Year Reflection and Blogging Break

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A lot changes in one’s lifetime, but a hell of a lot can change in just one year.  My short silence on the blog, and creative pursuits have been limited due to many factors. I have been reluctant to share why. Today, I decide I will.

Right now, our little family’s worldly possessions, which of course include my sewing machine and fabric, are packed away in a storage container, and our little black cat resides in a boarding home, as we live in temporary accommodation, waiting for settlement on a new home we are moving into in the second week of January. Whilst this is challenging over the holidays, we are very excited about our new home.

Unfortunately, there has been bad news too. A year ago, close friends got together for a New Year’s party. We celebrated the start of 2012 with great weather, drinks, food, conversations about the year gone and the year ahead, with fun and games for our children. We shall be doing the same in a week from now, but this time, we will be missing a very special person. Early Christmas Eve morning, we lost a very dear friend, after her 6 month fight with breast cancer. Only diagnosed in July, aged just 32, it has all happened so quickly. She leaves behind four beautiful children under 6yrs, and a wonderful man. Trying to accept why this has happened is painfully impossible to understand.

None of us will ever know what will happen in a year, we don’t know what 2013 will bring, but support, love and friendship is essential to get through the difficult times.

Readers, I’d like to wish you all the very best for 2013, I’ll be back in full blogging force as soon as I can. Thank you for continuing to support and follow Recycled Fashion.


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14 comments:

I Love To Op Shop said...

Too young and too soon, here's hoping 2013 is kinder. xxx

Adin B said...

I am so sorry. I don't know what else to say, but it is sad to loose someone you dearly love. I lost my grandfather to a cancer last week and it has been a bit difficult for me because I never really got to see him for the last time. It brought back memories that are still fresh for me when my grandparents died three years ago. Like you said we don't know what lies ahead of us or what 2013 is going to be like. Right now I am just thankful I am here with the family and we got to spend some precious moments together. I count every precious moments with them and cherish them because we don't know what lies ahead of us. Be strong and May you have a wonderful New Year ahead. Once again, I am so sorry.

Patti said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend, Erica. How painful for all of you left behind. I wish you and all of those you care for a much better year ahead.

Mezzy M said...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us....Charles Dickens.

It is amazing how the two can coincide....the best and worst of times. It is bittersweet when you cry tears of joy at new beginnings and tears of sorrow when you stare deep into an abyss. Know that I am thinking of you at this difficult time.

Laura said...

My condolences to both yourself and Vicky. It's such a truly heart breaking thing to happen at this time of year.

Best of luck for the move and I hope you are alright. x

House of Pinheiro said...

Sorry about your loss

Kelly said...

I understand your pain. I lost my partner this year to a ruptured appendix. Losing people is awful. *hug*

Kelly Wayne said...

Thank you for sharing that Erica, it's ironic isn't it, that we almost prematurely celebrate the coming of a new year, unknown as to what awaits us - the good and the bad. It sounds, however, like your special friend left a lasting impression which will forever live on, despite the year's end. Much love for the new year and the new digs xx

jenny_o said...

Erica, so sorry for the loss of your friend. There is no reason for these things; it is simply life. Wishing her family, and you, strength and peace.

Wherethestyledthingsare said...

So sad to hear Erica...I hope that things get better for you all, 32 is so young, such heart break. xoxo

Geminae said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I know how hard that is. Our family lost a close friend about two years ago to suicide. Something about that manner of death is just extra hard to bear.

Congratualtions on your new home. I hope to somday know what that feels like too. :)

Stacey said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you enjoy the break, and that 2013 treats you better. <3

opshopped said...

Erica, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Hold on to the amazing memories that you have of her and I hope that 2013 will give you time to heal xx

Alison said...

So so sorry to hear about your friend, how truly devestating.

Alison
x

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