Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm feeling my age, ladies.....

On the tenth, the morning we left for our cruise, I tripped and had a terrible fall.  I proceeded on to the airport and caught my plane.  As the day progressed, my misery intensified and consequently, I spent most of my week in my stateroom---first on ice and then on heat.  Needless to say it was a very long week, and I longed for home. 

I have been home now for eleven days and last night was the first night I was able to sleep on my side, so I'm so thankful for that!  (I don't sleep well on my back)

Anyway, these last eighteen days have been a time of reflection for me as I have sat and endured the very slow process of healing.  I have made some decisions that will make me sad, but I have come to believe that they are best for me.

I am leaving this blog, but will be keep my card blog open.  Believe me, when I say, that the friendships I have gathered through you, dear fellow bloggers, have been precious to my soul.  I plan to continue to follow all of your blogs.  I may not always comment, but rest assured, I am reading your posts and am being blessed by them!

I hope that you will feel free to email me or call anytime.  Please do. 

I didn't finish writing my spiritual journey in depth,  as I had planned, but much of the end of the story is here.  If you skip down about half way, you will learn the "rest of the story"!

This has been a great "ride" and I've gleaned so much through blogging, but it is time to spend more time in the things I have often neglected in the past few years.

So I say good-bye from blog land, but hope to continue the friendships which I have with so many of you.


Sassy Granny ... said...

I know where to find you! I have your email, and I believe I saved your phone number. So you can be sure I'll remain in touch.

Some time ago I heard it said (and repeated often): We need to say "no" to many of the good things life offers in order to say "yes" to God's best for us.

I can hardly wait to hear how He blesses you with His best.


Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

You will be very much missed, but I echo what Kathleen said.

I am so very sorry that your cruise was disrupted! How very disappointing. I am glad you are feeling better and on the mend.

Your Friend

If I have time I will shoot you an email with the latest pictures on my grand baby. She is crawling and has two teeth and just a sweet as pie!


sister sheri said...

I have to admit that my heart hurts when I read this... How grateful I am that God brought us together via blogland. And I know this is not the end of our relationship but just a transition.

I pray that as you close the door on this chapter... another door would open that pulls you right in close to your precious heavenly Father.

Blessings, my sister! I will continue to keep up with you via your card blog... and will start to look for a free day to come over for another visit.

With much love!

Technonana said...

Sad to hear this but completely understand... but you know I won't be far away... and will be reaching out across America to check in on you!!
Praying the healing process continues quickly!!
Love you Sweet Friend!!

Anonymous said...

SORRY TO READ THIS...and realize how vulnerable and weary you must feel. Sounds like you've been reflecting on your experience and have made a decision to divest yourself of some of the "have-to's or want to's" hanging over your head all the time.

YOU MAY FEEL like returning--especially to your "spiritual journey" posts. I hope so.

Every year--inexorably--another candle on the cake.


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I will so miss you and the inspiritation and mentor you are to me. I love You...m.....

Patty said...

I will miss you too...there was always a soft sense of knowing you were there. I know the struggle with health that you endure daily..
and was so sorry to hear of your fall. Hope to be in touch once and awhile.
Blessings to you..Patty

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I pray you had a nice one yesterday. And I do hope you are feeling much better.

Yes, I admit I'm sad you won't be blogging here anymore. You were one of my favorite stops when I ran around from blog to blog.

When I have any cruise questions, you will be who I contact!

May the Lord bless you and keep you friend!

vijaya said...

I think iam very late.I have just started reading ur blogs but i feel very sad to know that y ou wont be blogging any more.I am sure i will learn a lot by reading blogs

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