Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pausing to Remember my Brother


Dear Readers,

I've been struggling with how to let you know the reason for my silence without seeming to be soliciting condolences, but eloquent words are not forthcoming so I'll just blurt it out:  My brother passed away on Tuesday, June 8th. For almost a month prior to that, my head just wasn't into creating new recipes and all the stuff that food bloggers do.  I'm not sure it is yet.  You can see a small tribute to him, if you would like, on my garden blog. The flowers are from my garden. My brother would have liked them.

I suppose I could write and write and write about how I'm feeling right now, and believe me I've got a lot of feelings. But the words won't come and it seems that the process must be silent. So I'll just take the time I need and get back here when I am able.  I know you will understand.

The farmers market is in full swing and produce abounds. I'm sure I'll be cooking soon.



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14 comments:

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Our thoughts are with you.

Tovar said...

So sorry to hear this news, Christine. My heart goes out to you.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you. I know you will always keep him with you, in your heart.
Olga

Peggy said...

Thank you for sharing this very sad news, Christine. Please take all the time you need. Sending warm and loving thoughts to you and your family--

rowena said...

I follow your blog with much pleasure,
Reading about your lost,
I can't imagine how it must feel.
I wish you strength and peace at hart.
Till next time.

Kalyn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your brother. Sending love and healing thoughts. It's a process, so just take the time you need and then come back to the blog whenever you're ready. We will still be here, no matter how long that may take.

katiez said...

Hugs from across the pond...
So sorry....

Peter M said...

Christine, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Take things one day at a time and remember the good times with your brother.

Brittany said...

Sending my thoughts your way, Christine. xo

Simply...Gluten-free said...

I understand how difficult life is for you right now and my heart goes out to you. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Christine said...

It's high time I thanked all you wonderful people for your condolences.
To Lydia, Tovar, Olga, Peggy, Rowena, Kalyn, Katie, Peter, Brittany, and Carol - A big hug to you all for your kind and caring thoughts and best wishes. They really did make me feel better. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Only just read this blog Christine as have been away and I'm really sorry to hear about your brother, thinking of you.
Anne

Christine said...

Thank you Anne. I hope you and your family are well.

Jann said...

Chrisine~ I just read this, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my brother last year, he was 61. I hope you are doing alright. Everyday gets better,I am so sorry,Jann