Saturday, January 28, 2012

THANK YOU...


So much time has passed since my last post.  I've been wanting to thank all of you so much, but
I'm sure you can imagine just how busy I've been over the past few weeks.

This is the first weekend without my kids... they're with their dad... so I have some spare time I
normally don't have.  I miss them terribly, so I thought this would be a good way to pass some
time tonight.

I wish I could reach through the computer to each and every one of you who left me the most
wonderful heartfelt comments and emails I could have hoped for and give you all a great big hug.
That's how your comments felt to me... like a great big wonderful hug encouraging me to go
on and be strong and reassuring me that everything will be OK some day soon.

So, THANK YOU to all of you from the bottom of my heart.  I don't think you'll every know just
how much your words meant to me. 


I took these photos last spring.  They're of the Scepter'd Isle roses and hydrangeas from my garden.


I'm not sure when I'll be back for another post... hopefully sooner than later. :)

I hope you've all been well and are having a wonderful weekend.

'Til next time...

~ Jo


65 comments:

  1. Still thinking of you. Love the beautiful combination of roses and hydrangeas!

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  2. Sending you strength and patience as you move forward.

    Kat

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  3. Thinking of you..we will be here...(you are on my blog roll so if you post I will get it)

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  4. I've been wondering how you are doing! Thank you so much for updating us when I can only imagine how busy you are. Your photos are beautiful as always. When you are feeling down, know that there are so many of us out here rooting for you and praying for you. Praying for you to make it through this most difficult time.
    Prayers and hugs,

    ~Shanon

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  5. I just found your beautiful blog tonight while clicking around from other blogs. I am so sorry to read the news of your painful days. It always brings sorrow to hear this news and I know you carry a heavy heart these days. May you be blessed with peace and a lovely new day tomorrow. I will pray tonight for you and your family.

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  6. Bless your sweet heart. Am praying for you and your girls daily. My sister went thru the same thing. Her husband came home after 16 years of marriage (and two adopted children) and told her, "I don't love you any more" What a kick in the head. It was very hard, but she got thru it and went on with her life. It WILL get better for you. Wanted to say that I love your beautiful pictures - you have a rare talent with photography. Will be checking for your blog for updates. luv. MaryO

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  7. Hi Jo~~

    Sending hugs your way. I was so happy to see you blog show up on my blog roll tonight.Take all the time that you need to feel better. You know the blog world will always be here;)Praying for you and you girls. You will get through this difficult time. Believe that.

    xo~Cheryl

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  8. Jo, My heart just breaks again when I hear from you. I continue to pray that you feel comfort and peace soon during this difficult time!
    Your friend,
    Maria

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  9. Hello sweet Jo!

    It's always a pleasure to see a post pop up from you. :) And no worries about needing to take time off of blogging to take care of yourself - do take all the time you need, as we will all always be here for you! :) Sending over many hugs and blessings your way. I know you and your girls will make it through this!!!


    XO's,
    Jessie

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  10. i found your blog thru amy @ maison. i cant believe that i didnt see it before. im sorry for the trials that you're going thru. ive been there and i know how you feel. but you will get thru it.its heart and gut wrenching, but you will make it. you will come out stronger than you realize. it seems to me that you have alot of blogger friends out there who care about you. im joining your blog. its me. cant wait to read your next post. your flowers as well as your home are beautiful. it seems to me that you have alot of friends out there that you can lean on. take all the time you need. but they may just be a good part of what you need to get you through. i wish you peace, and am looking forward to your next post. a new friend and follower, susy

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  11. I'm so happy to see a post from you! I'm still praying for you and definitely praying for your kiddos, sending you wishes of peace and hope dear Jo! Xoxoxo ~Ashley

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  12. Oh lovely lovely pictures. They give me a spring feeling.
    Enjoy your time alone and when your kids are back you enjoy them twice as much.

    Fine sunday

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  13. Aww! Big hugs!!

    The colour combination of those flowers is simply stunning. I can't wait for spring.....

    xox

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  14. as our irish rural internet-line was so bad for the last couple of months i only just read about your changed circumstances. so so sorry about that. your blog has always been so positive, optimistic, friendly. and i am sure that's your big asset and you will find a way of making some money with it. look at your followers list, it's huge! why don't you start by creating an affiliate account at amazon or some other book dealer, writing book reviews of your preferred decorating books and linking to them. probably you will find more affiliate possibilities to at least make a bit of a pocket money for you and the girls. you obviously have many many supporters and lots of friendly thoughts behind you! all the best!

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  15. I am blessing to be your life beautiful like your roses ! Must be an optimist and strong for yourself and for your children.
    Olympia

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  16. Yes, that has been a long time no hear. But it is nice that you are back again. Love your pictures and hope we will meet sooner. I wish you all the best / love / encouragement to get your "own" life again.
    I hope to "meet" you soon!

