Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Thank You...

No really, I mean thank you, to all of you who have been so supportive of my etsy shop and who leave wonderful comments that lift me up every day. I haven't said anything before, but times are a little tough here in Michigan. The economy is in the toilet and dear husbands hours have been cut. Drastically. God has taken care of us in so many ways in the past few weeks. I never cease to be amazed at how God cares for and provides for us. Little things, like the vacuum cleaner dying last Wednesday and getting an anonymous Meijer gift card in the mail Thursday for just the amount needed to replace it. The response to the fun little hearts in my etsy shop! And today, I got a second part time job which means I will be going to my day job at the school for 3 1/2 hours and then straight to a receptionist job until 8 pm at night. It will be a bit tough to get used to but I know it is only temporary and once again, God has provided in a time of need.
I will still be making my little hearts and I will have some back in the shop this weekend some time. With the hours I will be working it may be difficult for me to post as often as I should and it may be hard for me to visit you all every day or reply as often as I have in the past. I know that is considered "rude" in blogland, but please bear with me. I will be back to normal in a couple months. You won't be forgotten, I will still be stopping by, but with limited time you may not hear from me as much. So thanks, it doesnt seem like enough to say but there it is. You never know when a kind comment is just what someone needs to brighten their day. You have all brightened mine:>)

36 comments:

  1. Isn't it funny how things turn out ok in the end. the hearts you have been making are beautiful.
    Good luck with the new job.
    Take care.
    Alison

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  2. Ooh! This heart is wonderful too! You know, I have become a huge fan of your hearts! The first now hangs in my dining room and the second is on our bedroom door knob. I think I will have to have more soon!
    And your tags are so sweet and dear. Thank you so, so much. I have taken my pictures of the packages and items but so want to get pictures of them is *use* I am still decorating for Valentine's Day! I will enjoy posting your things for all to see.

    You have such a wonderful attitude about life and yes, we all go through tough times. But we do not always handle it as with the grace that you are doing. I will keep you in my prayers and I know you will be just fine.

    You are a blessing!

    Hugs,
    Sue

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  3. roz_etta@yahoo.comFebruary 7, 2008 at 2:50 AM

    Well, God Bless You!

    ~elaine~

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  4. Here's praying things will ease up soon. You are an admirable gal to know what needs to be done and just do it! We'll be here whenever you get a chance to say "Hi". ((hugs)) Rosie

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  5. Kathy,
    Just came over from Mary's to enjoy more of your adorable hearts. Very beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  6. (((Kathy))))
    Keep the faith and know that you are loved - we'll be here for you no matter how busy you are.

    Love,
    Kim

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  7. Kathy, It's admirable that you're doing what you feel you need to do to help your family. Your priorities are right on and I wouldn't worry about blogland!

    Your hearts are really wonderful and I wish you luck with your new job!

    Manuela

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  8. Those hearts and the way you photograph them have me stopping by often! I will eventually end up with one I hope :) Hey...my paypal is empty but if you want to make me a heart (your choice) I'll send you a check!
    I hope your new job goes well Kathy :)

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  9. I am so in luv with your hearts...I think it is my new collection!
    Congratulations on your second job...just don't wear yourself out...I will pray for strength for you and your family to get thru a rough time.
    I am watching your shop like a hawk for new hearts!
    hugs, bj

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  10. There are so many lovely things to look at here on your blog -I've really enjoyed my visit!

    Stop by sometime if you get a chance.

    Susan

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  11. He is not called our Provider for nothing!!! May you be a big blessing on your new job.
    Susan

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  12. I know how hard things can get sometimes. We do what we have to do to get through. I look back on those hard times with gratitude because those were the times where we really learned to rely on our Provider.

    I love your hearts!

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  13. Well, here is a little something I would like to invite you to...

    You are invited to a World-Wide Giveaway. How nice...just in time for Valentine’s Day. Stop by my post today and leave a comment to enter mine, and follow the yellow brick road to the links to skatey-eight bloggers from around the world who are participating. Have a lovely day. Blessings, Karen

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  14. Thinking about you! You have the right attitude and you'll make it!
    Blessings,

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  15. We'll be here when you get time to get back!! Congratulations on your new job! It's amazing how God provides just what we need!
    Barbara

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  16. Kathy - You will always be welcome to drop in when you get a chance. You can come here for hugs and support. In the middle of the new schedule don't forget to take a few deep breaths and take care of yourself. Your hearts are just gorgeous. I would love to buy every one of them!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. I look forward to checking in often and see how you're doing.

