The Vintage Soul is a Very Gentle Soul

Monday, September 19, 2011

Stepping Away...

An absentee blogger for quite some time now  ..

but i dislike loose ends.

So it is with a very heavy heart that I find it necessary to formally
step away.

I'll be taking an indefinite break from this beautiful land of blogs.

Life has suddenly and undeniably shifted my focus.

My full and undivided focus.

Very serious and far more important matters are calling ...

... matters of the heart

of home  ...

and, primarily, matters concerning my dear husband, Mark.

The one~and~only forever love of my life has fallen ill.

Very, very ill.

Suddenly.   Seriously.


There is a part of  "in sickness and in health"

that one simply cannot plan for ..

 or prepare for ..

or comprehend.

It is purely in God's strength

that we must

~ each ~


to the end.

I do sincerely hope to return here one day.

I just cannot know.

Yet what I can know ..

is that


in my world

will ever

be the same


Please ...   tell the ones that you Love
you Love them.

For me.

Thank You for the sweet memories.

My Heartfelt Best ~

Sweet  Sage 


  1. I will lift you both up in my prayers.......Know God is with you every step of the way! HUGS!

  2. Been thinking of you dear friend, wishing to hear, but knowing of your troubles, you would come 'round in time, only you know your heart, we can only send blessings from afar.

    My best hopes to you and your husband, the Universe is watching and will strong sister, you are loved!!!


  3. Oh my sweet one, I am so sorry. I understand completely for your need to leave for a time. Know that I will still be thinking of you and carry you in my heart and prayers. I know I have not been around commenting much. I too have needed to blog less. But even so, you are one of those blog 'friends' that I carry in my thoughts often. You are the one who softened my heart to open the door to let a kitty in. My daughter thanks you for that! We love our sweet Lily Monet to pieces. I hope you will try to do all that is most important to you and your husband at this time. Try to do those things that you enjoy or have been wanting to do for so long. Take the time to breath in life fully. Gentle hugs to you. ox

  4. So very sorry for the suffereing you all are going through, life sure can be hard sometimes. Good thoughts are sent your way.

  5. My heart goes out to you Kim and I send you strength, hope and love. I am only an email away if you need someone to listen. Hope to "see" you again soon...all my best to you and your husband.
    Take care,

  6. Knowing the burdens you were already carrying, this deeply saddens my heart. Please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do to help you out, please do not hesitate to let me know. Hugs!

  7. There is noone who says it better than YoU! I love you and I know you are able to wade through the unthinkable. For I know YoUr heart. CeCe

  8. Dear Sweet Kim~ So you know I am thinking of you and your dear husband, and sending you love. You always have a friend... ~Mandy

  9. You will be in my thoughts and prayers Sweet Sage. May the God of hope, comfort and love, wrap his arms around you and your dear husband in this time of trial. May your strength come from Him. He is still the God of hope and miracles! I will be thinking of you in the days to come! If you need someone to talk to or just to encourage you, please feel free to e-mail me @
    Much love and prayers . . . Saralee

  10. Hello,
    I visited your blog today- I saw you on 'Uniquely Ella.' Your photos are beautiful, and I love vintage. I especially like the old photos. The picture of the girl with the veil is exquisite. The sayings that you have on here are charming. Me and my daughters started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is lovely and it made me smile today. Hope to hear from you, and have a lovely evening.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  11. This is my first time to your blog,I just rec ently went through a seriously ill time with my sister.. I know how horribly hard this is. I am so sorry, but you will pull strengths from places you never know you had. I sure wish blessings for you and yours

  12. I have always found great comfort and love from your blog. You have always shared photos that can make me smile and remember better times. Now during this difficult time, let those around you carry you in their comfort and love. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. You will be missed dear Sweet Sage... Debra

  13. Kim~ I think of you often. I hope you are taking good care of yourself. Love you~ Mandy


thank you for your kind thoughts!