With Spring comes light, with light hope.
Just as Spring is the bridge ween the barren darkness of winter and the abundant warm sunlight of summer - Hope is the bridge between darkness and light. Inspired by the hope of Spring, white tulips are stunningly beautiful flowers
that symbolize hope and pure and perfect love - they also carry with them a message of forgiveness.
And forgiveness is yet another bridg
If this is what I do, what can I do?
Terri believes in the underlying healing power of art. This is what she does – she creates glass paintings to awaken emotions within us –emotions that uplift our spirits to bring hope.
"As an artist, what can I do to thank and encourage the wounded healers during this pandemic we're facing? In my own little way, what can I do for those who are selfless, tirelessly working,
making personal sacrifices within our hospitals, while we are safe within our homes;
those who are away from their families, while taking care of ours;
those who are holding the hands of our loved ones, when we cannot?
How can I say thank you and invite them to stop, if only for a moment, and take a breath -
to find a moment of peace?"
And the answer came. It was so simple.
Simply create a “Card of Hope” to send to those who are on the frontlines of hope – with a message to awaken emotions to help replenish their souls.
She created "You are the bridge." cards. Based upon her glass painting titled "Interwoven. Spring + Hope" she created and printed cards to give to healthcare, first-responders and essential workers within her community. As the word spread, more than 20,000 cards were distributed - here are just a few of the places.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Mount Carmel Hospitals – Central Ohio
OhioHealth Hospitals + Affiliates – throughout Ohio
Grant Medical Center - Columbus
Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Columbus
Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit
AdventHealth – Altamonte Springs, Florida
New Jersey Medical Center – Jersey City
VA New York Harbor Healthcare
Vascular Healthcare – Miami Florida
The offices of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Dr. Amy Acton
Chaplains, Ministers, Priests, Catholic nuns and sisters throughout our country
Group homes and assisted living facilities
University of the Incarnate Word – San Antonio
Fire and Police Departments within central Ohio
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