August 09, 2012

Life goes On but can I stop for a while?

 Day Lily in my yard in Alberta
 I want to thank every one who stopped by my blog and left a comment after the Bead Soup Blog party on July 28th.  I'm a little late doing this but very thankful for every one who sent uplifting messages in the past few weeks.  This has been a very trying time for my daughter, and our family and you have no idea how your kind and caring thoughts and comments have mattered.  I don't even know some of you but you have made a difference.  I am very proud to be a part of this beading community because not only are you talented artists, you touch people by your words.  That means a lot.  Thank you to Lori Anderson for putting on this event - I really enjoyed being a part of it and to my partner Terry Matuszyk for sending me such great beads and being there for me.  You were a great partner.
Kids watching DVDs on the trip to BC

Each day is another day onward and forward.   We drove our three grand kids to BC and are staying for a couple weeks of much needed rest.  However, with a 12 yr. old, 10 yr. old and 7 yr. old there doesn't seem to be much of that.  The very best news possible is that our daughter is coming to join us tomorrow and bringing Charlie with her.  Charlie is the 6 yr. old orphan son (of her boyfriend who was killed in the plane crash).  We are so happy that he will continue to have a relationship with her and with us.  We are looking forward to their visit and planning where we can take them.  Charlie has never been to the ocean so everything will be new to him.  The kids are so excited to show him around.  
Yesterday the waves were crashing into shore and the kids swore they wouldn't get wet.....oh yeah!
That was no fun.  They had to see how close they could get to the spray.
I have put my Etsy shop on vacation mode until the end of August.  I feel like I have nothing left to give to my bead business at this time so must put my family first.  I look longingly at what others have on their blogs and etsy sites and I want so badly to create as it is what feeds my soul and keeps me in balance but these days, there is no time left at the end of the day when I fall into bed.  So I must stop for a while.

I will be checking the BSBP this coming Saturday and can't wait to see what all you talented wonderful artists came up with.

I will be back stronger than ever in the fall I promise.  Thanks again for all the comments - please continue to do so as it helps more than you will ever know.  Warm Hugs 


kimmykats said...

Enjoy your time with your family. I so remember the time I spent with my Grandparents--one was urban the other farm life. What those children will carry on in life is so important. I will be waiting to see all your awesome work this fall!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Katherine,
Have a great time with your family and heal the broken hearts and treasure the new memories you will make with your family on the coast.

Christine Altmiller said...

Enjoy your family, Katherine. You are all so fortunate to have each other. We will be here when you come back. Continuing to send warmest thoughts to you all.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

I was pleased to read your post and hear that dear little Charlie will continue to be a part of your family times. What a blessing for that sweet boy to spend time making precious memories in your company! I pray the ocean waves will help wash away some of his pain and loss... and yours also, Katherine. As difficult as it is for you, putting your business on pause for just a short time may turn out to be the wisest choice right now. When the time is right, the work will be there waiting to help your healing.

Anonymous said...

Take this time to spend with your beautiful family♥ I think when you do come back to your beads, you will be refreshed, and full of new ideas. So happy to hear that Charlie will be coming to spend some time with all of you. I'm sure he loves being around all the kids!!! Thank you for being so kind, and for being a great partner....sending love and warm tender hugs your way for the times ahead.

Shai Williams said...

I am so happy to learn that Charlie is going to be able to continuing being part of your family. He needs you & your daughter.

Unknown said...

Thank you everyone for your kind responses. Charlie has been here for 6 days and enjoyed himself more than we could ever imagine. We can see the old Charlie once again - the one who laughs and runs and doesn't have an inside voice! He has made us realize how resilient he is and all he asks is to be accepted and loved. Unquestioning love. I think he has taught us more than we could ever teach him. It is true he needs us but I think we need him too!