Thursday, December 1, 2011

And it takes your breath away....

I wasn't sure I'd come back.  Part of me wondered if I had anything worthy left to say.  Part of me felt lazy & thought is it worth it?

And then...our family suffered a tremendous loss this week.  The loss of a 22 year old man.  A man in his prime, just coming into his own.  A light in so many people's lives...the kind of heart breaking loss that you suspect people won't ever recover from.

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And I found comfort.  Comfort in your familiar names/faces,  comfort in thinking of something else. Something that some people might find frivolous.  But something that offered me the escape from reality that I so desperately needed right now.  Thank you...

I miss you & I realize I need you.  I can't wait to come back.



  1. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss Tracy. Please know that you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. I can't imagine what you're feeling right now but I have faith that your strong and uplifting spirit will get you through this difficult time. All my best. <3

  2. Oh, Tracy. :(

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

    But I'm so touched that somehow reading about our every day concerns could help. My thoughts are with you and your family, and I am looking forward to your future posts. (I've been wondering when you were "coming back".)


  3. Glad to see you're back. Hang in there and looking forward to more posts when u r ready!!

  4. I am so sorry, our thoughts are with you.

  5. Tracy - First we must say welcome back. You have been missed!!

    Second, we are thinking about you. I totally understand how you are feeling. We lost lost my cousin when he was 21 and it devastated us. My mom's side of the family is so close and it rocked our world. Just hold all of your family and friends close. And know that all of your loyal readers are here for you.

    We love you girl!! And we so wish that VA was just a bit closer!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  6. Awww Tracy, I'm sorry for your loss. I can't say I lost a close family member but that must feel awful ): I hope you'll get better soon, and maybe at least find some comfort into blogging?

    I wanted to mention that I'm seriously flattered that you decided to order some My Lip Stuff lipbalms after reading my review - you know I won't rave about a product I didn't like, but these lipbalms totally saved my lips, I still can't believe it! I've been fighting constant chapness and dryness ever since I'm a teen and I always put the blame on eczema, but now that I've stopped using my thrusty Burt's Bees Original Lipbalm and started using the ones from My Lip Stuff, my lips have never felt better! I think maybe I have allergies to peppermint or something? I'm sure you will enjoy them (and your nieces, too!) Definitely let me know! (:

  7. Tracy, I am so sorry about your loss. I am sending you a big hug and hope you and your family can find comfort in memories you'll hold close to your hearts forever.

    I'm really glad you're back.

  8. Sending you hugs as you and Mr. J face this difficult loss. Really glad to have your blog back. I've missed you.

  9. Tracy, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one so suddenly is awful and so unfair. I wish I could give you a big hug in person and help you through the pain. So glad you are not quitting blogging-I would miss you wayyyy too much. More hugs and my thoughts are with you and your family.

  10. So sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.


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