Thursday, December 4, 2008

What do you do?


I'm not sure how to start this post! So, I'll just dive right in~yesterday someone very dear to my heart passed away. She was my aunt, she wasn't old... She just had cancer. The dreaded C word. She left behind 3 children... I think that is the sadest thing in the world when a mother passes and has to leave her children. It's a horrible thought... I have 2 young children. And, this all has me thinking about my own life. What do I do? Do I really make a difference somehow? Do I really live the way I want to? Am I healthy enough? These are just some of the questions I need to find answers for, so I'm going to take a short blog posting break. I guess to do a little soul searching and maybe trying to, I don't know, maybe try to take better care of myself and maybe just rest.... How many of us just take a "REST"?? If you really think about it, we as mother's and women don't really ~rest~ We can't!!!! So, I'm forcing myself to try to do just that!!! I will be back soon, I just didn' t want to take a break without letting you know!!!! So, in the meantime, enjoy some more antiques!!!!!~
























































Take care, and "Take a Rest"!






























21 comments:

Designs by CK said...

SO sorry for your loss Carrie!

Hang in there!

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris :-)

cupcake studio said...

Really sorry for your loss. I hope that you & your family are comforted by sweet memories of your aunt.

suzeeez said...

Take your rest , search your soul , think about life ......and then think about what you love to do in life and just do it . If blogging is part of your happy place .....then we will see you soon . Take care and be happy.
Sue

dollybelle said...

Glad you are taking some time for yourself. We all need it. My thoughts will be with you!
Sweetest blessings,
Dollybelle

Heather said...

Im so sorry for your loss. YOu're right, we do need to be more conscious of ourselves, our lives. I hope your aunt can inspire you to enrich your life and take care of yourself~

jennlui said...

ooooohhh so sorry to hear of your loss carrie. hope your family finds comfort in each other and don't forget that as long as we remember our loved ones they live on in our hearts.

have a very restful break. listen to your heart, it always knows best. when i'm in that intense soul searching part of my journey, looking for answers, it always helps me to write my thoughts down...

take good care
peace

Jeanne Rhea said...

Carrie, I'll be thinking of you. Only the passing of time may lessen your pain. Hold on to the good memories. I'll check back now and then to see how you are doing.
Big hugs,

vickysplace1 said...

My deepest sympathy. I lost to death my Grandmother over the summer. She was 99 years old. I loved her dearly. I was fortunate to have her for 55 years.

I do believe in reducing stress over the day. Yes we need to care for ourselves. I love the bird music. BEST WISHES VICKY

aN aLteReD fAirY taLe said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your Aunt my sweet friend. Take all the time that you need, take care of yourself first so that you can then take care of your loved ones. You are a wonderful part of this world and you have a beautiful Spirit, sending you many hugs and lots of blessings.
Joanna

cindy said...

Carrie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Cancer is an insidious disease. I and truly hate it. We have lost two in our family this past year, so I can understand what you are going through. Please take care of yourself.

c

artfulwhimsies said...

very sorry to hear of your loss~ you are doing the right thing by taking a bit of a break and making more time for yourself. take care, and thanks for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog, theresa

oldflowers4me said...

im so sorry about your aunty-you are a fantastic mum-just keep doing what your doing......

Vickie said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. It is hard and taking a break is what you need. I hope you find the answers you are looking for.

Robyn said...

Very sad to lose someone so close to you especially at this time of year, so sorry for your loss. Take time to remember and keep her in your heart always.
Thank you for thinking of us though with your wonderful antique photos.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

faerie enchantment said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your aunt,my heart goes out to you and her family.
I lost my Grandmother and Uncles within 2years and although painful, I now view them as Angels above looking out for me and who I send extra prayers too.

As for your own health and life, continue to believe in yourself with good health and strength, know you can accomplish anything, most importantly hold onto your faith and prayers!

Happy Holidays My Friend!
Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

PLO said...

You take a rest too, and I should be ashamed of myself and not resting more during my medical leave. I thought it was my only opportunity to get a few things done. Silly me. I am sorry about your Aunt.

Kaerie Faerie said...

Sorry to hear of your loss, strangely odd you pop up on my blog, I hope my faeries made you smile. I love the birds sounds, reminds me of english gardens my mother had, I see you are from the midwest, me too. Chicago is home, but I live in the country in FL. Vintage and antiques rule here. I love all things old, with history. So glad you popped by, I'll be keeping up on your blog,
Thanks for the kind words for the newbie blogger.
Karey

Southern Fried Cupcakes~ said...

I hope you find the peace you are looking for~

I love your treasures...I just found your flickr today. Don't know how that one slipped by me, but, I love all the pictures of the shops and stuff. I lived in Ohio & Western Pa. for awhile. I'm familiar with the wonderful little shops in the Amish communities and thereabouts~Some of the best secrtes are usually hidden in small towns~Thanks for sharing!!
Take care of you~

XoXo Kelly

Sandra Evertson said...

So sorry for you loss Dear. Just do whatever makes you feel happy! Sending you and yours Season's Greetings!
Sandra Evertson

manamoon said...

I understand this all to well Lola...
my mother battled with cancer for years when I was a child. It's a tragedy when a child looses a parent and never more so than to the dreaded C. I'm hear to say that we do grow beyond the pain but never forget the loss. I've used my memories to help with pink movement in her honor but more importantly I grew up learning to value each moment we share with the ones we love and in turn have passed that on to my children. I feel it's the very best way to live life.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to say "Hello". I look forward to visiting yours again.

All the best to you ~ Sharon

Kathrine said...

Carrie, So sorry for your loss. I lost my cousin who was like a sister to me 2 years ago. She was only 48.

It does make you pause & appreciate life, doesn't it?

Take care.
Kathy