A Special thanks to everyone that called and emailed me over the last few months of the year to send reassuring words of encouragement and support.
I've come to realize that most of our clients are my true friends
Everyone has been very supportive and I could not cope with tragedy without you.
People I've known for years won't even return a phone call when needed
Not so in the lava community
I receive phone calls from clients and gooheads that I've known for a long time as well as ones I only communicated briefly or not at all
For this, I sincerely thank you
In case you are not a Facebook user, you would not know that there has been tragedy struck in my life
I lost my wife a few days shy of our 25-year anniversary and 3 beloved pets all raised from babies - all within the last 60 days of 2022.
Then for a Piece de 'resistance Christmas present, my Gmail and Facebook were hacked and disabeled.
Needless to say, it's been a rough time.
Much of my time immediately afterward was spent sleeping in an effort to avoid additional depression.
Nightmares still happen and will probably never go away
I write this at 5 am because yet another one
Now, I bury myself in work and projects to keep going
Words of praise for the product and the website are what keeps me going.
It's great to know we make a difference and can put a smile on people's faces while saving historic lamps. I now dedicate my daily effort to supporting my true friends, the lava community.
More changes and improvements, along with an increase in the product line, are forthcoming
Keep an eye out and register for the email list at LavaLabCreations.com
Dean Koontz has also provided support and tears at the same time
My deepest condolences to you and yours, for what it's worth you and your company have brought me out of a major slump in my life, I've made over 15 lamps since I discovered this forum and your shop, I've rediscovered my love for lava and it's pretty much saved me from depression and mania. You've given me something to do that I love. Something that produces results that you can see and enjoy. My most prized possessions are the lamps I purchased from your collection and the grandes that I've refurbished using your products, you have no idea how much happiness these lamps bring to my life, and therefore the happiness that you've brought to my life and others as well. Keep the faith, we are all on the same journey, some of us just reach the end before others.
I know you ( and this community ) from very little time, but already have seen how warm and friendly you ( and the community ) can be.
I'm so sorry about what happened to you and can't even immagine how bad can you feel now, but you are on the right way IMHO.
Keep doing whatever makes you feel better, and thanks for everything you do for us.
Love ya, dude!
So sorry Claude. My condolences to you.
So sorry Claude, my thoughts are with you...
I give you my deepest condolences to you, Claude! I know I am fairly new here, but even so, you have already left a good impact on me by always being so helpful and friendly. Thank you so much for what you do for this community!
So very sorry for your loss. I am hoping you find peace in this very difficult time. I can only hope the light they created in your life will envelope you and comfort you every single day.
Just know that your kits brought me through a lot of difficult and uncertain times recently. Will have you in my thoughts, and wishing for brighter days ahead.
Wow Claude, such terrible news. So sorry for your loss. Reach out if you need to talk. I'm somewhat of an insomniac myself so odd hours are ok. Stay strong.
Claude, I'm so sorry. You have my deepest condolence and my thanks for everything you've done and still do for this lovely little lava community on here.
Thanks for all your kind words, they help me get through each day