This blog is simply the story about my little life
with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
It basically is my online diary/photo album of our life.
I'm glad you're here!
~~~o0o~~~

Friday, November 27, 2015

Farewell....

Farewell my friends. It's time for me to say goodbye. Well, for now any way, we will see if the Lord leads me to continue blogging. My very first blog post was written on August 19, 2007, (click here to read) and was about me making strawberry jam with my dear daughter-in-love, Brittany, who was actually my son's girlfriend back then. A lot has happened since that post. All four of my sons moved out, three got married, one got divorced, I became a grammie, we moved to the country, I had a few job changes, my parents moved to assisted living and I lost my dear mother-in-law. I was 46 back then and had no idea how happy I really was. Life has beat me up a little lately and I am rethinking everything. I want to be living for the Lord. My heart has been broken. I have lost some of my dreams. I have been humbled. God has been amazing and I have had so many blessings, too numerous to count. I feel like I need a sabbatical from a lot of things in my life. My husband and I are empty nesters and looking forward to the next chapter in our lives. Thank you for following my blog. Thank you for becoming my blogland friend. It's been a very fun, creative and rewarding journey. Who knows, I might come back, but for now, this feels right.

So long my friends. May the Lord richly bless you!

"The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

Hugs, Sharon
12.1.15

31 comments:

gin said...

Aww, its so sad to read this. I enjoy your writings about home, famiky, life. And I will miss checking in on you each day to see what you are up to. God's blessings on you. And hope to see you back soon.

Lisa said...

Dear Sharon,

Your blog has been such an encouragement and inspiration to me as a young mum of three little children. I pray that 2016 will be a great year for you and your family, and I really hope that you will return to blogging one day as I will really miss reading your posts!!!

Lisa

Anonymous said...

I understand your need to leave the blogging world although I must admit my heart sank. Yours is my favorite blog to read. I will miss reading about your sweet family and cozy home. May God bless you and yours in all your future endeavors.You will be missed.
Mary

Susan Russ said...

Oh, Sharon, I will miss you. I will miss my friend, and someone I feel whose life has paralleled mine. Be strong. God bless,and hopefully you will be back. Have a Merry Christmas and a very blessed New Year.

Mardell said...

Oh Sharon,
How I will miss you, you have no idea. However, I understand that you need a break. I surely admire you. God bless you and have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. I'll miss you...

xoxoxo
PS: What a beautiful picture of you.

Belinda said...

Dear Sharon,
I have so enjoyed your blog! I felt I was your kindred spirit from afar! I know we are the same age and have the same
Value system etc...
I wish you a blessed life my friend ! I too feel the tug of needing to put God in my life in a big way. I worry about our
Country future...
But most of all when I die I want to go to heaven!
Ps thank you for a glimpse into your life
Pss I am not a good typist and have never left comment on a blog Love, Belinda

Anonymous said...

Dear Sharon,
I have so enjoyed your blog! I felt I was your kindred spirit from afar! I know we are the same age and have the same
Value system etc...
I wish you a blessed life my friend ! I too feel the tug of needing to put God in my life in a big way. I worry about our
Country future...
But most of all when I die I want to go to heaven!
Ps thank you for a glimpse into your life
Pss I am not a good typist and have never left comment on a blog Love, Belinda

Anonymous said...

So sad you are leaving us - I love reading your blog and like others check in to see whether you have posted, your blog is such a blessing.
God bless and hope you come back soon.

From Tracy in the UK

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear this. I have been following your blogg for several years and you feel like Family to me. I am going to miss you. I hope the Lord Blesses you and your family. Please check in with us from time to time. I pray for only the best for you. Love, Donna

Heartfelt living said...

Dear Sharon, I have followed your blog for a long time. Although we've never met I feel like you're a friend . Thank you for allowing us to share your journey through life. I have enjoyed reading each and every blog post. You are a beautiful lady both inside and out. You have a beautiful home and a beautiful family. I will keep you all in my prayers and I hope someday you'll come back and check in with us so we know that you are doing well. God Bless.
Karen

Barbara Beach said...

Dear Sharon,
As sad as I am to read this, sometimes change is the best thing we can do for ourselves. I have thoroughly enjoy reading your blog over the past number of years and seeing all your delightful decorating, thrifting adventures and your family times. Your heart and honesty come through and I pray your soul will feel peace and rest.
God's continued blessings to you and your family.
Hope you come back again ... when your ready!
Hugs,
Barbara

Sherry said...

while i completely understand your decision, please know that so very many of us will miss you, including me. your posts are always encouraging and insightful, always leading us back to Christ the lifter of our souls. i hope you consider visiting every once in a while. :) bless you dearly sharon.

Lauren Finney said...

I began following your blog in college in 2007, I was studying abroad at the time and thought about moving to Oregon when I came back to the States which is how I found you. I have grown up so much since then. Moved to a few different countries, got married, had 2 children, had a few job changes, finally settled in to Philadelphia. This blog has continuously cheered me up over the years. You always seem so content and happy and your spirit is contagious. I'm sorry that you are going through some trials but just know that your blog has been so loved and has been such an inspiration and support to many. Thank you!

Sara said...

Oh, wow! I am sure going to miss reading your blog. I have been following all these years. I understand your need to take some time to be quiet before The Lord. I will say that your joyful attitude about your home, your children, and your husband has been a huge encouragement to me! I have seen the joy even in the hard things you've shared. God bless you dear lady. I hope you can rest your heart for a while, but I surely do hope you'll come back.

Judy said...

