Monday, September 26, 2011

From the Heart to those who journey with me

First, I want to thank each and every one of you for prayers as of late. I honestly have been in a whirlwind of major changes, some placed in my hands that I never, ever would have guessed that I would have to go through. Only through God's plan for my life, did these things become revealed to me and He has and will protect me and see me through according to His will. Seems like Spring and Summer went by in a flash, yet in slow motion at the same time as I tried to deal with quite some revelations and deceptions that were very deeply  hurtful; however, overall, I think that the One above, knows exactly when and how to present the truths we need to know, the ones we have prayed for, in HIS time, not ours.

I couldn't answer all the emails that came my way but I do want you to know that you mean the world to me. Through blogging, I have developed so many stitcher friends and realized that writing is indeed a part of me that I can't let go. Of course, through all the trauma this Summer, I didn't have very much time to sit and stitch and didn't even have my stitching mojo at all. There were times that I was afraid for my life; however, the stitching and designing are coming back, as I know needlework is a part of me.

It's just in my fiber.

I miss the networking, the friendships, the laughter, the sharing of our love for stitching.

I can't expand on a public domain of the details of what I"ve been through of late and it's really unimportant because the fact remains that because of the destruction of one individual's choices in life and it's effects on those around him, I will not let that control who I am and what my friends are and enjoy. Therefore, I will slowly be coming back to blogging.
I do not see that I need to make it private at this time as I have met so many people globally who also love needlework that I wouldn't want to restrict it's use due to one person's decision to control.

The most important thing right now is rest, getting back into the stitching world with those who choose to journey with me, and write. Miss Abbie sends lots of hugs and love too. She has been the sweetest, kindest animal I've ever owned (and believe me, in this life time I have had several!!!).

 I have irregular use of the computer right now but due to so many, SO many that wrote me to continue with the blog, and reconsideration, I have decided to begin a fresh new beginning. I had to reflect at the reasons why I would have to choose not to write about stitching and other delights that I so hold in my heart as treasures and have for years.

What a better time that Fall.

Fall has always been, and probably will always be, my favorite time of year. I relate to it as new beginnings, I guess, as August and September roll around for new school starts. Just like fresh, new pencils and paper, it's a time of reevaluation for a new year. This year in particular is a restart on many other things as well. I embrace the opportunity even though through challenges I thought I could never handle, to learn many life lessons.

I can even see some of the Dogwoods leaves starting to tinge a shade or two, and as I sit on my back porch looking through the beautiful mountains of North Georgia, I realize it will not be long before nature makes her show of Autumn color palettes.

As I'm still going through quite an ordeal on the homefront and with irregular use of the internet temporarily, I may not blog daily, but I hope to get back into Feathers in the Nest blogging, sooner rather than later.

Thank you again. There's one thing about hardships: it shows us really who our friends are. It also challenges our fiber to stretch to spaces we didn't even think we could before.



This pic taken 3 years ago in the peak of Fall. I have lost almost 10 lbs since this last 6 months and I so hope to get my health back and overcome the challenges that each day is bringing and I strongly believe that I can, I have, and I will with the help of the One above. I'm praying and hoping that He gives me direction and courage to face the things I have been forced to face in order to live a life free of deception and lies. I'm embracing the opportunity to self-reflect in my own life as in hindsight is truly 20/20 and that the truth shall truly set me free.

Till later and to all those journeying with me,

Jennifer


61 comments:

  1. A very heartfelt 'Good luck' to you.
    Hope you will come back soon!

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  2. So glad to see your blog "pop up"! But I'm sorry you've been through so much and sincerely hope that things will straighten out for you and that you will find the happiness and serenity that you need and deserve! God Bless You! And I hope things will be better soon.
    fnelson1@comcast.net

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  3. I'm so glad to hear that you are coming back!

    I'm always here for you if you need an ear. You know how to find me on FB or via email.

    Just remember......KARMA!!!!

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  4. I am happy to see you back. I missed reading your posts. I'll keep you in my prayers. Blessings!

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  5. So happy to have your blog spring to life in my reader. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Yes,please rest and surround yourself with positive people.

    hugs
    -missy-

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  6. You have been in my prayers. I am so glad that you are coming back to blogging. Please remember to take care of yourself.

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  7. Welcome back. I do enjoy your blog. You have been in my prayers and I hope everything turns out ok.

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  8. So, glad to see you back. Sorry to hear of you trials of this past summer. I do hope all will return to calm and collected soon. Look forward to your next post. Love to you and Abbie.

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  9. Best wishes for peace and happiness. I am happy to see that you are blogging again!

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  10. Welcome back to blogging. So sorry for your troubles. Give them all to the Lord.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  11. I am feeling for you. I have also gone through one of the toughest summers ever. I have felt like I have been bringing my children up single handed and with the awful, sickening thought that my husband was going to leave me. He is still here and we are working things through and I am clinging to God for my help and sanity but yeah - it's been tough and still ongoing. Good to see you back blogging. Stitchers are the best. xxx

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  12. I'm so happy to see that you're back. I kept your blog on my blog so that if you popped back in I would know it right away. Life has a way of throwing us curves, doesn't it? But... I know that God has a perfect plan for your life and that even "curves" can't derail it. I'll keep praying for you as you work through life's challenges. Welcome back!

