Tuesday, April 3, 2012

For Marcy & Bobby

Marcy is a cyber friend over at the Hero Arts Flickr group HERE, she also has a blog HERE.  I don't really know Marcy, but I see her beautiful work in the gallery and read her discussions that she posts, and comments she makes.  Well, she brought it to our attention that April is "Donate an Organ" month and then briefly mentioned that in 2004 her hubby donated one of his organs to her!

I don't know what that feels like, I can only maybe begin to imagine it.

Wow!  That somehow just spoke to me and made me quite introspective and emotional and all these sentences of gratitude just formed in my mind and my hands mechanically started making a card for Marcy, and for Bobby, in the colours of blue and green for this particular cause.

This is to Bobby, whom I do not know, I hope he does not mind:

For loving your wife so much that you shared part of your body with her,
For putting yourself second in our ever growing selfish world,
For suffering for another,
For being such an incredible human being,
For reminding us what it is like to love unconditionally,
For being the person that you are!


It's not about the card, so I am not going to ramble on about how I made this tiny gesture of recognition for what Bobby did for Marcy! All I do want to say is that the centre image to me shows how Bobby's love simply radiates un-endingly for his wife!

Thank you for visiting, I had to write the words down.

21 comments:

MarcyK924 said...

Oh Brenda, this is the sweetest thing anyone has done for US! Not everyone understands the sacrifice my husband made for me, and how humbled I am that he did it so selflessly. Actually, a little background, his brother also got tested and promised to be a donor if Bobby couldn't, so you know the kind of family they come from. He also tested positive, so there's a spare if I need it, LOL!

From my heart and Bobby's, thanks so much for bringing this story to light! It is just a reminder how EVERYONE should sign up to be a donor when you get your drivers license renewed. I have spoken with many families of deceased donors and it gives them great comfort to know that their loved one's organs live on in others who might not have made it.

Blessings to you, my friend! XO

Lisa said...

Wow, wow, wow Brenda! Your post is full of beautiful and touching sentiment (you may just make ME cry!) I LOVE this card!! You worked the blues and greens to perfection friend- fabulous!!
Marcy will appreciate this so much :)

Virginia L. said...

How special and sweet of you, Brenda!!! Love your creativity and your big heart. This card is gorgeous! I love it to bits!PS: After reading this post, I got all teary...I know Marcy (and Bobby) will treasure this! xo

ThePurplePlace said...

You're an angel and what a wonderful tribute! I'm so touched by your post and I'm sure Marcie and Bobby will be too!

:) Thanks for sharing!!

mimijudy1975 said...

Dear Barbara,
You gave something to Bobby that cannot be put into words. I can't imagine how much this will mean to him and Marcy. i think you were so kind to make this beautiful card for him. It speaks volumes in just a few words.

Barb said...

What a beautiful post, Brenda, and a beautiful card!

jintyoo7 said...

First off, Brenda I do need to say what a beautiful card, I especially love how you have added the touches of
blue :)

Like you, I couldn't begin to form sensible words to describe my thoughts, when I read Marcy's post this morning!! Incredible devotion.

Your post today epitomizes your feelings about it and you have expressed them so gracefully :O)

cheiron said...

Beautiful card and beautiful post Brenda!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Brenda, what a beautiful and touching tribute to Marcy and her husband. I can't even imagine...you've expressed your thoughts so beautifully. Thanks for sharing this...you are a sweetheart.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful post and beautiful card. Very touching.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful post and lovely tribute to Bobby, Brenda!

Dawn said...

very touching Brenda. An amazing journey for Marcy and Bobby and such a thoughtful card.

Lisa said...

Spectacular and so heartfelt Brenda!

joy said...

What a fabulous tribute to Bobby, Brenda! Your card is beautiful, but your words are even more so. It is truly heartwarming to hear of such a gesture of unselfish love for another, isn't it??

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, Brenda - thanks for this peek into your beautiful heart! You are such a gem. Wat a lovely tribute for Marcy and her dear Bobby. A lovely thought and a beauty of a card!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda this post is overflowing with love!! Thank you for reminding me how special life is and all the little things that make a big difference!

Trinh said...

You are beautiful inside and out, Brenda! Your post is so touching and the card is pretty. love the blues and greens together.

Tina said...

Brenda, your words really touched me. You are such a sweet person.

Michelle said...

beautiful card, Brenda!
God bless Marcy and Bobby!

walchowDesign said...

How kind of you to make this card for someone whom you do not know but touched by this person, Brenda! You are so kind and warm and this post is really touching!

judkajudi said...

What an awsome story of love! I had a coworker who donated a kidney to her Mom and know how tough it was for her! How kind and caring of you to share this story and post your heartfelt feelings!! Hugs.