Apr 7, 2019

Dear Friends,

Thank you for a joyful time of painting and art.
I appreciate your support and emails and I'm thankful you like my art.

Over the past few years, there have been some big changes in my life. 
I lost my mom and dad. Then, I was diagnosed with cancer.

After a year of treatment, I’m doing ok. Though my prognosis is good, recovery is long. My new normal is an evasive ever changing ideal. Along with many physical limitations, my priorities have changed. I need to take time for family and friends.

Though I will always appreciate your prayers and good wishes, I am not returning emails or conversing. Thank you for respecting my privacy.

The gifts a serious illness brings are many. I am incredibly blessed and will forever be grateful to my amazing husband, family and friends. You gathered around and held my hand when my path was darkest. People brought fabulous meals, drove me to Chemo, prayed with me, sent cards and gifts. There were dozens of phone calls, visits, tears and laughter and Netflix marathons. I am forever grateful.

I grew even more spiritually, depending upon God for each step, each minute, each day. Though I don’t know what is next, I am optimistic.

Authenticity is important to me. Seeking a new direction will to take time, patience, persistence and failures. I’m not very active on Facebook, twitter, or social media because I’m working on “Being”. Many of you will understand.

During Chemo, my husband and I agreed to find something exciting to look forward to when I reached the end of this journey.

Recently, Trek entered our lives. Trek is a lively, ornery, busy puppy. He fills our days with laughter. Puppies are work but are incredibly therapeutic.
I've grown stronger with each walk and ball toss. Laughter is good medicine.

So, my friends, I don't know where this new path will lead. Or if, with practice, I'm able to paint again. But, it is exciting to dream of what new direction lay ahead.

As for art... I’m not the best artist. But, arguably, I’ve had the most joy in my career! I hope joy shines through my work. Art is therapy for me. I’ve traveled to distant places in my mind. "Trust, hold on and take the next step"
I regret I am not able to continue my shop, nor respond to emails.

Trek at 7 weeks

Becky and Trek 
Thank you, bye for now.
Becky Kelly


Cathy said...

Dear Becky

I'm so sorry for what you have had to go through but am heartened by your optimism and your closer walk with God. May you continue to "Trust, hold on and take the next step" knowing that as a new creature in Christ you have all you need for the journey, xoxoxo ❤️🙏🏼

Gerry said...

Thank you so much for letting us know what is going on with your life. And yes. You ARE an amazing artist. Your art has brought me much joy, touches my heart and makes me smile. All artists have their own style. I love your style. I save and reuse your calendars and have your cute little books. Your #1 priority at this time of your life is to take care of yourself. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all that you have given us. May the Lord continue to heal and bless you and your family. Sincerely one of your biggest fans, Gerry Trickett.

sandy l said...

The other commenters said it better than I ever could. I'm saying prayers for your recovery and health. Taking care of yourself is so important and I think Trek will definitely help you smile and laugh. take care,

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