Saturday, January 28, 2012


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

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Hello everyone.  First of all, I want to thank everyone who has enquired about my well being and
offered a supportive shoulder for me to cry on over the past week or so.  It's meant so very much to
me and is what has brought me back to my blog in hopes of it possibly turning into a wonderful
career opportunity for me some day.

I feel it's time to explain why I have been absent from blogging for so long and left so
abruptly.  It's so very difficult for me to even write this... tears are flowing as I do...
My husband of 24 years... my high school sweetheart... the love of my life... has decided to
divorce me.  Words cannot express how completely devastated I am by the whole thing.  No matter
how difficult problems in our marriage became, I always thought we would work through them and
be together until our dying days.  I am both emotionally and financially broken.

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while are aware of the fact that I've been a
stay-at-home mom for the past 12 years, which also means I have been out of the work force for
12 years.  We live in a poor economic area where jobs are hard to come by to begin with, let alone
for someone in my circumstances.  I'm terrified of what life is about to become for me and my
daughters.  My heart breaks most at the thought of everything our daughters are going to lose and
all of the heartache and hardship they're going to have to endure.

And so, I am appealing to all of you... my blogger friends... to keep me in mind if you know of any
job opportunities or have any suggestions as to how I could bring extra money in through my blog.
I would be so grateful for any advice you have to offer.

I am determined, no matter what, to overcome this horrible situation for my daughters' sake and
for mine. We will get through this somehow, taking each day as they come.

I have a lot on my plate right now and don't know when I'll be able to start blogging regularly
again.  Maybe I'll try to put out one post a week that I can put together each weekend and see
how that works out for me.

I do hope that you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I wish all of you
every happiness life has to offer in 2012 and always.

'Til next time...

~ Jo

P.S.  Thank you so much for all of your supportive comments and
for keeping me and my daughters in your thoughts and prayers.  It
means so very much to me... more than you'll ever know.