My oldest daughter, Maddie is a high-school swimmer. So I know first-hand that the swim team is a close group of folks. The coaches, kids and other parents become part of your family.
So I was very saddened to receive a message and request this week to create a piece for a swim coach from our community, Coach Gyorkos that had passed. I did not know him but I could feel the pain of this tremendous loss. In fact, the swim mom that called me could hardly speak without her voice breaking-down to tears. She asked me if I could paint a stone on behalf of the swim and dive team to the family of the coach. I don't typically paint on stones but I would NEVER turn down the request to honor a person that has passed. I would figure it out.
She dropped off the stone and I gathered up concrete specific paint. I sat down to paint. I felt compelled to paint water. In my mind I could see a sunset, lake and an oak tree. That is what my heart told me to paint.
The team asked me to paint a special message (see below).
I hope this piece will end up in his favorite spot and provide his family with a sentiment of how much he was loved.
My heart feels very honored to have been asked to be included in this memorial.
There is no place in the country like Miss Cayce's. It is the most magical place in the LAND! Thank you Miss Cayce's and West Texas for the fabulous FROSTY party this past weekend. Your land is rich in oil...but your people are richer in kindness and hospitality!!! Thank you, thank you for supporting my work, my mission to spread cheer throughout the LAND, for supporting my momma and her battle with Alzheimer's. The donations that you're making to the Alzheimer's Association are so generous.
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