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I never wanted to write this post.
Life has taken a complete turnaround in one week, things I didn’t think were possible are now my reality. I could write a novel’s worth of words to explain what is going on, but I won’t, not here, not right now at least.

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I do ask that if you are the praying type of person, please pray for me and my children. And if you’re not, please keep us in your thoughts.

I do also want to add that this blog has been part of my own therapy, and I hope it can continue to be that.

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360 Responses to the post that I never wanted to write

  1. Shruti 11.17.2011 at 1:23 am #

    I will keep you in my prayers, Anna… Whatever it is, may God give you and your children the strength to tide over it…

  2. SpaceyKasey 11.17.2011 at 1:24 am #

    I read your blog obsessively, but I don’t think I’ve ever left a comment. Just wanted you to know I am the praying type…and you and your children are in my prayers. It’s the least I could do after all the joy and inspiration your blog has brought me and my children.

  3. Palak 11.17.2011 at 1:25 am #

    Thinking of you and your family. I pray things get better soon!

  4. Sherrie 11.17.2011 at 1:26 am #

    This makes me so sad. You and your kids are in my thoughts.

  5. victoria 11.17.2011 at 1:26 am #

    You and your family are in my prayers and my thoughts. Wishing you well.

  6. Jessica 11.17.2011 at 1:33 am #

    Praying for you and your children!

  7. Anonymous 11.17.2011 at 1:33 am #

    I dont know what your beliefs are, but I believe God never gives us anything that we cant handle. I dont know your struggle, but I became a widow at 32 and remembering this has helped me. You can do it, whatever it is.

  8. Sew Much Ado 11.17.2011 at 1:36 am #

    Anna, you already have been and will continue to be in my prayers. You are an amazing and strong woman and I’m so lucky to call you my friend.

  9. One Flew Over 11.17.2011 at 1:37 am #

    hi anna, im not the praying type but i will be thinking about you and your family…sending lots of good thoughts and a huge amount of kove xx kate

  10. Karen 11.17.2011 at 1:38 am #

    I am sorry for whatever hardship you are facing with your children. I am the praying type and I will gladly keep you in my prayers. I am with Stacey ~ you have given me soooo much inspiration and joy reading your blog ~ it’s the least I can do for you {{hugs}}

  11. Marga 11.17.2011 at 1:39 am #

    I pray for you and your family, Anna. Be strong and fight, no matter what! Keep positive and have faith! I know what I am talking about… I pray everything get better soon. XOX

  12. Allyson 11.17.2011 at 1:41 am #

    I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Kelly 11.17.2011 at 1:41 am #

    Your family is in my prayers. Be strong. Have faith. Trust your instincts. xoxoxo

  14. Natalie 11.17.2011 at 1:43 am #

    prayers for you and your family. May God keep you and protect you.

  15. Rebecca 11.17.2011 at 1:43 am #

    I’m praying for you and your little ones and will continue to do so.

  16. louri depalma 11.17.2011 at 1:44 am #

    I will be praying… hang in there.

  17. Heather 11.17.2011 at 1:47 am #

    i’ll pray for you and your loved ones… it’s the least someone could do for a friend!

    X, H

  18. oh, jenny mae 11.17.2011 at 1:47 am #

    thinking of you, darling one. and your babies, as well.

  19. Amy 11.17.2011 at 1:49 am #

    You and your children are in my prayers. God is there for you and your children and will help you get through your struggles.
    Sending you hugs

  20. Kate @SwimBikeQuilt 11.17.2011 at 1:49 am #

    Prayers and love and good wishes.

  21. MN2NM 11.17.2011 at 1:51 am #

    You are in my thoughts.

  22. Shabbby and Frills 11.17.2011 at 1:54 am #

    Behind every face you see there is a story. We all have a story. I will keep you and your children in my prayers.
    The Best to you. Keep blogging you are fabulous!

  23. Kate 11.17.2011 at 1:55 am #

    Thinking of you and hoping things turn for the better soon.

  24. Belinda 11.17.2011 at 1:58 am #

    Praying for you & your precious girls. May God grant you the grace & strength you need at this time!

  25. Marina 11.17.2011 at 1:59 am #

    Thinking of you Anna and hoping for the best….. xx

    Marina

  26. Pétra 11.17.2011 at 2:02 am #

    I am so sorry for what ever you and your family are going through. I will be sending you good thoughts and prayers!

  27. QuiltyGirl 11.17.2011 at 2:05 am #

    Anna, you and your kids are in my prayers. I adore your blog and hearing about your life, so it’s painful to know that you’re struggling. I know you’re strong, though, and you will get through this. If I were standing beside you, I would give you a hug right now!

  28. gail 11.17.2011 at 2:06 am #

    oh anna, i’m so sorry. thinking of you. xoxo

  29. Nova 11.17.2011 at 2:06 am #

    thinking of you & yours x Sending loves xxx

  30. greatjencreations 11.17.2011 at 2:06 am #

    Goodness, between your words and the cliff picture, I’m really concerned. I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Take good care of yourself.

  31. Simple Simon & Co 11.17.2011 at 2:18 am #

    whatever the battle…you’ll be in my prayers tonight…
    liZ

  32. kristin 11.17.2011 at 2:18 am #

    anna, i am so, so sorry. my heart goes out to you and the girls. i pray that your family makes it through to the other side of the abyss swiftly and you’re able to find peace. wish i could give you a hug – you’re such a kind person and it hurts me that you’re hurting. here, have a big virtual hug: (((((HUUUUGGGG)))))

  33. Michele 11.17.2011 at 2:23 am #

    You’re amazing, never forget that. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  34. Collette 11.17.2011 at 2:43 am #

    I am sending positive thoughts and energy your way for you and your children. Please know that there are people out here in the universe rooting for you.

  35. Kristie 11.17.2011 at 2:46 am #

    I’ve been thinking of you this week. I saw the Cottage Home post that said you weren’t participating this week due to a family issue. I hoped it wasn’t serious, just the flu or something. I am sorry to learn that it’s something more. I hope things get better for you soon. Your family will be in my thoughts.

  36. SoozeM 11.17.2011 at 2:48 am #

    I’m thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

  37. Maria 11.17.2011 at 2:48 am #

    Anna, I’m not the praying type, but you and your family will be totally in my thoughts. Hugs from Mallorca (Spain)

  38. Evelyn 11.17.2011 at 2:50 am #

    I wish you the best for you and your kids. All good vibes to you.

  39. linababe 11.17.2011 at 2:51 am #

    what ever it is…..i`m thinking of you anna! your words sounds so sad…. :-(

    a big hugh from germany!
    lina

  40. Jacqui 11.17.2011 at 2:55 am #

    I’m so sorry to read that things are so tough right now, I think the fact you’ve posted this gives a hint at how bad, so yes I’ll be thinking every kind of good thought for you and your lovely girls. You have such a delightful blog and have given me much pleasure over the years I’ve been reading that you surely deserve that good karma back in spades. Big hugs from someone in New Zealand, a long way away but feeling absurdly teary and wishing she could help.

  41. hsw 11.17.2011 at 2:57 am #

    Hang in there, I hope things turn around and will keep you in my thoughts.

  42. Lesley 11.17.2011 at 2:57 am #

    Whatever your battle…stay strong, sweetie! ♥

  43. lheurebleue 11.17.2011 at 3:01 am #

    dear anna, i think of you and wish you much strenght!

  44. Leisha 11.17.2011 at 3:02 am #

    We’re thinking of you over here, too. Hugs.

  45. abucketfulofeverything 11.17.2011 at 3:02 am #

    Anna, thinking of you and your family. Sending big hugs to you all.

  46. tinsenpup 11.17.2011 at 3:04 am #

    I’m sorry things are going badly. I’ll be thinking of you and hoping for the best possible outcome for you and your children.

  47. Amanda @ The Little Giggler 11.17.2011 at 3:05 am #

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I hope things get better. I’ll be praying for you and your family.

  48. Mhairi 11.17.2011 at 3:13 am #

    A big hug from me. I hope your struggles become ripples in the big pond of life.
    I love your blog and was saddened to hear that you were going through a rough time.

