This wasn't my planned post for today, but I wanted to send you all a quick note of thanks for your text messages, Facebook comments, emails, Instagram likes/comments, phone calls, blog comments, private Facebook messages and the like.

Truly, I don't think there is a word that can encapsulate my gratitude for the outpouring of love I've received from all of you.
Like, my cup runneth over...for real.
The sheer volume and thoughtfulness of your responses is the personification of a gift that is exceedingly and abundantly more than I could ask or think.  
I am overwhelmed by your support. 
And the stories of challenge and triumph that have been shared. 
And that MY life could be a source of inspiration to ANYONE, which is the greatest blessing of all.
At the end of my post, I talked about what I hoped my words would remind you but make no mistake--everything in that post was really about me standing up, in a very public way, for something I have been trying to build up the courage to acknowledge & accept for along time. And since I have chosen to put a certain part of my life on display because of my business, I think it only makes sense to share my life in a way that displays the wide spectrum of what's going on in my world--the design stuff AND the non-design stuff: my thoughts, experiences, intentions, the God-stuff developing love life. ;-)

In the meantime, I just want to let each of you know this:
That by reaching out with your comments, likes, calls & messages, you have, in effect, stood as a witness to MY story. To my pain but more importantly, my growth. And in this way, you have given ME a gift that is more powerful than I can convey. Because truly, I think I can speak for us all when I say that all we ever really want is for our lives to be seen, heard & acknowledged.

So truly, sincerely & deeply--thank you for being my witnesses.
You have seen me, heard me & acknowledged me.
And in that, you have done more than I could ever ask.

With love & gratitude,