Monday, February 28, 2011

A Sabbatical

Dear friends,
  I can't tell you how much I enjoy writing my blogs, it is a priviledge to know that there are poeple out there who read what I write and that we are participating in each other's lives through letters, mailart and blog entries. I hope that what I am going to say next doesn't cause you to stop checking in on me, you all mean alot to me and getting to know you has been a great joy.
  The last two years have been really hard for my family, my husbands brain issues, a major move from the USA to Costa Rica and then back a year later due to health needs, reverse culture shock (trying to acclimate back to US living hasn't been easy), the death of my dad, and recently another life changing event... I can't seem to get on my feet real well before the next wave comes and knocks me down... I need to find my balance. I am thinking that I may just take some time away, go for a nice long visit to Costa Rica or to visit my long time friend Ketzy in Israel. My dear husband and son have given me their blessing and have assured me that they can hold down the fort while I am gone. Things are still up in the air, I don't really know what I will do, but I am going to put my focus on healing and regaining my sanity. I may be able to write in my blogs and I may not, it really depends on where I am and whether or not I have connectivity. But for now I am going to say that for the next little while I will be incommunicado via the internet. I can take pen and paper where ever I go so I will continue to write to my pen friends, the letters may come in plain envelopes instead of mailart, but I will continue to write.
  I hope that my sabbatical won't interupt my blogging for long, but if it does, please know that I am thinking about you all and that you are in my prayers. And if by chance you are the praying sort... put in a good word or two for me if you think about it!  Hugs to you all and I'll be seeing you in the mail!
P.S. I will leave an update when I know exactly what I'm going to do.


  1. I will be sure to put in a few good words for you! Hope everything goes exactly the way you want it!! Peace!

  2. Take care of yourself. Of course we will say a prayer or 100 for you.

  3. To think: I discovered your blog the week you began your sabbatical! Yes, I am the praying sort, Elle, and the letter-writing sort, too. May I still write even though you're away? My e-mail in Canada is (my blog is called Northern Lights Southern Cross--named after both our spectacular Canadian phenomenon and my favourite African constellation). Drop me a line and I'll send you my snail mail address if you have room for (yet) another pen pal. :)

    in the (not so) mild west

  4. Pen Theif and Country Dirt... Thanks so much for your prayers and encouragement. I will let you know whats up when I know!

  5. EMP, I am glad you found me! I really don't know what I am going to do as of today, but I will be glad to write you. I'll e-mail you for your addy! I look forward to getting to know you better.

  6. I'm happy I've got friends with you. I really enjoyed the lovely letter from you, thank you so much! I just yesterday blogged it in
    I pray you'll find something which helps you to find the balance. Just take your time! Hugs!

  7. Sirpa,
    Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I saw your blog entry and really appreciated you sharing our mail back and forth to each other on your blog. It was very pleasant to see our letters side by side! Take care!