Sunday, September 8, 2013

A sad post, with hope....

My commitment to the painting challenge has changed a bit but I will hop on board as I can.

You see, the day that I signed on, my husband died unexpectedly and suddenly. I signed on totally oblivious to the reality of life....that my world could turn upside down in a second. Needless to say, the past two weeks have been a blur and very sad time.

I am going to continue with the September 30 Paintings in 30 Days as I am able, and to dedicate this to Mark, my biggest fan, and use painting in my healing. I feel good about that. It's one thing, as many know, that can take us out of our left brain, logical, sometimes tormenting side and bring us love, enjoyment and light. Edit: no, could not continue with the challenge. Grieving my spouse is a challenge that is indescribably and horrible and heartbreaking. It will never end, really, just possibly change over time for this man affected my life in immeasurable ways.

Mark Robbin, MD, a man who dedicated his life to giving to others, healing the sick, and to loving me. I love you so much.

My Mark, My Love


Nancy Loh said...

Hi Carolyn, I've just stumbled upon your blog through Daily Painters. I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband and biggest fan. You continue to paint in your healing process. I wish you the very best - Nancy.

suzanneberry said...

Dear Carolyn,
We have been exchanging emails, sharing this very difficult and unwanted journey together and our discussions have helped me so much. This photo of you both is so lovely. Mark is a wonderful person and he is with always.

Much love, Suzanne