Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thank you

I want to thank the people who've been commenting on my blog about the fact I've not been blogging.

Life is so difficult.........the most devastating thing has happened in my family. I can barely put two words together most days, never mind think about writing something on my blog. I haven't picked up a needle in weeks. I feel like my husband and I are just two "shells" of people walking around trying to get through each day and yet still be good parents to our kids. The strength we have is knowing that God knows everything and is in control, but that doesn't make it any less painful. And I never knew it was possible to go through so much emotional pain. But we need to continue to be able to give this to God. This situation has changed my husband and I forever, but hopefully we will be better people because of it.

Thanks to all of you, I hope someday to be able to pick up a needle again.

49 comments:

Mindi said...

I'm so sorry to hear life has dealt you a low blow. Hang in there, and know there's a whole community out here backing you up in our thoughts.

catandturtle said...

Hi. I am really sorry life is so hard right now. It sounds like you have had a few awful weeks and I wish that wasn't the case for you and your family. I am thinking about you. Ann.

Cheryl said...

I am so sad to hear that things are so bad for you at the moment. I am thinking of you and praying also, that you may have some kind of peace with whatever you are going through. At times like this faith is so important, knowing that God is there, sharing your pain. He will work things out for good, even if it is impossible to see at the moment. {{hugs}}

sugardoll said...

((hugs)) I don't know what happened but I hope you and your family are alright..

Just hang in there, I am sure the need to stitch will come back eventually. Family time is the most important...Take care always & Have a lovely day!

Julie said...

Take care {{hugs}}

Kendra said...

I'm sorry you're having a rough time right now. Hopefully things will even themselves out and you'll find some peace.

Andie said...

*hugs* i will be thinking of you! You and your family are in my prayers, May the Lord comfort and guide you. *hugs*

Dawn said...

I'm sorry you are having a difficult time right now. I hope things get better for you soon. ((hugs))

Kathy said...

You and yours are in my prayers that God can bring you through your troubles and make things better.

Hang in there. Stitching can be the therapy you need when the time comes that you are able to return to it.

Remember there are a lot of stitchers out in the blogging world that are there for support and comfort.

Edda said...

I am very sorry to hear that you have been going through rough time lately. Just wanted to let you know that I´m sending you good thoughts and hugs.

Vonna said...

My heavens...whatever has happened may you continue to know the loving presence of God and to know he has a plan. I will continue to think of you often and pray for you daily.
Thinking of you...
{{{HUGS}}}

Carla said...

I'm so sorry you're dealing with difficult stuff right now...I hope things get better for you and your family soon (((hugs)))

Barbara said...

Hang in there, as in everything, time heals. Take care!

Lauren said...

I hope things get better. I'll be thinking of you and praying for you - remember that God will never give you more than you can handle. {{hugs}}

Mary Ann said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are going through such a tough time. I will keep you, your husband, and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ((hugs))

Kathryn said...

When you are ready to stitch again, your lovely Village of Hawk Run Hollow will be waiting for you, along with many other stitching delights. Until then, may you find strength in yourself and your family and friends.

Squazi said...

I am sorry to hear that you and your family have been going through a difficult time. It's times like this that I like to reflect on the poem "Footprints In The Sand".

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied,
“The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
is when I carried you.”


Mary Stevenson

Rachael said...

I hope things get better soon for {{hugs}}

Pumpkin said...

(((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))

So good to see you post as a lot of us were wondering where you were. I'm sorry to hear that things are not going well :o( Sometimes I think we are put in front of difficult situations in order to make us grow. I do hope you will get back to stitching and find that joy again :o)

Stephanie said...

My heart is with you - I'm really sorry to hear that things are bad at the moment. I wish you strength and peace during your troubles. Hugs.

Barbeeque4 said...

Just take it one day at a time and know we are here for you, take care!!

Ranae said...

I do hope everything works out well for you and find peace.
We will all be here
Take one day at a time
{{{{Hugz}}}}

Joanie said...

Praying for you and your family.

Sally said...

I'm sorry to hear that things are bad for you at the moment. {{{{hugs}}}}

Karen said...

I'm sorry to hear things are bad at the momment , hopefully things will ease soon and make life a little easier for you all

stitcherw said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you've had such a hard time and sadness in your lives recently. I hope that things can settle a little more for you and that you can find your way back through whatever happened to a more normal place. Take care of yourself and my thoughts are with your family. {{hugs}}
Sue

Lynn said...

Your faith will see you through whatever difficulties you are dealing with. God will guide you and comfort you.
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sharon said...

I am sorry to hear this. I will keep you my thoughts and I hope that things will turn around for you soon. Take care!

Hazel said...

Oh my, sorry to hear you are having a bad time. "Lean on the Lord with all your heart and trust not in your own understanding... and he will make your righteousness shine like the dawn". Praying for peace for you and yours. xx

Rachel S said...

I am sorry to hear that you are having a rough time right now. From personal experience, all I can say is keep going, even when you don't want to. Take each day at a time, each hour at a time, each moment at a time.

Karoline said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're having a bad time, I shall be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers {{{{Hugs}}}}

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through such a terrible time. My heart goes out to you and your family and I hope you find the strength and support in each each to help carry you through this. Please know you are never alone. {{{hugs}}}

Christine said...

I hope all will be better soon for you. My thoughts are with you.

Beatrice said...

Take care of yourself and I hope your family gets through this bad time.
You are never alone!!!!

Nicola said...

I am sorry to hear that you are having a tough time at the moment. I hope that things will improve for you very soon. Take care.

Kathy A. said...

Oh, I am so very sorry. I hope that things will improve with time. Know we are all out there supporting and praying for you and your family.

Julie said...

My thoughts are with you and your family. Your stitching friends are here for you and will remain here while you're taking a break.

~Tammy said...

I just happened upon your blog this morning and want to take the time to say - sorry life is so rough for you right now as well, I'm sorry whatever you're dealing with is interferring in your desire to stitch.

You have some beautiful pieces on the go. Here's to hoping things in life settle down for you and you're able to find your way back to them. From someone that has been in a place ready to give it all up, I send you a cyber, 'feel better soon' thought.

Bev said...

i am really sorry to hear that life is hard for you at the moment, and i hope you are all alright, just be strong. thinking of you all

Susan said...

I am sorry to hear that you are in the midst of a difficult time. I am thinking of you, and hoping your stitching will return to give you peace.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Oh my dear friend, your note on the blog is so heavy and it scares me. I know you're going through something just nearly too heavy to bear. Only the Lord can comfort you now, as we know from experience. I can only add my prayers and hope you'll feel lifted up and a sense of peace as the days go by.
Remember that He will, "give you a garment of praise for the ashes of mourning," as only He can through the darkness that life brings. We will live to see this Truth...
Sending love and hugs,
Deb

tintocktap said...

Take care of yourself and your family, that's all that matters. {hugs}

Kajsa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the hard time that you are going through.

Holley said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Gentle hugs to you.

I hope for brighter, better days fo your family.

Tash said...

*hugs*
We are all thinking and praying for you. Stay strong!

stitcherw said...

I'm so sorry for whatever has gone on to cause such distress in your life. Hopefully things will settle and allow you to have some peace back in your life. {{hugs}}
Sue

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Thinking of you and hoping that life is a bit happier these days.

Remember you are never alone, not with all your lovely cyber friends just an arm's length away!

Take care!

Mary Ann said...

I just wanted to let you know that I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers often. I hope things are a little better. ((hugs))

stitcherw said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you, and hoping that whatever occured that time has brought at least a little bit of ease. I hope that 2008 will be a good year for you. {{hugs}}
Sue