Family Leave

Family Leave

I’m sitting here right now trying to decide how much of our personal life I want to share online, but I feel like I need to give some explanation for our actions. Our family is going through a difficult time right now, and it is impossible trying to keep a quality online presence while we are entrenched in a family crisis. Had we known what the near future had in store for us, we would never have opened our shop right now.

My father has Alzheimer and this week we are transitioning him into a home. The hurt goes beyond words and there are many things we need to do as a family over the next few weeks to make this happen and to help him and my mother adjust.

Instead of trying to keep up with everything, with our hearts and minds somewhere else, we decided we need to walk away from Wee Folk Art… the blog, Facebook and the shop… for the time being. We will leave the site up so everyone can still use the our patterns and curriculum.

Our plan is to return to Wee Folk Art when we have all made the necessary adjustments. In the meantime, we hope you will still find inspiration in our site. It has been a labor of love and it will give us great joy to know that it is still being used in our absence.

Fondly,

Kimara  

Kimara

49 Comments

    1. Thinking of you and your family as you deal with this. What a struggle. Sending you thoughts of strength.

    2. Wishing you and your family many blessings. Thank you for all you do. Your fans will still be here!

  1. i am so sorry for what you are having to deal with right now. may this all go smoothly. i will keep you in my thoughts, ((hug))

  2. Kimara..sending you strength, love and kind thoughts during this time of change…good when you can give it the kind of time it needs..Blessings to you and yours…Rebekah

  3. God bless you all in this very challenging time…
    Terri A.

  4. Definitely in my thoughts and prayers. We went through the same situation with my mother last year as she had MS. Take all the time you need to make sure you are happy with his arrangements, that he is happy with his arrangements. That everyone is okay as you can be at this time. Bless you and your family.

  5. Prayers and positive thoughts for your family as you journey down this road.(((((hugs)))))

  6. Family is the only thing that is important. Please know that for every positive, encouraging comment you receive, there are countless others who feel the same way. Blessings, Laureen

  7. I hope to see you back soon, but mostly, i hope everything goes well with your family in this difficult time…

  8. Family comes first, every time. Do what you need to do and hope that you find some measure of peace doing it.

    We’ll all be here when you get back, I’m sure.

  9. Love and hugs coming at you from our home to yours. Take all the time you need. We’ll all still be here when you get back.

  10. Love and hugs coming at you from our home to yours. Take all the time you need. We’ll all still be here when you get back.

  11. Peace and blessings in this difficult time of life.

  12. Acabo de conoceros, creo que en un momento muy duro, pero quiero enviaros mucho u00E1nimo en estos duros momentos. Mis mejores deseos.
    Fantu00E1stica web, por cierto. Os seguiru00E9 esperando.

  13. Thank you for sharing. As I am sure you will find out, you are not alone in this and by sharing such an intimate part of your family, others might be able to share what helped them to make the transition easier. My heart goes out to your dad and family members and yourself. It is hard to lose someone inch, by inch.

    Hope to see you back soon.
    Lisa

  14. You are doing the best thing for yourself by taking time away from Wee Folk. You must take care of your parents ( and yourself) during this very difficult time. We will all be here when you come back.

    I have been in your shoes AND you are in my heart.

  15. Thank you for sharing such a difficult family situation. I am sorry that you are going through this and yes, you are needed elsewhere right now. I will await your return. My best wishes to you and your loved ones.

  16. May love and peace flow into you and yours and ease you in this time. May they come back to you in full measure to all the great love and happiness you have put out into the world.

  17. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family. Your website has been a great teaching tool for me. My brother had Alzheimers and it tore our whole family apart. You are making the right decision. Please take good care of everyone.

  18. Never a doubt. We will abide with you. Come back only when it’s right for you.

  19. Wishing your father a smooth and loving transition. Sending love and healing to you and your family.

  20. We all have our trials and I pray that you can endure through yours. Your crafts and your blog have helped me through mine.

