Thursday, April 16, 2009

Just trying to get through

Good Morning to all.
Decided it is time for me to try to write a little update to you and thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the prayers you have sent our way and for all the comments and emails, It is so amazing how people reach out to you from across the world, It really feels good.
Our world has taken a 90 degree turn. We are now parents to our sweet granddaughter. Darrell and I have been very involved in raising her since birth and I think this has made it so much easier for us to step in. She is a freshman in high school and we have decided with the loss of her Mother to not make any more drastic changes in her life for now so we are moving to Tennessee to live with her. We will spend our summer and holidays in West Virginia. This will keep her in her school and with her friends. Our son and family are there also which will help us to. We need to all be together at this time.
As I have told you before we live in a very small town in WV. Stacey was laid to rest in our family cemetery on the mountain behind the property where I was raised. Where my parents and family are buried and where Darrell and I will be also. I will share this with you in the summer when everything is green and beautiful.
To Bury one of your children is not the way it is suppose to be and it is the hardest thing, I think Darrell and I will ever face in our life. Your life changes in the time you can blink your eyes and you are on another path. With the help of our lord and family we will go on.
I can look back to the past now and see so many things that I thought were important at the time that just don't matter anymore. The material things in our life are not important as in the end the memories are all we have. Please remember this and spend as much time making memories with your family as you possible can. Please comtinue to pray for us as we will now be raising a teenager. She is the light in our life. We also have another who is just 3 years old and we will get to spend more time with her.
I have closed my etsy and ebay sites for a while. We will have very limited shipping from the website until the first of June. After the summer we will have enough moved to Tennessee to continue our business from there.
Again, please know how much I appreciate hearing from all of you.
Judy, Darrell and Miranda


pughy said...

So glad to hear from you. We were wondering how you were and if you were coping ok.I am sure you will have the love of all your family surounding you.
You are so right in what you say about making memories. You never know what is around the corner.

All good wishes and love go with you in your new life.

Carol and GJ x

Jackie said...

My the Lord be with you in your trying times. My prayers are with you.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Judy, it is so nice to have you post. I think about you and your family all the time. Your love for your family and your dear daughter shows in every word you say. What wonderful parents and grandparents you are. Blessings to you.

Graceful Rose said...

Judy, so good to hear from you. I have been thinking of you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and may the Lord be with you in this trying time.

Shirl said...

Hello Judy, I'm so glad to see that you have posted, I keep you in and your family in my prayers. You are so right, I've have always felt that life can change just at the blink of an eye!
Love you, SHirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Jennifer said...

Judy I am happy to see you post.I have been thinking about you and Darrel.You are so right, you just never know what tomorrow holds for us.We should live each day as if it were our last.I know you will be wonderful parents to your grand daughter.Prayers to all.Love you.Jen

Miss Rhea said...

Sending you Hugs right now and just know that I pray for each of you every day. I am glad to see you post, I hope that Miranda is doing ok through this, she is so Blessed to have you and Darrell. Again, I am crying with you, my heart is SO broken for you.

readingsully2 said...

I am so sorry. My prayers are with you. It sounds like you are starting and new life and I am sure it will be wonderful to raise your beautiful granddaughter.

Louise said...

I am happy that things are turning out in the best possible way after something so tragic. Continued prayers from me for you and all of your family...

Lynn said...

I came across your blog this morning, i am so sorry about your loss. We should never have to loose one of our children. But the Lord will get you through. I am also from a small town in WV. Fairmont, WV about 20 miles from Morgantown. I taught Tole and Decorative Painting for 27 years. I am also a Certified Decorative Artist (CDA) I glanced at some of your work on your blog. You do beautiful work, I hope you keep painting once you move. I have added you to my favorites, I will keep you in my prayers!
Your new WV Bloging Friend...

vickie said...

Many prayers and blessings to you and your family, Judy. I think of you often, take care of yourself.
Big hugs to you.

Debbi said...

it was good to see your post Judy, I have been thinking about you. Take your time, take care of yourself and your family. Your pretty items can sell later.


Connie said...

The group has your back covered, sweetpea! You'll do fine. Smooches for her.

Diane said...

I "stumbled" onto your blog today and am so glad I did. I feel for you the lose of your daughter, I have a daughter that is 34 and 2 sons 30 and 37 and cannot even fathom losing one. My granddaughter Ally has juvenile diabetes, since she was 18 months, she is 14 now, I don't think people realize the seriousness of this disease, I worry abut Ally constantly. I feel for you...wish I could give you a BIG hug and make it all better, but you are great people to do what you are doing...bless you all!

Angela said...

Judy, I'm glad that your grand daughter has you for a grand parent. Not many would leave their own homes and move to another state like you are doing.

May the Lord Bless you and yours and help you and your family through all of this.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Judy, I'm always thinking of you & praying for you, Darrell, & Miranda. So glad to see you post again. You have so much love to give & I just know that God will bless you with sweet Miranda in your life. Teenagers are always so busy as I expect you are now experiencing. Take some time to rest each day so you can keep up with her & all her activities!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents