Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanks For Sticking With Me....

Hello My Faithful Blogging Friends!
It has taken me a while to pull myself together after the tragic loss of my brother but I wanted to take the time to thank everyone for the emails, comments & cards that I received in the mail. It means a lot to me knowing that so many people that I haven't even met care so much.

I know that some people can blog their way through grief & I thought I was tough enough to deal with anything until I got the call about my brother. I can honestly say that I fell completely apart and haven't had a clear head in months. We were extremely close being that he was the baby and I was always his overly protective Big Sister. We had many great times together and with the Holidays upon us, it is really rough here in my home.

Thanksgiving was extremely sad because that was when he would always pull a surprise visit and the kiddos would be so excited to see him. I have many wonderful memories of him and will be working on his scrapbook very slowly as it's still extremely hard to go through all his personal belongings. I still can't believe he's gone and will never come home again. I have a LOT of bad days where I can barely leave my home but I know that in time--a long time--I will be OK.

My children have been AWESOME during this difficult time! They have lifted me up and let me know that it's OK, they've shown me nothing but love & I am beyond words for how I feel about them. I guess I've raised them right & have shown them the love that I'm now receiving. I thank God for them and all of you!!!

Bear with me a bit more while I get things together so I can start posting again. I'm seriously out of the loop & I hope you understand.
Until Next Time....
Hugs & Love,


  1. Oh I am so sorry to hear about this. I haven't been around in blog land very much lately so I had missed your post. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I know the holidays can make the loss even harder to bear. I will pray for peace and comfort.

  2. Jackie, I was so glad to see that you are returning to the EIC team. I cannot imagine what you are going through but know that taking it one day at a time, leaning on your faith and family will continue to help you through it all. Thinking of you and wishing you all the best during this holiday season.

  3. Big hugs Jackie. I can't imagine what you are going through. I hope coming back to the EIC will help you with some positive energy and a creative outlet! We're looking forward to you coming back. Hugs.

  4. Jackie, I am so sorry to hear about your brother.

  5. Jackie,
    I am SO sorry for not reading about your brother earlier! I feel terrible, but it looks like you received a lot of blog love. I'm sure it will take you a while to feel some sort of normalcy and I'm sure your happy memories of your brother will help guide you along the way.
    Again, my sincere (although delayed) condolences to you and your family.


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