We have been totally blown away and touched by the support and love we have been shown from so many people all over the world since sharing this post at the beginning of the week.
It was such a hard decision to make whether or not we should share the story but so far, the overwhelming response has been positive. This gives us huge strength as it shows that maybe there is a way of bringing something positive out of our terrible sadness and loss.
Due to the incredibly sensitive and personal nature of many responses, we have started thinking about a number of possibilities with regards the direction the Gumby Legacy could now go in.
It seems trivial somehow to continue with things quite the way they were so while we may still write interesting bits and pieces about nature like we have, we are trying to structure things a bit better and may focus on coping with traumatic loss and the dire situation that has led so many of us to the circumstances we now find ourselves in, as well as encouraging people to ‘look for the small stuff’ and appreciate the natural world we are all lucky enough to still be able to experience.
We will continue to share stories about Gumby and will keep you up to date with the outcome of the trial. Unfortunately, it now seems likely that it will be postponed but we will only know for sure on Monday.
The suggestions we have had so far regarding possible avenues to explore and pursue have been incredibly helpful and we would welcome more!
More suggestions, stories, things you have found to help you cope, and especially, things you find that you think would have made Gumby roar his really awesome, loud laugh!!!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Marian & Bronwen