Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Climb Out Of The Valley - Creative Monday Linky

     My decision to start this blog was always with an intention to share ways to heal after loss. Anyone who has lost someone knows how difficult it is to cope and I am glad that in various ways I have been able to share how I have faced this challenge. I thank Peggy Sweeney of The Sweeney Alliance for giving me an opportunity to share my article The Climb Out Of The Valley in the February issue of the newsletter Journeys Through Grief.  

 
     Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy H-J's Thoughts where you can link up all your creative posts.
1. Link up your Crafty, Recipe, DIY, Fashion, Creative writing, Photo, Family Tutorials, Favourite, Helpful, Make-up, Outfit or anything creative posts here...
2. Link as many posts up as you like.
3. Please visit a few posts and leave comments.
4. It would be great if you could grab the Creative Monday button and place it somewhere on your blog.
5. We would love for you to follow some way by GFC,Google+,Facebook, Twitter or Email.
Happy Creative Monday and have a great week.     

28 comments:

Sandee said...

You did a great tribute to three family members Judy. Beautiful.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Sandee! Enjoy the rest of your day.

Winnie said...

Thank you for the party Judy

Your blog is a positive way to deal with your pain. to heal and to honor your love-ones
I salute you

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Winnie! Have yourself a great Monday.

mail4rosey said...

Of course I have nothing creative to link (oh Judy, I need a creative bone in my body, I really do...a blogger who doesn't craft, eesh), but I did just read your story and it was very good! Thank you for sharing it.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments about my story mail4rosey. No problem about not having anything to link. You have a very interesting blog. Have a wonderful week.

Maria said...

Judy, your article was so touching and beautiful! I loved reading about your journey and how you've dealt with the losses in your life. You are such a strong woman and I admire the way you always remember the people you love in your life...the way you express yourself through your photos and words and the kind-hearted person you are.
Thank you so much for sharing!
I hope your weekend was wonderful and that you're enjoying a relaxing Sunday night! Sending lots of love your way! Xoxox
Maria

amy mayen said...

Judy, thanks for sharing with us. It's hard to talk about personal things- you are courageous & I'm sure helping many people.

Ceri G said...

Hi there, Im your new follower from the blog hop!
Http://www.curvyguruceri.com/
Xxx

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Ceri G! Have a good Monday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Amy. Have a good day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments Maria. I really appreciate your friendship and encouragement. I am so happy we met through blogging. My weekend was okay and I am looking forward to a good week.I wish you, Steve and Beano a great week. Lots of Love, Friendship and Best Wishes always.

Katherines Corner said...

a beautiful tribute post my friend. Hugs, P.S. thank you for hosting happy Monday!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Katie! Hugs to you too. Have a wonderful Monday.

Claire Justine said...

You had done a great job Judy... Thanks for co hosting :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clairejustine! It is always great to be co-hosting.

alissa apel said...

Such a very important purpose for a blog to have! Your loses are great! I think writing is a very positive way to heal.

There's a nonprofit Organization right down the street called The Centering Corporation. They have councilors and books to help with grieving. I volunteered for it once. It was so great. The event I helped with was for kids that lost someone. They do help adults to. I cried so much that day. We made pillows out of their old t-shirts, we let butterflies go, made memory boxes and more. The story that got me the most was a boy that got in a car wreck with his dad. The dad passed away, but the 4 year old had to go get help. He ran in a yard that had a dog, which he was afraid of to get help. He was hurt himself. It was so sad. It was great to know that we were helping them make things to help the grieving process.

In my family my mom, sister and nephew carry a rare chromosome issue called Trisomy 18. We've lost 3 babies from it. My youngest nephew is living with what the hospital calls "not compatible with life". He'll be 2 in June. It's hard to know how to grieve with a baby because I watched them be born and then I watched them die. I never knew their personalities.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for the information you shared here Alissa. Writing has proven to be so therapeutic for me. It is wonderful that you were able to volunteer for the Centering Corporation. By the way, I wonder if this is the same Centering Corporation that has a publication called Grief Digest. I had an article published in one of their magazines. Support from others is so essential when persons suffer loss. I am sorry to hear of the loss that you have faced with your family. It must be hard to see a baby come in the world and then die. Take care.

Lisa said...

Thanks for hosting! Your story is just beautiful and very touching.

Andrea said...

cool party, I will join next time!!

Mamal Diane said...

I think you do a wonderful job expressing yourself. Thanks for hosting my friend :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

I look forward to your link next week Andrea! Have a good day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Diane! Have a great Tuesday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Lisa! Have a good day.

Jenny said...

New follower! Thanks for sharing your story. Blogging is an amazing outlet.

Following from the blog hop! :)
http://aworldofcrafts.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Jenny! I will follow back.

Lisa Lynn said...

Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you tomorrow on the next Creative HomeAcre hop!
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-4.html

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are welcome Lisa Lynn. I will be sure to link up again tomorrow.

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