Erin Krakow of “When Calls the Heart” is completely aware that her cherished Hallmark Channel drama has been absent from viewing screens for weeks now, but never away from the hearts of fans. The talented and beautiful actress who embodies Elizabeth Thornton has joined the full assembly of casting crew on “When Calls the Heart” in working like crazy for weeks during the “creative hiatus” announced by the series’ executive producers.

What was called “retooling” is assuredly re-creating much of Season 6, which was already fully wrapped months ago?

The massive unexpected effort was necessitated by the unfortunate choices and unavoidable decisions involving cutting ties to co-star, Lori Loughlin, and her husband, fashion designer, Massimo Giannuli, in the wake of the college admissions scandal.

Along with the appreciation for all her hard work alongside her castmates, Erin Krakow delivered immense comfort to millions of “Hearties” and followers with her return to social media on April 8, as noted by Yahoo!. Known for her incredible photographs, the star allowed a single image and a few heartfelt words say all that was necessary, and convey love and loyalty to everyone who matters so much.

Ever lovely and true

A single pink rose in full bloom spoke volumes in bringing solace to Erin Krakow and waiting “When Calls the Heart” viewers.

The spectacular blossom was captioned with a quote perfectly selected by the caring star, which could have been spoken by any of the characters who comprise her close-knit circle of support in Hope Valley.

“You are always there for me,” comes in quotation marks first, followed by “And I always will be.” Krakow’s remarks evoke the spirit of loyalty, friendship, and support that are emblematic of the family-friendly saga set in the Northwest Territory.

Janette Oke, the author of the book series on which the television production is based, herself would concur with this sentiment. Soon, although no official date has yet been announced, the community of Hope Valley will be carrying on with life, demonstrating its characteristic strength and faith.

Erin Krakow has frequently expressed her bonds of friendship with Loughlin, along with Candace Cameron Bure.

No one is condoning Loughlin’s decisions in this very wrenching situation, but, instead, simply reiterating support and loyalty, as Bure expressed in her Kids’ Choice Awards acceptance remarks. Friendship, like love, can endure trials, and prayer changes things in remarkable and unseen ways. As Elizabeth once reminded her late husband: "Life gets messy. People are messy."

In great company

Erin Krakow’s caring and uplifting message is much like many that have carried “When Calls the Heart” fans through this unexpected interlude. Executive producer, Brian Bird, began April with a reminder of the hope and the renewed spirit of the heart prompted by Spring, suggesting that the series will be back to form sooner rather than later.

Pascale Hutton, who portrays the buoyant Rosemary Coulter, particularly thanked fans for “PATIENCE” through this pause. Paul Greene and Andrea Brooks share a blossoming new relationship this season on the drama, and both have offered sincere gratitude, both for the series itself and the love and loyalty of the Hearties through what Greene called a “tough spot.”

On-screen and behind-the-scenes, Erin Krakow and her “When Calls the Heart” castmates have truly lived out many of the values and virtues of the characters they portray. It has given loyal viewers even more reason to celebrate once the series returns.