Thursday, September 23, 2010

This blogging world of ours...

Isn't it amazing how a few cards, some fun techniques, and a blog can bring people together?  Turning pen pals into friends, friends into sisters at heart... I am so happy I started this venture a year ago.  Ooops... seems I missed my own blog-aversary!  

I want to tell you all something you may already know... I believe that us crafters are the kindest, most caring ladies around.  Although miles away, it is so uplifting to see how many of us will come together to help one another in anyway possible.  We share laughter everyday as we read each other's funny stories on a daily basis, send cyber hugs and imaginary soup when one is sick.  It's a most unique camaraderie I feel pulls us all close to each other. 

There are times in our lives when we all feel down, we all have a tragic experience or a traumatic event.  I have unfortunately experienced a great loss recently.  Many of you may have known that I was expecting.  I lost my baby this past weekend.  It was very hard, depressing and I couldn't see the light.  My husband emailed my DT members... to be more exact my friends.  My friends all came together to help me with my blogs and my business in any which way they could.  That is the most beautiful gift I have thus far received  from friends I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting face to face yet... well some that is.  I have had the pleasure of meeting some of my gal pals, while I hope to meet each and everyone I have come close to from  this fun and wild blogging world.  

Lisa braved the mountain and brought me these wonderful flowers!  Aren't they just breath taking?  I talk to them, it's too funny... I have never been a plant person, only because I am afraid of killing them... but I am going to keep these forever!  Eventually scrapbooking them.

My kooky kids tried cheering my up with gifts as well... they know how much mommy loves socks.  They asked my husband to take them to the mall while I rested, which is an hour and a half drive one way, to get these for me...

Gloria mailed me this wonderful card that will also go into my scrapbooks, the sentiment inside was beautiful... "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." 

I wish I could fit all my gals at TBD, SBS and SBC in my scrapbooks as they all rallied up and helped anywhere and everywhere they could.  Just the support, warm wishes and prayers I received from them and everyone else was just uplifting.  I couldn't do it with out all of you girls!  I look forward to an everlasting friendship with you all.  You are all quality ladies and I will always want to be a part of you girls!

Christy Croll of Tiddly Inks, Carol of Stampotique, Lori Boyd, and just so many sent out wonderful supportive emails that helped me feel the love and friendship.  Again ever lasting friendships!

Vicki thank you for being there and ready to talk should I need to, Lady B same goes for you... thank you for the offer of talking things out.  I am so grateful for the offers. 

Thank you all so much for all of your support.  I can't say it enough!  It is truly a blessing to know each and everyone of you!  I am once again so grateful that our paths have crossed!

Lots of love and respect to you all,

Betty 

39 comments:

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

Betty Im so sorry to hear your news :( Sending big hugs and kisses.
Kristy xx

Ann said...

oh Betty so sorry - huge hugs and tons of love.
Ann xxx
Would send you more socks but it was such a disaster last time that maybe not.
Ann xxx

Fran said...

Oh Betty, I am so sorry to hear about your loss, I can't possible imagine how devistating it is but just know you are in my thoughts and you sound like you have a truly wonderful family around to support you (that sounds like one long road trip for socks!! so sweet!)

Andrea C said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am so glad you have such a supportive and wonderful family and it is great that so many people are there for you but you really deserve it. Remember to take it easy and get lots of rest, your flowers are gorgeous x

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Betty, I wish I could make the hurt go away, but I know that I can't. This is a very real and painful time in your life, and I understand your loss. It will get better with time and love, so that is all I offer. I am here if you need me. :)
XOXO

LORi said...

♥ You Girl!!! Blessings, hugs and prayers being sent you way!!

Scrap Vamp said...

Betty, I know you don't know me but I just went through the same thing a few months ago. I send you all my most heartfelt wishes for recovery and healing.

~Celina

Heather said...

There was a note on the Practical Magic site and I just had to come over and send you a hug and much love and comfort. I've not followed your blog (but will now) But as a woman and creative sister my heart goes out to you and your family. Blessings to you all.

Heather

tricia said...

Dearest Betty,
I am sending you lots of love and light, there really are no words to describe the loss of a child so I won' even try. Just know that we are all linked spiritually as well as through the internet and you are not alone. It also sounds like you have a wonderful family. Keep on keepin on,
Tricia xoxo

Eulanda said...

I love the way you worded this Betty. I read some of it to my husband tonight cuz he doesn't always understand why I spend so much time on the computer...time with my friends. It actually choked him up a little - good! He sorta saw a bit of why and what I do. It was good for him to see a smidge. Oh and I am loving your socks and glad to see you got some!! Cute! HUGS!

Kat said...

Betty,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I found you on the Practical Magic blog and then I saw where you wrote that a friend braved the mountain to bring you flowers so I had to go check and sure enough, were on the same mountain. I'm at the other end in Crestline. It's good to see you have a strong support system and I hope that each day will be better than the last for you and your family.

Feathers and Flight said...

Big Hugs to you Betty. So Sorry about your News
Jill

Sparkster said...

Dearest Betty,

I found you from the Practical Magic Blog Hop and I just wanted you to know that I am sending you extra love and light across the winds. I am glad that you have such supportive friends, and I wish you much healing.

brightest blessings,
Angelique

Pauline said...

