I am sharing a few of the comments that I have received from mothers and spouses that I have drawn for, so that you can see how God is working through my drawing. I would love to share entire letters as they are so special but because of the length I have chosen to just pull out inserts from them. Unfortunately, I do not have copies of all the drawings I have done but I cherish the many letters I have received, their words have kept the pencil in my hand and encouraged me to continue to draw and pursue this mission.
Dear Mrs. Lam, I cannot thank you enough ! What you taught me today was absolutely astounding ! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I learned great techniques from you. I will never forget our time drawing together. This is surely a memory to treasure. You are the best teacher ever !! Truly remarkable! You are certainly in God's hands. He will surely guide you in a right position; and that position is to become an artist like none other. Thanks again for giving me a call today. You just made my Saturday. (: Hugs, Shirley
Four years ago I would never have believed that Clay would be able to touch the lives of people he did not even know so long after his death. You have proven that people can do great work here on earth even after they are gone. --Sandy Marlowe 11/9/2004
She has the ability to some how capture the spirit of our children even though she never knew them. The pictures she has done of Clay have brought me so much joy and comfort. When I asked Clay to send me a sign that he was with me I had no idea he would send me Loree and her special talent. Not only is she special because she is so talented but she is also special because she is such a giving, loving, and generous person. --Sandy
Truly Loree's talent is God given and a true modern day miracle. The emotions that flood over me when I gaze at the portrait brings back memories that I have not experienced in years. Words can not truly express my gratitude or the joy that I have experienced from having a tangible reminder of my mother's beauty and grace. --Jerry
Dear Loree, Early in the day on Christmas Eve, I had gone to the cemetery and asked Kraig to be with us in some special way, since our entire family would be together for Christmas. In the afternoon Bette called and asked if she could drop by for a few minutes saying she had something she knew I would love. Well, there was no way to imagine or to prepare for how much we would love your pencil drawing of our Kraig! I only wish you could have seen my husbands and my reaction to your heaven sent drawing and then for you to see each of our children as they studied the portrait of their youngest brother so alive in your drawing. I was immediately struck with the answer to my prayer of that morning--Kraig certainly was with us all in a most special way through the gift of Bette and the gift of your heart and hands. We thank you more than you will ever know and we will thank you forever. Love,
Karyl and Mike Frick and family
The parishioners of St. Cyril and Methodius Church wish to thank you for the wonderful portrait of Rev. Father Deacon Charles. It is a beautiful rendition of him, and it will be displayed proudly so that we will all be reminded of him and what a treasure he was to our parish. --Lois Snyder, Saints Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Church