Thursday, March 10, 2016

An Update for my "Grow Your Blog" Party...

Some days you pray more than you breathe...


 My original intent was to host this party in April.  I've known for almost a year that there was a special situation that would need my attentions in the early part of this year and that all of my time would be obligated to that.  My thought was that by April I would be free to host the party for you all. 

As you know, your life can change in an instant and I did not see the coming of a great emotional storm.  A storm that has taken my very breath away and has  taken our family to our knees in prayer.  You think one day that your life is so nice and you are so happy, and then the phone rings and you are forever changed...

I am so very sorry to say that I cannot host the party in April.  I think (dare I hope...) that all will be well by summer and I could possibly be free to host the party at that time.  But -- summer is not really the best time for that.  Everyone is out and about, vacations, and outside activities.  Honestly, I think that it would be best to just wait --- lets have the party in January as we have always done.  

So.... watch for an update from me come October -- and a date for the party in January.  Use this time to make your plans for the party and update your blogs as you might wish to do.  

Please forgive me for letting you down... I am always one to honor my commitments -- but this is totally out of my control.  Thank you for all the love that you send my way, always...

Vicki

ps -- the charitable activity that I am working on will still go forward. Im very excited about it.  I will be telling you about all the details soon, in about a month. 



 

55 comments:

Deb said...

Vic am praying now for you that whatever is going on with your family will be resolved and/or that the Lord will give you the strength needed to handle it all. He's in the miracle working business, for sure!

Createology said...

Life does happen and is far more important than any blog party. Prayers and Healing Energy for you and your family dear.

Amy at love made my home said...

You haven't done anything to let anyone down! No need to apologise at all. Life happens and the things you are dealing with in life are far more important. So go and do what you need to do and know that your blog friends will still be here, supporting you in the background, and waiting for your return when you can manage it. I just hope that all is going as well as it can do for you and your loved ones. Hugs and all good thoughts to you. xx

Debbie said...

You haven't let anyone down. The next party will be worth the wait!

Hugs coming your way.

Take care.

Julia said...

I'm so sorry Vicki that there's some upsets in your life and it sounds very serious. May I add my prayers for your intentions.
Big (((HUGS))) my friend and prayers.
Julia

Lisa Comperry said...

I hear you..That life can be so nice one minute and the the next minute it implodes into a thousand smithereens..Without you having a choice in the matter....The aftermath can involve more than emotional scars...And take years to rebuild from..

I hear you..BTDT...

Be kind to yourself..

Sending you hugs and prayers..

Christina Paul said...

So sorry to hear you are facing struggles right now- thoughts are with you and yours and wishing you the best

Tami Von Zalez said...

The hop will be missed this year - so many wonderful fabric artisans.

We all understand and wish you and your family the best.

www.thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

lynn cockrell said...

Dear Vicki, I know only too well how our lives can change in an instant. Our family has been through so much for the past several years and it has, at times, been difficult for me to post to my blog once in a while. You have been so generous to host the Grow Your Blog party for years. You have a loving and giving heart and I want you to know that I will be praying for you in whatever the situation you and your family are going through at this time and that you will be abundantly blessed.

Quinn said...

Vicki, I am so very sorry to hear that you are going through such a difficult time. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Much love.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You are not in any way to feel as though you have let anybody down...far from it. You have done (and continue to do) so much for others and fully deserve to do what you have to do privately. I know everyone understands how things so far out of our control happen and that sometimes our lives get turned upside down totally unexpectedly. Take the time you need Vicki - prayers are with you.

Lorraine said...

Thinking of you Vicki, and praying that whatever troubles you will soon pass. Lx

Ariadne said...

I am wishing you that all your unhappiness and emotional storm will be over soon and everything will be fine!And the blog can wait!Hugs from Greece!
AriadnefromGreece!

gracie said...

Sorry that a situation is causing you difficulties....when you are ready, others will follow. Take care of yourself and those around you first.

Sylvia said...

There are times in our life when we are out of control, but be encouraged that God is always in Control even when we think we are. Praying all will soon be well with you.
Looking forward to you next update.

Sylvia @ A Grandma's Blessings

Patricia Krank said...

I am so sorry to hear that you've been hit by the unexpected, and not in a good way. Though I don't know what you are going through I've found myself facing hard circumstances myself from time to time and I feel for you. God's strength and peace to you as you move forward through it. We will wait to hear about another party another time.
Blessings to you dear lady,
Patti

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Thoughts and prayers to you as you deal with this challenge in your life. Please do not worry about a blog hop, it can wait. Your readers, like me, will be here when you can come back again. Take care of yourself during this difficult time.

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

Sorry to hear you are having problems. God does have a way of teaching you and yours something. You will be in my prayers. Godspeed. D.G. L


Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I am so sorry to hear that a deep sadness has come into your life. Most of us can relate as those phone calls come to us all at some time and our lives change. You are in my thoughts and I do hope that everything will turn around and good things will happen. Take care of yourself, Vicki.

Suztats said...

I am so sorry to read of this storm that has enveloped your family. Payers sent forth that your strength and love will guide you through it. Hugs

Julie Marie said...

Prayers to you precious Vicki... please let me know if there is anything I can do... or if you wish to talk to someone... I am just an email away, love you. xoxo Julie Marie

Dorthe said...

Oh my dear Vicki,
I am so sad reading this, and dearly hope, that what make you and your family on your knees ,in sorrow, -will change for the better, and for all to be happy again.
I will pray for you, dearest friend, and hope summer will bring good tidings, and happy smiles.
Love from your Dorthe

Sonia Parham said...

No worries, life takes us all by storm from time to time. Have a great day!

LuAnn Braley said...

Oh Vicki, you are not letting anyone down. Life takes precedence. Sending best thoughts and prayers to you and your family. *hugs*

Eugenia Maru http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com said...

Siento mucho el mal momento que estás viviendo.
Dios quiera que pase pronto.
Un abrazo
Maru

Hula La said...

Sending loving prayers your way, Vicki! Peace be with you. Aloha

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family. Gail

Lady of the Manor said...

Take care, my friend. You will be in my prayers.

Suzanne McClendon said...

I don't know what has happened, but please know that you're in my prayers. I am so sorry for the emotional upheaval. {{{Hugs}}}

Jennifer Shelby said...

Hey there lady, hope you are all okay! Sending hugs and warm well wishes

Monica Baker said...

Sweet Vicki - please know you and your's are in my prayers. Much love and hugs from Missouri <3 Monica

Susan McClaskey said...

Hope all is well. I've been going through some personal transitions myself, which have spurred me to visit my blog...and as a result yours. Best,
Susan

beege said...

Vicki, my love and prayers are with you. Barbara

Just this... Alice said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Bless your heart Vicki, I truly know all about emotional storms. Take you time with the party. Nothing is more important than you and the life you are living right now. Don't apologize for life and it's heart breaks, just know that you are supported by all of your beautiful blogging friends. You are in my prayers. xx Jo

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Hello Dear Vicki,
I am so very sorry to hear you are going through a challenging time. All my love to you and I will keep you close in my thoughts and prayers.
Sending you Hugs, Light and Love,
Andrea

jeanniemc said...

Prayer has no boundaries so joining you & your family in prayer for strength, peace & love in your troubled times...hugs..

Sue Kosec said...

Whatever it is that you and your family is going through, my prayers are with you. Please know this!

love-n-hugs
SuZeQ

Emily C said...

While I will miss the party this year, I understand that you can get very busy. You are only one person. I look forward to the party next year.

Kerry said...

You give SO much to others, but family must come first .... prayers for your sweet family.

Monica said...

Sometimes things are just too far out of our control. I hope you will be able to keep well during this time. My prayers are with you. A blog just isn't that important,

Fat Dormouse said...

Whatever your reasons, don't feel guilty. It is important that you don't feel you'"ve let people down: look after yourself, your family, your loved ones. Your emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing is much more precious than a blogging event, however much fun it is! You are in my prayers.

Julie said...

I hope that whatever has come along to cause you such heartache can be resolved for you and the family.
much love xxxx

Valerie Reynolds said...

Oh Vicki...bless you. Please know you are in my prayers too....and yes, put the event of until NEXT January. Nourish yourself and family right now...blogging is our hobby...it and we will be here whenever you feel better. :)

Louise Doney said...

Dear Vicki, Saint Jude is on it ! I will remember you and your family in my prayers to him every morning . You have been lifted up by all your blogging friends because of the posts that you write , that some days are the only sunshine we feel!

Valeria Hargand said...

Don't worry about anyone else ... just focus on what needs to be taken care of with your family. Whenever the 'Party' happens will be just fine.

My prayer for you and your is that whatever it is that drove you to your knees will also strengthen you to rise again with renewed vigor and outlook.

Shalom ~Val

yaya said...

Vicki, I'm sorry that there is a challenge in your life and send prayers and hugs your way. You always are there to help others...in your profession, in charitable work, and in your family. I hope all will be well soon and you can have a Spring filled with love and hope. Take care.

Wen Sylvestre said...

Dear Vicki, I'm so sorry to hear about the emotional storm you and your loved ones are going through. Take care dear and please don't worry about us. Sending you my love and prayers, hugs, Wen

gigi knits said...

Keeping you & your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Walter said...

You never let us down! Prayers to you and your family.

Mereknits said...

You could never let us down Vicki, you are the kindest most lovley person. Take care of yourself and your loved ones and know that we are here for you,
Meredith

Sami said...

Sorry to hear you have had bad news. Take care and don't worry about the party.

Jeanne said...

Will be remembering you in my prayers and hoping this time of trial passes quickly

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I well remember when I HAD to remind myself to breath. Sounds silly, unless one has been there. You are loved with an everlasting love, and underneath are His everlasting arms.
love and prayers...

Pallavi Varia said...

Take care of yourself and family in the difficult times, this too shall pass
Prayers for you