Hi Betty - Anna and Justina (running the Practicl Magic Party) let us know that you won't be at our event this weekend....but I'm sure the posts will be around to visit later on.... I'm so sorry to hear of your news ... and I'm sending you the biggest hug, thoughts of the fluffiest socks, and wishing you some sunshine. You're in my prayers.
hugs and blessings from Australia,
Pauline

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's good to hear that you have loving and supportive friends and family. The socks are too cute :)

Cellar Door said...

Please know that you are lovingly tucked into a special healing prayer of mine. I long for the day when the sun will again shine upon you and your dear husband. And it will.

Your friend, Cellar Door

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

My heart goes out to you Dear, at this time.

Gentle hugs...

Susan said...

Betty, my heart is so heavy for you and your family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a child of ANY age. I had a 2nd trimester miscarriage almost 31 years ago, at the age of 19. I still mourn every Nov. around thanksgiving, not as much as years ago, it gets better with time. but never goes away. I am sending out positive, peaceful healing vibes. Additionally I pray for comfort for you and your family.

Gentle hugs,
Susan

Linda in New Mexico said...

Betty: Healing thoughts and hugs are sent your way this day. May you be secure in the knowing that others feel for you and will hold you and yours in an embrace of love. Blessings, The Olde Bagg

Melz said...

I am sorry to hear what happened to you. I send many many hugs!
It is never easy when you're in pain, but it does lighten that feeling when you have such a great family and huge supporting group of friends. No one can fix this or heal you, but everyone can help lighten your heart a little just by sending you that little light of strength and love. I know I send you some of mine.

Faerie Sage said...

In a time like this, even though I dont know you, I send all my love and all my support, one witch to another, one woman to another.
If you ever need anything post on my blog and I will do anything in my power to help.
Love & support
Faerie Sage

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI BETTY I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR YOUR NEWS;I KNOW YOUR PAIN IT HAPPEN TO ME30 YEARS AGO.GOD IS WITH YOU.YOUR FAMILY IS SO SWEET.I AM SENDING ANGELS' YOUR WAY TO PROTECT YOU..BEAUTIFULL FLOWERS.I LOVE YOUR WORK...

Melz said...

You're welcome! And you're also very right. Move on lightened, but never forget. I believe there is nothing worth forgetting!

I am glad that you are feeling a little lighter inside. Heavy Burdens are much easier to bare with a little love. :)

Elysian Field Originals said...

My prayers and healing light go with you and your family.
Peace and Love,
Val xo

Kandes Naylor said...

Betty,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. After trying to get pregnant for a long time, I lost two pregnancies in 2008. It was very traumatic and a very difficult time for me. I understand the type of pain you are feeling. Know that it you will feel better with time, and it is especially healing when a baby finally makes it into your loving arms. Big hugs to you!
-Kandes-

Brans~Muffin said...

HUGS! Im so sorry for you!

Emerald Window said...

Hi Betty,
I lost a child too and the kindest remark made to me was by my cousin who said that "this child was not meant to be, but it was still special enough that the gods gave it a chance to spend a few months in your body and a lifetime in your heart."
You have been touched by a little angel. Remember that when the times get darkest.
Blessings to you.
Cenya

Angie said...

Hi Betty, my name is Angie and although I've never been to your blogs before, I did learn about what you are going through right now. I just want to say that I am keeping you in my prayers and sending a big hug. I have two puppies so they are also sending puppy kisses. :) Angie

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Celia said...

Sending hugs, love, and healing your way.....so very sorry for your loss.

Sara said...

Hugs and love to you.

Aimee Jeffries said...

♥Sending love,light and healing positive energy♥ )O(

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I too had many miscarriages before even having any babies. I did end up with having four children. But we do have those little angels who have gone on before us in heaven. I know they are looking down upon us and we shall see them again someday.
love and prayers,
Teresa in California
tscat@sbcglobal.net

Annabelle said...

So sorry for your pain.Sending much love, hugs and healing prayer.

Annabelle

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Dear Betty,

Am so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Sending much well wishes and healing strength your way...

Theresa

CraftyMomOf2 said...

you are so well loved Betty...always know that and know that we are all in this crazy world together...and THAT's what makes friendships and makes them last lifetimes.

=)
xoxo
Meredith

Suzanne said...

Sending you warm and healing thoughts.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Yep, I'll agree... this is an amazing hobby that brings us all together and we are kindred spirits, so friendships are easily formed and kept for always. I'm one of the privileged ones who actually knows you in person! And it was worth the drive up and down the hill to spend such a lovely day with you and Chris and the kids. Give them all hugs for me. See you Friday!!!

Love,
Lisa

Lyn said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you a hug from across the pond. x

Angela said...

Okay Betty your post has made me cry!!! I can't help it I have a BIG SOFT and Loving Heart!! Your words hit me like a ton of bricks and I have been in the place your in right now and loving friends make it so much better. Even though it's been 8 yrs for me I still think about what could had been. But maybe the good Lord was saving me from an even worse heartache. At least that's what I tell myself!!
Betty in the short time I have known you,through this crazy life of crafting that has made us all so many new friends.. I feel blessed to get to see the real Betty who is sweet, Kind hearted, a loving Mom, loving Wife, A great friend and a lady who make me laugh everytime I see your emails!!
Sending you all the hugs and kisses you need!!!
Angela

 
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