One of the things I love best about the lampworking community is what happens when one of our own is in need. All of the stops come out, and there is an outpouring of love and support that just quietly blows me away…. Already, this has been the case for my friend Michelle Goldstein, who’s story appears below, courtesy of another friend, Gail Crossman Moore’s blog.
Meesh’s situation echoes my own recent loss, and it breaks my heart to see anyone go through this, but I feel so much more for Meesh, who doesn’t have the luxury of taking the time she needs to grieve and heal…. her sweet boys will be needing her to step up, and it’s a scary situation for her. So if you can help, please do….through either a donation to her paypal account, or the donation of a piece of work to the eBay auction that Gail will be holding for Meesh. I will be doing both.
Here is a message from Meesh”
“i am humbled at the out pouring of help from my friends, family and artistic community. there are no words to express my gratitude for the beautiful humans circling my little tribe at this time. i only wish i had time to thank each one of you. thank you.”
In my ego-centric world things aren’t going so great, but my plight will be relatively short lived. I’m going to follow sage advice and bring your attention to my/our dear friends plight….Michele Goldstein is caring around the clock for the dying father of her children. (There is no time for their family to prepare for the end of his life. Steve’s sickness was unexpected and the cancer is moving quickly through his body. His death is imminent, and it’s only been three weeks since he was diagnosed.)
If you know Meesh, you know that she is the kindest of souls and is always generous and puts others first. She would never think about asking for money from others. That is why her friends are asking you to think of sending her something.
In looking at the dawning of a new ‘age’, a new year, I want to start it right and send a loving message of direct help to one of us who is in need. Meesh has been unable to work, has needed to cancel shows and is looking at an uncertain future for herself and her two young boys.
It is my hope that we could take some immediate heat off of her situation by laying down a little padding to her nest. Could you help?
If you can help, the most direct route would be through her Paypal account.(firstname.lastname@example.org) If you could forward this to anyone who might be interested in helping, please do!
We will be following this up with an interesting auction of donated items, if you would like to become a part of this please contact either me at email@example.com or Anne Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org to develop a trust for her children.