  49. Ooty 11.17.2011 at 3:15 am #

    <3 Hope things will get all clear and better soooooooooooon for you and your loved ones.
    Stay strong.

  50. Meg 11.17.2011 at 3:27 am #

    Dear Anna,

    I am praying for you and your family! I am so sorry you are going through a difficult time. Whatever is good, whatever is beautiful…think of these things.

    xoxo.

    -Meg

  51. Justine 11.17.2011 at 3:31 am #

    Anna, I will be keeping you and yours in my thoughts and hope you find the strength to come through the challenges that you are currently facing. {{Hugs}} Justine xx

  52. by night 11.17.2011 at 3:46 am #

    I am very sorry! And you will be in my thoughts!

  53. Heartmade Creations 11.17.2011 at 3:59 am #

    First time commenter as well… I follow your blog religiously and love your writing. I hope that all your troubles smooth out sooner than later. Prayers are coming your way from our family and we will put you into our prayers for tomorrow’s holiday gatherings as well. <3 <3 <3

  54. Anonymous 11.17.2011 at 4:01 am #

    From Indonesia….I’m praying for you and family…God Bless You

  55. heirloomfarmhouse 11.17.2011 at 4:04 am #

    PRAYING!!!

  56. Eli 11.17.2011 at 4:16 am #

    Whatever it is you are going through at the moment you are in many people’s thoughts and prayers. All the best and lots of strength to you and your girls.

  57. Mandalin 11.17.2011 at 4:16 am #

    sending love

  58. Emily 11.17.2011 at 4:21 am #

    Oh no. :( Praying for you and your family.

  59. {Leila}Where the Orchids Grow 11.17.2011 at 4:21 am #

    Sweetie what’s up?
    You and your family are in my thoughts, sending you lots of love Anna! Email me if you want to talk ok?
    xx

  60. make it perfect 11.17.2011 at 4:28 am #

    Love to you all Anna.
    Take your time.
    xxx

  61. eloleo 11.17.2011 at 4:28 am #

    Oh Anna, whatever is going on, I’m thinking of you and your loved ones. I hope everything will be alright.

  62. Susann 11.17.2011 at 4:28 am #

    I´ll send you and your family a lot of thoughts today.
    Big hug from Sweden!

  63. Melissa 11.17.2011 at 4:31 am #

    Sending warm and positive energy to you and your family.

  64. leslie 11.17.2011 at 4:31 am #

    oh anna, i hope you are okay. fingers firmly crossed (all of them) that everything turns out for the best for you. xxx

  65. Sherry 11.17.2011 at 4:40 am #

    Some Wise Words:

    IF YOU ARE GOING THROUGH HELL…..KEEP GOING.

    I hope things get better soon ♥

  66. Catherine 11.17.2011 at 4:44 am #

    Whatever you are going through My thoughts are with you, be strong and I’m sure you will find strength that you didn’t know existed. :-)

  67. Sheila 11.17.2011 at 5:01 am #

    Life can certainly turn around in an instant – let’s all hope it turns back to good for you all very soon.

  68. WandaFish 11.17.2011 at 5:06 am #

    Thinking of you and yours xx

  69. Ruth 11.17.2011 at 5:14 am #

    Anna, I am really sad reading this, because I know it must be something really big. You and your children are in my prayers. xx

  70. Irina 11.17.2011 at 5:20 am #

    I believe the tough moments are there to make us appreciate the good little things even more. It’s very hard, but it’s part of life.
    Be strong.

  71. Margarida Godinho 11.17.2011 at 5:20 am #

    I´ll keep all of you in my thoughts! Be positive!

  72. Anonymous 11.17.2011 at 5:24 am #

    anna Helo, I am sad to see that it happens something bad to you,
    my thoughts are with you and your little ones.
    love

  73. Isisjem 11.17.2011 at 5:40 am #

    I am sorry to read this. I hope things improve soon for you and yours.

  74. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy 11.17.2011 at 5:58 am #

    this just broke my heart. You will be in my thoughts AND prayers.

    May God watch over you from above, may He hold your hand in the hard times, and may He carry you through the impossible. May His strength be there when yours seems to be gone, may His wisdom shine through when nothing seems to be making sense, and may His love and light surround you when you feel like you are surrounded by darkness.

    We love you Anna!

  75. charlotte 11.17.2011 at 6:05 am #

    I will send up a prayer for you. Take care.

  76. Fiona 11.17.2011 at 6:14 am #

    Along with everyone else who has commented here, I’ll be thinking of you and your kids. Be strong.

  77. Nailaa 11.17.2011 at 6:15 am #

    From Poland I’ll be praying for you and your children! :*

  78. Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy 11.17.2011 at 6:20 am #

    I’ll be praying that God will meet you at your point of need.

  79. Alfa 11.17.2011 at 6:35 am #

    Ana, I wish you the best, you and your familY will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    A big hug from Spain.

  80. papelhilo 11.17.2011 at 6:44 am #

    I think of you and hope you’ll win this fight, thanks for all that you give us !

  81. Anonymous 11.17.2011 at 6:48 am #

    Thinking of you.
    Amy, UK

  82. outrosretalhos 11.17.2011 at 7:05 am #

    I read your blog for a long time now, but don’t remember ever leaving a comment. Just wanted you to know I’ll be thinking of you and your children and sending you ‘good thoughts’ all the way from Brazil. Hang in there!!

  83. emilykidd 11.17.2011 at 7:07 am #

    Not a praying person but I’ll definitely keep you in my thoughts. Hope everything works out, take care!

  84. amy 11.17.2011 at 7:09 am #

    You and the girls are in my thoughts!! Love you and so glad to call you a friend!!!

  85. Kerry 11.17.2011 at 7:18 am #

    You and your family are firmly in my thoughts- sorry for whatever you are going through x

  86. Rhonda 11.17.2011 at 7:47 am #

    Praying for you and your family -

  87. Quilter in the Gap 11.17.2011 at 7:48 am #

    I know absolutely nothing about you and your life (except the peek through the blog window) but I do know I serve a faithful God who loves and adores you. Please walk proudly through this struggle, knowing that you are a child of THE King. Guard your heart from bitterness and fill it with love even in times of betrayal and difficulty – He will take care of the rest!

  88. Jen 11.17.2011 at 7:49 am #

    You and your children will be in my prayers.

  89. Erin 11.17.2011 at 7:50 am #

    I never was the praying type until 6 months ago when I was faced with something that was out of my control. Keep at it, Anna- you seem like such a solid and strong woman. I will pray for you an your girls often. ((hugs))

  90. Kiera 11.17.2011 at 7:51 am #

    Will be praying for you and keeping you in my thougts. May God grant you His peace and grace for whatever you’re going through.
    Hugs!

  91. Valerie 11.17.2011 at 8:08 am #

    Whatever battle you are facing right now, know that YOU CAN DO IT!

    Prayers are coming your way…

  92. Wag Doll 11.17.2011 at 8:14 am #

    Sorry to hear you are having a tough time at the moment, you and your children are in my thoughts, much love x

  93. beth lehman 11.17.2011 at 8:16 am #

    praying… I hope you can feel God’s peace.. know that many of us are praying on your behalf.

  94. Fran 11.17.2011 at 8:16 am #

    I love your blog & have been inspired by you & your fabulous talents. I do hope that things improve for you & your family, you’re in my thoughts.

  95. Beadedjoy 11.17.2011 at 8:19 am #

    with all my heart wish you and your family all the very best

  96. Zzulema 11.17.2011 at 8:23 am #

    I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    From Spain with all my love.
    SARA (laboresdezzulema.blogspot.com)

  97. Darcy 11.17.2011 at 8:23 am #

    Keeping you in my prayers and thoughts – hang in there. You’ll get through this!

  98. Kimberly 11.17.2011 at 8:27 am #

    One of my favorite quotes is, “It will be better in the end. If it’s not better, it’s not the end.” Hang in there.

  99. Gingercake 11.17.2011 at 8:32 am #

    I’ll pray for you and your children Anna. I hope things get better soon.

