Saturday, May 17, 2014


Waiting to see what the next tide will bring......
I will be taking a hiatus from blogging.  I already have been gone longer than I planned.  I have things going which keep me from making pretty things, and are more important than taking pretty pictures.
You see, my stepfather was diagnosed with leukemia in March, and I have been helping a little.  And now my brother has been diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma.  It's a bit overwhelming.  I'm going up to Stratton in a couple of hours to hug my mother and brother and stepfather and sister-in-law and niece.  We'll talk, we'll catch up, we'll eat together, we'll pause and sigh.  Maybe we'll cry a little, but we'll probably tease and laugh and tell stories.  Some of us will pray.  I hope some of us will pray together.  I hope we'll sing hymns together to help us remember God's grace and truth.  We'll probably phone various other people.  And make plans.  And wonder what the future holds.  And maybe I'll blog some of it, but I probably won't for a while anyway.
I will wonder what you all are blogging about.  I'll check in on ThimbleAnna who is also caring for loved ones who are ailing.  So,  I'll be back when it feels right.

An up hill climb.


acorn hollow said...

I am so very sorry you and your family will be in my prayers.

Lorrie said...

I'm sorry to hear about the hardships in your family, Wendy. I'll be praying for you and yours.

Lynda @ Simple Things said...

Hi Wendy, I'm so sorry to read your news! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. As a dear friend told me when I began my journey, it's tough but well travelled. Trust God to give you the strength to go through this. xo

Ophelia said...

You know, I hope, how loved you are and that I will be thinking about you and wishing you strength during this terrible time.

julie said...

So sorry to read this post Wendy. Wishing you all strength as you gather together around your loved ones x