Sunday, January 4, 2009

Some Difficult Days...

I have been dealing with some difficult days. The day after Christmas, two deaths affected our family. One was a childhood friend and mentor of My Man. The other, a fight that resulted in a young person being killed. We are shocked and saddened. And even though knowing that death is a part of life, one is rarely prepared for "the phone call".

I am going to be 'quiet' on my blog for a while. Both of the girls are home for most of the month and I really want to spend time with them. Vic wants to sort thru photos and help me get them scrapped. SweetP wants me to play Wii games and help her improve her crocheting skills. And so that is what I am going to do. I will be visiting blogs, because I get so much inspiration and joy out of seeing what everyone creates.

Now more than ever, we realize the importance of spending quality time with family and friends.



Alanna said...

I'm sorry to hear about the tragedies that have affected your family. Families really are the most important things out there. You'll be missed in the blogging world while you take some time for you and your family.

Kim Burmeister said...

Barb, I am so sorry to hear about this. My God be with you during this time and you find comfort.

Have fun with your family this month. In times like this, that is truly what is important.

I do like your new blog look.

Happy January!

Sparkplug17 said...

I'm so sorry Barb, but enjoy your time with the kiddos.

Risa said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your family members Barb. Treasure each and every moment with your family dear. We'll be right here when you return and God bless you!

Jeanne said...

I'm saddened to hear of the losses that have affected your family. Being close to your loved ones this month will definitely help ease the pain.

Enjoy your girls and keep them close! Big hugs!

Debbie Olson said...

Oh, Barb, I'm so sorry to read about the pain that has touched your family. May you be able to comfort one another and truly enjoy each other through this month!

stampmonkey said...

I'm so sorry that your family is having to deal with such sorrow. Surely the Lord will be there to comfort you as your family finds its way through this valley. And I have a feeling that being able to just hang out and spend time together will be very good medicine for you all. Enjoy your mom/daughter times...sadly, they are over before you know it! And we'll be right here waiting for you when you get back to creating and sharing. ;) Blessings and hugs!

nonapearl said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your losses. I pray the comfort of the Lord Jesus surrounds you, your family, and the families of those lost.

big hugs,

Risa said...

Hello Barb,
I'm just dropping to say that I hope that you are feeling better and to let you know that I care and miss you!
Take care and enjoy spending time with your family.
p.s. I have an award for you posted on my blog :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your sad days. May the Lord of all comfort give you peace.

Maricar said...

Hugs to you Barb. Surround yourself with love and find blessings in little things. Take care of you ... and make sure the ones you love hear you say I LOVE YOU.