I have not been online much at all since my husband passed away but wanted you to know that I am ok and will be back as soon as I am able. Thank you for all of your kind words and heartfelt wishes for peace and comfort. It means the world to me.
I wish I could say something to calm your heart right now, I just don't know what those words would be. But I do know that if I could give you a hug right now, I would.
Take care of yourself and remember to just breathe. xo
Thinking about you as we continue praying for you, the boys and your families! xo
Thinking of you and glad to hear from you!
Thanks for letting us know. I have been thinking about you a lot. xx
I am so sorry for your loss.
You and your sons continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and love!
Thank you for letting us know.
I've been thinking of you often.
I have thought about you and your family every day, Kate. Thank you for touching base. Sending you good thoughts.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Take as much time as you need.
Lynda in Michigan.
... still sending you BIG love, CG, and giganto hugs of support and caring from afar. I'm imagining you holding tightly onto George, burying your face in his fur. And I just know the Dogs above are running alongside your sweet man.
So happy to see this post. Have been checking daily to see how you are. Hugs and prayers!
We have been thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers xxoo .
((((((Kate)))))) <<-- those are hugs.
A lot of us who are your age (and older ... much older) know the pain and the grief that you face now. We wish we could take that experience away.
The only way through is through. Hold on to your sons and your sisters and your friends and your family (and yes, George). They'll all help you. So will time. And, so will knowing that you gave your husband the best, the absolute best, care that he needed and deserved.
Even us. We're here because we care about you. Picture herds of us standing beside you and hugging and holding you up.
Love and prayers.
My computer desktop at our car lot, where we spend 6 days a week, is always filled with one of your pictures. Last week I switched from a hummingbird to a leaf-strewn path into the woods. So each time I return to my desk, I think of you. I hope you're sleeping well, that you're eating good food and that you're surrounded by people who love you.
Oh Kate, I am so sorry. Sending quilted hugs to wrap you in...
<3 <3 <3 Thinking of you...
Thanks for posting, know that we are all thinking of you, and your family.
Thinking of you ...
Thinking of you daily and hoping that things get better for you soon. ~chris
How thoughtful of you to let us know.
Think of you often and hope things smooth out for you.
Thanks for your note Kate. I've been thinking of you.
So glad to hear from you. I think of you often, wondering how you are. The weather has been so lovely ... great for spending time outdoors. Hugs to you, your family, and to George.
Thank you for letting us know you are ok. Sending good thoughts your way for you, family and friends who share in this loss.
Love you, Kate. I think about you every time I look at the owl print on my wall. Whenever you're ready to come back officially, you know that we'll all be here waiting for you. Hugs <3
Kate, you and family have been in my thoughts and I'm glad to know you are doing ok. The grief journey is the hardest one any of us will ever make and there really is no map to show us the way. Each person must chart their own path and it's different for each individual. I do know that this is a time for you to take care of yourself as never before and do the things that YOU know are right for you and bring you comfort. Hugs to you.
I've been thinking about you and wondered if you were okay. Didn't want to bug you so I'm glad you just put out a short post. Hang in there and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Big Hugs!!
Think of you so often kate. Be well. You are so loved.
Oh Kate.... I've been thinking about you lots lately and actually just a few minutes ago!! I have thought about emailing but wanted to respect your privacy in your grief. Thanks for checking in with us because you know we all care.
We'll be here when you are ready. We completely understand. Thank you for checking in to let us know you are ok. Be well.
You mean the world to us dear.
Take your time, Take care of YOU,
and thanks SO much for taking the time to drop us all a line.
I love you and am sending love,
Oh I missed the post telling us of your husband's passing. I am so so sorry. It's hard to express in words the deep sympathy I am feeling for you, but I am so happy to hear that you are OK. These are tough times, my prayers are with you and those you love!!
Thank you for leaving a message. I have been watching to hear how you are doing. Love Stella Ann
Thinking of you and your whole family. *hugs* Wish there were magic words to help make this better.
I've been thinking of you often and wishing you peace in this difficult time.
Take your time, we'll be here when ever you are. Wish there were something I could do to help.