Oh Sharon, I have followed your blog for a long time and sometimes I comment and sometimes I don't, but I have pretty much read every post. I totally understand. I am sorry to see you go but I wish you well and pray that you have peace and happiness.

Jim and Sandy Bertrand said...

Sharon,
I am so sad that you have decided to end your blog. I have followed you for a number of years and i feel like you are family. I have prayed for you and your family and will miss your posts. You have become like family to me and I relate to so many things that you have gone through. I have not left comments much, once I believe. I do not have a blog but so enjoy reading other fellow christians women. I have also followed your sister's blog. Take care and may God bless you and your family richly. Hugs to you, Sandy Bertrand

Lee Ann said...

Will you leave your blog up so we can still read it? I just found it and really like it.

~Sue~ said...

Dear Sharon, your blog was one of the first that I read and followed, I could on and on of the many blessings I have received from your writings! Life does have a way of kicking us hard from time to time, I can certainly relate to heartache, and of difficult situations, and I am sure you and I can attest to God's faithfulness!
I understand about the sabbatical you need, it seems as though I seem to be on one most of the time now, as I am dealing with some difficult situations too!
Thank you for your friendship here in blogland I wish you much love, joy, and happiness! and hope to hear from you soon.
Love,
Sue

Cottonwood Tales said...

Dear Sharon - I am so sad to hear this - I have followed you for many, many years and always looked forward to your next post.

I always identified with the things you wrote about since like you and your hubby, my husband and I were high school sweethearts and only had boys (two sons ages 33 and 30) and we too live in the country on 25 acres.

However, life in 2015 turned upside for me as my beloved husband unexpectedly passed away in July (one day after my 55th birthday).

I make it through each day by the Grace of Our Father, Him comforting my heart and leading through each day, and our sons (one an Engineer and one a Policeman)are always here for me as well as other family members.

I will miss you but totally understand you need a break.
Take care sweet friend and God's Blessings to you and your hubby.
Hugs,
Karen in Texas

Mischelle Campbell said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I have followed your blog since 2007. I went through a divorce in 2008 and was faced with the challenge of raising my two children alone. Something that I never dreamed would happen. My heart broke for my children then and still continues too at times. I always found comfort in your blog and your transparency regarding your struggles as a mother, wife, and woman of God. My son is now 18 and my daughter is 15, in many ways things have gotten easier. Divorce is ugly rotten thing. I have prayed and will continue to pray for your family. One thing I am certain of having been through a divorce my self, God sees everything and he will see to everything. My prayer was always that he would make me not only the mother my children needed, but the mother that he needed me to be for my children, and that he would fill in the gaps that I could not. He was and is faithful. God is Good. Many prayers for you. You will be very missed.

Mimi said...

Sharon I have enjoyed following you for the last 8 years...I have not always commented lately...but I have checked on you every day...I will continue praying for your sweet family (especially the son who is divorced) hope to see you back on your blog again...
Love,
Mimi

Anonymous said...

Dear Sharon, I will miss you !
It is such a pleasure to read your blog because your are a so beautiful person, inside and outside.
I love your spirit ! You are an encouragement for us and a real great Lady !

Hope you will come back....
Wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and send you a lot of big hugs from France
God bless you
Joyeux Noël !
Sophie Lorent

Shan said...

Sharon,

I found your blog recently,through Pinterest and have just loved reading through your posts. What a lovely lady and lovely blog. I hope that you find peace and joy in your walk with the Lord. I truly hope that walk leads you back to blogging, as you will be missed.

Yours so kindredly,
Shan
Honey Hill Farm

jen said...

I echo the sentiments of many here- reading your blog for many years, encouraged by your walk in faith and life. I love the updates on your family and the decorations and renovations at your farm - watching it all develop-

I will miss your blog A lot- my favourite - but I onow what it's like to need a change break too -
Wishing you and your beautiful family many blessings over the holidays and in 2015-

I hope you do come back :)

All the best
Jennifer in Vancouver

Curious Thinker said...

Good Luck Sharon, I really enjoyed reading your blogs. I hope you feel free to check out my blog if your'e able. I'm going to miss reading what you wrote. I wish you and your family well. Bye and Good Bless.

Anonymous said...

wow just now read this. Sometimes when we want to pull out or pull away is the time we need to stay connected. I support your decision though. Only you know what is right for you. We all have heart ache in our lives and things that dont go as planned. God takes care of us. You have shared your lovely family with us and we all feel a part of that family so you will be missed. I wish you had showed us your Christmas decorations one last time too, and told us about your annual party. Hope all will be good to your and yours and a Merry Christmas is your gift.

A Romantic Porch said...

DearSharon, I started my blog Jan. 1,2008. You and Kathi were one of the first I connected with. I am sorry to see you leave. Life has been cruel to us also, BUT God is always good and so I try to find a way to continue to share when I can. I understand your need to stop very much. Know you are loved from Indianapolis. I hope one day I can meet you and Kathi. Love and hugs, Rachel

Rue said...

Well, I'm sad to hear this Sharon, but I completely understand. I did it myself once. I wish you a happy life of joy and peace.

Take care of yourself.

(((hugs)))
rue

Susan Russ said...

I don't know how else to let you know, but I wanted to wish you and your family a blessed Christmas day.

Kathi said...

Sharon, I love your inspiring blog and cute sense of humor. I do hope you come back. I totally understand. I keep promising to come back and then I don't. I am hoping that with my new computer that things will upload faster and I will be able to. God has used you mightily so I hope He will continue to do so in your blog, and I hope so for me too. I love you, Kathi

Heartfelt living said...

Hi Sharon , I don't know if you check back to your blog at all ... But I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy, new year filled with love and peace

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