    Kind Regards,
    Jeanette

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  17. Dear Jo, a really nice way to show that "a new day has begun". (Memory - Barbra S.) Your photos are so warm and soothing, this colours combination is one of my favourites

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  18. Hi Jo......glad to see a post of you......blogging can help you through this difficult time for you darling....we all are here for you ......you know that......and please email me if you want !! ........i am here for you .....love love from the bottom of my heart....xxx.....big hugs !!...and my prayers are for you...xxx..

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  19. Perfect pics for this post Jo~springtime brings many things~wishing all good things for you. THose roses are the prettiest ever.

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  20. Hi Jo ~ I've been thinking of you and sending good wishes your way. I think I can safely speak for all of us when I say no thanks is needed. It's so wonderful that we have this community to support each other. You are so very talented and I have a feeling you are just beginning to bloom ~ don't forget that!! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures with us!

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  21. I agree with JoAnne... Good things are going to come your way so stay strong & be ready to take them on! Take care..

    Wanda

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  22. It is good to see you pop in the post.I continue to keep you all in my prayers.I know good things are headed your way.You are so talented.

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  23. Keep your chin up little friend. You will look back on these tough times and hopefully see how strong it has made you.

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  24. I've been thinking of you the last few days...wondering how you've been doing. I didn't realize that your girls were going to be gone this weekend. I know how hard that must be for you. Big hugs ♥

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  25. I am so sorry. I somehow missed the last post. I know this all takes time to adjust in so many ways. I hope and pray that you will be okay. Men.....need I say more. I don't have any advice on how to make money from your blog but I am sure others will. I hope that you can continue to be at home with your girls. ((((((HUGS))))

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  26. Your post today was perfect, Jo. The photo's relate to Spring, and new growth. A step in a new direction. Even with Spring rains, good things happen. It's not easy...but it DOES get better.
    xxoo

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  27. Thank you for taking the time to keep us in the loop.
    Those images are truly lovely, I particularly love the roses.

    Hope that you are keeping well and taking good care of yourself.

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  28. God bless you, Jo. It is wonderful to see a post from you- xo Diana

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  29. Oh Jo....so happy to see you with a new post...your going to be just fine..lots of love,Chrissy

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  30. your photo'd flowers are so beautiful. i just read your last post and even though i we have never met, i wish you love and support as you go through a life change/challenge. i hope you are finding new things to keep you busy. much love to you and your girls.
    xoxo

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  31. Some great advice a wonderful woman who's now passed often gave to me: When you're at the end of your rope, tie another knot in the end and hang on. So keep hanging on.
    Brenda

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  32. Such beautiful images I am going to look for the rose @ the garden shop. I am so sad for your circumstances. I hope & pray for you that you will feel the love & support of those that care for you. Your blog is truly an inspiration and your gifts are endless.
    There are so many out there that do have a career in & thru blogging ....seems you have what people want here!
    Please find the right people to guide you. You & your talent are amazing.

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  33. I have been thinking about you and praying for you.

    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  34. I've been away from blogging for a bit...and am now catching up. I did not realize that you were going through a tough time. I am sorry to hear that....and wish you the best...and I'm sure everything will turn out wonderful for you. Hang in there. TIme does really heal all wounds.

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  35. So nice to see a post from you my friend. Thinking of you and wishing you many blessings this new year. ~hugs~ Rachel

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  36. Oh Jo, I am so sorry to hear all of this (just catching up with your previous post). Gosh, what a difficult time. It doesn't help that it all came as a surprise.
    It will take time for you to heal and move on, but please know that so many of your blog friends are supporting you. You have AMAZING talent as a stylist and photographer, and I just know your work will spread and you will find a dream job that fits YOU.
    Take care - big hugs your way,
    Susan

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  37. I have been thinking about you alot and praying too that God will be everything you need at this moment in your life. He loves you so much and he hurts when you hurt. Beautiful photos!!
    Blessings and prayers~

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  38. I was so glad to see your sweet face here in blogland again, Jo. You are so loved out here and we've truly missed you. ♥ I will keep praying that God will present the perfect job for you at the right time; that your kids will make this transition in their lives smoothly; and that you will continue to feel the love and support that we're sending, wash over you like waves from the sea. :) Luv you, girlie....

    xoxo laurie

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  39. Dear Jo,

    I just found out about your situation and my heart goes out to you. My mom (who also reads your blog) advises that things will get better down the road. (She and my father divorced after 18 years of marriage - they were also high school sweethearts.) We both know every situation is not the same, but she wanted to make sure you knew that the pain will lessen. Hard to imagine that right now, I'm sure. Please know that we treasure you and we hope our words help support you.

