Friday, July 13, 2012

A Letter To My REaders



Dear Readers,

For those of you that have followed along my journey on this blog you know that we recently lost a loved one in our family.

As we all do in our families we all pulled together, and helped out where the help was needed.

In the helping process I have been away from my home for a month. We would come back for a couple of days, and then go back to help out my Mom.

I would not do it any other way and I am so thankful to have a Mom to help. I am also thankful that I could be there to help her during this difficult time.

During this whole process I really missed being in my own home.

I never realized how much of a grounding force our homes can be. I feel like when I am here I breathe easier, relax more, and just feel comforted.

I am back now! I will still be spending time at Mom’s, but not for long periods of time like this past month.
Please be patient with me as I try to get back on board, and back to normal. I hope to be posting more regularly than I have lately.

I can not tell you how much it has meant to me to hear from you all. Your comments, and emails have meant so much to me during this difficult time.



So many lessons in life to be learned, and taught. The one resounding lesson in my own personal life is that God will be there in our time of need. I continually saw his hand in all the matters, and decisions that we as a family had to make. 



When I say thank you for your prayers, I truly mean it. I felt them surrounding me at the most difficult times.

Blogging is a wonderful part of my life, and I have made it a fun part of my everyday life. I have missed being able to visit your blogs as much as I would like.


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Now I know first hand what, “Home Is Where The Heart Is!” My heart is definitely HERE in my little California Suburban Ranch!!

Glad to be back,
xo Kathysue

37 comments:

Jemsmom said...

Glad you are back and at home. Take care and I will continue my prayers for you and your family.

The French Hutch said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and yes you are so lucky to have your mom. It is so hard, what you've been through. Blessings………...

~Emily
The French Hutch

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I am so very sorry for your loss...Welcome home...a place of always feeling safe and secure...you are so right that there is no place like home...Have a restful weekend...With thoughts and prayers, Shirley

hayniedi said...

Welcome back...nothing like the comforts and familiarity of home to help your healing process. Looking forward to future posts

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Splenderosa said...

KathySue, I'm sending you much love and sympathy at this time. Hold tight to your family. That's the most important thing.

helen tilston said...

Hello KathySue

So sorry to hear of your loss. How great to have your mother and for her to have you.

Keeping you in prayer


Helen

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

So glad to have you back, Kathysue. I love being one of your new followers :) Continue being strong! I'm very sorry for your loss. Take care, friend!
L

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Welocome back to the loving shelter of your home... we are all here for you... (am sure you KNOW that already, tho).

Try to get some good, solid rest now... I'm sure it's needed...

Lots of warm hugs, dear friend,

Linda
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

Ohhh I know you have had a rough time of it. The best part about home - its always right there waiting for you - like a gentle hug and a cooling breeze. You always welcome it when you get back and long for it when you leave. Pretty much like an old friend. :) xxoo, B

Shelia said...

Hi Katy Sue. Glad you're home and I'm sending prayers your way. Rest up and we'll be here to hold you up.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The enchanted home said...

Hi Kathysue sending you a big hug during a difficult time. So true that we often dont' realize our own strength until we are forced to and then we often surprise ourselves with what we can do. I wish you well as well as your family during the grieving process and amen to that about the home being out little oasis from the world....so so true.
Sorry for your loss and glad you are back.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh no, I'm so very sorry to hear this sad news Kathysue. My good thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I'm glad to see you back.

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Hi Kathysue, I'm reading for the first time in a long while as I have been out of blogging for a bit. I'm so sorry to read that you've had difficult times. I hope the path is brighter ahead.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Kathysue, I am a very new "follower". I am sending all my prayers and thoughts during your journey "home". Family is our heart! You have brought this to my attention, and I want to thank you of reminding me of this.
Looking forward to all the blogs to come.
Patty

michele said...

it truly says something when you can reflect on gratitude in a time of loss.

peace and love to you today, friend.

michele

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Kathy Sue, Bless your sweet heart! I am so so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your Mom in my prayers!
I am just like you~ my home is my sanctuary and I love coming home.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed (Ps 43:18). He is near, Kathy Sue!

carolyn bradford said...