  100. Erin 11.17.2011 at 8:34 am #

    You and your dear girls are in my heart, Anna. You are a strong, vibrant woman who will weather whatever it thrown at you. Remember that you have so many people who love and support you. xoErin

  101. Fiona 11.17.2011 at 8:39 am #

    I hope things get better for you soon x

  102. Gone to Earth 11.17.2011 at 8:40 am #

    I’ve never left you a comment before although I’ve often dropped in to read your blog. I do hope that things are beginning to sort themselves out and that you and your children will come through this happily and well. Lots of hugs Jxx

  103. Mònica 11.17.2011 at 8:41 am #

    I am really sorry. You and your children are in my thoughts.A hug from Barcelona.

  104. Coisas da Laura 11.17.2011 at 8:44 am #

    Be sure that you and your family are in my prayers!
    Hugs from Brasil.

  105. amanda 11.17.2011 at 8:48 am #

    Oh Anna. With all the loving comments here, I feel like it’s hardly necessary to tell you how much we all love you and are pulling for you. But I will. We all love you and are pulling for you. You are one amazing cookie – anyone can see that – you are a creative and vibrant soul, and whatever it is in your life right now, I am positive that that creativity and vibrancy will help see you through. Hugs & smoochies, lady.

  106. Katie 11.17.2011 at 8:59 am #

    You’ll definitely be in my thoughts and my prayers. Hang in there. You’re not alone.

  107. The Girl Creative 11.17.2011 at 9:01 am #

    {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} Praying for you.

  108. Grandma G 11.17.2011 at 9:06 am #

    Oh, Anna… I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling. I am praying for you. May God wrap you and your girls in His big, loving arms, and give you all that you need for the days ahead.

    Love and hugs….

  109. Lucinda 11.17.2011 at 9:07 am #

    I’ve been so blessed by your blog for awhile, and now reading this post, feel I must let you know how much I appreciate all the effort maintaining this blog takes. So thank you! And may God grant you and your family the strength and peace you need to endure this journey you are on. My prayers are with you.

  110. Tiphaine 11.17.2011 at 9:09 am #

    I will be praying and thinking of you. be strong, what you’re going through is hard but you will pass through. Have a safe journey. We are all behind you.

  111. HollowSquirrel 11.17.2011 at 9:11 am #

    You and your family are in my thoughts. I’m so sorry to read this post — you’re always so giving and kind. We are all praying this troubling time passes quickly.

  112. Nutsy Coco 11.17.2011 at 9:17 am #

    Sending prayers for you and your girls.

  113. Stacey 11.17.2011 at 9:18 am #

    That is such a great quote. I’m so sorry to hear that you are going through a difficult time. I so enjoy reading your blog. You’ve been such an inspiration to me. I will add your family to my prayer list and hope the difficult time ends soon. I do believe there is a reason for everything, whether we like that reason or not. Good luck to you and yours.

  114. Sasha 11.17.2011 at 9:24 am #

    Sending you and your family lots of love!!!! Hugs!!!!

  115. Rachel 11.17.2011 at 9:32 am #

    Oh my goodness, Anna. I read your blog all the time. I *am* the praying kind and I am praying for you & your kids! ((hugs)) to you.

  116. Jeni 11.17.2011 at 9:33 am #

    I’m so sorry Anna, will keep you guys in my thoughts. Sending big, big, hugs and good vibes!

  117. sweetunwrappinglife 11.17.2011 at 9:43 am #

    Anna, I’m the praying kind and I’ll do just that! Your blog has brought me much joy over the years. I hope to see you back soon. I pray your family finds the strength to get through this challenge ahead of you. Lots of thoughts and prayers.

  118. Ruth 11.17.2011 at 9:45 am #

    Women are tough. And whatever you are going through, you know you have our support. Be strong, be courageous, and hang in there.

  119. Bree 11.17.2011 at 9:51 am #

    I’ll be thinking of you & your family, Anna.

  120. Erin 11.17.2011 at 9:53 am #

    Anna,
    My family will be praying for you and your girls. I know God will give you the strength to get through whatever is going on.
    Lots of Love,
    Erin

  121. I Plead Quilty! 11.17.2011 at 9:57 am #

    Looks like you have a lot of people pulling for you, Anna. Count me on that list, too. I hope whatever you are weathering now turns out well, or gives you something you’ll need in the future.

  122. Hope 11.17.2011 at 9:59 am #

    Thinking of you and what you’re going through!!

    -Hope
    http://www.aflatteringtale.com

  123. Kim 11.17.2011 at 10:00 am #

    So very sorry and you and your children will m=be in my thoughts and prayers…(((HUGS)))

  124. Kristen 11.17.2011 at 10:01 am #

    Oh, Anna. I am so sorry you are going through a hard time. You and your beautiful girls are in my thoughts and heart.

  125. Heather 11.17.2011 at 10:03 am #

    I will absolutely be keeping you and your family in my prayers, Anna.

  126. anxiously hopeful 11.17.2011 at 10:07 am #

    I prayed for your family this morning. Thank you for all the joy you have brought me through your blog.

  127. Rise and Shine, Waterloo 11.17.2011 at 10:08 am #

    You are a strong, beautiful, loving woman, and you will conquer whatever has fallen on your path. I am sending love and strength to you.

  128. Emily 11.17.2011 at 10:09 am #

    Thinking of you and your sweet children, Anna! Sometimes life throws things in front of us that seem unbearable. All we can do is keep putting one foot in front of the other and move forward. I so hope that, moving forward, peace and happiness come your way!

  129. Cindy 11.17.2011 at 10:09 am #

    I’m so sorry to read this post! You have brought so much happiness and inspiration to your blog and I love reading it! You never cease to amaze me! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Your friends in blogland are behind you 100%- please remember that! Take care!

  130. Paula 11.17.2011 at 10:15 am #

    Oh Anna! all my love to you and yr sweeties! xxx

  131. Philippa 11.17.2011 at 10:15 am #

    Anna, I will pray for you and your children. Right now I pray peace that surpasses all understanding and comfort.

    Much love Philippa

  132. Jennadesigns 11.17.2011 at 10:16 am #

    Oh Anna, I am thinking of you and your children. You are such a wonderful person and it hurts my heart to think that you are in pain and struggling. You have always been such a source of support for me and I hope to offer the same in return. Know that you and your beautiful kiddos will be in my thoughts often … hug, hugs and more hugs sweetie. You are a strong woman and mother and deep down inside of you, I know there is a type of strength you never imagined you could summon, but when you need it, it’ll be there. May things start looking up shortly for you. Much love, Jenna

  133. thehappycorner 11.17.2011 at 10:23 am #

    Holding you and yours in my heart and thoughts. Be strong, but don’t be afraid to bend in the gales. It keeps you from breaking.

  134. Janelle 11.17.2011 at 10:26 am #

    Prayers for comfort, peace, endurance and others to come close to you to uphold you and help you walk whatever road you’re on. reading the other comments, there are many who have been through hard times lifting you up and willing to offer words of encouragement and support now, and even more as you are able to share your struggle. God’s peace over you.

  135. amye 11.17.2011 at 10:28 am #

    oh anna. so sorry to hear you are hurting. you are definitely adored by so many people and your blog brings so much joy to others. i hope some joy finds its way back to you soon.

    xoxo

  136. Naomi 11.17.2011 at 10:32 am #

    You and your family are in my thoughts! I’m so sorry life has thrown you a curveball. Hold your kids tight & take one day at a time.

  137. Care 11.17.2011 at 10:33 am #

    Anna….. I am thinking about you and praying for you…..

  138. Kirsty@Bonjour 11.17.2011 at 10:35 am #

    Oh Anna, whatever has happened know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of love, x x x

  139. Anonymous 11.17.2011 at 10:37 am #

    I read you blog all the time, and what ever curve ball life has thrown you and your girls I will pray for you.

    margie

  140. tara 11.17.2011 at 10:39 am #

    Of course i will pray for you and your children. This year has not been kind to me and i appreciate the pictures you included. I wish you the best.

