Going Dark for Now

I’ve always become unsettled when a favorite blog pal suddenly disappears. I worry, you know?

So, while it seems odd to be writing my personal stuff here, it would feel odd not to as well. And I wouldn’t want anyone to have to wonder what ever became of me.

Don, my husband, had a stroke a couple of weeks ago. And then there were other medical complications and he is still in the hospital, with clear deficits caused by the stroke.

Suddenly, my time is full of things more important things than blogging.

I am hopeful that he will go to rehab soon and that he’ll regain a lot of what’s been lost. And I am hopeful that, someday, I’ll be back to chat with you about the things we all love.

In the meantime, take good care. I’ll miss you.

67 thoughts on “Going Dark for Now

  1. It seems wrong to hit ‘Like’, but there’s no other way of acknowledging a post and saying we’ve read it. You will be missed, and I’m sure everyone who enjoys your writing would join me in offering our very best wishes, hopes and prayers for a full recovery for your Husband and a relief from worry for you. See you on the other side of this. xxx

  2. Oh Kerry! I will say a prayer that his recovery is fast! I had been wondering why you were not around, but then I had an interruped week or two from keerping up with everyone. I will try to continue to check on you! Hugs – It is so hard on the care giver also!

  3. Kerry, keeping you and your husband in my warmest and most positive thoughts. I know I am not a big presence lately anywhere, but I was just thinking of perusing your blog to find some projects I might start. So your labors of love here will be in good use while you do what you need to do. Take care!

  4. Oh ,Kerry 😢im so sorry to hear this! Yes,do what is most important. You have prayers,hugs that Dons rehab is successful and for strength to carry through it all!❤️

  5. Oh Kerry..,,I am so very sorry to hear this news. Know that my prayers are with you each day. I have been thinking if you both a lot these days. I learned to weave and have been rereading some of your old posts and lurking on your Etsy page. However I do understand. One year ago my 18 year old granddaughter Haley was diagnosed with a malignant stage four astrocytoma brain tumor. They removed it 98%. But this last year of radiation and chemo has been difficult. Her one year MRI last week showed no more cancerous growth. So much to be grateful for. But I left my blog empty as well. Her parents asked for no social media and I found the mundane things of life not interesting enough to babble about. I send you and Don prayers of love and healing! Hugs…Karen

  6. I’ve been wondering why there were no new posts. I expected to see a post from you with pictures of all the snow you must have received from this recent storm. So sorry to hear this news. My positive thoughts are with you both. Best wishes.

  7. Thank you so very much for the update. I am so very sorry to read about your husband and I will be sending prayer up for both of you. I would like to give you some words of encouragement. Before I became CI I worked as a rehab therapist and it was amazing how much progress many of the people made!
    God bless you….may He provide you with energy and love and your husband and complete recovery. Amen.

  8. I have missed you and wondered why you were keeping such a long silence. I’m so very sorry that things are so hard for you both just now. You’re both in my thoughts, and I wish your husband a full recovery. Please look after yourself too. I’ll miss you and your lovely posts, so please come back soon. xx

  9. Really sorry to hear that. Like all the others I hope he makes a full recovery and Please take care of yourself too – caring for someone is hard work.

  10. Oh Kerry, what a distressing time for you. My hugs and thoughts to you and your husband. Please take care of yourself through this too. I have learnt from my experience of the last six months that caring, while we do it willingly, is a demanding job. Thank you for letting us know; I would worry too. Many hugs, my friend, Anne xxx

  11. And we will miss you! So very sorry about your husband. I hope he is able to make a good recovery. I will be thinking of you during this difficult time. Thank you for letting us know.

  12. Kerry, thanks for sharing about your husband’s health crisis. My thoughts are for healing and strength. I hope that you can continue working at your craft, at least in a small way, during this time.

  13. I am so sorry to hear about your husband. Yes do what is best for you, but know your voice will be missed. We hope to hear your voice blogging again in the future. Sending good thoughts your way.

  14. Kerry, I’m sending some virtual hugs for you and Don () () () () A stroke is very scary. I will keep you in my prayers. Thanks for letting us know. We’ll look forward to seeing you back after the trek of hospital, rehab and recovery is completed. Take care of yourself, too.

