Monday, March 30, 2015

Off the Grid For a While

Postings will once again be light to non-existent for a bit.  In the space of three weeks I've lost my mother and now my husband.  Neither death was expected as neither of them were ill and to tell the truth I'm having a bit of trouble coping.  One minute I'm fine, the next crying my heart out.  Nothing really prepares you for such loss.  March Madness has come to have a whole new meaning for me.  Take care my friends and treasure those you love.  Life can change in the blink of an eye.

40 comments:

Bill Crider said...

My sympathies. I lost Judy back in November, and I'm still trying to cope. I know exactly what you mean by saying that one minute you're fine and the next you're not. Even after four months, I'm still right there. Take care of yourself.

Dusty Wallace said...

I can't even imagine what you're going through. I can only offer my support and gratitude for what you do here.

I hope that you'll find someone to talk to and be able to move forward in life even if it doesn't seem possible right now.

All the best to you.

Stephen D. Rogers said...

Hey Sandra,

My thoughts are with you.

Stephen

pattinase (abbott) said...

I cannot tell you how sorry I am. Just horrible news.

Sandra Ruttan said...

So sorry. Sending hugs your way. I think how you're feeling is perfectly normal. Take the time you need to grieve.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

I am so sorry. Know we care.

Robert Lopresti said...

I am so sorry, Sandra. Please ake good care of yourself,

Clair Dickson said...

I am so sorry for your losses. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

Brian Smith said...

I'm sorry for your recent loss of your husband and mother. I lost my mother two years ago and it takes awhile to get yourself together but the good thing is you'll never forget the times you two shared.

Keith Rawson said...

Sandra,

My thoughts are with you. Please take care of yourself.

K. A. Laity said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of your unexpected losses. My thoughts are with you at the difficult time .

Pamila Payne said...

Take care, and give yourself time, Sandra. So sorry for your losses.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm so sorry. I wish there was something I could say to help. I know there is not. My best thoughts go out for you.

Deborah Walker said...

My thoughts are with you and your family, Sandra.

Fiona Glass said...

I'm desperately sorry to hear of your loss - please take all the time you need and don't worry about minor stuff like the internet.

David Cranmer said...

Sandra, My very deepest sympathies and if there's anyway I can help please don't hesitate to ask.

Bryon Quertermous said...

My deepest condolences. So sorry.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Deepest condolences to you for both losses. You do so much to help fellow writers, but we can only sympathize with you and wish we could do more.

Naomi Johnson said...

Sandra. I wish I could find words that would give you real comfort, but I know I can't. I can only say how sad I am for you, which is not even a patch on the grief you must be feeling. God keep you.

Todd Mason said...

Life can be ridiculously cruel. So sorry that it has chosen you and your family to demonstrate this...much better times for you, I hope, in the future.

Loren Eaton said...

I'm am so very, very sorry, Sandra.

Ron Earl Phillips said...

Words cannot say what needs to be said, but we love and respect you, and mourn for your loss. Strength and love.

Ron

BVLawson said...

So sorry for your incredible loss, Sandra. I hope you'll surround yourself with friends and family and all the positive memories of your loved ones that will always be part of you. Your "online friends" have got your back, and if there's anything you need, please let us know.

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry, Sandra. Please know that your friends are thinking of you and sending you love.

Al Tucher said...

I'm so sorry to hear, Sandra.

Michael Bracken said...

Like everyone who has already posted, Sandra, my thoughts are with you.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

I'm very sorry to hear about these twin tragedies. Try to take good care of yourself.

Travis Richardson said...

I am so sorry for your losses Sandra. Wishing you strength in this time of sadness.

Travis

Fiona L. Woods said...

Sorry for your losses and so close together. Not that we are ever prepared for such losses of loved ones, but when they are also unexpected it's a double punch to our heart. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Sandra, I'm very sorry and I hope God gives you and your family the necessary strength and courage to face your loss.

Court Merrigan said...

I'm so sorry, Sandra. Please take care.

Oscar said...

We send our condolences and prayers.

Gail. Farrelly said...

Sandra,This is terrible news. I'm so sorry. Sending prayers and thoughts your way.

G. B. Miller said...

Holy cow!

You have my most sincerest condolences and you are definitely in my prayers.

George

Chris said...

Thinking of you, Sandra.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate everything you do for aspiring authors and I wholly understand your need to take a break during such a trying period. My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you.

Bobbi A. Chukran, Author said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Sandra. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I've missed you online, and wondered what happened. Take care of yourself.

Jeff Baker said...

Very sorry to hear!

KM Rockwood said...

I'm sorry for your losses. I wish you good memories and the strength to move on.

sandra seamans said...

Thank you all for your kind words and support.