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  13. I am glad to see that you are slowly coming back. I had only been following your blog for a short time when you decided to stop your blog. I was disappointed but not knowing what was happening felt that it was your decision to do so and just hoped that everything would be ok and that you would eventually be back to visit with us again. Whatever it is that you have been going through, just know that many people in cyberland have been wishing you the best. I do hope that you will eventually find the peace that you need to continue with all of the things that you love. In the meantime, we will sit back and pray that everything settles down for you. You have many, many friends out here. We are with you.

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  14. Welcome back. Those of us who love your blog and your love of stitching and home will be happy with however much you are able to be here. Just take care of yourself first. I'll continue my prayers!

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  15. Of course I am insanely curious;

    But glad that you are able to blog and seem relatively well, though dealing with tough things.

    Glad to hear that Miss Abbie is well; any news on the other furbabies?

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  16. Glad to hear you are back to blogging! I certainly would have missed all your inspirational posts! I am basically a "lurker", but I did miss seeing your posts.
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and hoping you find peace and happiness! Things always work out for the best.

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  17. I was shocked when I saw you on my feed. Glad to see you are back and hope that things get better. God really does know what he's doing even if at the time, it seems that he's not doing anything.

    Just got diagnosed with carpal tunnel a few weeks back and am trying to live with that so my stitching has come to a halt as well.

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  18. I am so Glad to know your okay.

    As you said and I believe without a doubt God will see you through this. Stay strong and know we will be waiting for your return.

    Hang in there and God bless you!

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  19. So glad to see your post Jennifer!! Sending hugs and positive thoughts your way in hopes that things will be soon be looking up for you and Miss Abbie :^)

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  20. I have been praying for you and
    I believe with you that the Lord
    is protecting you and that all
    these things will work together
    for your good.
    Take Care,
    Sandy

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  21. Dear Jennifer,
    I was so happy to see your blog pop up with a new post. You have been in my thoughts and prayers so much these last weeks and I have really missed you....you,as a friend....I am so sorry for what you have had and are still going through but know that I will still continue to pray for you. In the meantime take care of yourself and know that alot of people will be so happy to see you return.

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  22. Glad your back, Ive been thinking about you.

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  23. What a pleasant surprise to see your post again...Welcome back to us..those of us who have trials to work through can understand....

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  24. GODSPEED JENNIFER, GODSPEED
    Be always in stitches.

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  25. Happy to see your post, happy to hear you're healing, and happy to hear that you're picking up the needle. Hugs to you and Abbie!

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  26. To tell you the truth, I have been gone for much of the summer too, that I didn't even see your last post. I did think about you the other day, and went back into my blogroll to see when your last post was. I was shocked to see that post. I am glad that you have at least popped in, and I do hope that you are doing well.
    Until next time.

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  27. To tell you the truth, I have been gone for much of the summer too, that I didn't even see your last post. I did think about you the other day, and went back into my blogroll to see when your last post was. I was shocked to see that post. I am glad that you have at least popped in, and I do hope that you are doing well.
    Until next time.

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  28. Some blogs come and some blogs go, but I have really missed not hearing from you. Although you are going through hard times, you know where your strength comes from.
    Wishing you much happiness and many blessings....

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  29. Welcome back to blogland Jennifer! Blogging can be one of the two things you do for your sanity, with Stitching being the other of course! Hugs!

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  30. Jennifer: It is good to hear from you I will continue to pray for you and Abby.
    I am sure whatever is happening each day get easier for you.
    Blessings to you.
    Catherine
    diamondc

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  31. Dearest Jennifer,

    Very glad to get some news from you! We all were worried about you. But you have stood strong before and you will manage again this time. Rest and eat well so you gain back your weight! Especially going into winter you need that. Don't worry about us, take your time. We pray that you will be safe and fluff back to your usual self.
    Love to you,

    Mariette

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  32. Oh, Jennifer: My heart aches because I can tell that yours is. Know that I have you on my prayer list and will continue to pray for you. The One who holds the world in His hands will cover you with His wings and shelter you during this storm.

    I am SO happy that you have chosen to come back and blog. I have missed your posts immensely. You have such a sweet heart and you always brightened my day.

    May God bless you and bring you through this trial very quickly.

    Blessings - Julie

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  33. Jennifer, I am so glad that you decided to post some as I and I am sure others have been so worried about you. At least this way, even if it is sporadic posting, it will be a way to let us know that you are still hanging in there. Please know that you are still in my prayers and may God hold you in the palm of His hand as you go through this time of your life.

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  34. Jennifer, so happy to see a post on your blog. I think of you and Abbie often and hope life is getting better. We miss you and send you the best. I hope that the new season will be the beginning of a new time for you, full of peace and love. Debra

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  35. Dear Jennifer,

    I don't know the details of your life, but as a daughter of God you are blessed with the knowledge that He loves you and will be there for you....all you have to do is ask, and it sounds like you have. Isn't it wonderful to know that our Father in Heaven loves us and He knows us by name. Life can be trying at times, but never give up! You have lots of friends out who love and care about you.