  141. BIG 11.17.2011 at 10:42 am #

    I say a prayer for you an feel with you whatever happened to you!
    I know that life can be so hard since the day my 3 year old son became a diabetc. He is 5 1/2 now an the hardest times are over but is was just shoking! It took almost a year to have a kind of nomal life again. Now we are stronger than before and he dosen´t feel ill at all. To be a diabetic is normal life for him.
    I´ll keep you in my mind!
    Birgit from Germany

  142. Sandy 11.17.2011 at 10:44 am #

    I’m keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  143. nest full of eggs 11.17.2011 at 10:46 am #

    God bless you & your girls during this time (((HUG)))

  144. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 11.17.2011 at 10:51 am #

    I’m so sorry that you are hurting right now, Anna. You and your girls are in my thoughts.

    “Woman is like the reed, which bends to every breeze, but breaks not in the tempest.” -Richard Whately

  145. Timmi 11.17.2011 at 10:56 am #

    I will be wishing you the best and thinking of you and your family, hope your holidays are blessed

  146. stufenzumgericht 11.17.2011 at 10:58 am #

    Hi Anna,
    me too, I’m one of your “non commenting readers – sorry” but after having read your last post, I felt the need to write you, that I’m really thinking of you and your children. Here we say, that whenever a door is closed there’ll be another one that opens!
    I hope, that this’ll happen to you very soon!!!
    Martina/Cologne/Germany

  147. Jen@thecraftingfiend 11.17.2011 at 10:58 am #

    will send up a prayer!

  148. Jules 11.17.2011 at 11:00 am #

    i know you don’t know me, but if you need a prayer you can count on me. take care of yourself and your family.
    xoxo

  149. Jolene 11.17.2011 at 11:00 am #

    Oh no Anna! My heart sank when I read your post. So very, very sorry! Although my faith in prayer has been tested, I’ve learned that even if the situation I’m desperately praying for does not resolve, I can still feel love and strength holding me up. So YES, I will pray for you and your children.

  150. EG 11.17.2011 at 11:04 am #

    Anna – I’ll pray. Being a parent will remind you again and again not to judge because you just don’t know what others are going through. Hope you have a good “real life” support system.

  151. Jamie 11.17.2011 at 11:06 am #

    No matter what is going on, know that you and your children are loved and have so many people praying over your situation.

  152. Rebekah 11.17.2011 at 11:11 am #

    The Spirit brought this verse to my mind as I read your post: “Haven’t I commanded you, be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you, wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Praying that his presence will give you strength, according to his Word, for whatever you must walk through.

  153. Livy 11.17.2011 at 11:13 am #

    Be strong and receive my positives thoughts.I’ll be thinking of you and your children.Livy Spain

  154. Maureen Cracknell Handmade 11.17.2011 at 11:22 am #

    I will be praying for you and your family, Anna! Sending love and positive thoughts your way!!!

    xo

  155. jennifer 11.17.2011 at 11:23 am #

    oh anna, my heart goes out to you and your family at this time. we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and hope to hear that your situation has resolved very soon. xoxo

  156. JenW 11.17.2011 at 11:25 am #

    you can do this anna. whatever it is, if YOU are the praying kind, i know that helps as well. we too have gone through some hell at our house, and i know my prayers and others prayers are why i stand and keep moving everyday. please hang in there, we’re with you.

  157. teaginny 11.17.2011 at 11:28 am #

    praying for you this morning

  158. Marci 11.17.2011 at 11:30 am #

    Praying for your family to find that God will supply all you need. “. . their soul is melted because of trouble. . . and are at their wit’s end. then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.” Psalm 107:26-28

  159. Lee 11.17.2011 at 11:35 am #

    I’m thinking of you and the kids, Anna. Sorry you’re going through a tough time.

  160. Saraccino 11.17.2011 at 11:36 am #

    I am not really a religious person but I think of you and even if it is only virtual, please feel hugged. You know that I love to read your blog for quite some time now and you shared so many moments on your blog. I hope it may help you in the future and if there is something you want or need, please just write :) I know how it is if the own world turns upside down, it happened too often in the past years of my life.

    *waves*

    claire

  161. Chicken Julie 11.17.2011 at 11:39 am #

    Hugs. I hope that things level out and the sun shines on you again soon. Know that you’ve been an inspiration to many, and for that, you are cemented in our hearts. You’ll be in my thoughts, as will your lovely daughters.

  162. Craft Couture by T.C. 11.17.2011 at 11:47 am #

    I am sending my prayers your way to you and your children. I hope things will work out for the best.
    I was working on the gathered clutch the other day and thought that you wrote a great and detailed instruction. You are a great inspiration to many out there.

  163. Anna Joy 11.17.2011 at 11:52 am #

    Praying for comfort and peace and strength in whatever it is that you and your children are going through.

  164. Amanda 11.17.2011 at 11:56 am #

    Anna,
    I’m so sorry to hear that you are going through a difficult time right now. Sending prayers of light to guide you through the dark times, strength, comfort and renewal for you and your family.

  165. Angie @ Summerfield Quilts 11.17.2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Praying for you and your children.

  166. Jen 11.17.2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Anna-
    Keeping you and your girls in our thoughts. I hope you make it through whatever hardship you are facing as well as possible.

  167. Kathy 11.17.2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Will be praying for you and your children. May God give you strength.

  168. Carolyn 11.17.2011 at 12:05 pm #

    Anna, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re dealing with a difficult situation right now. So many people are thinking of you and your children and wishing you all the best – me included…

  169. megannielsen 11.17.2011 at 12:07 pm #

    Will absolutely be praying for you and your kids :) I truly hope everything is okay. big hugs

    xoxo

  170. twin fibers 11.17.2011 at 12:08 pm #

    I’ll be praying for you and your children!

  171. Anonymous 11.17.2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Dear Anna,
    Your blog is terrific and has brought some sunshine into my mornings. Thanks a lot. I wish you to find the strenght to face your difficulties, as heavy as they are.
    Stephanie from Paris, France

  172. Christie 11.17.2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Oh no, Anna. I’m so sorry. I will be praying for you. And wishing I could give you a hug and make it better somehow.

  173. eamylove 11.17.2011 at 12:20 pm #

    First time commenter…longtime reader…longer time praying person. The best part about praying is that God knows more about what we are asking for than we do. You’ll be okay…if it is what I’ve been through, the worst is already past.

  174. Michelle Jensen 11.17.2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Of course. I hope that you find peace and strength no matter what it is that is standing in front of you.

  175. Sue Westcott 11.17.2011 at 12:23 pm #

    Keeping you and your children in my thoughts, be strong x.

  176. jenn 11.17.2011 at 12:27 pm #

    sending warm thoughts down the river to you…. head up….

  177. Anonymous 11.17.2011 at 12:28 pm #

    Your blog has helped me so I send you and your family happy and healthy wishes that things will soon improve for you all.
    Polly

  178. Lynette @ My Craft Discovery 11.17.2011 at 12:36 pm #

    I’m so sorry to hear that you’re struggling right now. You and your kids will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  179. linda 11.17.2011 at 12:47 pm #

    thinking of you and yours .

  180. tjp 11.17.2011 at 12:47 pm #

    I love your blog. Sending prayers and well-wishes your way.

  181. Miranda 11.17.2011 at 12:51 pm #

    I’m praying for you and your children.

  182. VickiT 11.17.2011 at 12:59 pm #

    I am thinking of you and your children Anna. I will say to you that whatever you are dealing with, it’s these times when you realize you are much stronger than you ever thought you were. In time all things do become brighter and become clearer for whatever you are going through now. Many prayers for you all.

  183. sp 11.17.2011 at 1:03 pm #

    Praying for you. All things are possible with God.
    Sandra

  184. anotheryarn 11.17.2011 at 1:03 pm #

    You and your family are in my prayers.

  185. moshie 11.17.2011 at 1:03 pm #

    sending strength your way.

  186. Fab 11.17.2011 at 1:06 pm #

    You and your precious children are in my thoughts. Wishing you the best. I send you a BIG hug.

  187. Kristin 11.17.2011 at 1:18 pm #

    Wellness, peace, and strength to you and your family.

  188. eatmoresmores 11.17.2011 at 1:21 pm #

    I’ve been praying for you this morning. It must be something horrible for you to post about something so personal. May God give you peace.

  189. Courtney 11.17.2011 at 1:41 pm #

    I’ve been thinking of you all morning since I read this in my reader over breakfast. Praying for you & the kids and hoping, whatever it is, it is something that can get easier, or less painful.

