Well... 2017


It's way past the time for an update ☺ Happy New Year to you♥
So much has been going on and has changed since I last posted. And because I really want to make this blog a space of fun and inspiration... I had to take a break that I didn't plan on taking. My mind was in a different place- A place where I had to be searching for reasons to smile each morning.

A beloved member of my family died on New Year's Eve, and that same evening was spent in the hospital with my sick brother. 

It has been tough... It has been crazy... And I tend to go silent when situations are extremely challenging. I apologise about that♥

But in other news... I have a lot to be grateful for!

It's a New Year after all ♥  And I plan to make it a wonderful year, come what may☺ 

Thanks for your sweet comments on my last post♥
And thanks for understanding ♥ I hope you do ☺

How has it been so far for you? 

I wish you peace, joy, love, good health and prosperity for 2017☺

Hugs & Love,
Summer


36 comments

  1. Oh dear Summer, I am so sorry to hear of your loss and of your brother in hospital at the same time, I hope your brother is recovering now.
    I have been wondering why you hadn't been posting, pleased you're now feeling ready to get back into your blogging. I wish you a happy year!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to read about your loss and then your brother being in hospital - I do hope he is now recovering ok.

    I hope the remainder of 2017 is a good one for you.

    At the moment the UK is experiencing some very cold winter weather ... so it's warming cups of soup all round!

    Take care

    All the best Jan

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  3. I too wondered why you were not posting. It can be hard to deal when life throws you a curve. So sorry for your loss and I hope your brother is getting better. Stay strong!

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  4. So sorry that your New Year is not getting off to a good start. Here's hoping it gets better for you. Janice

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  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your brother is feeling better. I also hope your year gets better. XO

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  6. Sorry to hear of your loss. I hope 2017 brings you happiness.

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope things are better for you in 2017.

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  8. I'm so sorry, Summer. I'll be thinking of you and wishing you sweet blessings for the New Year.

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  9. Sincere condolences and praying your brother is on the mend. Take care.

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  10. Summer, I extend my deepest love for your loss. I am so sorry about all that has happened recently in your life. I am so glad you reached out to us so we can send love and positive energy your way. Yes blogs can be filled with lovely things, but the blogs that are about real life are the best.
    Sending you a hug,
    Meredith

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  11. you were missed.
    hearts are with you.
    you're such a beautiful cheerful soul.
    wishing you and those you love only well now in this new year. xo

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  12. {{{{Summer}}}} keeping you in prayer...I am so sorry for your loss...I was going to send out a search party for you, wink and smiling.

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  13. Ive been wondering where youve been. So sorry for your loss.
    Im the same way. I like to blog happy stuff though I will vent sometimes. But when my post are still, its ususally my mood.
    Keep your chin up.
    Lisa

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  14. Sorry to hear of your loss. Hope your brother is feeling better. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

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  15. I am so deeply, deeply sorry for your loss. Sending (((hugs))) Praying your brother is ok. Being a Libra like you, I totally understand about "going silent when things aren't good", I am the same. (((hugs))) catchatwithcarenandcody

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  16. Summer, I am so sorry for your loss and I do hope that your brother has recovered. There is a lot of sickness around. xo Laura

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  17. Oh Summer... I am extremely sorry for your loss, you are right though we have to move past it and find a way to be grateful and love... Grief is such a terrible emotion to deal with, there is always a way out. I wishing you much love and peace this year xox

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  18. The death of a loved one hurts and can make us feel numb or like someone has kicked the stuffing out of us and can take a bloody long time to recover from, take life one day at a time and fake it till its real

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  19. I'm sorry. What a rough start to the new year. Hoping for some joy I this year for you. Loosing someone is just hard.

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  20. I'm so sorry for your loss of your family member.. And for your brother. I hope he is on recovery. Sending warm thoughts to you. xo

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  21. I too am so sorry for your loss. Hope your brother is well again.
    God bless you in this new year.

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  22. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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  23. Oh Summer I feel sorry for your lost!!!
    Hope to read from you soon.
    Love

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  24. Oh Summer, I am so sorry for you loss and for this difficult time you are going through. No need to apologise for being silent, it is fully understandable.
    I wish you a very happy and healthy 2017. Hugs xxx

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  25. So sorry to hear about your loss. Huge hugs to you. I can understand about the blog. I am a huge believer in that if your heart or the right reason for doing something isn't in the right place well... best to step back. From the comments above you have great support from the blogging community. Send you brother well wishes. ♡♡♡

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  26. Hi Summer - so sorry to hear of your loss. I am so glad to see you back again. I missed your sunny, thoughtful posts. Stay well, my friend, to you and your family. Sending warm hugs your way.

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  27. Summer, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope your brother is doing well and that the new year brings you smiles.

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  28. I think we all take breaks from time to time. I am trying so hard to getting back to posting on my own blog but it's not easy getting back into the swing of things. I'm so sorry to read of your loss and that your brother has been ill... may it all go smoothly for the rest of the year with lots of opportunities for happy thoughts.

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  29. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your family member. I hope your brother is doing well now!
    Sometimes I 'go silent' too as I deal with 'things'. It is an ok way to cope and process.
    Glad to see you're back online...

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  30. I'm so very sorry to hear your sad news, Summer. Certainly not the way you want to see in the new year and I can only hope that 2017 brings you many smiles as you walk through your loss. Sending wishes of peace and healing.

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  31. I'm really ever so sorry to hear about your loss, it's never easy loosing a family member. Praying for the healing of your brother also.

    Wishing that 2017 is a positive and happy year for you and your family.

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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  32. I'm so sorry for your loss Summer. 2016 was a tough year for a lot of us. I'm hoping 2017 will be better!

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  33. Summer, I am catching up on some blogs I have missed for a couple months. I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope the New Year helps you to feel joyful. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  34. I am so sorry for your loss...and for your brother being ill.

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  35. Summer, I'm so sorry to hear about your dear loved one and brother. I was wondering how you were doing, now I know. I tend to quiet myself also when difficult times occur.

    I hope the new year is being kind to you and many blessings come your way this year, Summer.

    ~Sheri

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  36. Hi Summer, sorry to hear about your loss and your brother... how are you doing? I go quiet too sometimes... hope you and your family are coping xx

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