Saturday, July 19, 2008

The moments, strung out over months,
Where I know I am no longer the woman I was,
but not quite the woman I am becoming

This quote comes from one of my favorite widow self help books. I truly feel like I have changed so much over the past four years, and that I'm still changing. For the most part, I like who I am now much more than who I was.

This blog has helped me become the person that I am now.

You, my readers, my friends, my family, have helped me become the person I am now.

I will be forever grateful for the amazing support I received here, both from people whom I know in real life, and from virtual strangers.

It is time for me to walk away from this blog. As much as I have loved writing it, and as helpful as it has been, it's time to say goodbye.

Thank you for helping me make this latest transition.

Much love,


Jess said...

Much luck to you! You will be missed ! You are a wonderful writer!

BCA said...

i saw this coming a mile away (...and think it's the right decision).

Amanda said...

I am going to miss you so much! Thank you. I have learned a lot from you!

I feel blessed just finding this blog.


Anonymous said...

Best of life and much happiness to you and yours.
Interesting choice you've made to quit blogging but I get it more than you know.

kyle said...

I am sad to not have your writing to read but so happy for you in your life! I know much happiness is already in your life and hope that much more is yet to come. Please take care!!

4texans said...

You are a good writer. I also wish you much happiness in these next chapters in your life!

Highlandgal said...

See you around, b. Best of luck.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for widow group as I would be deeply saddened to not have a connection with you and know how your life is going. You have been a great inspiration to so many, more than you know. Lots of love.

Stella said...

I will miss your thoughts. Perhaps someday you will feel moved to blog again. But, until then, best of luck to you! (If you do feel so moved, please let me know!) :)


Alicia said...

((( Betsy )))

Julie said...

Take care and good luck to you and your family.

Julie (your Vermont lurker!)

your sister said...

How will Jen, Molly and I know what's going on in your life now??

b said...

Thanks for all of your comments. They made me sad though! I am especially sad to say goodbye to those that I don't know in real life. I feel like you have been my greatest cheerleaders.

I don't know what I'm doing. Maybe this is a mistake. Time will tell I guess.

Karen (KWH) said...

B, best of luck to you. I am with Stella though. If you ever feel led to blog again, let me know. I love hearing the updates about you, the boys and T.

Leslie said...

I'm really going to miss reading your blog! But I understand your choice. Maybe we can see each other IRL sometime again??
Take care b!!!!!!!!!!!

b said...

Let's do that! Do you still have my email?

Leslie said...

Hmm, I'm not sure. I'll check. I think I actually remember it. I'll try emailing you to see if I have it right.

Chels said...

You have to do whats best but I am saddened! I remember reading your blog for the first time into all hours of the night "getting to know you" you have grown so much and are wonderful mother! Best wishes for your future..even though it feels like your story ended a few chapters short :)

Anonymous said...

I feel like everyone else, while I understand your need to move on, I will miss you more than you know. And those photos of the gorgeous boys of yours (T included ;-))

I am grateful (SP? that stinks when you are replying to a teacher's post) that I was able to meet you IRL, and know firsthand that you are as beautiful, articulate, funny and gracious as you are in print!! Your story will forever remain in my heart and you in me as well. I hope to be able to read your book soon.


Owen said...

Super super awesome b.

Anonymous said...

Hey B. I'll miss reading your blog and will always wonder what happened next...I'll leave the link to my blog so you can let me know :-)
long time lurker...Terri

Andrea said...

Goodbye B. I'll miss you and your words.

DBN said...

I also will miss this corner of the internet. Perhaps I will see you around yoube? Best of luck to you and yours in the future!

django's mommy said...


Happy for you, sad (selfishly) for me.

Best of luck to you!

kyle said...

b--- i keep selfishly checking this in my faovrites in hopes that you have returned. hoping one day you will!

Anonymous said...

Hooray B! Although I will miss reading about your journey (I feel like I've gotten to know you!), I am thrilled to hear this, as it seems to indicate a new chapter for you. Never that you will forget, but just that you have healed and are really ready for your next step. My very best to you and your boys. Lurker Cathy

Jackie said...

I will miss your blog--hadn't checked in as I knew you were busy with summer vacation with your children--oh I hope life is good for you--take care--this game of life is not easy--you don't always have all the pieces of the gsme but seem to working out the rules--good for you--another of your anon readers

Slacker Mom (aka Mrs. GF) said...

B _
Hugs and love. I am so happy for you. Our friendship, blog style, brought me through a tough time in my life, I still refer to you as a friend, and will think of you as that.

As sad as I am that I can't check in on you, I am as happy to know you have stepped up and away, and have moved on that much more.

I will think of you and Joe on my anniversary (May1), every year, and say a prayer for you.

So many days, a comment from you meant the world, and got me through my (physical) pain, and many a bad day. I am so happy to see us both grow so much.

So, all the best, to you, your boys, and thank you for being my blog best friend when I needed one. I wish you the best in life, and look forward to seeing you again, here, or beyond.

Slacker Mom

Anonymous said...

Delurking to say that I too, will miss your inspiring words!! I hope to someday read them again in book form.

D from CA

Anonymous said...

Delurking to say that I too, will miss your inspiring words!! I hope to someday read them again in book form.

D from CA

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