  190. Leigh Anne 11.17.2011 at 1:44 pm #

    Hugs and prayers for you and your family!

  191. Anonymous 11.17.2011 at 1:44 pm #

    I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers Anna!

    ~ Kate (Face painter from Market ;)

  192. toots2u 11.17.2011 at 1:52 pm #

    You will definitely be in my prayers! May everything work out for the best for you and your family.

  193. chris 11.17.2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Crap. I’m sorry that something you didn’t want is now here. Wishing you peace, and prayers for you and the girlies. It sounds strange, since we’ve never met in person, but know I love and admire you. I am grateful for the kindness you’ve extended to me and the wonderful creativity you share. Hang in there.

  194. april a 11.17.2011 at 1:54 pm #

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while, but this is the first time I’ve commented, I wanted say that you and your children are in my prayers!

  195. Megilon 11.17.2011 at 2:08 pm #

    Sending prayers of comfort and peace to you and your children. Take care of yourself!

  196. Betty Crocker Ass 11.17.2011 at 2:11 pm #

    This just makes my stomach hurt. I send good thoughts and feels to you and your family.

  197. CMc 11.17.2011 at 2:15 pm #

    You have been such a spot of brightness for so many of us…of course you have our prayers for this mountain you are climbing….!
    Chris

  198. woollykat 11.17.2011 at 2:32 pm #

    I’ve been sick about this since I read this post earlier today. I hope you are able to find some calm and peace amidst the challenges you are facing. Please know you and your girls are in my thoughts.
    xoxo anna

  199. Kristie 11.17.2011 at 2:37 pm #

    I’m worried about you! Hugs and loving thoughts sent your way. Take care of you and that family of yours, and let me know if I can help in any way.

    XO Kristie

  200. nadelundgabel 11.17.2011 at 2:43 pm #

    I am so sorry! I am thinking of you and your family!

  201. Kelly K. 11.17.2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. You have an enormous amount of support, hoping that helps get you through whatever lies ahead.

  202. Rachel Hauser 11.17.2011 at 2:46 pm #

    I’m so sorry, Anna. I am a praying person and will take some time right now. May God bless you with His peace that passes all understanding and may you know that you are eternally Loved.

    Never stop having hope that all can be well.

  203. Jenny 11.17.2011 at 2:51 pm #

    I am thinking of you and hoping for the best. ((hugs))

  204. meg 11.17.2011 at 2:58 pm #

    anna, I hope you are well. Know that I am near enough for coffee…

  205. piece peace 11.17.2011 at 2:59 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear you have stress in your life. Prayers are on the way!

  206. Katy Cameron 11.17.2011 at 2:59 pm #

    Big (((((HUGS))))) for you and your family

  207. Thorson's 11.17.2011 at 2:59 pm #

    Praying for you and Natalie and Emily!

  208. Amy 11.17.2011 at 3:03 pm #

    I am the praying type and you and your girls are in my prayers nightly. You are stronger than you know Anna. You’ll make it through.

  209. Sachiko 11.17.2011 at 3:10 pm #

    Oh, Anna…you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hung in there.

  210. Jan 11.17.2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Blessings to your and your family.

  211. Bumblebee and Sophie 11.17.2011 at 3:30 pm #

    Praying for you Anna, May God bless you and keep you in whatever you are going through at the moment.
    Cindy

  212. KellyFoster 11.17.2011 at 4:01 pm #

    I’m thinking about you and your family. Just take it one day at a time, one hour at a time if you need to. Don’t be afraid to lean on your “imaginary” friends for support. Us moms and sew-ers stick together!

  213. Elisabeth 11.17.2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Oh no. I’ll pray for you all. What power there is in a force of prayer coming from all over the world. I hope you feel God’s love for you through all of us.

  214. bononers 11.17.2011 at 4:07 pm #

    not so much the commenting type, but i AM the praying type and more than happy to talk to my Father about a perfect stranger :)

  215. Heidi 11.17.2011 at 4:09 pm #

    I too read your blog regularly and rarely if ever post. You and your children are in my prayers. Know that you are a positive influence in my life. Thank you.

  216. Jamie 11.17.2011 at 4:15 pm #

    You and your children will be in my prayers, hope for nothing but the best for you and your family.

  217. The Hojnackes 11.17.2011 at 4:22 pm #

    You and your children will definitely be in my prayers!

  218. tusen 11.17.2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Keeping you and your girls in my thoughts and prayers. And if you’d accept a warm hug from a stranger, I’m sending that too.

  219. Karen 11.17.2011 at 4:34 pm #

    Your bloggy pals are here for you whenever and however. Please remember that.

  220. Jess@craftiness is not optional 11.17.2011 at 4:53 pm #

    Anna, I am praying for you. To be ok. To have strength to face whatever may come. We all love you and are thinking of you and your family!

    Jess

  221. 3peas 11.17.2011 at 5:17 pm #

    I will add you and your kids to my God box and leave it His hands.

  222. Sabs 11.17.2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Thinking of you and your family. Keep strong x

  223. Megan 11.17.2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Love and light to you and yours.
    XOXOX

  224. Izabella 11.17.2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Dear Anna, I really hope things will turn out for the best… Your blog is such an inspiration for me ! Thinking about you and your family…

  225. Liz @ LivingMySweetLife 11.17.2011 at 5:40 pm #

    Anna-
    I hope you and your children are well. I will keep you in my prayers. I hope you are ok.
    <3 Liz

  226. Frau W. 11.17.2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Anna, I was so sad reading your post today! I’ll keep you and your girls in my thoughts! I love your blog, you encouraged me to sew, inspired me and I always love to read your posts. If there’s anything I can do for you – let me know! I would be thankful to give something back. Hold your girls tight, hugs from Germany Christiana

  227. **nicke... 11.17.2011 at 5:54 pm #

    i hope you are well. i hope your children are well. you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  228. Kate 11.17.2011 at 6:17 pm #

    I’m so sorry for what you and your family are having to face. You’re in my thoughts and heart, Anna! Sending you lots of positive energy.

  229. Nicki Rocky 11.17.2011 at 6:40 pm #

    I’m another long term reader and I have been very poor at leaving comments. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers though. You have done so much to prop me up through hard times by just blogging and being there I hope that knowing you have my support helps you through your trials.

    Love
    Nicki

  230. Kris @ everywhereorange.com 11.17.2011 at 6:40 pm #

    sending you lots of strength, love and good thoughts. You are such an inspiration and all around wonderful person and I am sorry you are going though a rough time.

  231. Anna 11.17.2011 at 6:44 pm #

    From one Anna to another, thinking and praying for you and your family.

  232. Bruna M. 11.17.2011 at 6:56 pm #

    Hi Anna! I have no idea what is going on, but you and your family are in my prayers. Wish you all the best.

  233. Papgena Made It 11.17.2011 at 6:59 pm #

    Hang in there!
    Tomorrow IS another day!
    when God closes a door, a window will open!
    All the best!

  234. Jamie 11.17.2011 at 7:01 pm #

    Prayers are going out to you and your children. Hang in there!

  235. Anonymous 11.17.2011 at 7:08 pm #

    I am praying for you and your children and husband as well. Sometimes its the things unsaid that need the most attention. I enjoy your blog daily. My prayers are with you.
    ~Heather

  236. Susan Jonsson 11.17.2011 at 7:17 pm #

    I am so deeply moved reading the loving thoughts from those whose lives you have touched. I would like to add mine. I am so grateful to you for your generous sharing. I pray that angels will stand by you and comfort you as you pass through this difficult time. I pray for you and your girls that ‘all manner of things shall be well.’
    Susan

  237. Anonymous 11.17.2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Espero y deseo que todo este bien contigo y tus hijas, están en mis oraciones

    I hope that all is well with you and your daughters are in my prayers

    Esther ♥

  238. Emily Elizabeth 11.17.2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Dear Anna – I pray and wish only the best for you and your girls and hope that you will soon find peace with whatever is going on. Your blog family is here for you!

  239. Stephanie 11.17.2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Prayers, love, and strength to you and your family. I’m so sorry for your pain.