    Blessings to you,
    ~Adrienne~

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  17. Kathy, stop by whenever you can..I'm off to visit your shop again - I know I need one of those hearts. I hope your new job helps but don't wear yourself out. I'll keep you in my prayers..

    Michelle

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  18. im sorry for the hard times..but happy for you with the job. i pray it all works out and I know it will. He takes care of those who love him. The hearts are so special and I know with each one there is much love.

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  19. Hi Kathy, take good care of yourself, visit when you can, we will be here for you.
    I'm sad that this is a rough time, but happy about your new job. I know everything will be alright.
    You will be in my prayers. Hugs, Linda

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  20. Well I hope you enjoy your new position, Kathy! You're a joy to hear from!

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  21. Good morning, little friend...just wanted to stop and say that I am thinking of you this morning. Things are going to be fine for you and your family....your attitude is so perfect and I know things will ease up for you soon.
    Sending hugs and kisses to you, bj

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  22. Kathy,
    Thanks for stopping by...I will be thinking of you working two jobs and the etsy shop too! Take care of yourself! Your hearts are just darling and your blog is lovely...
    Annie

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  23. Hi Kathy
    I would like to wish you everything much property!
    Also in Germany the life is sometimes very hard - is the time of the technology...
    All love Barbara

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  24. Dear Kathy,
    You could never be considered rude! I am so glad that you were able to get the other job at this time when you need it most. I will treasure every visit I have with you during this busy time of yours!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  25. Oh Kathleen! I'm sorry to hear about your situation; but, you know we are always being watched over. What we think may be difficult is just something sent our way to make us stronger. Remember...it always works out in the end. And my heavens...I will not think it rude to not blog as often as you might like. I'm just glad that you were able to get another job...just remember to take care of yourself through this little bump in the road! Your friend...Alice

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  26. One more thing...I went to your etsy and there aren't anymore hearts. I'll be back again soon to take another peek at your etsy shop. Way to go...you're hearts have been selling great!

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  27. I am wishing you and hubby all of the best!

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  28. I wish you all the best with your new challenges. You are right, things always work out somehow even when the future seems dismal. So happy to see you're staying positive and I'll have to check out your etsy shop.

    Have a great weekend,
    Jen

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  29. One thing I've learned about our blog friends is, they don't give up on you. You can disappear for weeks and then you get one or two little emails saying "we miss you" or "we're thinking about you" and it's all you need to get back to the business of blogging. Your friends will be checking in on you; we're not going anywhere. Everything will work out.

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  30. Your hearts are so beautiful! I wish you much success...Deb

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  31. Dear Kathy, you know we are a HUGE fan of your huggable hearts and of your own heart :) Sweet lady take care of yourself, and never worry about being 'rude' you could never be rude!! We will all be here waiting when you can say hello from time to time. Your are always in our thoughts :) Jenn and Jacqui

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  32. I understand the difficulty of hard times and admire your ability to hang in there and make the best of things! Take care and don't feel obligated to blog or visit. I'm sure everyone will still be around to encourage you when you DO have time.
    Blessings,
    Melissa

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  33. Isn't it amazing how God provides? Sometimes it's like a movie with the hero showing up just in the nick of time. Things will turn around soon. Just hang in there.

    I'm where you are in not having time to blog, read everyone's blog or respond when they've left comments on mine. I don't like it, but sometimes we just can't get around to it all. I'm taking tonight and trying to catch up on my blog reading.

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  34. Kathy, sending you hugs and hoping you are adjusting to your new work schedule. I love the way you pictured your hearts while holding them. Really nice!

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  35. Dear Kathy,
    I'm just now catching up with so many people, so I'm sorry I didn't comment sooner. Please don't feel obliged to visit every day; we all understand, and will continue to stop by here and say "hello."

    Sending you lots of hugs from snowy NJ.
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  36. I arrived here via the Little Red House site and was very moved by this post. Your little etsy pieces are simply enchanting.

    Please, I don't expect you to visit my site. Just know that I was touched by what I've read.

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