My dear friend Sam is grieving, her beautiful baby boy Joaquim was only with her for 2 months before he died. I can’t not even begin to imagine her and Manny’s pain. They are in Benoni and I am in Cape Town so very far away. How do you even begin to offer comfort and support? I kept contact with Sam but told her that I was making her something that would arrive later, when the calls stop coming and the world moves on and yet her world would never be the same. For the days when she needed to know that she has people that care because the loneliness of grief can make the world feel cold some days.
I did see her when I was up there for Christmas. It was a wonderful day with our friend Ghilraen too. We talked and cried and just enjoyed being able to share and support one another. I never got to finish my gift while I was there but she did see me working on it and I posted it yesterday
It was a comfort shawl called Faraway so close, written for someone who had lost a baby. I made it so that Sam could wrap herself if my hug even when I was not there.
The beautiful Yarn was custom dyed by Carle of Nurturing Fibres I saw Carle dye this very special yarn for Sam, it goes from black to blue with white spots and silver twinkle from the kid silk. It is the early morning sky as night fades and another day starts, a few remaining stars in the sky. There are many midnights in grief but there is also the morning, the new day and the hope of tomorrow.
My Dearest Sam nothing can take the pain away or make it better but know today, tomorrow and always that you are loved and that friends, even faraway, walk this path with you.