  240. Just this... Alice 11.17.2011 at 7:27 pm #

    I am sorry for whatever you are going through and will keep you and your girls in my thoughts and prayers.May you feel the many arms around you in this difficult time.

  241. Lady Lavender of the Kitchen 11.17.2011 at 7:42 pm #

    you bring so much joy in your creativity through this blog!
    I hope (and pray) that everything will be alright. ~emi

  242. Dahlia 11.17.2011 at 7:42 pm #

    You’re in our prayers Anna. God bless. I know this must have been a tough post, but I also know it’ll help keep things that aren’t as big a priority off your plate. I love you.

  243. Addy 11.17.2011 at 8:20 pm #

    I’m so sorry, Anna. I’ll be praying that God will give you strength for what lies ahead.

  244. SewLindaAnn 11.17.2011 at 8:26 pm #

    I will keep you in my prayers. That Chinese Proverb is so applicable for me right now in so many ways. Needed to hear that kind of positive push.

  245. Amanda 11.17.2011 at 8:40 pm #

    Praying for you, Anna. Sending you so many hugs.

  246. Crystal - crafty ave 11.17.2011 at 8:45 pm #

    I’m so sorry to hear things aren’t going well. Definately have you in my thoughts. Whatever it is you can get through it.

  247. gret 11.17.2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Anna,

    I’m really sorry to read this, but I’m definitely a prayer so I will be praying for you and the girls. Lots of love, thinking of you. x

  248. sandra 11.17.2011 at 9:09 pm #

    Dear Anna I am so sorry for what you and your family are going through right now. Trust in God for he alone can help us through our troubles this I know. I will pray for you and the children. Blessings Sandra

  249. corycoakley 11.17.2011 at 9:58 pm #

    The only thing positive that I can tell you is, that, try to remember that thi sis a process. I find that if I think of things that I’ve gone through in the past few years as events, I tend to be hard on myself and think, “why am I letting one thing affect me so much if it’s been year since…” If I remind myself that just.getting.through is a necessary process, and may take several stages, I can be more kind to myself and better able to take care of my and my kids’ needs. Whatever you are going through, try to be kind to yourself while you react and move through it.

  250. Mary 11.17.2011 at 10:03 pm #

    Thinking of you and praying for you, friend! My heart goes out to you and I will be praying for you and your sweet little ones.

  251. tarabu 11.17.2011 at 10:46 pm #

    the best advice in the face of hardship I’ve ever known came from my grandmother: “Of course you can do this. You’re a woman.”

    All the strength you need for whatever you face is within you – you may need the strong arm or tender words of a friend to coax it out, but you have it, right there inside.

  252. Vickie 11.17.2011 at 10:49 pm #

    I am praying.

  253. Thee Fire Wife 11.17.2011 at 10:55 pm #

    You have my prayers. May you find strength and peace, surety and truth.

  254. April @ Sewing Novice 11.17.2011 at 11:18 pm #

    Thinking of you guys! I hope things get better quickly.

  255. IndigoElephant :: Sash 11.17.2011 at 11:22 pm #

    Praying for you today and came across this:
    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matt 11:28

  256. Liliana 11.17.2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Thinking of you and your little ones. Stay strong and this too shall pass.

  257. MaryAnnB 11.17.2011 at 11:29 pm #

    haven’t been on today because of dr appts…I am the praying kind and you and your beautiful daughters are in my prayers! Anna, yours was the FIRST blog I found when I did a search for ‘purse patterns’ after wanting to get back into sewing. You have been my inspiration for getting back to doing what I loved to do years ago but my thing that changed my life so many years ago kept me away from sewing and creating for over 15 years! I pray for our Lord’s strength and wisdom ato be with you thru this valley of life you are crossing, He know’s the end before it’s beginning and He will sustain you thru it, and all your online friends are here covering you with prayers and thoughts thru it all. You are a wonderful talented and giving lady, encouraging to the rest of us with your tips and sewing and stories of your life and kids! My heart is heavy with concern but I trust the Lord and his promised to carry us thru our greatest challenges, and he will carry you. I pray our Lord’s peace be in your heart and comfort you though the burdens of life may seem so heavy right now.
    Praying his blessings on you and your daughters! {{{{{{ hugs }}}}} your friend Mary Ann

  258. sewhappy 11.17.2011 at 11:54 pm #

    I sew enjoy your blog, but I don’t think I’ve ever left a comment. Your talent has amazed me, and your generosity in sharing it has been a blessing!

    I do believe in prayer, and the redeeming power and love of the Savior – the Lord Jesus Christ. He is THE Lifeline. You and your dear children have been added to my prayer list.

    You aren’t alone!

  259. Erin 11.17.2011 at 11:59 pm #

    I am thinking good thoughts for you and your family.

  260. redspool 11.18.2011 at 12:07 am #

    You and yours are in my thoughts. Take care of yourself.

  261. Anonymous 11.18.2011 at 12:07 am #

    I am a follower who has never posted. Anna I am so sorry for whatever you are walking through right now. I am the praying type! I will lift you and your children up in prayer that you will find the grace to get through each and every day. Much love to you and I will be praying!
    Patti in Indiana

  262. Anonymous 11.18.2011 at 12:35 am #

    I love your blog! I will keep you and your children in my thoughts.

  263. sdare29 11.18.2011 at 12:37 am #

    Hugs to all. Hold each other (or someone caring)and cry when you need to.
    xoxx s

  264. dana 11.18.2011 at 12:52 am #

    Been thinking about you all week. Keep going strong. We’re all praying for you.

  265. Mauri 11.18.2011 at 1:01 am #

    Hey- I’m not the praying kind myself, but I will send you all kinds of positive thoughts and energy :) I hope all hardships lessen soon.

  266. Jayme 11.18.2011 at 1:13 am #

    A prayer for you and the kids in my heart tonight. I hope things mend themselves swiftly.

  267. lorena 11.18.2011 at 1:26 am #

    Anna, I’m sending prayers your way for you & your family. Take all the time you need and know you are very much appreciated for all you’ve shared through your blog. Hugs!

  268. bethanndodd 11.18.2011 at 1:33 am #

    Happy thoughts and prayers coming your way. ((HUGS)) too. Smiles~Beth

  269. Jamie 11.18.2011 at 1:41 am #

    I’ve been a lurker for a while, but I just want to let you know that I lifted you and your children up in prayer for we know that He works all things together for the good of those who love Him. It is always easier to say that we shall accept good from Himm along with the trouble, but harder to live out. Praying you stand upon the promises of God that always stand firm when the trials come upon us.

  270. Charise 11.18.2011 at 1:49 am #

    Anna
    I’m so sorry you are going through difficult times. You and your kiddos are in my prayers.
    Hugs
    Charise

  271. Leslie 11.18.2011 at 2:08 am #

    praying.

  272. Mary Ann 11.18.2011 at 2:55 am #

    anna,

    keeping you and your girls in my prayers.

    mary ann

  273. Anita 11.18.2011 at 3:59 am #

    So sorry to hear about bad things toward you and your family. People don’t think sometimes, my prayers and good wishes are with you and your fam :)

  274. Anita 11.18.2011 at 4:00 am #

    So sorry to hear about bad things toward you and your family. People don’t think sometimes, my prayers and good wishes are with you and your fam :)

  275. Amber 11.18.2011 at 4:22 am #

    oh Anna – praying for you RIGHT now!!

  276. Niamh 11.18.2011 at 4:34 am #

    I read your blog only from time to time, but I read today’s post and was shocked – I have tears in my eyes right now.
    I keep you and your kids in my thoughts.

  277. The Dalai Farmer 11.18.2011 at 6:46 am #

    I don’t believe in God, but respect you for your faith. I’m a Buddhist and truly believe that life is cyclic, what is thoroughly awful today will be shining happiness soon. I hope that is, for you, VERY soon. My thoughts are with you and yours.

    Metta

  278. Angela {fussycut} 11.18.2011 at 8:33 am #

    Oh Anna. I’m so sorry, and know that you and your family are in our prayers. God promises to be with us every step of the way. Please let me know if I can do anything to help. xoxox

  279. borsoo 11.18.2011 at 9:05 am #

    Dear Anna!
    I always read your posts but have never commented. Now it is a must. I am the praying type of person, and I want to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers from now on.
    Love from Hungary, the other part of the world.

