Sadness and Love, and a Hiatus

(Hello - this is Pam's daughter Diane posting. I'm posting this to both her blog and mine.)

Life is woven from both beauty and tragedy. Two weeks back, tragedy struck my family when Mom's husband of 25 years passed away suddenly from a heart attack. We both loved him dearly, as did so many people. He had one of those twinkling spirits that always made people brighten around him.

It's a terrible time, as you can imagine. I'm doing my best to take care of Mom as we pick through a daunting amount of details. It's sobering and scary, but at the same time, family and friends are coming to our aid in ways that are truly beautiful.

Neither of us knows when we'll be back to normal blogging, although blogging is solace for both of us and we'll be back as soon as we can.

If you know and love my Mom and feel like doing something to help, I set up this donation page for her. Every little bit helps her hugely right now, and of course, your thoughts and prayers do, too.

We may not be that quick to moderate comments or respond to emails for a while, but we're thinking of our internet buddies fondly and reading your blogs for comfort. See you when we can.

Dear Pam and Diane I am so

Dear Pam and Diane
I am so very sorry to hear of your sudden and tragic loss. Sending you love, positive energy and healing. It is nice to read that you are finding some peace while knitting. I too believe a message I read recently that "My Soul is fed by Needle and Thread" - needlework is very therapeutic and peaceful. Thank you for sharing your loss - I will be thinking of you and sending love.
Pauline

Dear Pam, Your blog has given

Dear Pam,

Your blog has given me much joy over the years. Please know that I am thinking about you and praying for you and your daughter during this most difficult time.

Sending much love and healing

Sending much love and healing to you and your family...your blog family is thinking of you! I lost my father very suddenly too years ago. The shock is so very to deal with. My heart is with you.

Best,
Donna

Pam, I am so sorry for the

Pam, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I am sending you loving thoughts as you make your way to peace during this time.

My heart goes out to you at

My heart goes out to you at this sad time. Be kind to yourself, and know that in time you will heal.

Dear Pam, I am so very sorry

Dear Pam, I am so very sorry to learn of your loss, and can only imagine the heartache you are experiencing right now. Please know you're in my thoughts during this most difficult time.

I'm so sorry to hear your sad

I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. Probably it's much too soon and your hurt will be far too raw for any words of comfort. But I hope that you can still feel blessed that such a wonderful man was part of your life for so many years. And please remember your words to me a couple of months ago - 'I believe that creating and making are incredibly powerful tools for healing and for working through.' I'm sure your creativity will help you as soon as you feel able to let it. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Please accept my condolences.

Please accept my condolences. You are in my prayers.

Dear Pam, I am so sorry for

Dear Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that there are probably no words that can help you through this, but please know you and your family are in my thoughts.
{{{hugs}}}
Geneviève

Pam ~ My heart aches with you

Pam ~
My heart aches with you ?
Praying for you and your family
Love to you

Dear Pam and Diane and

Dear Pam and Diane and family,
I am so sorry. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all at this very difficult time.
Your blogger friend,
Julie

You are in my thoughts and

You are in my thoughts and prayers Pam. Words cannot express the deep sorrow I feel for you and your family.
Please take care, sending much love your way.

Gail

So incredibly sorry for your

So incredibly sorry for your loss, Pam (+Diane). My thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love to you both.

Condolences on your tragic

Condolences on your tragic loss. What sad news. I just found this blog a couple of weeks ago and have taken such pleasure in it. I'm not crafty myself, but determined to try. I will refer here and work hard and wait for your return. My prayer goes up for you today.

Oh no! I am so saddened to

Oh no! I am so saddened to hear this and send my deepest sympathy and love.

I am so very sorry to hear of

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband. Your relationship seemed an especially close one and I always admired that. My world has shifted off center since the loss of my father a few months back and I am sure you are overwhelmed with grief and the details of death as we were, as we are. Please know that you are in my thoughts.

Dearest Pam, I am so deeply

Dearest Pam,
I am so deeply sorry to hear of your husbands death. You are in my thoughts and prayers , and I will write soon.
Love, Gill.

IÂ’m so sorry to hear this sad

IÂ’m so sorry to hear this sad news. May this wonderful manÂ’s memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.

I am so sory. Our family is

I am so sory. Our family is praying for your family.

Oh Pam, My heart is filled

Oh Pam,
My heart is filled with peach and the promise of better days ahead for you. Until that time arrives lean on as many people as you can and tell as many wonderful stories as you can about the man that you loved. Let his name ring on the lips of others as his spirit continues to bless and uplift your heart.
Much love and light to your and your family at this time
Peace~
Dawn

Pam (& Diane) I am so sorry

Pam (& Diane) I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm just a few exits away, so please let me know if I can be of any help. It was the hardest thing losing my stepdad 12 years ago and I remember all the uncertainty and sorting and preparations that come with it. My thoughts will be with you both.

Sending love and hugs, every

Sending love and hugs, every day <3

Thank you so much for sharing

Thank you so much for sharing the news; my heart and prayers go out to you and your mom during this incredibly difficult time.

Sending so much love your

Sending so much love your way, Pam.

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