Sunday, January 1, 2017


Dear friends and fellow bloggers,

I am officially leaving the blogging sphere for a while, maybe forever. I have such limited time, and inspiration has been low. Should either of those things change, I'll reconsider.

I pray something I've said has helped you in real life, and I will occasionally visit to see what's going on in your world. If any of you wish to find me on Facebook, you should be able to.

Till we meet again, Adios.


  1. Oh my goodness, we are twins. I almost wrote the same post and am seriously considering going, as well. Every time I say I will, I end up feeling sad about it and convincing myself to stay. I'll see how the new year shapes up for me. I will miss you and your words. Hope you can still visit me in blogland, if I'm still around. Love you dearly, and you are an inspiration to so many!

  2. I always dislike these goodbyes, but am so glad that you are keeping an open mind, if things should change. Many blessings and, yes, I have appreciated your thoughtful words. Your sister, too?! I seriously pray that this is not catching...

  3. Oh, Gayle! This just broke my heart! I really mean that. You and Dayle have grown dear to my heart...both through your blogs and through your Inner Views. PLEASE stay encouraged, my friend, and please do keep in touch with me. You have my email address if you care to keep in touch. I am not on facebook, but you are always welcome at Homespun Devotions or to email me. I am just so sad and sorry to see you go. Sending you love and hugs! May God be very near to you in this new year. If you are ever in our neck of the woods, please let me know so we can get together. God bless.

  4. Sail on, brave friend.


  5. Im so sorry to see you go. I do understand though. I hope things will change for you because I do do not have Facebook and I will miss you. I really hope Dayle presses on with her blog, I really enjoy your sweet family and wonderful words. Have a blessed, healthy, happy new year!

  6. Gayle, I understand, in way. Sometimes, our lives need to focus on the here and now. I will keep praying for you! I feel drawn towards your family, so saying good-bye has a bit of sadness to it.
    Peace be with you...

  7. You don't know me, but I understand your desire to leave and have privacy. That can be a very good and healing thing.
    I wonder if you might enjoy a book called "Done With The Crying" by Sheri McGregor.
    Also, as I read your blog and understood the large loss in your life of your dear ones, I knew what you were experiencing. I too have faced this along with many other parents I know.
    This type of rejection of parents is a national epidemic being experienced by many, many parents today.
    You haven't failed your child any more than any other parent. We are all imperfect parents. Your child has bought into society's belief that everything is dispensable unless it meets their personal need.
    It is common in a society that has too much too easily.
    When people are in need, they have a strong desire to bond to and keep family connection.
    God knows where you are and He will meet the needs of your heart while He trains your child.
    Go! Enjoy life! There is still so much good left.
    Hopefully you will return and allow us to enjoy and learn from the fruits of this journey. are loved with an everlasting Love, and underneath are the Everlasting Arms.

    Hugs from a blog friend.....