  280. Michelle in NH 11.18.2011 at 9:07 am #

    Kind thoughts & best wishes.

  281. katieh 11.18.2011 at 9:33 am #

    Despite reading your blog for – i’m guessing – well over a year now, I don’t think I’ve commented before.

    but i am now – i know you are in my thoughts because i came back and hunted through the posts until i came back to this one, because i *am* thinking about you, and I wanted you to know that.

    you’re not alone in whatever you are going through.

    very best wishes, Katie

  282. Julie 11.18.2011 at 9:42 am #

    I am most definitely the praying kind….I will pray for you.

  283. Beth Ellen 11.18.2011 at 12:06 pm #

    So many of us, as you can see, are thinking of you and focusing our own strength and prayers in your direction-we will hold you up, we will be here thinking of you all of the time. Take each moment as it comes. Appreciate what you can and know you will learn from this somehow, thought you can’t see how at this moment. I am sending love and virtual hugs.

  284. erin j. 11.18.2011 at 12:29 pm #

    Sending prayers and good thoughts your way from my family to yours, god bless you in this difficult time.

  285. kiki 11.18.2011 at 12:43 pm #

    So sorry to read your lines! You are in my prayers!!!
    Kiki

  286. lucy x 11.18.2011 at 12:51 pm #

    Whatever has happened I hope you find the strength to get through it. I will pray for you and your children. Love from Lucy. Xxx
    UK

  287. Lis 11.18.2011 at 1:20 pm #

    I’m new to your blog, I am a praying woman and I’m praying for you now…
    Lisa from Dothan, AL

  288. MB in MI 11.18.2011 at 1:25 pm #

    You’re in my prayers……..

  289. Poppyprint 11.18.2011 at 1:34 pm #

    So sorry Anna – you give so much to all of us. Know that we would return it all and more if it would help. Sending love, K.

  290. Cindy 11.18.2011 at 2:53 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear that things aren’t great now. I’ll be thinking of you and your girls.

  291. Bree 11.18.2011 at 3:36 pm #

    I’ll keep you and your girls in my prayers. I’m so sorry you are going through a hard time. I hope all these comments can give a little solace. We are here for you…

  292. Side Stitches 11.18.2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I will be praying for you and your family. God is definitely in control, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t weep with us when we face the brokenness of life. He hurts with us. Sending my love.

  293. Dalya 11.18.2011 at 4:08 pm #

    I’m so sorry Anna! I am the praying type and will keep you and your family in my prayers. You are so talented, and I really adore your blog and style of sewing. I hope things will get much better, and take care of yourself and family <3
    - Dalya

  294. Pia 11.18.2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Dear Anna! I follow with affection for a long time and I am very impressed by this your post. I embrace you with love! Pia

  295. Larissa 11.18.2011 at 5:10 pm #

    Oh, no. This post worries me so much. I am definitely the praying kind and I will lift you and your family up. Anything else I can do?

  296. Anonymous 11.18.2011 at 5:15 pm #

    Praying that you have comfort and strength during this hard time.

  297. Rossie 11.18.2011 at 5:16 pm #

    I’ll be thinking of you. I’ll also be in town on Monday and Tuesday if you need anything.

  298. Megan V 11.18.2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Oh goodness. I don’t know what it is that you’re facing but it scared me to read this because it must be something quite awful. I’m praying for you and sending all the strength, light and positive thoughts that I can!!! Don’t forget to look up at the stars tonight.
    It helps.

  299. Laura 11.18.2011 at 6:48 pm #

    Thinking of you and your beautiful girls.

  300. Elif 11.18.2011 at 8:14 pm #

    Yet another first time commenter/long time reader. I hope the sheer number of these comments lifts your spirits today. “There is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still.” Corrie TenBoom Just be where you are, be real and let God come scoop you up and take you from the depths to soaring heights – He is good and faithful.

  301. Rae 11.18.2011 at 11:50 pm #

    oh darlin, I’m so sorry. *HUGS* to you and the kiddos… I will definitely pray.

  302. Savannah O'Gwynn 11.19.2011 at 12:18 am #

    I’m not sure what is going on–but I know that God is with you and will never leave! He hears our prayers too!! So I’m praying for your family and children! Keep looking up! Praise Him!!

  303. NildaE 11.19.2011 at 12:22 am #

    I will keep you and your children in my prayers.

  304. Leanne 11.19.2011 at 12:22 am #

    Sending you wishes and strength.

  305. Wendy 11.19.2011 at 1:08 am #

    Anna, I too am the praying type. I haven’t ever left a comment, but I love reading your blog, and I am continually inspired by your creativity, and obvious love for your family. I am praying for you (and your family) to feel God’s love, and know that there is always hope. Obviously, I don’t know the details of your struggle-but God does-and He cares.

  306. Alisa 11.19.2011 at 1:28 am #

    One more long time reader/first time commenter. Please know that so many people have been touched by your creativity and generosity. Do not hesitate to ask for help. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say you have helped so many of us with your blog postings and creativity. Reach out if necessary. I’ll be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  307. Megan 11.19.2011 at 2:07 am #

    I know I haven’t commented much, and I hate to first comment in such a way, but I want you to know I just prayed. May you feel the Lord’s arms around you and the peace of His presence in your life.

  308. Lizzet 11.19.2011 at 2:22 am #

    You are in my prayers and thoughts.
    Lots of love xx

  309. Miranda (EveryChapter) 11.19.2011 at 3:18 am #

    I am a praying sort of person, and I’m praying for you and those two darling girls. I’m so sorry for whatever you are struggling thru.
    Remember:
    Isaiah 41:10
    So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    He will not let you down or let you go

  310. Anonymous 11.19.2011 at 6:39 am #

    Big hugs from Norway – love your blog and your patterns – you Are a great inspiration – hang in there – there is always light in the end of the tunnel. Bodil

  311. Elizabeth 11.19.2011 at 9:51 am #

    You and your children are in the thoughts and prayers of many. I hope you feel the love and concern of everyone. You have given much thru this lovely blog–now, we can return just a little. Prayers and thoughts…

  312. Sweet Baby Jamie 11.19.2011 at 9:53 am #

    I am the praying type and will pray for you and your family….Keep going to God for your strength, wisdom and comfort. HE knew what would happen, what will happen. Even though life is extremely painful now, please believe HE is working it out for your good, HE loves you so much!!!

  313. Textile-tally 11.19.2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thinking of you.

  314. Anonymous 11.19.2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Thinking of you and your girls. Caroline, UK. x

  315. Anonymous 11.19.2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Thinking of you and your girls. Caroline, UK. x

  316. Eclectic3720 11.19.2011 at 3:12 pm #

    My prayers are including you, whatever has come into your life is no secret to God… His best to you right now, right where you are! Hugs too!

  317. Katrin 11.19.2011 at 4:14 pm #

    By gracious pow’rs so wonderfully sheltered
    And confidently waiting come what may,
    We know that God is with us night and morning
    And never fails to greet us each new day.
    (D.Bonhoeffer)
    thinking of you.

  318. Suzy D. 11.19.2011 at 4:47 pm #

    Anna,
    I have your blog on my (everyday list).
    I don’t know what your hardship is but you can be sure that you you have prayer warrior in me.
    Hope whatever is going on will resolve.

  319. Anja 11.19.2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Giving praying a shot. Much love and hugs and man, sometimes life can suck balls! Allow yourself to feel everything you feel. You will get thru, simply because there’s no other option.

  320. adrienne solda 11.19.2011 at 8:16 pm #

    sending you positive thoughts to help you weather this storm.

  321. KatieQ 11.19.2011 at 9:08 pm #

    I was saddened to see that you are facing difficulties. I add my prayers for you and your children to those of your other readers. I hope the knowledge of how many people care about you boosts your spirits.

  322. quirky granola girl 11.19.2011 at 9:55 pm #

    dear anna,
    i’m not the praying type, but i do believe that true good wishes travel far and are powerful. so i’m sending some to you. i’m also sending a bunch of big quilty hugs your way. i’ll be in your neck of the woods in mid-December. if there is anything i can do, please know that i want to help.
    xo,
    melinda

  323. Tanya 11.19.2011 at 10:29 pm #

    Thinking of you and praying that all works out.

