Thursday, October 6, 2011

A sad time....

Sadly enough I have to say good bye to blogging for a while. My stepfather passed away, which was rather unexpected, and I am in a hurry to fly out to Germany to attend the funeral and give my mother a helping hand for couple of weeks.
It's unlikely I will be able to be online often, although I take my laptop with me. No clue when  I'll be back and be able to visit yahoo groups, forums and blogs. My mother is 82 years old and has first priority in this sad time. Not sure what to say else, it's all quite upsetting.

On a more cheerful note, I just drew a name for the  chart and Giovanna is the winner. Congrats :)

64 comments:

KarenV said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Gabi. You and your mother are in my thoughts.

Wagapapa said...

I'm sorry for your loss :(

Carol said...

Oh, Gabi, I am so very, very sorry to read about your stepfather... Please know you and your dear mother are in my thoughts...

Wishing you safe travels to Germany--I know your mother will be counting on you for support over the next few weeks... Take care now, my friend.

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Gabi. I'll miss reading your posts, but I understand that family comes first. I hope your mother is ok. Sending prayers and hugs.

Ineke said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Take care.

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

My sympathies to you and family, wishing you a safe journey and peace in the coming days.

Siobhan said...

Gabi, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you!

Diane (di) said...

(((Gabi)))) I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be holding you and your mother in my thoughts and prayers.
Take care.

Sally said...

Gabi I am so very sorry. My thoguths are with you and your Mother {{{hugs}}}

BrendaS said...

So sorry for your loss Gabi. Take care of you and your family.

Hazel said...

So sorry for your loss Gabi. I haven't long found your blog so I'll be scrolling the archives till you get back. x

blueladie said...

My deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Cathryn

Tricia said...

I am so sorry! I know your mother will appreciate you being there right now. Safe Travels!!

Teresa said...

Prayers are with you.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Terri said...

So sorry for your loss!

Lisa S said...

Sincere condolences to you & your family Gabi.
Have a safe trip!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Be well and be safe in your travels. I'll send positive thoughts your way.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

((((HUGS)))) so sorry for your loss. I'm sure it'll be a great comfort to be with your mother.

Hazel's idea is a good one, I'll be catching up on some old posts instead. Take care, we'll all be here when you get back xxx

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Gabi, I'm sorry for your loss. Have a safe and calm rest on the trip over. You and your mom and family are in my thoughts.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss Gabi.

Giovanna said...

Ouch, I've just read this, after mailing you my address - had no idea when I did so that your trip to Germany had such a sad reason, sorry. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family for your loss.

Charity C. said...

I am sorry for the loss of your stepfather, but I know he is in a better place now where he is waiting for all his loved ones to join him. I will be praying for you dear and I will always lend you a listening ear if you are ever in need of one. Stay strong, but cry when you need to. God, time and the love of your family are the some of the greatest things that will help your wounds to heal.

Shelley said...

Gabi I am so sorry for your loss. Take all the time you need with your Mom. I wish you and your family well and many healing thoughts are being sent your way.
Love and Hugs...

Vonna said...

My deepest most sincere sympathies to you and yours Gabi.

diamondc said...

Gabi: I am so sad for your loss. Blessings are sent to you and your Family.
Catherine
diamondc

valerie said...

Oh Gabi, I am so sorry to hear this news. My condolences to you and your family, esp. your mum. Safe travels to Germany and good of you to help her during this very hard time. *hugs*

Deb said...

Gabi - I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family is in my thoughts and prayers

Joke said...

So sorry to read about your loss, I hope you and your mother can comfort each other. Have a safe trip, take care!

Berit said...

So sorry to hear this; travel safely, and come back soon!

butterfly said...

So sorry Gabi for your sad loss, your mother will need you at this time. Take care, hugs June.

Nancy said...

So sad for your families loss. Keeping you and your mom in my prayers.

Penny said...

Gabi,so sorry to hear about your stepfather. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Theresa said...

I'm sorry for your lost. Take care.

Blu said...

So sorry to hear of your families loss.
((((((((Hugs)))))))))))

Edgar said...

I'm so sorry to read of your loss - Keeping you and yours in our thoughts and prayers!!

Meari said...

Oh, Gabi... My condolences to you and your family. Take care and give your mom lots of hugs.

marly said...

So sorry for your loss. Hope your trip is a safe one and my sympathies to your family.

cucki said...

i am so so sorry for your loss Gabi..i am thinking of you all so much.you and your mother are in my thought and prayers.
sending you lots of hugs dear.
have a safe trip. xx

Cathy Pavlovich said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Take care.
Cathy

mainely stitching said...

I am so sorry, Gabi.

Jackie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your stepfather. My thoughts are with your mother and your family.

Claudette497 said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Cardygirl said...

Thinking of you...travel safely!

Lynn said...

I am so very sorry for your loss Gabi. I will keep both you and your Mother in my prayers during this difficult time.
Safe travels.

Evelyne said...

Gecondoleerd met het verlies van je stiefvader.Steun voor je moeder en je familie is nu belangrijk. Ik wens je veel sterkte toe voor de komende tijd.
Lieve groetjes, Evelyne

Mouse said...

soo sorry to hear of your loss and of course you must be there .... ((((HUGS))) to you and your family ... love mouse xxxx

And This Little Pig said...

Oh Gabi, have a safe trip, and take care of both your Mum and yourself. We will be here when you get back.
LiBBiE in Oz

Rowyn said...

Sorry to hear your sad news Gabi. Take care.

Catherine said...

So sorry to read of your loss. Thought and prayers to you and your mother.

Rebecca said...

Gabi, My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your mother while your away. You have my deepest sympathy. Take care.

Lois said...

I'm so sorry to read this Gabi. Thinking of you and your mother.

Katherine said...

Gabi - so sorry to hear of your loss. My regards to your mother as well. Be safe and we'll look forward to your return.

Stephanie M. said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you...Take care! Stephanie

Anne said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss Gabi. Take care of yourself and your mother.

Littlebit said...

Oh, Gabi..I am so very sorry about your loss..no doubt, your mom should be top priority! God bless.

Marie-P said...

I am so sorry to read of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Gabi. Thinking you and your mom at this difficult time.

Carolyn NC said...

So sorry to hear the news. Keeping you all in thought and prayer.

Nancy said...

Hello Gabi,
I have just had to time to catch up on many blogs, and this is the first time I read your note. I will think of you as you go through this difficult time, and I will miss you!
Take care,
Nancy

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am sorry to hear of your sad news. Take care.

natalyK said...

Gabi, I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Hugs!

Carrie said...

I'm really sorry to read about your stepfather. Lifting you and your mother up in prayer.

Pumpkin said...

Gabi, I am SO sorry to hear this :o( As you can see, I'm very behind in my Blog reading. You and your family should come first and I hope, despite the circumstances, you can enjoy your time with your family. Take care and we'll see you when you get back. ((((HUGS))))

Jennifer said...

Gabbi, just now catching up on alot of blogs for a while. I'm very sorry this loss for you right now and will miss your stitching posts, but it's always good to chat on FB with you.

Jennifer