    Hugs to you,
    Carol E

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  36. Hope things turn out better for you. We will pray for you. Life will get better, you just have to BELIEVE!
    Take care of yourself we all love your blog, thanks for coming back.

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  37. I'm so sorry for the hard times you've had this year, but your spirit is shining through. May God strengthen you and bless you every day!

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  38. Glad that you are back. My thoughts and prayers have been with you.

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  39. Jennifer, I'm happy that you have decided to come back to blogging. I have kept you in my prayers. You are a strong person and will get through the storm. Take care of yourself.
    Carolyn

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  40. Hello :0 and welcome back .. hope to see more of you and Miss Abbie :)hope things have turned a corner and you can see the light at the end of the tunnel :) (((HUGS))) mouse xxxx

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  41. I'm so relieved to seee that you feel able to communicate with us again. Yuo've been greatly missed, and I'm sure, in all your blogland friends' thoughts. Obviously, we can't know exactly what you have been going through, but it must have been a major trauma to have had this effect on you. Love to both you and Abbie. Blessings from the UK

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  42. Jennifer it is good to see you back bloging, just take it at your own pace. We will all be here to support you. Take care of yourself and Miss Abbie. You are both in my prayers.
    LiBBiE in Oz and Miss Meah Moo(my own little Abbie, except with short hair :@

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  43. Goodness Jennifer I can't imagine what you are going through but I'm so happy you have Faith in Him...you have the right mindset ( the right one ) and will get through this.
    Bloggers seem to know and understand without having to be told things...they are just there...caring and praying.

    Big hugs,
    Karen

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  44. Jennifer- I was SO happy to see your blog come up in my Reader! Welcome back!
    You're still in my prayers- I hope things get easier for you. Take care and {{{hugs}}} to you!

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  45. My thoughts and prayers are with you in all you are going through.
    I love the picture... you look great there and we do not see fall as you do here in Arizona.

    Take care my dear....
    Many hugs and kisses sent to Abbie, you and BG.

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  46. Oh what a surprise! So glad you are back. You continue to be in my prayers. I am so sorry Jennifer. Please continue to lean on God. Prayer WILL get you through it!

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  47. Sending (((hugs))) and saying prayers.

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  48. So glad you'll be back. I missed you! I will be praying for you!

    Maureen

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  49. Jennifer-you're in my prayers now daily. You are a survivor and with God's love and help you will win and more forward! You look so thin in the photo-and more so now--eat your VEGGIES!! Love,Rain :)

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  50. Jennifer,
    It was so nice to see your post pop up. You have been in my thoughts and prayers - and they will continue.
    Hugs..

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  51. Jennifer!!! I am soooo glad you have decided to come back!!! Life happens, horrible, horrible things that make us wanna crawl in a hole and never come out happen. But you should never let those things get in the way of the things you love. Sometimes you DO have to let go to deal with the life junk, but if you have a passion for what you do, then I believe if you continue with it, it will bring healing!! We love you Jen, and your blog! And I know I share in many other peoples thoughts when I say We are hurting for and with you! I know we have never met face to face, but our love and passion for this beautiful craft of stitching has brought us together. I've missed seeing you here, and am glad you are giving it your best to come back. And don't worry if you can't post everyday, or even alot. We wanna know you are safe, and ok. Thank you for letting us know, and for returning to us! We love you, Jen, and if we knew what was going on, I am sure you'd have your circle of stitching friends surrounding you with scissors and needles ready to help defend you!! (War of the needleworker, anyone? don't mess with us, or our kind! we will mess you up!! LOL) Sending lots of hugs your way! Hang in there, we will be here waiting for you to return!

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  52. Oh yeah and you're in my prayers!!

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  53. Hugs dear Jennifer,

    Thank you for knowing your friends were concerned and finding time to post again.

    Sending warm thoughts and prayers for your continued strength and healing.

    Gail

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  54. I am so very sorry that you are having such a difficult time. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. That being said I am thrilled to see you will be returning to the blogging world. I have always enjoyed your blog, designs, decorating ideas etc. Welcome back!!! Rose
    http://christmascitystitcher.blogspot.com/

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  55. Glad to see you 'out and about' and hope to see more of you soon. Take care!

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  56. I'm so happy to see you back!!!! Oh, welcome back Jennifer! I know sometimes life is hard, and we learn that people we thought we could trust, we can't. But you are still who you are! You can be strong and make a new life for yourself, no matter what others around you do. Best of luck to you, and again, welcome back!!

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  57. I have been really inspired by your post. I think we all have our own struggles in life. Sometimes they blindside you, but it is from our inner strengh and from above that we can get through it. It is always really comforting to me when I can get excited to stitch....kind of takes your mind off "life". Glad you are back..Stephanie from California

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  58. I have been really inspired by your post. I think we all have our own struggles in life. Sometimes they blindside you, but it is from our inner strengh and from above that we can get through it. It is always really comforting to me when I can get excited to stitch....kind of takes your mind off "life". Glad you are back..Stephanie from California

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