I hope all is well. I wanted to put this in a note card, but I think this is something I want everyone to know.
You. Are. Amazing.
As a designer, as a photographer, as a blogger, and as a friend - you are above and beyond amazing.
A little known fact is, many, many many, many years ago I ran a fashion showcase. And you were a participant. You set up a whole shop for me - while some vendors only threw up a few vendor boards. Click the link to see this 2008 blog entitled Marly's! showcase blog.
In any event. You was super amazing then, and because of that, I've stayed a fan of you and your blog CoffeeSmoke (side note: AMAZING). The power of genuine kindness is truly phenomenal.
When I came across the Concerned Bloggers Association, I knew I wanted to be a part of this venture that would address a different topic each month from the point of view of several bloggers. It was a brilliant concept - and the goal was touching and so reflective of the kind of people I think the CBA is made up of.
And then my dad and his sickness consumed my life.
And I fell behind on blogging and on logging in in general. I was honestly a ghost.
And you? Well. You were never upset that I wasn't pulling my weight. In fact, you offered support and kindness and told me not to worry about it. You made it a point to inquire about my dad and about MY well being.
You leave positive feedback on every blog post I make - and you're so supportive.
So, I wanted to say THANK YOU. For the awesomeness that is you, for the opportunities you have offered me, and for the kindness you have extended. You. Are. AMAZING.