replacement surgery, I always reminded him to think of where he he had been pain-wise and mobility-wise two weeks ago or one week ago. It's so good to find a perspective.

Stay strong. You are so loved and revered. (When I first started stamping, I followed a hilarious Demo, Jan Tinklenberg, that would write something about you and she would always say not just "Shelli" but "Shelli, May she live forever." I loved that and I love her humor and creativity. I think we all feel the same for you! :-)

Love to you and your lovely family,
Ree Nathan
Florida
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRee Nathan
So glad to hear you are on the mend and getting some rest.... as slowly as it may seem, it's still progress... What a wonderful family you have to have beside you to step in and handle things, be there for you. Hug and Love on you. You are a wonderful woman and I can't wait to see what's ahead for us in our Stampin' UP! World.... You are in my prayers and heart,

Faith
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFaith Gaspar
You certainly was missed at Founder's, but Sara did an awesome job, which comes at no surprise. Just continue to heal and take good care of yourself.
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLINDA GUTIERREZ
Renee, I still think Shelli (may she live forever) should live forever!!! Just sayin'!

Shelli, so glad to hear you are well on the mend, and having so much quality support will definitely make the process easier and faster. You are right, personal mail such as cards and letters have a power to buck us up like nothing else can. My prayers for your continued recovery.
September 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJan Tinklenberg
Shelli thinking of you every day and know everyone in our "Stampin Up" world will be sending you positive prayers and thoughts. Hugs Janet Mills NZ Demo.
September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Mills

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