Wednesday, December 12, 2007

early holiday break

It's been a rough couple of days inside the Little Cottage, and so I am taking an early holiday break and closing up blogshop until January. My uncle died suddenly of a heart attack Monday afternoon. My oldest son is struggling a bit in school. I am feeling anxious and overwhelmed.

It's time to slow down, breathe a bit, and just be with my family.

I hope that you and yours have a delightful, healthy, happy, and wonderful holiday. I look forward to reading about your adventures, Santa's generosity, and the stories that unfold over the next couple of weeks.

Blessings to you all.

Merry Christmas!

35 comments:

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a nice relaxing break!

tulipmom said...

Oh Meg, I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle.

I hope things get better on the school front. I know this can be an especially difficult time of year for the kids.

I hope you find time to relax and recharge a bit over the holidays. Wishing you and your family peace and joy!

homedaisy said...

i'm sorry about your uncle, meg. it is so hard to lose someone you love. and christmas can make it even harder. i will be thinking of you and will pray that you have a peaceful holiday. please pop back in if you can.
homedaisy

cityfarmer said...

At this end of the blog world, I truly understand...
Life is short so hunker down and enjoy the family that you have...death steals in like a thief....
we lost a 16 year old niece a month ago...bless dear friend...


take a peek at my 200th post if you wish

tommie said...

Meg- so sorry to hear of your loss...May you have a peace in your heart at this time...Merry Christmas.

Libby said...

I am sincerely sorry for your loss, Meg. I am wishing you and your family a warm and peaceful holiday, my thoughts and prayers will be with you.

kristen said...

Meg,
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Peace to you and your family. Sending a hug.

hqm said...

Enjoy your time with your family. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Laurie Anne said...

Wishing you a very peaceful and restful holiday :0)

lisagh said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Please have a peaceful and lovely holiday. Best... xoLisagh.

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

So sorry about your Uncle, Meg. Go be with your family and we will be here when you are ready to come back.

Cottage Contessa said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers. I hope you are able to have a lovely family Christmas all together.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

paige said...

sweet meg, i am so sorry to hear of your loss. i know during this season it seems even harder.
praying peaceful blessings for you.
xo

Kellie said...

Take care, Meg. Best wishes and blessings for your holiday.
We'll be waiting for you when you get back!

suburban prep said...

Blessings on you and your family during the holidays. Know that you will be in our prayers.

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

So sorry about your uncle. Enjoy this precious time with your family. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

swann70 said...

Very sorry to hear about your uncle, such a terrible thing and a diff. time of year. I hope you enjoy your break and look forward to your return!

Deb said...

Blessings to you and your family Meg. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

linda said...

oh no...I am so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rosemary said...

Sorry to hear about your Uncle Meg.
Take it easy and enjoy your family.
Have a great holiday season.
Rosemary

Cindy said...

I'm visiting you for the first time and am sorry to hear of your loss. What a good idea to focus on things close to home for a while. I'm looking forward to checking back in January.

If you want to feel even better about your beautiful gingerbread house, take a look at the ones from my home sometime. Ugh!

Liz said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you have plenty of time to recharge. Have a wonderful holiday!

LivingTheLife said...

Meg...I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your uncle...my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

You are such a wise young woman...time with family IS the most important thing you can do....like you said, "just slow down and breathe"...I'll be praying for a relaxing time together as family...family time, reflection and slowing down sometimes is the best medicine.

By the way, the ginger bread house is precious...I wish I had done more of those with my kids...

Blessings...
Teresa

velvet brick said...

Hi Meg, I am sorry to hear about your uncle's passing. It's never easy to loose a dear one, and this time of year makes it seem even crueler, in sorts. I also am sorry that your son is having a difficult time. That happens with our children sometimes, and I admire you for taking time to focus at home with the issues at hand. Please know that while we are missing you, we are all thinking of you, sending prayers to your home for you and your family....and wishing you joy and peace for the season. We will be here for you when you come back.
Blessings...
VB

Amateur Artisan said...

Meg, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We hope you have a relaxing holiday full of warm memories. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your uncle.

Warm regards from The Little House.

Sara O'Brien said...

Missing your updates!! Hope your holiday goes well. My thoughts are with your family!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

I'm glad you are taking the time you need. I'm sorry about your uncle.
I hope you can fine enjoyable moments during the holidays.

restyled home said...

I am so sorry to hear about your uncle. It sounds like you need to take a breather and rest. Unfortunately, the holiday season doesn't lend itself to that very well...

I hope things turn around for you, and that you get a chance to enjoy the holidays.
Merry Christmas to you and your family,

Linda
xoxo

Belle-ah said...

Well, here I am taking a break from my bloggy break to let you know that I am sending Merry Christmas Wishes to you! (((HUGS)))

Danielle said...

So sorry about your uncle.

I hope you have a merry Christmas and that things turn up for you.

I love your blog. I just viewed all the before/after pics of your house. It is so charming.

Merry Christmas,

Danielle

Stitcher S said...

I'm very sorry for your loss and I hope you have had a peaceful time with your family.

NAME: CIELO said...

Hope you had a marvelous Christmas!


Cielo

christy said...

I just found your blog. I LOVE it, love it, LOVE IT! I hope to visit again soon.

Nan said...

Please stop by my blog. I'm having a party for a friend of yours. Smiles,
Nan

NAME: CIELO said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle....

Realize now that when your heart breaks you have to fight like hell to make sure you are still alive… because you are, and that pain you feel is life. The confusion and fear? That is there to remind you that somewhere out there is something better, and that something is worth fighting for.

Hope you are feeling better these days!

Cielo