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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Note on "Life Stuff" & where I've been

I've dreaded having to write this. I've been putting it off, and putting off thinking about any of this, frankly. But I've been absent for a few weeks now, and it didn't feel right to jump back in without an explanation, though I wasn't ready to explain, or in the mood to focus on much of anything, and then I got stuck in a guilt-loop, and... it's time to just let you know where I've been and why some things have fallen through the cracks recently.

*deep breath*

On October 9th, my little sister had a precious baby boy, and on October 17th, we lost him.

This wasn't a completely unexpected occurrence, but that somehow didn't make it any easier, so for the last month or so, between hospital visits and preparing for hospice* to descend on us, and then paying for/scraping together a funeral, on top of just normal life bullshit, I've been drained and not in the least little bit of a mood to blog, or answer emails or care, really. The extent of my caring about the appearance of normalcy extended to sporadic twitter or instagram posts, and half the time I just closed the page on those without even finishing them...

I tell you this for a couple reasons: 1) If you've emailed me or I was supposed to email you and I didn't, this is why communication has been non-existent; 2) If I was supposed to read or review your book, or post a certain vlog, or anything along those lines, and haven't... well, it'll happen when it happens, because frankly, though I'm going to try to get back into the swing of things because I think I need to, a BIG part of me still doesn't want to, so I'm sure things will be spotty for the next stretch of blog-time.

So, though I could just say, "Been gone, life stuff" and leave it at that, I thought I should explain because you guys are a part of my life, too. I've talked to you so much, and am close to many of you. Some of you knew the basics of what's been going on through Facebook, but for the rest of you that have wondered where I've been, or will wonder in the foreseeable future why I seem down in a video, or why there are stretches of time where I just disappear for a bit, I felt like you deserve some form of explanation. So this is why.

Bear with me, is basically what I'm saying.
And thank you for your support.
And hug your loved ones.

Misty

*Magical, glorious people, Hospice. Seriously. When I have enough brain cells to devote to it, I think I'm going to attempt a fundraiser to benefit hospice, because they are amazing.

67 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your little angel nephew. I know of this kind of loss and grief. A piece of your heart departs with them. I wish for you healing and peace.

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  2. Thinking of you and your family, Misty. ((((((((hugs)))))))))

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    1. Thanks, Cecelia! ((((((hugs back)))))))

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  3. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that you are able to find peace and healing in the upcoming months.

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  4. Misty, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take your time to heal. We'll be here.

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  5. I am sorry to read this... hope things get better.

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  6. So very sorry for what you and your sister have been going through. Take your time to do what you need to do. The blog and everything you need to post will be here when you're ready. Your family is more important.

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  7. Hugs back. You and your family are in my prayers. Don't worry at all about being absent. Though of course you're missed we understand how much more important it is for you to spend time with family.

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  8. My deepest condolences, Misty.
    *Hugs*
    Esther.

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  9. Hugs. I'm so sorry to hear about your nephew. I can't imagine what you are going through but I hope all these comments from us dedicated readers help you through this terrible time :(

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    1. Thank you, Mary Kate. It definitely helps. :)

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  10. My condolences, Misty. I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through, but I'm glad you can be there for your sister. That's far more important than blogging.

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  11. I'm so sorry for your loss Misty... for someone who has been in a similar situation, i can relate to what your familys going to, so if you need someone to talk too, im always here!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that, Laura. Thank you, I'll remember that. <3

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  12. So sorry, Misty. My sympathies to you and your family.

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  13. Oh, Misty - I'm sending you a virtual hug. Your sister too. I'm sorry you're going through this. Lots of supportive thoughts are being sent your way. xoxo

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  14. Oh I'm so sorry. No one should have to lose a child. My prayers go to you and your dear sister.

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  15. Hugs and light to your entire family. I cannot imagine what you are all going through...thank you for keeping us in the loop, and let us know if we can help at all, in any way (I'd send a casserole, but USPS generally frowns on that).

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    1. Thanks Beth. And yes, I would imagine USPS would frown on that, but maybe if I offered to share... ;P

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  16. I am so sorry Misty. My prayers and blessings with you and your family.

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  17. Wishing you well, Misty! Do what you need to do.

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  18. I am so sorry. I went through a similar situation with my sister, so I know how much you all are hurting and my heart goes out to you. ((HUGS))

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    1. I'm very sorry to hear that; give her a good hug for me. Thank you.

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  19. Oh, Misty, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family, and I wish you all comfort and healing.

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss. My cousin experienced a similar situation and I would never wish that kind of pain on someone. Take all the time you need as family always comes first. My prayers are with you and your family in this horrible time.

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    1. Thank you, and sorry to hear that about your cousin. Give her a hug for me.

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  21. Hugs and loves from me, Misty, to you and your sister and her family. So much heartache no matter how much was expected. I say this as someone who has lost two beloved people in my life this year. I ache for you and your family. Loves and hugs. Virtual hug to you all.

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    1. Thanks, Heather. And I', very sorry to hear that. Hugs back to you and yours!

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  22. Ohhhhh... I'm very sorry, Misty. Take the time you need. And that extends to the rest of your family, too.

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  23. There are no words of comfort for pain like that. I'm praying for peace for your sister and your family.

    Gayle

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  24. Sending love and support, as much as it is possible to do in internet form. <3

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  25. I'm sorry you, your sister, and your family are going through such a difficult time. You should take as much time as you need to heal and grieve. Family comes first. And I agree Hospice services are wonderful. My father is on hospice care and they provide wonderful support for my family. My mother and I care for my elderly father and without hospice we would not be able to cope.

    Hugs and support to you and your family.

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    1. I think it takes a very special type of person to be a hospice worker, doesn't it? They seem almost super-human. Amazing people. Thoughts with you and your family, too. Hugs!

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  26. So sorry for you and your family, Misty! My hear goes out to you all. *hugs*

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  27. Thank you for the love and well-wishes, everyone. It's very much appreciated. <3

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  28. My condolences to you and your family, Misty.

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  29. I'm very sorry for your loss and for your family's grieving, Misty. I send you a hug.

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  30. I'm so sorry for your loss and for the grief you and your family are feeling. Take all the time you need. You're readers and blog will be here when you're ready to come back. <3

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  31. I'm so very sorry, Misty. I can't even imagine what your family is going through. Hugs to you all and all the special Hospice workers who helped you through such a difficult time.

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  32. Misty, I'm so sorry. Prayers for healing and peace and comfort going out for you, your sister, and the family. I've been blessed by hospice workers, myself, so I'd like to help/contribute when you get around to your fundraiser.

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  33. Hey Misty, I'm so sorry to hear about your tragedy. We have had a similar experience in our family and nothing can compare to losing a child. I do hope overtime you find peace with it as we have. We have found that volunteering with different children organizations help.

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  34. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. The people of Hospice are true angels.

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  35. So very sorry to hear about your loss, sending hugs your way.

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