I am so grateful to be back here in blogland one piece after a whirlwind of life-storms. But I am still here, relieved to be standing again and getting back to what I love doing CRAFTING!!!! I do have some exciting news that I will be able to share with you later on this month. Its all very exciting and I hope I have neglected you all too much that you havent written me off already so that when I do share the big adventure you will still be here to love it as much as I am loving it right now.
Now onto sadder news. This last Saturday, the legendary South African Maestro Christian (Bunny) Ashley-Botha - retired director of the World renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir, passed on in his home after a long struggle with illness. I was very fortunate to have known this epic man personally through his son with whom I had had a close relationship with, with whom you might be familiar with as my multiple references to him by my little nickname "the chairman". He was such a beautiful man. He was so open and warm and full of love. I loved him dearly and will miss his beautiful energy. In addition to that, he was a musical genius and he touched so many lives. I will miss dear uncle Bunny and cherish him in my heart forever.
I so wanted to send messages of hope and comfort and acknowledgement to his family, who stood steadfastly with him as he battled his illness. I saw such a pure example of love and devotion to him by them. I didnt want to send just ordinary sympathy cards, because I felt that was too impersonal for a family that became my sort of other family for a while.
What I eventually did was create personal cards that spoke my heart to some message that I wanted to share, and sent a personal letter in each one. I wanted to share these with you.