dear diary :: one crisis too many

Thank you to those who have left me comments wishing me well….I have tried a few times to write here… and then given up – sometimes I have been too tired, sometimes just too fed up and sometimes my brain is just past doing anything……but I know myself when a blogger goes quiet for a while it is always comforting to hear from them now and again and know everything is OK – I wish everything in my world was OK but a recent event has left my family in pieces and this has just felt like one crisis too many to cope with. Over the past few years we have had the sudden death of my dad, the diagnosis and treatment of my cancer and then the devastating flood at the cottage and of course last year three significant and unexpected deaths, two of them children.

We have hardly got over one tradgedy when another has struck and frankly I feel we have now experienced more than our fair share of major troubles.

This recent event is not my story to tell but we have had our lives turned upside down because of it. I am muddling through at the moment and blogging might be a bit erratic until things settle down again and we find a way through.

As usual when life throws difficult times at you it makes you question everything else in your life. My blog has always been my little personal space…a bit of a sanctuary and I am not ready to give it up – I just need a bit of time to get myself back on track…so if I am a little quiet you will hopefully understand why.

I have missed everyone and I know it is going to be so difficult to catch up on your stories – I have been reading a little from time to time but forgive my lack of comments.

I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday – I fear there is a tinge of Autumn creeping in to the air now. xxx

18 thoughts on “dear diary :: one crisis too many

  1. I am so sorry to hear that you have had another traumatic family event. I am thinking about you and your family during this difficult time and wishing you all the very best. Obviously, take as much time as you need, family comes before anything else in life. Your readers will still be here when you feel ready to return to blogging.


    1. So sorry to hear you’re having an awful time of things. Take the time you and your family need, we’ll all be here when you feel ready to come back. Sending big hugs xx


  2. So, so sorry to hear that you are all having such an awful time.
    Thank you for sharing it so that we know how to target prayers and good wishes for you and your family.
    As Ann says we are all here and will be delighted when you post but are expecting nothing from you until you’re ready.
    Concentrate on your life and sorting out what you need to do.


  3. Have been worried that perhaps something was wrong, but didn’t want to invade your privacy, Viv. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts with hopes that the trauma of all these recent difficult events will calm and that all will find their way through them. Wishing you peace and rest. xo


  4. I’m sorry to read you’ve been having such a traumatic time – I fully empathise. It does sometimes feel like enough is enough and that somebody somewhere has got it in for us! One thing I’ve found is that it is important to take a step back sometimes and do something just for yourself, even if only for an hour or 2. It gives you a little bit of breathing space and recharges your batteries. Take good care of yourself, Viv. xx


  5. So sorry to hear that things are in turmoil for you and your family. Take care of yourself, Vivian and we will all be here. Prayers and strength to you all. Lynne


  6. Sending hugs, good vibes and prayers. You are awesome, and I’m so sorry that you are struggling through dark times. Hope things get better. (I’m getting confused with accounts so this is person known as Lyssa/Sybil aka someone who thinks you are amazing and is hoping things get easier)


  7. I’m really sorry to read that things are so very hard at the moment. As so many have said, take the time you need and we’ll be here when you are. Sending love
    J xx


  8. I have been offline for months and it has been mainly because we’ve been going through much too. Husband had a heart scare, mother-in-law went downhill quickly and we had to get power of attorney and find a nursing home and I had some mental growth issues. I don’t post about it on my blog but I get that life intervenes. All the best and hope the two months from your post to now when I am commenting have improved.


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