So many of you reached out with messages of comfort and kindness when I shared that I had lost my most beloved uncle last month—and I was so moved I wrote On the Unexpected Beauty of Social Media. That post is a testament to the depth of fashion bloggers and this community we have created. Anyone who thinks fashion bloggers are a vain, shallow lot is grossly mistaken.
Of course, we know that. But for those who might be on this page thinking we’re completely self-absorbed because we post photos of ourselves online—even if that was your experience before landing on this page, I hope you’ll come back and see how we all prove you wrong. Click through the comments and you will see the same names elsewhere, genuine interaction woven through hundreds of blogs that span the globe.
Talk about beautiful…
I try to keep it light here on G&G, but I just received this letter today, and am typing this with a lump in my throat and tears that just won’t stop flowing. I literally burst into tears upon reading it.
I adore all my readers, but a very special, deeply-felt, utterly humble thank you goes to B of Beautifully Invisible for organizing this labor of love. B, you know I love you, and really, we need to meet in real life already! (People, can you believe we’ve never met?!) Thank you so, so, so much.
And many more thank you hugs go out to these beautiful people (my uncle always referred to others as “you beautiful girl,” “you beautiful guy,” or “my beautiful people”) for showering my family and me not just with love, but with a tribute honoring my uncle, William P. Georges, and donations that help those with ALS—like my uncle—who need in-home care because of this horrible disease. I am beyond moved and truly touched to the very core of my being.
- Marissa of The Well-Appointed Catwalk
- Casee Marie of The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower
- Carolann of Wonderpug Graphics
- Anika of By Anika
- Kirstin of Kirstin Marie
- Fabienne of The House in the Clouds
- Jennine Jacob of The Coveted and IFB
- Jamillah of Made to Travel
- Faye of Fuyume
- Kristy Elena of Full-Time Fabulous and Vogue Gone Rogue
- Eboni of The Fashionista Next Door
- Yvonne of Fashion RECON
- Madison of Fashion Tales
- Arash of Arash Mazinani
- B of Beautifully Invisible
- Courtney of Those Graces
- MJ of Fierce
- Joanne of Joanne Faith
- Lee of Lee Oliveira
- Sarah of Cloud of Secrets
- Jessica of Enchanted Vintage
- Katy of Modly Chic
- Stephanie of The Loudmouth
- Vanessa of My Heart Blogged
Again, on behalf of my family and me, I thank you all for your donations and this incredible gesture.
PS: What you can’t see in that photo of my uncle is me on his left. Imagine what a blessing it was when I saw the photo his family selected for his obituary, and realized that he was smiling that big smile while I was right there with him…in my house. Now I’m smiling too. 🙂