So glad you are okay, you have so many people thinking of you often and wishing you well.
Thank you for checking in....so many of us have been wondering how you are. Take your time....but come back to us.....we miss your words.
George and your boys will take good care of you.
Be kind and gentle with yourself in these days.
Sending much love.
A Glowing Ember
The commenters have said all the thoughtful things so much better than I! Just want you to know my thoughts are with you and your family.
Sending you hugs ..........
You have a lot to deal with right now, so keep breathing and don't worry about us. We'll be here.
You are so loved. You are in my prayers. xo
I did not know your husband passed away. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll keep you in my thoughts that you find comfort in good memories.
Can't imagine the enormity of the hole in your heart right now. All of us have to walk this path in our lifetime. I only hope when my turn comes round, I can manage even half of the courage and grace you've shown us. Hugs to you from here in Nebraska, and prayers for peace to you and your family. You've recorded such sweet memories on your blog......May they help to remind you of the blessings in your life, and of that sweet man that captured your heart.
I've been checking on you every day. Glad to hear you're doing OK. As OK as can be expected, I assume. Wishing you peace and healing.
I am thankful to see a post from you. We are all still lifting you up in prayer.
Hugs and love to you and yours.
Was good to see your post, although we all know you are in deep thought and getting thru things that need be. Just take your time, like someone else said, we will all be here to see your beautiful pictures and to hear your words again. You just take care of yourself .. Love from Oregon
love you and will be here waiting for you...anytime !!
Continuing to send thoughts and prayers your way, Kate.
Thinking of you my friend!!
Your husband was just a little over a year older than I am, and after having to endure extremely poor health for the past 20 years or so, I quite often find myself longing for my time as a part of this world to come to an end much sooner than later. Oh, but as you have helped to make even more clear to me, my physical death would not be just about me--would it?
Alas, how can I be so selfish when my wife, who has been suffering right along with me, does not want to see me go anytime soon? Yes, she knows that we will spend all of eternity together, but she still does not want our time of separation to last a second longer than it has to.
Of course, it may very well be that she really hasn't been suffering right along with me and actually enjoys watching me suffer.. Yeah, that makes me feel much better about our marital dynamic. So, I am going to go with that--okay? (LOL?)
So much love givin in a time of need! xoxo
Take as much time as you need Kate. Love to see so much support here because it shows how many hearts you have touched:)
Wish I knew just what to say but just know I am thinking of you and your family and that God will take care of your pain and sorrow. Come back to us when you can.
I am thinking of you and your sons. Also George...give him a hug for me.
Glad you checked in; I admit I was stalking to see if you had posted. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers... I know there is so much to do after a loved one passes.
Good to hear from you. Just take your time and know that we will be here whenever you are ready. Hugs and prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family (and George). May God give you strength and peace and comfort in the days ahead. God Bless and many hugs
Keeping you in my prayers.
Thinking of you often, please please keep in touch.
I was thinking about you, Kate, so I thought I'd pop by and see if you'd posted recently. I'm glad you're doing okay. Be good to yourself. Nurture your heart and soul every chance you get.
Hugs to you and George.
I'm thinking of you every day. Hope you will be back soon. Jan.
thank you for posting......we are concerned for you.
I am glad to see this post. I have been thinking of you a lot this past couple weeks. Grief is all encompassing, but as it begins to ease, you'll once again notice the birds outside your beautiful home, and the changing seasons. Until you reach that point, know that the world waits quietly, with love.
Keeping you in my thoughts. xoxo
When you needed me I was gone. I am so sorry.
I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your sons.
DEAR KATE AND GEORGE,
MOM AND I ARE SO VERY SORRY TO READ ABOUT THE PASSING OF YOUR PRECIOUS ANDREW. GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU COPE WITH THIS LOSS.
MADI AND MOM
Kate, thank you for responding. Our Grandkids are my treasures, to be sure! I have been avoiding my blog since Steve's illness. It felt that I was whining or complaining when I posted about our lives. I think I may pick it up again soon. Time...wonder how much time must pass before one feels real again? Day by day, week by week, bird by bird (thank you, Anne Lamott), we strive to get through time. Take care.
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