November 20, 2011

I Apologize

I thought I could do it, but I just can't.

Do what?

It all.

I've been trying to do it all for too long, and I need a real break.

I haven't taken any "real" photographs in two months.

My blog posts are thrown together.

My life has been overtaken by the care of my parents, full-time work, my commute, a continued house rennovation, and supporting my step-son who moved back home 4 months ago.

The stress is affecting me physically, emotionally, creatively and spiritually.

I feel drained, and I don't want to continue to cheat my readers with leftovers.

I need to let Jesus refill my cup.

I'm going to take a break from this blog for awhile.  This means my new meme (which I shouldn't have started when I did) Weekend Wrap-Up will be postponed until a later date.  Maybe we will start that up at the first of the new year.

I pray you all will have a gratitude filled Thanksgiving and a joyous Christmas as you celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Email me if you need anything at all or would just like to say hi.  Love you guys!

Until next time . . .grace and peace.



  1. We will miss you sweet friend but I totally understand. It has taken me a long time to come back from the death of my nephew and my knee replacement.

    You will come back and we will love it when you do--until then, don't worry about a thing concerning blogging--just know that we will be blessed when we see your sweet smile again.'


  2. Take care of what you need to and when you're ready to come back we'll be here!

  3. tooootalllyyy understand...keep in touch if you need anything too!

    blogger breaks are always nice but we'll miss you! :)

    happy thanksgiving to you!!

  4. Oh, Stephani. I'm glad you are going to step back and attend more fully to the things filling up your days. Praying for you and your family.

  5. Oh,I so understand what you are saying and I do not work full time. I cannot even imagine how you do all that you do.

    Praying for you in a special way during this most difficult time.

  6. You will be missed while you're away!

    Keeping you in my prayers, Stephani.

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas, too!

    God bless,

  7. No need to apologize. Take all the time you need. Praying for sweet refreshing for you!

  8. Oh sweet friend,
    How well I understand your season of life and your need to step back. No need to apologize. I commit to continue to pray for you as you seek the Lord and as you rest in Him.
    God has amazing plans to use you for His glory.

  9. Dear friend, I can relate. Please take care of yourself, refresh, regroup and recline...take some much needed rest.

    I love you and will be praying for you.


  10. Praying right now for you, for God to fill you up to overflowing. Much love to you ...

  11. Have a nice break Stephani - and Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  12. Dear Stephani,
    Take all the time you need...and yes, you will be missed. I look forward to seeing you back here, but in the mean time, you and your family will be in our prayers.

    "This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”Joshua 1:9

  13. Oh, sweet Stefani, take all the time you need. Being a care-giver is stressful enough (I know) along with your job, home renovations, added family sometimes just becomes a little overwhelming. Unfortunately you can't step away from all those responsibilites, but you can step away from your blog. But sometimes you may need your blog just for an outlet. I pray that the Advent season will bring peace to you. Blessings for you and your family for Christmas.

  14. I have found too often that blogging has taken up time that should have been spent else where. Also I find it can pull me away from God. So, I commend you and I will pray for you as you let Jesus fill you up to overflowing!

  15. Oh, I completely understand. Blogging takes up so much time and it's easy to feel like you're spread to thin. Best wishes for a wonderful break ♥

  16. First time visitor to your site. Take a break and recharge. I've done this several times out of necessity. The blog will always be here!!!

  17. Just came to check in on you. Praying for you...

    Take all the time you need.
    This year (and perhaps next) is almost a continual blog break for me.

    Best wishes for a Happy New Year.


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