Saturday, November 3, 2012

Squam by the Sea 2012

Where do I start? 

I could write pages and pages about the magic that is Squam by the Sea but I don’t think I would ever be able to truly capture it in words.

I was scared to go, afraid of the unknown, who/what I might encounter and their reactions to my story and journey with this little kidney-less babe of mine.  

To say I was blown right out of my socks with all the Squam love good juju vibes would be an understatement.

I just want to cry happy tears writing this, thinking about how wonderful my time at the beach was. It was truly part of my healing journey. There was no sadness, no self pity, no dark cloud following me around. It was as if it lifted for those 4 days and I was wrapped in light. I cannot describe it.

I painted with the amazing Sarah Ahern and Alena Hennesey. I ate the most wonderful food and slept and sat on the beach and connected with so many incredible souls. I came away recharged and ready for what is to come.  

Now are you ready for some goose bumps? I truly believe there are times we are placed exactly where we need to be whether or not we understand it. I shared my story with a circle of women and one in particular burst into tears. She in turn shared that she would be donating a kidney to her father very soon. Coincidence, I think not. There was some divine universal power that placed the 2 of us in the same place that same day. 

I will leave you with this. My finished painting from Alena's class. Can you feel all the healing power wrapped up in this piece? I know I can. 


  1. Your art is beautiful. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I wish that others didn't have to experience Potter's like we have. While some of our friends and family really disappointed me others surprised me in a great way. Hang in there. Having and losing a baby is a life altering experience that will break your heart but make it grow sooo much. I wouldn't trade a minute of my pregnancies or my sons' brief lives for anything. I will be thinking of you and your family often during the upcoming weeks.

  2. Amazing. Your art is amazing, your story is amazing, you are amazing, and I am not overstating it.