Friday, June 10, 2011

Overwhelmed

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the wonderful, kind messages left on my last post. David and  I have read every single message left for us and are overwhelmed by the caring words and the comfort they have brought us. In his words, bloggers and quilters are the kindest people! Words really do help.

We have been inundated by family the last two weeks and as you can imagine, there has been so much to take care of.
Because David's children are of Maori descent, a Tangihunga was arranged and it was a very positive and healing experience for all of those involved. It made the funeral and the grief a lot easier to bear.
It hasn't been gloomy around here all of the time.  Bradley was very passionate about  motocross riding and competing. Many of his friends, family and even his wee boy gathered together and enjoyed a lovely day out celebrating his life.
 
I'm not quite ready to get back into routine just yet but it'll happen soon and I look forward to the time when I'll be sewing and blogging again.
Janet

49 comments:

Nedra said...

welcome back, even if it's just for a little bit to let us know how you are doing. Prayers continue your way.

Darlene said...

I've been sending lots of thoughts and prayers to you and yours! Nice to 'see' you, Janet. (HUGS)

Oops-Lah said...

You and your family have been on my mind and I'm glad to hear that you are doing OK under the circumstances. Take as much time as you need, don't force yourself to do things you are not ready yet. Sending all good wishes. Vreni x

Mitt lille rosa syrom said...

Welcome back - the healing has begun even if it does not feel that way. Thinking of you in these difficult times for your family.

Julia said...

Dear Janet, you and family have been on my mind...take all the time you need..you will know when your ready.
Hugs Julia ♥

Christine said...

Been thinking about and your family and am glad that his family and friends celebrated his life.

As Julia said, your know when you are ready..
Take care
hugs
Christine

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Dear Janet, it´s nice to hear from you again. I was thinking of you and your family a lot. Take care!

Shirley said...

Still hugging you Janet. Take as much time as you need. We love and miss you.

Ethne said...

Take your time Janet - when you are ready to come back and share you will be welcome with open arms - thinking of you all and praying for you - hugs and blessings

Rachaeldaisy said...

Dear Janet, Take all the time you need, We all just want things to feel a bit better for you and your family. You're in my thoughts and send you lots of hugs and love!

Robyn G. said...

Janet, I'm a little bit out of touch presently.
My sincere condolences to you and your family... and my deepest sympathies for your loss.
With love,
Robyn xx

Kathie said...

still thinking about you and David . when your ready you will know it...take care of yourself and David.
What an adorable picture, a future rider I bet!
Kathie

Maree: said...

Was Only Thinking of You this Week..Lovely to hear from You and Glad to hear all is going well..
looking forward to seeing you back stitching...
Take Care
xx

Cardygirl said...

Thinking of you all at this time.

Jeanette said...

Glad to hear form you Janet. Thinking of you all. Hugs to everyone.

*karendianne. said...

Janet,

It's very good to hear from you. I've been thinking of you and holding you close in my heart. Mailed a little something. Hope it arrives. Supportingly, *karendianne.

Kaaren said...

Hugs to you and David, Janet.

Jackie said...

I have been thinking of you and your family. Glad to hear that you are doing okay. Continued prayers for you and yours.

Janet said...

Welcome back. The wee one is a
cutie pie. Looks like he was
enjoying himself.
Take care.

Crispy said...

Oh what a wonderful picture of the little guy, he looks soooo excited. It's good to know there is some laughter as well as tears, it's a good combination.

Keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.

Crispy

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Glad to hear your "voice" again. You and your family have been in my thoughts, take care.

Thimbleanna said...

Thanks for checking in Janet -- you've been missed. XOXO

Sujata said...

Janet, you have been in my thoughts.. It is nice to see the little one smiling.. Take care of you and family!
Love, Sujata

Cheri said...

Warm thoughts, prayers, and blogger hugs to you and your family.

taylorsoutback said...

Like a quilt - one stitch at a time - one day at a time. Take care of each other.

M and M plus 3 said...

Take time for family and healing as those are most important. Know we miss you and have you in our thoughts and prayers as you continue to mend your broken hearts.

Alice said...

I hadn't read your previous post - I'm so sorry for you all.
Best wishes,
Alice

Janet said...

What an adorable little boy! I'll continue to pray for you and your family. missing you :0)

ranette said...

You and your family will continue in my prayers Janet. Big hugs to you all. What a precious little one. Take care....

Mary said...

Big Hugs! What a sweet little boy!

Quilting Queen said...

Thinking of you often and sending hugs your way. Take your time and heal...we'll be waiting and quilting along with you..

Mary said...

There is nothing I can say to really help except the pain does diminish over time but you have to give yourself the time to grieve. Happy memories stay with us forever. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Alice R. said...

Nice to hear from you; still thinking of you all. Do give yourself the gift of time and understanding...it's going to take time for a new normal to emerge.

EileenKNY said...

Take your time, Janet. We're not going anywhere.
Bradley's little guy looks like he's being well taken care of-I know you and David won't let him forget his Dad.

Lizzie said...

So glad that the healing has started Janet, family is all that matters. Take care
Lizzie
xxx

Rosa said...

Welcome,it`s nice heard from you.
take care and bif hug

Ivory Spring said...

Thanks for the update. Been thinking of you...

HUGS!

Deb said...

Janet, So very sad to hear of your loss. Such a tough time for all of you, thank goodness you have such wonderful support. Huge hugs from across the ditch.
Kia Kaha

Maki said...

Hi Janet and David!
So glad to hear from you. Take your time! There are times we mustn't go forward, we may just stay where we are. Take each day as it comes! I am thinking of you guys.

Miriam said...

Great to hear from you Janet.
Take all the time you need; you will know when you are ready. Sending you and David much love and strength.
Take care of yourself.

Lurline said...

Dear Miriam says it all - great to hear from you, Janet! Tell David I agree with him too, there's so many beautiful people in the world - in my thoughts you are!
Love and hugs - Lurline♥

Donna~~ said...

One day at a time like one stitch at a time...sometimes we need to just be for a while to regain our strength and direction. Please take the time you need. The little motorcycle rider is a delight--so special!

MARCIE said...

Janet and family, so deeply sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless and keep you and hold you in his heart.

Andrea, the little collector said...

Janet, sending you and all of your family the very best. May you all feel loved and be filled with sweet memories to keep near you as you move forward.

Cathy said...

Take care of yourselves Janet and David especially while you are caring for so many. Your flowers a beautiful and it is lovely to see Bradley's gorgeous son able to enjoy a day out while celebrating his Dad's life. xo

Shelley said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your families Janet.

wendy said...

What a stunning legacy you have in your little grandson, my thoughts are with you all so much

Coach Tina said...

Thank you for sharing your family and the traditions you have. How touching to be part of such a wonderful tradition of honoring your step-son. I am sure you will keep his memory alive in your grandson.

Take care!

Barb said...

I am so sorry, I must have missed that post. How horrible to have to go through this but it is wonderful that you have each other and such wonderful memories. Nothing I can say can make it easier but just know that you are being thought of and prayers your way.