  15. Knowing Don has the full (well almost) attention of “those loving hands at home” is comforting from where I sit. The human touch…so important, as you know well. Please stay in good health yourself, hydrate, keep warm, meditate, pray. Draw strength from those who love you both. I’m in touch, without the Blog, for now. XO

  16. Sending lots of love to you both, Kerry….and feeling confident he will have a successful recovery. The advances in medical treatment are absolutely amazing (I know because of recent personal experiences). Get through it.

  17. We will miss you while you are gone, but fully understand. Kerry, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Praying your husband has a speedy recovery from his stroke. Keep your own health up. It is also important that the caregiver be supported in any way possible. ❤

  18. I too was wondering and missing you. I was so sorry to read your news on your husband. My positive thoughts will be with you as you both navigate this difficult time. Please take care of yourself too ~ Sharon

  19. Oh, my heart goes out to you, but I thank you for letting us know so we can keep you and your husband in our thoughts and prayers. As we all age, we encounter these massive medical roadblocks that we hope no one else has to deal with, but we know they will. I hope and pray he will be headed to rehab and will have a good medical recovery plan. Maybe in a couple of weeks, you could just let us know how you are both doing because we care. Take care, friend.

  20. I want to hit “like” on everyone else’s comments because they have said everything so well. I hope the knowledge that you and Don have so many friends around the world gives you some support as you face these tough times. You know we would all wrap homemade shawls around both of you and feed you with homemade soup if we could!

  21. I am so sorry for your and Don’s troubles, Kerry. I do hope he recovers well and that you cope with all the extra duties and travelling in the winter weather. You will both be in my prayers.

  22. Oh Kerry, my heart hurts for you. 😔Be strong and courageous dear friend, you are not alone. Sending you much love and wishing I was close enough to to be a real help to you. You and Don will continually be in my prayers.

  23. I agree with everyone – but especiallhy I would like to say “the carer needs as much help” as the person in trouble…hope you have some time for “mindless stitching” and I look forward to your return when you’ve up to it…

  24. We will miss you but you must be where you are needed most. Sending you my most positive thoughts For the best possible outcome and lots of virtual hugs.
    Lynn x x x

  25. Dear Kerry, so very sorry as we all are at the news. I can empathise with you and the tough time you are going through. Important to look after yourself as well as your husband. An hour at a time will get you both through this. Hugs, Cathy xx

  26. That’s so tough. 😦 I wish you both all the very best. Remember, you have friends in many different time zones, so there will always be someone to listen and give support at any time of the day or night. Thinking of you with much love.

  27. I always worry, too, when people seem to suddenly disappear from the blogosphere so your announcing your absence is appreciated. The reason for it is sad but you’ll clearly have other (real) priorities now. Wishing the both of you all the best and successful recovery!

  28. Dear Kerry – My husband had a stroke some years back and was lucky in his recovery with no noticeable physical after-effects and only some tweaks in his memory and personality which we have adjusted to. I hope you will be as fortunate. I have enjoyed your blog for a couple of years now and also your occasional comments on mine. Be well in yourself and for your husband.

  29. Kerry, I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s stroke and wish him a full recovery and for you, space to breathe in the midst of life’s challenges. Peace be with you both.

  30. My heart goes out to you Kerry and your husband Don. Take care of Don and yourself and know good thoughts for a speedy recovery are coming from your friends and fans!

  31. Oh, Kerry, I am so sorry. I hope he makes a good recovery and that your time with him is a blessing for both of you. Please take care of yourself, as well. Sending warm hugs and good wishes. xoxo

  32. Oh, I am so sorry!!! I hope that things settle down in your new normal soon. So many adjustments ahead! I am glad you said what’s up though, I also hate when blog friends disappear.

    I hope even if you can’t write, you can craft a bit and read now and then. Know that I will be itching to chat with you as November approaches!!

  33. I’m with Kate here. It’s hard to click like. I understand your time and attention are needed elsewhere. Your husband is your top priority. I’ll add you both to my prayer list, Kerry. That’s why we blog. To be a community and encourage each other during tough times and good.

  34. As the comments above show, we will all be thinking of you and Don. I ache for both of you and wish I was closer so I could do something to actually help. If there is anything that us fellow bloggers can do, please let us know.

    I have seen firsthand what amazing progress has been made in stroke treatment and recovery. Have you read, “My Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor? It helped me to understand what my mother was going through after her stroke. Hang in there and perhaps some time at the loom will prove a soothing balm.

  35. I know you are either running around “getting things done,” spending time with your husband, or catching your breath. Things do get put into perspective rather quickly when a loved one needs us. Take care of your husband and yourself!

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