Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Time out

Dear readers,

Many, if not most, of you know that my brother has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer. Things are not looking good, and I am flying to Nashville this weekend to see him.

I am going to take a break from writing The Bitchy Stitcher for a while. I had been looking forward to posting more often, and I will keep that as my goal, but for the short term, I need to focus on other things. I don't know if this hiatus will be for only a few weeks or longer.

I will continue to update the Its Cherry Pie blog, as that is my therapy right now. I may post some pics from time to time, if I manage to get any sewing done.

Thank you all for your prayers, good wishes, and e-hugs. They have sustained me in a way I never expected. I hope to laugh with you all here again when I return.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been in similar situations and received the support & prayers and e-hugs of others. I consider it a privilege to be the one to pass them along to you. Travel safe, may your time together be wonderful, and may the thoughts & prayers of all of us sustain you in the days ahead.

Kathy said...

Hang in there and I offer prayers to your brother, you and the rest of the family. I look forward to hearing form you again. Have a safe trip.

Diana said...

I'm so sorry about your brother. Take care of yourself and do what you need to do.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother. Have a safe trip.

p2w said...

Every good thought I have is being sent to you and all of your family. I have a large family, and we generally take each other for granted until a crisis hits, then we all pull together, and it is always a blessing to have each other. Safe travels...

Molly said...

Take all the time you need to be with your brother and family--we will all be here when you return. We will miss you and pray for you all.

Nicole said...

Sending prayers for you and your family- enjoy your time together.. Laugh and Hug a lot :) God bless you

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

It is completely understandable that you want to focus on your brother and extended family right now.

I hope you have an easier road ahead of you than the one you've travelled recently.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Of course you need to use your time with your brother - have a safe trip. We will be here when you come back.
With love and light,

Sarcastic Quilter said...

You have safe travels and I'm only a 40 min. west of Nashville if you need a break and sanity check for coffee some day, I will come to your coffee location.

I understand how difficult it can be at times like this and so just remember, it is okay to regenerate for a moment here or there so you can be support your family. My prayers and goodwill will continue to be extended toward you and yours.

Becky

Desi said...

I too am just outside Nashville! However I am sad to hear why you are here! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts! Be safe while you are here!!! Be Blessed

Esteemarlu said...

I'll miss reading your posts but you do have more important things on your mind sweety. Be praying for you and your family especially your brother.

Erzebat said...

good thoughts and prayers for you and your brother. nashville has a good program for your brother. as I told my son when he was diagnosed with RA, it will suck kahunas for a while but it will be ok. it did and it has! (mauh) Liz