It amazes me how just when you think your life is going smoothly; in a wonderful, peaceful direction where you are enjoying your family, creations and life in general, God throws you a curveball. My husband and I, along with our children keep a very busy, fulfilling schedule, with our work, our family, our kids activities and our social obligations. We always have a lot of “balls in the air” as the saying goes and that is normal for us. It is when a higher power throws that extra ball into the mix, the preverbial “curveball” is when things can change; drastically and unexpectedly. We were thrown 3. It is these “curveballs” that we were thrown that has been the source of my noticable absence.
Within a months time we lost 3 family members. Two of which were in one day. No matter if the bandaid is ripped off quickly or slowly, death is never easy. Dealing with grief and loss all while trying to maintain some sense of normality for our children (and ourselves) has been quite an undertaking. It has taken us a couple of months to reorganize and recover to get back into “our normal” but we did it and are all doing well and living life again while maintaining our crazy schedules.
We are looking forward to a wonderful summer with more book signings for my husband’s new book (Defending a Monster), summer camp for our 5 year old, spending time with our 19 year old while she’s home from college, and finishing and creating new designs for Designs by dVa. We may even squeeze a vacation in there as well.
I want to thank everyone who stood by and supported us these past few months through difficult moments. Kind words and blessings go a long way and warms the heart.
Wishing everyone a wonderful summer!