March 7, 2012

I'm Back

Here I am...

Back after a much needed and unexpected blog break.  I've struggled with where to start again.  There have been several blog posts that I've started but never finished.  

A day after my last blog post I lost my Dad unexpectedly.  It knocked the wind out of my sails.  My Dad loved reading my blog and the thought of posting something that he wouldn't see was too much for me.  I know my Dad wouldn't want me to give up my blog, so I won't.  I need to dust off my camera and get back to it.  

I miss my Dad more than words can say.  He was amazing.  Brilliant, humble, loving, caring... the list could go on forever.  He was the most selfless person I've ever known.  Always looking out for his family and others.

Life is fragile.  Be sure to let those close to you know they are loved.

I'll be back soon with a new post.



17 comments:

Jes said...

You've been missed, and I'm so sorry for your loss. I thought of emailing you to see if everything was alright, but with blogging, it's kind of a start and stop, love and hate sometimes.

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

Hi Emily - I'm was so happy to see your post pop up in my Google reader. I'm really glad you've decided to come back.
Hugs,
Alissa

CAS said...

Sometimes we just need those breaks, and most especially after a family crisis. So glad you are back.

In just scrolling your sidebar, I noticed your pic of Joe's Farm Grill. We live just a couple of miles from there & think it's such a fun place to hang out. When we first decided to move to this area, we looked for a home in Agritopia (the quaint little neighborhood sitting just next to Joe's), but there wasn't anything available that would work for us. We are still close enough to visit though!
CAS

Traci said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. My dad died in October and I miss him a lot and think about him constantly.
I am glad to see you back blogging. I had a difficult time writing after my dad died too. So I wrote about him.
Hope to see more of you soon.
Traci

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Emily!!!!
I'm missed you!! It's so good to see you back! :)
We're keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers!

Bev :)

the cape on the corner said...

i'm so so sorry for your loss. sadly, i know just how you're feeling...my dad passed away in august, and it's been so ridiculously hard. i'm sure your dad knew how much he meant to you, and would be glad you feel ready to blog.

Greta said...

So excited to see your blog at the TOP of my blog list! Glad you're back at it.

Rachelle said...

Welcome back to the blog world, Emily! You have been greatly missed. Your blog is one of my favorites and I see I'm not alone.

So very sorry for your huge loss. You make your Dad proud by using your talents and sharing your life with the world.

Love you!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So sorry for your loss and so glad you are back. Looking forward to your posts.

misc.alaina said...

I am sorry to hear about your loss. Your dad really sounds like an amazing man, and I am sure he would be proud that you are picking up blogging again. So glad you are rejoining the blogging world!!

Rachelle said...

P.S. How's Stanley? And, what good food have you been eating lately? I need inspiration! :o)

Wendy said...

Emily,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Hugs to you.
I look forward to seeing your photo's and reading your stories. You have been missed in blog world and happy to see you pop up in google reader tonight!!
Wendy

Brenda said...

Emily, I'm so very sorry about your Dad. Welcome back.......

Linda (: said...

I loved your post, Emily. Looks like everyone has missed you dearly!!

Debbiedoo's said...

Hi Emily...I am so sorry to hear of the unexpected loss of your Dad. You were lucky to have such an amazing Father, who read your blog too. Welcome back, he would want you to post your amazing pictures and recipes and things that you share.

Deepak said...

Really your blog is so beautiful.
Ilike it.

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The Starr Family said...

Emily.. I've been taking a break myself and thought I'd check to see if you are indeed back! I'm so encouraged to see you posting your little heart out... fab recipes/pics and all!

I'm proud of you girl, what a treasure you surely were and are to your father!