  21. Loads of love and light to you and your family as you journey through this. You’re definately making the right decision by focusing your attention on the things that really and truly matter…taking time out for family is something you’ll never ever regret. xo maureen

  22. I HAVE ENJOYED YOUR PATTERNS AND SITE FOR YEARS SO MAYBE IT’S MY TURN TO HELP YOU NOW. I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN ALZHEIMER’S CARE FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS, BUT DUE TO MY OWN HEALTH ISSUES RECENTLY RETIRED. MY EXPERTISE IS WORKING WITH CAREGIVERS AND HELPING THEM MAKE THE RIGHT, BUT OFTEN PAINFUL, DECISIONS. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT ANY TIME I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU. JUST REMEMBER THAT THE NURSING HOME STAFF WILL TAKE CARE OF ALL DAILY TASKS GIVING YOUR FAMILY A BREAK AND CREATING QUALITY TIME WITH DAD. GO MENTALLY WHERE DAD’S MIND IS AND ENJOY THIS TIME. I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU GUYS PLEASE CONTACT ME. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF THE FUN YOU ARE HAVING WITH DAD IS AGE APPROIATE FOR YOU JUST HAVE FUN. I AM A MUCH BETTER SPEAKER THEN WRITER PROMISE.

  23. Take the time you need to take care of your family – and yourself. We’ll be here when you’re ready to come back. Thank you for all that you share.

  24. It’s amazing how joyful moments can be so fleeting. I’m sorry to hear about your dad and will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    ((Hugs)) from North Mississippi

  25. I’m so sorry for the difficult time your family is going through. You are an inspiration to so many – even in taking this time, it is setting the example of self-care for others.

  26. You site is a great inspiration to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.

  27. I just wanted to had my voice to everyone else’s. Thanks for all you have done. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. There is nothing like spending time with family even in difficult circumstances.

  28. Best wishes for the smooth transition and may you and your family find strength and solace from each other.

  29. Family comes first. Take care of everything and then worry about the shop.

  30. Sending love and light as your family adjusts. Family comes first. Thank you for being honest and for all that you have done!

  31. So sorry to hear this. We have been there before.

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  32. please know that we are thinking of you and sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Your father is very blessed to have a loving family to help him through this stage of his life. wishing you strength, Lesley and Tina at Pollika

  33. I’m a firm believer that family comes first. I’ll wait expectantly for your return. In the meantime, please know you are not alone. If you feel inclined, type a short post now & then to let us know if you need support.

  34. Take care of your family, we’ll all be here to joyfully welcome you back when you are ready to return.
    Sending you many hugs today!
    xoxoxoxo
    ~ joey ~

  35. You are so right to focus on your family and your needs. Family should always come first – you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this horrible time for you. I wish you all well.

  36. Hello, I am saddened to read this post, I read a long time and I will miss you but I understand that at this time is essential that you take care of your loved ones.
    I do a great wish you and your family and you can find a solution for everything that you care!
    A warm hug!

  37. So sorry for your situation. Take your time…we will all be here when you come back.

  38. Of course you must take time off to care for your family. I am sending you love and light in this difficult time.

    Hanneke

  39. I’m so sorry to hear about your father. I had the same thing with my own dad, it’s a terrible thing to have to go through and you’ll need all your strength and focus for him and the rest of your family. Thanks for all the lovely patterns and ideas and rest assured that we will all still be using the site and will be here when you return. Jenny.xx

  40. I too had a parent that had Dementia. I wish you love and luck with the transition and hope it is a great fit for your Dad and family. In the mean time, as much as we miss your post, we will be right here waiting for your return. Take your time, enjoy the closeness of your family during this time.

    Blessings,
    ZZ

    1. I am sorry to hear about your dad. I can’t imagine how difficult this time is for your entire family. I think you guys opened your shop just at the right time, so that you could let others know and we could pray for you. God is amazing at sending us bonds of love when we need them. Take care of your dad and yourselves. And that you for sharing all of your loveliness on your web page.

      Praying for you all,
      Amy W.

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