Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thank You!

I just want to thank you all for your support, prayers, and generosity after the passing of my sister-in-law.  It truly means so much to us to know how much you all care.  When I started blogging almost three years ago, I never expected to make so many friends and that you all would become such an important part of my life.  I truly feel blessed, and I just want you to know how much I appreciate all of you.

We're slowly getting back to our routines.  Jerry and I both are back at work, and The Girl is back to school.  I hadn't done much reading until yesterday, and I was glad to have a book in my hands once again.  I really needed the escape.

I haven't been in the mood to write book reviews, understandably, but I plan to be back and posting reviews next week for sure.  I haven't been blog surfing much either; I admit that the "mark all as read" button in Google Reader has come in handy, but please let me know if I missed any reviews of books that you're sure I'd like.  I miss "visiting" you all, and I'll be back soon.



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28 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes, Anna. We love you and continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself.

Amanda said...

Marking all as read was the best thing you could have done. Don't worry about that. I hope your books give you some escape time, Anna. I've been thinking about you all.

Serena said...

You are welcome any time. I'm glad that you are back reading...and it can be a great escape to ease your mind...just don't waste time on books that rot!

Sandy Nawrot said...

My heart was in my throat throughout that whole time, and you were in my thoughts and prayers. It is so hard to go back to the day-to-day drudgery but I guess it is also what can help us slowly heal. Hugs.

DCMetroreader said...

The loss of a loved one is always disconcerting -- take as much time as you need to get back into the swing of things. Glad you're back!

LisaMM said...

Anna, I'm so sorry for your devastating loss. Routine can be a comfort in times of high stress and hopefully it will help all of you to return to a bit of normalcy. Your family continues to be in my prayers.

Blodeuedd said...

We are all thinking of you here, and just take the time that is needed. Take care

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

((HUGS)) Anna - I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories. Just take one day at a time. My thoughts are with you and your family!

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

Of course! Hugs to you and your family. I'm happy to hear things are getting back to normal, even though it is tough to do.

Jonita said...

You and your family continue to be in my prayers- I am so sorry for your loss!

I'm glad that you're able to turn to reading as an "escape"- I often comfort read myself and have a whole stack of books just for that purpose!

Suko said...

Anna, what a gracious post this is! I hope that the routines of daily life and your resumed reading will help you through this time. A virtual hug to you!

Jo-Jo said...

Your family has been in my thoughts Anna. I know it's hard to get back in the routine of things after such a devastating loss. Just don't forget to take things slowly and not overdo it.

Janel said...

Take as much time as you need. You know we will all be here when you are ready. Your family continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.

fredamans said...

When you're ready, we are here.

(((HUGS)))

Anna said...

Thank you. You guys are the best.

Staci said...

Just come back when you're ready...we will be here. Take care of yourself, hubby, and The Girl!

Hugs!

Sullivan McPig said...

Take your time and come back when you're ready. Blogging should be fun and never a chore. I myself enjoy reading your reviews as you often point me to books I would never have found on my own.
Will keep you and your family in my thoughts. *hug*

Iliana said...

I'm glad to hear you are all doing as well as can be. Just hug each other and know that we'll be here waiting for you.

Diane said...

Glad to hear you are all doing as well as you can under the circumstances.

Take your time and ease into routine. When my brother passed away, it took me a while to be able to focus.

Anna said...

Thank you all. I think I'll be ready to come back after the weekend because I'm starting to miss blogging and reading blogs. And I miss all of you!

avisannschild said...

Oh Anna, I'm so sorry to hear this. (I had missed your update post.) Hugs to you and your family -- I'm thinking of all of you.

Chris said...

I'm sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. It must be hard. Take care of yourself and your family.

Alice Teh said...

You're always in my thoughts and prayers, Anna. Please take care. {{Hugs}}

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

It's so hard to get back into routines after a loss. Good that you're finding comfort in them, Anna; my thought remain with you and your family.

Esme said...

Anna-I am so sorry about your sister-in law. Take care of yourself.

xo Esme

stacybuckeye said...

I'm so sorry. I am obviously very behind in my Reader. You're in my thoughts & prayers.

Wrighty said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss and I'm sorry that I'm this late with my condolences. I'm way behind with my blogging as well and I just read your post.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It's so nice to see the well wishes you've received. You're a special person and this is a wonderful community that supports each other. I know it's been comforting to me when I've had hard times.

Take care of yourself and don't worry about blogging. We will all be here! :)

Anna said...

Thank you all. It's been really hard, especially with my brother-in-law's wedding over the weekend. But being with family (and the special memorial to Mary and other deceased relatives in the wedding program) was really nice.