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Monday, November 30, 2009

Hello :o)

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted.

In a nutshell, here's what went on between then and now. Last spring got incredibly busy with work and I had little stamping time and even less to post. In June my husband of 18 years passed away. I am amazed at the toll his passing has taken on me, given that I saw it coming and thought I had tried to prepare myself. It was his second cardiac arrest in 7 years, and he died at just 48 years old. Two words of advice: quit smoking. I haven't been able to stamp since, along with a huge amount of other things until just recently, so hopefully that will come back at some point too.

But God has blessed me beyond belief with friends and family who have cared for me and about me. And included in that is the overwhelmingly beautiful support you have shared with me in the form of cards in my mailbox. I've finally managed to scan them and have posted them below so you can share them with me. The personal notes inside brought tears to my eyes many times, and I can't thank you all enough.

Love Nancy

15 comments:

Adair said...

Oh, Nancy...I am so sorry! How tragic! I truly don't think anyone can be prepared for this. Especially someone at such a young age. I wish you healing love.

Evelyn S. said...

I've already e-mailed you, but I'm replying here too.....just to let you know how absolutely thrilled I am that you are back.

I Brake For Stamps said...

NANCY!!!!
I am so glad that you are back!
You have no idea.
I have missed you so much!
Della

Kristy C said...

Nancy! Its so great to see you post! You are so loved and thought of often!

Lisa Somerville said...

So glad to see you're back Nancy, you've been missed! Have thought of you often over the last few months. Hugs!

Cathy Y said...

Dear Nancy~ I, too, have thought of you many times and have wondered how you are coping. I had no idea your husband passed at such a young age. It is wonderful to see your lovely post and to know you are starting to recover. You never get over it - you just learn to live with it. But you will find joy in life again!

Warm regards.

Cathy Y

Pat Huntoon said...

Nancy! So good to hear from you, we have been so worried. Take it slow and easy, and know that your friends will be here for you! I miss you!

stamps&cars said...

It was good to see you post, Nancy. I too have missed you and have thought and prayed for you often. My continued prayers for you. May you once again feel inspired and have time to create.

Manna said...

Nancy, so so good to hear from you! I was actually carrying your phone # around the house yesterday and debating if I should call. I've missed you, girlfriend!

Trudy said...

Hooray! What a joy to see your post, Nancy. So many of us have missed you and have been concerned about you. You are continually in my thoughts.

mE said...

Nancy,

I am so sorry! I can not imagine what you are going through. I know that I am very late in posting to this, but I want you to know that I am thinking of you and sending out prayers for your comfort.

Inky Smiles and BIG HUGE HUGS,

Erin Grotegut

Nancy Y said...

Nancy,
I'm so happy to see you back. I've thought about you so many times and missed you.

hugs, Nancy

leenda said...

I've been thinking about you during this Christmas season. It's great to see an update on your blog.

JP Card Crazy said...

Nancy, I have sent e-mails to let you know how much I have missed you and you have been in my prayers and thoughts all this time. I know how hard it is to loose a husband so young my first husband died at 42 from cancer...and you can never be prepared I knew for over a year...
I'm glad you are back and pray that your art will help you heal more each day.
With prayers and loving thoughts
Judy

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Oh, Nancy, I have not been well, but I have often thought about you! and glad to see you have picked yourself up and are back with your art - No matter what happens your hubby will always be with you in spirit! So glad to have you back, thinking of you often! Take care with hugs and lots of positive energy! Bye for now! G