  324. katherine 11.19.2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Sending prayers your way. I’ve been in that “I never thought this would happen” place before… and it’s no fun. But friends and prayers help.

    God’s peace, joy, and hope to you.

  325. Jill Blackwell 11.19.2011 at 11:06 pm #

    life takes turns in ways we never imagine. Whatever you are going through, no matter how difficult, you will find so much strength and learn so much you never realized or forgot you had within. So much beauty will surface. Be open to life as way opens. I feel your heart

  326. Sara @ Sara vs. Sarah 11.20.2011 at 12:54 am #

    Anna, I am so sorry to see this. I’ll be saying prayers for you and your girls and am sending you a big virtual hug. -Sara

  327. JILB 11.20.2011 at 1:33 am #

    Be Kind became my mantra years ago, for it is true we have no idea what others are dealing with. I send you prayers, positive energy, and breath to get through. All is possible, you can get through this. Jil xo

  328. Sarah - Red Gingham 11.20.2011 at 2:48 am #

    I’ve been feeling so sad for you all and hope that things settle soon. It must be so reasuring to know how many of us are loving and caring about you. Lots of love and strength for you xxx

    Sarah Red Gingham

  329. A 11.20.2011 at 4:10 am #

    God bless you and your sweet girls
    Andrea from Hungary

  330. Pamela Nees 11.20.2011 at 11:10 am #

    Anna~
    I am so sorry that you are going through these trials. I think we all have various times in life where we need to cling desperately to God and ask for his mercy. I will ask Him on your behalf.

    Praying for you and your kiddos.

  331. mariainblog 11.20.2011 at 12:40 pm #

    My dear Anna,

    I’m praying that you and your loved ones are comforted by God’s love and light, for everything to be good again.

    Thinking of you everyday and checking your blog to hear from you very soon.

    Warm hugs from Toronto

  332. Mary 11.20.2011 at 3:08 pm #

    ((((((((((hugs))))))))))))
    and prayers from New Jersey

  333. Lucija 11.20.2011 at 5:46 pm #

    Dear Anna, I will be praying for you and your girls. Life is been hard for me also since my husband left our family 2 weeks ago. I don´t know what is going on in your life but I will be thinking of you and your little family. Take care for your girls. Sending love from Croatia, Europe.

  334. Susanne 11.20.2011 at 6:17 pm #

    I’ll be sending lots of love and peace. If you need a change in scenery, I’m just down the road in madtown!! And I used to be a therapist, so i’m a pretty decent listener ; ) *HUGS*

  335. Susan 11.20.2011 at 7:47 pm #

    God bless you and yours….praying for peace in your life….

  336. greatjencreations 11.20.2011 at 8:49 pm #

    I’m continuing to think of you. Wishing you strength and courage, and lots of hugs from your girls.

  337. Magnolia Designs 11.20.2011 at 10:00 pm #

    Anna,

    I hope that it isn’t the reality that me and my kids experienced last year. I was having dinner with Kristie from OCD last night and she told me to come read your blog. Haven’t kept up since my own reality has become more complicated. I am the praying type, and I am holding you and your kids up in prayer as so many have done for us. Sending you all our love. If you want to chat…email me magnoliadesigns@shaw.ca

    Hugs and love, Kathy

  338. Sandielynn 11.20.2011 at 10:20 pm #

    I am a “praying type”, a Christian; not just in name, but in practice. I just prayed for you, and will add you to my daily list. I had my own IMPOSSIBLE HAPPENING this past September. I don’t know what yours is, but if it’s anything like mine, it’s life altering. Praying for you.

  339. Anonymous 11.20.2011 at 10:46 pm #

    I’ve enjoyed your blog for a while now. NEver commented before now. Just wanted you to know that I’m praying for you and your girls. Hope you find the strength you need to get throught this.

    Amy

  340. Anonymous 11.20.2011 at 10:52 pm #

    Found your blog just hours ago, bookmarked it, just came back to it and found your last message. Wishing you and your family all the best, whatever it is you are going through, please remember you are noy alone.
    Sending you lots of positive energy all the way from Belgium, Europe

  341. Gali 11.21.2011 at 1:01 am #

    i wish you all the best!
    hope for better times.
    Gali

  342. Pascale 11.21.2011 at 5:05 am #

    Dear Anna,
    Whatever it is that’s going on in your life right now, keep strong.
    Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you…
    Take care,
    xo, P.

  343. Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts 11.21.2011 at 8:42 am #

    Thinking of you Anna and hoping and praying that things will be better your way soon.

  344. Kelly O. 11.21.2011 at 11:33 am #

    are you okay??
    I’ll be praying for you.

  345. Jacey 11.21.2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Anna, I hope things get better quickly. I’m thinking of you and your kiddos.

  346. Beach Angel 11.21.2011 at 7:53 pm #

    You have been such an inspiration to me. You and your children probably have a lot of challenges ahead of you, but I am confident you have the strength and courage to meet them, and grow on to thrive and share your strength with others. I’ll be out here rooting and praying for you. God bless you and be with you always.

  347. Anonymous 11.21.2011 at 8:08 pm #

    Praying for you and your children.

  348. c h o c o l a t e h e d g e h o g 11.23.2011 at 5:03 am #

    With love and compassion we are praying for you dear sister. May you know His divine love and strength intimately in this hour.

  349. AnneH 11.26.2011 at 5:49 am #

    Just wanted to let you that my thoughts are with you and your family right now, and I pray that you have the strength to get through the challenges your family is facing at the moment. Hugs..xoxo AnneH

  350. amandajean 11.26.2011 at 8:55 pm #

    oh, anna! i am the praying type. i’ll be praying for you and your kids. i’m here if you need me…

  351. June D 11.27.2011 at 10:45 pm #

    Sending good thoughts your way.

  352. Amy 11.28.2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Anna–I just read this post and I’m so sorry you are going through a rough time. The past two years have been some of the worst of my life. Not sure if I’m on the other side of it yet but I’m hoping 2012 brings peace to all of us. Thinking of you and sending you healing thoughts and prayers!!!

    -Amy
    Crafting by Candlelight

  353. Delia 11.29.2011 at 11:53 am #

    I am so sorry that you are struggling with something right now. I hope you can find a good ear that will be able to listen to you and help you {and if you need that to be me…anytime!…if not…I understand more than you know}. Love you Anna. I’m sending my prayers your way.

  354. Anonymous 11.29.2011 at 9:01 pm #

    Best wishes to you and your girls. I hope everything works out for you. I’ll think good thoughts.

    Kris

  355. Ashley 11.30.2011 at 11:02 am #

    oh anna, I’m so sorry to hear you’re going through some rough stuff. I certainly hope things get better soon – I will be keeping you in my thoughts.

  356. Michelle 12.02.2011 at 11:09 am #

    Like so many others here, I am praying for you to find peace in the midst of struggles. May you feel God’s arms around you, and around your girls.

  357. Erin 12.06.2011 at 5:19 pm #

    trials suck but they make us better people. hang in there! i hope things get better soon, i will pray for you too.

  358. Florence (Flossie Teacakes) 12.19.2011 at 4:55 pm #

    I’ve just been catching up on some long overdue blog reading, so this post is quite old now, but I didn’t want to pass it by without saying that I’m thinking of you and wishing good things for you and your girls.

    Florence x

  359. Jen 03.07.2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Just read through your most recent blog posts and found myself here from your link on the 2/16/12 post. I am so sorry. I feel a huge knot in my stomach guessing what you were referring to, and my heart goes out to you and your girls. Praying for you and echoing a huge YES! appreciating what you said about bad things turning into good. Romans 8:28!! It’s the truth, I know I’ve experienced that in my own life, especially in regard to the extreme heartbreak that happened in my family when I was 14. Another one that helped me through that is Jeremiah 29:11. Hope your week is blessed beyond measure.

  360. sarah 04.02.2012 at 2:46 pm #

    its been several months since you wrote this, but its so stuck with me i wanted you to know that i have prayed for you whenever i come across your name. i hope you have felt wrapped in Gods love these last few months. and that you will continue to be comforted.

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