Kathysue, I don't know you very well but from the time I first read your blog I knew I would like you! Now I am even more sure of that! Your faith is amazing and I'm glad you are finding comfort in God's arms and a place of peace in your home. You are so right…there is no place like home…no matter what our struggles are at the time! It's the one place we can know we can rest in…besides in the Lord! I'm so sorry for your loss and I will be praying for you and your mom!

vignette design said...

Welcome back home Kathysue! You've been on my mind, as I know you are going through a difficult family time right now. Just take the time you need--the blog world will be here waiting when you are back to normal.
Love and prayers coming your way...
xo Delores

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I send you my best. I know only too well how difficult it is to cope with this kind of loss, in the past four years I have had to say good bye to my wonderful husband and a few months ago my mother...it is so hard. Take time, you are so fortunate to have your lovely home and spouse waiting for you. You are right, there is no place like home.

The Pink Pagoda said...

I'm so sorry, Kathysue, to hear about your family's loss. You are quite an impressive lady, and I'm so happy you're back. I'm looking forward to hearing from you more often, and I'll be remembering you and your family in my prayers.

Jennifer

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Blessings and Healing for you and your entire Family..

A Perfect Gray said...

kathysue. please accept my sympathy. what a dear you are to us all. I've been such a slack blog visitor this summer and am so sorry I didn't know of your loss. our continued thoughts and prayers will be yours, kathysue. love to you all, donna

Suzy said...

That old, old saying, "Home Sweet Home", really is true. It's wonderful that you are able to find so much comfort in your home. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

NanaDiana said...

God bless you, Kathysue. Life sure throws us some difficult patches, doesn't it? Loss is the worst of them, in my mind.

It is good to see you back home~ xo Diana

Nantucket Daffodil said...

As I am new to your blog, I apologize that I didn't know this. My thoughts are with you.

classic • casual • home said...

My prayers are with you Kathysue. Glad you are back in the hug of your home.

South Shore Decorating Blog said...

I think you are So right -- I know I always feel glad to come home from wherever I am, but can't even imagine how much better it must be for you right now as you are going through this tragedy. I hope you find comfort everywhere you can, including at home!
Stacy

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Kathysue-
You are doing exactly what you need to be doing. We will always be here when you get back. Do what you need to do. We only have one family.
Home is where the heart is, and it truly is the grounding place.
By the way. I know that you are so excited to be getting your bed so that you can finish up!
Happy Monday.
Teresa
xoxo

La Dolfina said...

Hello sweet friend,
I have been holding you in my thoughts and prayers...
It is so good to see you back in your cozy home and Good Life Of Design!!!
So much going on these days... I really miss you!!!
I can tell your spirits have lifted!!!
Much love to both you and your mom!!!
XO

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

KathySue, I have been so absent from blogs as I have been with my mother for over a month. I know how you feel and can only tell you I am praying for you as you adjust to life without your mother and getting back into the swing of things at home. I am so torn about going home. I miss it....but don't want to miss time with my mom since it is so limited. Hugs my dear friend.

9405018--Pat said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers...hugs pat h

The Buzz Blog said...

When you start a blog, you create a family and we know everyone who reads your posts have you in their thoughts and prayers... including us! Home is indeed where the heart is and our hearts go out to you, Kathysue. Welcome back!
xxoo

designchic said...

So sorry for your loss, Kathysue, but our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. The comfort of home and family is such a blessing, and I too feel that there is truly no place like home...

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Kathysue, what a beautiful post. I am glad you are home and I will continue to pray for your family.

Babs said...

Kathysue, I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad that you're able to be back home now. I'm a strong believer in prayer, too. God bless and take care.
Babs

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Yes, home is a wonderful grounding place to be, glad you'll be returning soon and I hope you are getting the support you need during this time. Janell

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Yes, home is indeed a very grounding place, I'm glad to hear you'll be able to return soon and I hope you are getting the support you need during this time. Janell