Saturday, March 20, 2010

Stepping Back and Taking a Break

My sister in law, Sherry, has been here all week and we have had some nice visits. It has made me look at some things and I think I need/want to take a step back from my blog. It is no secret (do I have any of those?) that the last several months have been difficult for me....dealing with constant pain in my jaw from grinding, loss of family, losing Hope, and other losses that are unmentioned. My blog is meant to be a place to share my family and life so that some day my children and grandchildren can look back on all the wonderful times. For now, I think I have shared enough of that. My heart is just not in it right now. Maybe that will change down the road. For now, I will enjoy reading your blogs and keeping up with your lives and quilts. I need a break.

Here are a couple of cousin pics.....family is so important and I am so blessed that my children have lots of extended family to connect with.

29 comments:

Niki said...

My friend, I'll be looking forward to your return to us!!! A break is sometimes the very best thing, time to recharge and recover!

I do intend to keep in touch however! :)

Love
Niki

Milah said...

Bren, I know what you mean...I went through a difficult time last summer and had to slow down on my blogging, it just needed to be done. Take all the time you need, I'll be praying for you. ((Hugs))

** said...

I have taken such pleasure in reading about your strong, loving family over the past two years. I know that you will find some peace and rest, and I can only hope you'll be able to return to us renewed!

Mountain Mama said...

Bren,
Thanks for sharing your heart and family with us. You have blessed many - including me.

You will be missed and many of us will be praying for you. I look forward to your return, in God's timing. Meanwhile love on that sweet family of yours, crank out some quilting projects and stay at the feet of Jesus!

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13

blessings to you, my friend!
ashley

Susan said...

I've missed you this past week, but I do so understand the need for a blog break. Take as long as you need, my sweet friend - and we'll all be here waiting when you decide to come back! Love ya!

Crispy said...

I so understand the need for the break my friend. I'll be here when you are ready to come back.

Crispy

PS - Please send me a pic of the Pink & Brown quilt when you have it all done :0)

live4god said...

I just took a break as well I felt God telling me to focus more on Him so I am now stepping slowly back asking him for direction as I do it, but am going to limit it a good deal more than I was. Blessings to you and yours Bren take care!

Libby said...

I have been lurking and not commenting much lately, but I will miss your up-dates. Take care and come back to blogging when the time is right . . . . we'll be here *s*

Libby said...

Sadness! I will sure miss you! I hope that you have a lovely break! Take care of yourself, you do so much for others, take some time for you!! We will all be here when you come back!
Libby

Andrea said...

I will miss your lovely posts Bren but we all know you are not having the best of times lately and if you need a break then so be it. Take care and will see you when you return.

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Bren,
I want you to know how much I have enjoyed reading your blog. For me blogging is a personal experience so I fully understand your needing to take a break from it.
Look after yourself.

Lots of hugs,
Sharon

Jan said...

Will miss you, but understand the need for a break--will be praying for you! Hugs, Jan

Connie said...

Take you time, God will take care of you, will kept you in prayer!

SunshineCoastMum said...

I will miss you also, but understand. Blogging is quite demanding. Have enjoyed being a part of your life and have been encouraged by you many times. You have a gorgeous family. From someone who does not have any extended family in my life at all, you are a lucky lady. Don't stay away too long. xxoo

Donetta said...

Loving you, I understand that trial are tough. Loss is painful and in need of healing all those wounds left behind.
There will be a day maybe 20 years but then it will be as tomorrow.
Hope. Now hope deferred makes the heart sick. So know sickness needs healing.

Sweet P said...

It's good to take time for yourself. Enjoy the love of your family. I will see you when you return.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Bren, I will miss your post. I know you have had a lot on your plate lately. I do understand! Praying for you and your family. Stay in touch. Many blessings to you all, Karen PS. Take care of you...you take wonderful care of everyone...just don't forget you.

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Guðrún said...

I hope you will return when you have had a break. Take care.

kay said...

I'll miss you! I pray you will be back soon.

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, take care & hurry back ... you WILL be MISSED!

Happy spring!
Have a beautiful week.
TTFN~ Hugs, Marydon

moreofhim said...

I will miss your wonderful posts! Don't be away too long and please keep in touch by email when you feel like it!!

Enjoy your break and rest in the Lord, my friend.

God bless you!!

Love, Julie

Kimberly said...

You will be missed Bren! Take care of yourself and your precious family. Hope to see you return in the future!

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Connie W said...

Bren, I tried to email you about the Chicago quilt show and the email bounced back to me, so am trying to reach you via your blog comments. If this reaches you, please email me back.
Connie W / Cootie Bug
Thanks

Rita said...

Bren,
We will miss you and I will be praying for you until you are able to come back. I read you daily and enjoy your topsy turvy life. I pray you heal and feel a renewed.

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