Sunday, November 29, 2015

Update on My Absence...

It's been a little over a week since I've posted and I know many of you who follow me and my almost daily posts are probably wondering where I've been. I wish I could say that I've been away on an exciting vacation or journey...but I can't.

My family received some very, very sad news a week ago...and I'm just not ready to "talk" about it yet. We are all heartbroken and unbelievably sad. I will be posting occasionally, but for now, not as frequently. Until I am ready and able to say more, I would like to ask you to please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers...and one more thing; tell your loved ones how much you love them because none of us ever know what tomorrow will bring.

With love...Ayla

42 comments:

Eileen Vogel said...

My heart is heavy as I read this. You give so much to us all Ayla, I most certainly will keep you and your family in my prayers. Holiday time is difficult enough without more.

Stephanie Trahd said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Ayla. Sharing all of your stories have made me feel like we're 'friends' ... and my heart goes out to you. Hugs!

Patti Shank said...

We are with you, caring. This year has brought similar instances in my family and I send love.

olga said...

Ayla, you and your family are in my prayers. This life is one long test and part of that test is never knowing when it will be our turn or the turn of a loved one to "go the way of all the world". God bless you.

http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/approaching-death.htm

Peg said...

Ayla, I am so sorry to hear of your difficult situation. I am keeping you in my thoughts. Thank you for all you do for us.

CyberSis said...

Dear Ayla,

Take all the time you need. Wishing all the best for you and your family. Many thoughts and prayers are going out for you. Take care, dear friend. We will be here when you get back.

Kathy

Becky @ Becky's Place said...

Thinking of you and your family right now.

Marie S. said...

Prayers to you and your family for strength during this difficult time.

Charlotte Moore said...

I am so sorry for the sad news you all received. Sometimes life has some heart breaking things to deal with. I just figured with the holidays everyone was busy. GOD is able to do above and beyond anything we could ask. May GOD be ever present with you all at this time.

Charlotte Moore said...

I am so sorry for the sad news you all received. Sometimes life has some heart breaking things to deal with. I just figured with the holidays everyone was busy. GOD is able to do above and beyond anything we could ask. May GOD be ever present with you all at this time.

Anonymous said...

This must be so hard. Sending you hugs.

Amy said...

So sorry for your loss. Lifting you up now. Praying for comfort and peace.

Sami said...

So sorry to hear you're going through a tough time Ayla. A big hug and take all the time you need to recover xxx

Irene Rhein said...

Sorry to hear of your sad news. May your family stay strong during this time. @irene

LeighZ said...

I'm so sorry to hear your family has received bad news. You are all in my prayers. May God comfort you in this tough time. xoxo

M.Caker said...

Thinking of you and praying for you and your family

Karen said...

Praying for you and your family.

Sabine said...

Dear Ayla,
Very sorry to hear that you are going through difficult times. Sending you hugs and strength. Hang in there.
Sabine

Carolyne said...

Sorry to hear that you and your family are hurting. Sending hugs from Ontario Canada.

Luna Fiber said...

I'm sorry to hear of rough times for you--you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort in your heart. Joanne Seale

Ginny said...

I'm so sorry and have you in my prayers!

Kath said...

Thinking of you and your family in your difficult time.

Cathy Weil said...

If ever anyone doubts that strong relationships can be forged online (thinking of the dating sites,) they should just follow YOU to see how much you can connect with someone you've never even met. I just learned your name was Ayla - such a pretty name! You have made my grain free journey effortless and fun, and I choose the blog vs pinterest because I love your chatty style and commentary. Whatever you are going through, you know that you have HUNDREDS, perhaps even THOUSANDS, of friends online who may not have commented but are nonetheless thinking and praying for you and your family in this time of crisis and sadness. Take all the time you need and don't worry about us - but we'll all be waiting to hear if and how we can help. Cathy Weil

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thank ALL OF YOU for the kind words and remarks. It means more than you will ever know. ❤️

Anonymous said...

Your recipes have given me wonderful meals these past few years. I reaching out to you and saying thanks.
We have all had these events which turn our life upside down. Sometimes we are able to overcome them and go back to our routines. Sometimes we have to carve out a new life and daily routine. With love in your heart, you can do anything! With your healthy way of eating, at least you are better able to cope with the stress. Praying for you and yours.

Kathleen Norris said...

I am so sorry for the heartbreak your family is going through. I am sending only good thoughts and holding you and yours in my heart.

Anonymous said...

Prayers to you and your family in this time of sorrow. Have faith knowing that our situations here are just temporary, as we will all be together again, whole, healed and in God's loving eternal heavenly home. Life is a "flash of light in the dark of night." But our heavenly home is eternal. God bless.

Demetris Pierson said...

I swear you are the only person online who moves my heart to post a comment. My first post was on a Honeyville recipe you created and posted and now this. My friend...my heart goes out to you and your family in this very difficult time. I am sending prayers into the universe on your behalf and positive vibes your way. Blessings.....

unter der laterne said...

Dear, dear Ayla, you are such a wonderful and giving person, although I have never been fortunate to meet you in person, I have felt your warmth when I told you about my physical problems. You always embraced everything I shared with you, like old friends do . Everybody should be so lucky to have a person like you in their lives. So now you encounter sadness in your life and I give you a heartfelt hug and wish I could make everything less painful for you! We all love you and maybe that sentiment will lessen your pain. You will be in my thoughts and prayers !
Your Barbara.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks to all. <3

Irene said...

Thinking and praying for you and believing that God's perfect peace will surround you and yours! ~Irene C.

Copper River Salmon said...

Ayla - Hope you can feel the love all the way from Cordova. Thinking of you all. <3 from the Copper River Salmon ladies.

Copper River Salmon said...

Ayla - Hope you can feel the love all the way from Cordova! <3 from the Copper River Salmon ladies.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks so much Irene and Copper River Salmon ladies. <3

Chris said...

So very sorry you are having a tough time in your lives. So many of us have been through it and know how hard it is. We are thinking of you and send hugs and love your way.

royebeth said...

Oh Ayla I'm so very sorry to hear about your sadness abd heartbreak. I wish I could give you a long, tight hug. Know you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Roye said...

Oh Ayla I'm so very sorry to hear of your sadness and heartbreak. I wish I could give you a long, tight hug. Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Roye

michelle said...

I'm praying for you and your family's strength and guidance from the Lord God. Thank you for being so giving of your talents here on your blog. I so appreciate you, even though you don't know me! Christmas Blessings and Peace.

joseph wolpin said...

I only know you from your posts, your posting of the sudden loss of your mom touched me. I am very sorry for your loss. Your pain, in time will lessen, your love will last forever.

Joseph.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
The same thing happened to my older brother a couple of years agao. He went to the ER
with bad back pains and was given the same news as your mother. He passed in about three weeks. He never had any clue like your mother. You recipes have all been wonderful. Thank you so much. I pray that the Lord will heal you pain.

Anonymous said...

Ayla, my thoughts and prayers are with you, from South Africa, in this new year of 2016.