    With prayers,
    Janelle
    (from a little bit further north in the valley)

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  40. Oh my, what a difficult thing to endure! You sound determined, hopeful, and I know those positive thoughts will help you endure this pain and go on to a good life - different, but good. Blessings to you and your kids!

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  41. oh meine liebe
    muss dann auch gleich blumen kaufen sieht sooo schön aus.
    wünsche dir eine schöne woche.
    herzlichst daniela

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  43. I thank you for those beautifull pictures and wish you courage....

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  44. hi sweet jo, i can remember just like it was yesterday, the first time the front door closed with my 3 kids on the outside following their dad to the car. they were only going for a couple nights but to me it was an eternity! this will get easier for you. use this time to meditate, create and brainstorm! you are a smart woman, i'm sure our Lord has big plans for you! marcia in nor-cal

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  45. I've experienced what you are currently going through. It hurts, that is for certain. I have been praying for you, sweetie, keep your chin up.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

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  46. I wish I could be your next door neighbor to come over, be with you and just "listen", that is usually so helpful just to have someone to have listen to you, and I know you are feeling so empty without your children and the normal routine you are used to; You will no doubt have tough moments but over time you will emerge stronger, I am sure of it. My prayers are with you across the miles........~devon

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  47. I have had you on my mind... i know this is beyond hard... just keep goin girl, try to breathe and put one foot in front of the other, it's gonna be ok, and you're gonna make it through to the other side of this... It's great to see a new post from you on my blogroll!

    Cindy

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  48. Still praying for you, darling friend.
    You still have my phone number, I will always be here for you.

    Much love,
    Me

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  49. One day at a time....it seems to be working for you :)

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  50. Take your time, Jo! The photos are lovely! All the best! xxx Christa

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  51. I just found you, but I had to go back to your last post to see what was going on. I see you have an blogger friends, I hope we are helping you, to know that others care! Your blog is so beautiful, don't stop! I haven't even had a chance to really see it all, but your flowers are so exqisite in this post! You are quite a photographer.! I hope you know that things will get better! I have a sign over my computer that says. "Keep Calm and Blog about it", I might add, from my experience, pray about it!
    Love, Linda

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  52. B E A U T I F U L Jo Jo

    Keep your head up, it will all take time and it will get better, praying that all will come to pass and many blessings to you.
    xoxo
    Dore

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  53. Das ist was wir jetzt brauchen ....danke für diese tollen Impressionen!
    Lieb grüsst Stephanie

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  54. found your blog thru pinterest.......read your story. Noticed the foothills in your setting and read on your profile that u r from the central valley( I live n Fresno but movn to the Country, n Clovis in a few weeks). Just wanted to send u words of encouragment. My high school sweet heart..father of my children....left me for someone else after 9 yrs of marriage. I would NEVER b the woman I m today without that heart ache. My children lost their Father a lil over 2 yrs ago.....I m still here and grateful for the life we shared but am sooo lucky to have loved..lost and learned!

    Wishing u all the best.....u too...will loook back and b THANKFUL!

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  55. popped back n...Have u thought about selling on Etsy...if u don't already? U have a great eye...and I have my eye on ur little pail with the number 3! I would buy that for sure.....or one like it :)! Brings n a lil extra cash....just a thought~Sheri

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  56. I visit creative blogs on a regular basis, yours included. I have added your blog to my website. Do you have any referrals to add to this list? http://shelleynovotny.wordpress.com/all-that-is-creative/

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  57. Dear Jo, I'm a recent follower and I just want you to know how much I admire your blog. Your home is beautiful, my favourite room is your kitchen - I love it and your photographs are excellent. I hope things get better for you soon, I really do. Sharon

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  58. This Photos are sooo beautiful...
    BIG HUG
    Sonja

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  59. I just wanted to stop by and say hi and tell you that you're in my thoughts and prayers. Those roses are beyond beautiful!!!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  60. Hey sweetie pie! Just stopping in to give you a big ((hug)) and let you know I'm thinking of you.... ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  61. I have been reading your blog for a while now,
    and I felt so sorry for what have happend to you and your family.
    It happend to me too 12 years ago, it hurts but it will make you stronger.
    Just take your time...
    Sorry my english is not the best,
    but you wrote so heartbreaking that I just hade to write something to you.

    Hugs from a wintercold Finland
    Monica

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  62. I'm so sorry to hear about your trials. Sending you good wishes and prayers from Australia... praying that you will find comfort in the God of all comfort and the peace that passes all understanding.

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  63. We all care about you deeply and wish the best for you and your family.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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