Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Goodbye dear friends -

A  'Goodbye for Now'  to my friends~

It is with the most painful heart that I say goodbye to blogland.
I have recently lost my younger daughter (Amanda, 33) in an auto accident. 
My heart is crushed, and I cannot create, or really even think about blogging at this time;
but I wanted you to know.
I appreciate your prayers and perhaps one day I can 'reach out' and visit again.
Hugs to all who have been such a support and friend to me this last year.
God bless you,
Amanda is pictured in my august 23rd post - a layout of her (on the left) and my older daughter Melissa.


  1. Oh Karen,
    .... I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you. Please take care of yourself.
    I wish you well.
    Many hugs,
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

  2. Nooooooo, Karen, I am so sorry, I can't imagine what you are going through. I am lost for words. Just know that I am thinking of you, and wishing I could be there for you in person. Much love, Liz xxx

  3. Dear Karen, I am simply without words. I can't imagine your sadness at the loss of your beautiful daughter, the one that you mentioned in your comment on my recent post about my Bob's recent surgery. I will miss you so much and pray for you and your family who had already been dealt much sadness. Please stay in touch with me via my blog's email address. Much love to you, Sue

  4. Oh my dearest Karen. I cannot begin to imagine the pain and heartache you are suffering at the moment. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. My heart cries for you. May God Bless you and give you and your family the strength to get through this terribly difficult time. Sending love and hugs and Blessings to you and your family. xoxo Marg

  5. Oh no Karen, my heart totally breaks for you, there are no words to say other than I am so very sorry for this tragedy that has come to you and your family, May God grant you peace at this time, and give you strength to get through the days ahead, big (((((HUGS)))) to you

  6. Oh my gosh! My dear Karen, when I read this my heart dropped. I have been away from my blog and our blogging community for the last couple of months helping my mother so I've been lost to things going on with bloggers. Right now I'm in the Hotel making my way back home and took a few minutes to look at my feed, only to find this disheartening news. I am so, so very sorry for what you are going through sweet friend.
    May you find comfort and strength in our ever present Lord and please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May the Lord be your strength and song as you look to Him.
    I'm without words really...
    You are loved~~ Debbie

  7. Oh Karen, I have no words....I cannot imagine the pain and heartache you are facing right now. As I type this I have tears streaming down my face...dearest friend, how I wish I could give you a hug right now though I have an idea it would do nothing to ease you suffering.

    Please know that I shall be covering you in prayer. May you rest in the arms of the One who knows your pain. He came to this earth and suffered the things all of us human suffer...He knows how heavy your heart is, dear friend. Let the Heavenly Father comfort you as He is the greatest Comforter.

    "When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee." -Isaiah 43:2

    Sending love, hugs, and prayers your way!

  8. My dearest Karen,
    You have been in my thoughts, dear friend, and so have your family. I still can`t believe how such could happen, to you, and your family, as I know you have had enough sadness in your life, already.
    I feel so heartbroken for you,and wish I could be there for you. I can only pray that the lord will be holding you, and slowly comforting you, to be able to live on, and be there for the rest of your dear family.
    Karen I am here, for you, if you need a "stranger" to talk to, you know that.
    Be strong and believe you will live on, please. I hope to hear a few words from you, and will email you , -you answer if you can, or I will totally understand, dearest .
    Warm hugs, and prayers from Dorthe

  9. Dear Karen, I am visiting your blog today with a heavy heart. My words seem very frail right now, but I want you to know how much we all love you and care about you here in blog-land. I will keep you in my prayers and have been thinking about you. I have been "friends" with you for a very long time and know all of the other heartaches you have been through. Please know that I am here and will help you in any way that I can if you need anything. Hugs and love to you, Sharon

  10. Hallo Karen! Ich denke seit dem 19.10. immer wieder an Dich und an Deinen schweren Verlust! Warum werden manche Menschen auf dieser Welt nur so sehr geprüft und andere gehen leicht und fröhlich durch das Leben ... Ich werde Deine schönen Arbeiten vermissen, doch ich weiß, dass Du eines Tages auch mit diesem Verlust leben können wirst und wieder zu alter oder viel mehr neuer Stärke zurückfinden wirst. Sei stark und lass Dir Zeit! Bis auf ein wiedersehen irgendwann im Bloggerland wünsche ich Dir viel, viel Kraft! Ganz lieb grüßt Dich Sylvia- wir denken an Dich !

  11. Dear Karen,
    I am so very, very sorry for your loss and my heart aches for you. I have been away from blogging due to health problems and moving. I'm just starting to catch up and now reading this I'm really shocked and wish there was something I could do.Please keep in touch.
    Sending love and hugs,

  12. Dear Karen. I think of you often and since this is my only way to communicate with you I wanted to let you know that I wish you a Merry Christmas and a New Year that brings you less sadness than the past year did. I hope that you are finding your way to a happier place since the death of your precious daughter. You are ever in my prayers. Hugs and love, Sue

  13. Karen, I don't have an email for you or I would have sent one that way, but you have been on my mind so much lately, and I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you, especially this time of year, sending big (((Hugs))) your way

  14. I am praying for you dear friend! Sending hugs!