It is not fair.
Life is not fair.
We are safe.
We are healthy.
No one has cancer or a disease.
No one died.
Our marriage is healthy and strong, so are our jobs, business and home life.
So you don’t need to start guessing away at the why. Trust me though, it has to be done.
The reasons are complicated, ugly and grueling. It is due to circumstances far beyond the prairie and far beyond our control.
It is heartbreaking for me in many levels, through many layers. I am sorry, so sorry it has to be this way. We all are sorry because it shouldn’t have to be.
And for me, who has preached just in the last week about being transparent to not give anymore explanation that that, I am also sorry.
1. You have met me in real life.
This makes me sad because I have some fabulous blogger friends who I have never met face to face. However I will still follow your blogs and comment frequently. You also can follow me via Twitter.
2. You love our family and are reading this blog to keep in contact and connected with us.
The whole purpose of why I ever started blogging on December 4, 2007 was simply to show my parents, a few family members and friends our house building process. Then five days after my first blog entry, I had a baby, Miss E. Through that experience, my blogging was birthed at the same time. I did not know how my blogging would evolve into a passion and hobby. It has connected me, opened my eyes, expanded my thinking and made me think through situations that I would have never known if it weren’t for this public blog. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am grateful. I am thankful. But I am sad.
If you meet the above two criteria, please send me an email. Sometime in the next ten days, I will email you an invitation to privately follow this blog.
Whether you the meet the private blog “criteria” or not…can you please, please, pretty please do me a favor?
I am going to print a series of books of the Pinke Post over the past three years for my family to thumb through and remember for years to come.
I would hugely appreciate if you would please leave a comment in this post and tell me a favorite photo, post or reason why you have enjoyed the Pinke Post. I will include all comments on this last post in my blogger book.
And if you won’t be reading the Pinke Post beyond today, from the bottom of my heart, let me say one more time…thank you.
Thanks for sharing our tiny corner of the prairie with us via the Pinke Post. You can still get your slice of prairie life via my mom’s fabulous farm blog, GriggsDakota. Please follow it and once it awhile I might just show up on there.
Thanks for your prayers. Thanks for your friendship and encouragement. Thanks for making me laugh and cry.
Thank you. God Bless.