wings and things

Another little blog break

on January 19, 2014

One of the unexpected bonuses of blogging for me has been the very real friendships formed, the mutual support, the shared humour, the shared grief. The lessons of life that I have learned through other people’s stories, and interactions, have taught me how to better do empathy and sympathy, and forced me to feel the difference.

Thanks so much for those of you who have commented, ‘liked’, and given me your friendships. For those of you who are bloggers, I am struggling at the moment to keep up with your writings, so please forgive me for that. For Facebook friends, same thing really!

Ming goes to court in three days. Apparently he and I simply appear, his charges will be read out, and the case will be adjourned by our lawyer until the end of February. So I really need to concentrate on all of this at least until the beginning of February, and blogging will go on the back burner for the time being.

Hard to believe now that when I began blogging it was all about the birds.


75 responses to “Another little blog break

  1. bulldog says:

    I will say the word with much feeling Sterke with Mings case and stay strong and forthright…

  2. I don’t know how your courts work Julie. I hope it’s not inappropriate to say “good luck”! I’ll be here when you get back. I so appreciate your care and concern for your family. Don’t forget to take care of you. 😉

  3. fgassette says:

    Keeping all of you in my prayers.


  4. Understand completely….. take care Diane xo

  5. ksbeth says:

    it’s funny how we find our voice over time, and i have loved blogging for these very reasons as well. best of luck to you all – beth

  6. D. Parker says:

    All the best. Take your time, we’ll be here. 🙂

  7. Colline says:

    Be strong Julie. And see you again after court.

  8. cecilia says:

    Love, love, as always.. c

  9. mimijk says:

    I’ll be sending only good thoughts and hopes and wishes.

  10. FlaHam says:


    I know this is going to be a difficult time no matter what, and like many others I am extending a wish of good luck. I completely understand your need to concentrate on these issues and look forward to your return.

    Please tale care, Bill

  11. Ingrid says:

    All the very best Julie to you and especially Ming – take care – will catch up soon

  12. Fingers crossed you’ll appear back with a post titled, SUCCESS & RELIEF!!! You’re such a great and inspirational cyber friend. Glad to be a fly on your wall any day. Love, Paulette

  13. I like that you know what you need to do and that you give yourself permission to do so. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Ming.
    Diana xo

  14. Best wishes and pray that the courts will understand his remorse. Take all the time you need. We will all be waiting to support you.

  15. You could still blog about birds. I never tire of hearing about birds or seeing their photos.

  16. But of course you need a break right now and I wish you and Ming all the best.

  17. Lynda says:

    Julie, I say it every time, but, we’ll be here when you return. 🙂

    Sad to admit, but my aches and pain have kept me away. Please know that I think about you almost daily. xo

  18. paulaacton says:

    You focus where you need to we will all still be here lurking when you return 😀

  19. viveka says:

    Julie, I will be thinking of Ming and you …. things will be fine, maybe not perfect.
    I know blogging takes us all directions and down funny paths. My blog was going to be all about cooking and recipes, but there is a lot more to life than birds and food. *smile
    Miss you already.,

  20. lensgirl53 says:

    I began an online journal (not wordpress) about my Degenerative Disc Disease diagnosis….who knew that in another month my writing would shift to deep sorrow and loss. It is obvious that our writing changes with the priorities in our lives. I hope that all goes well with Ming’s court date. xoxo dale

  21. Will be a relief to get this first bit over and the ball rolling I imagine…hope the next date is earlier in Feb than you think; and all goes smoothly.. ‘smile, breathe, go slowly’ Thich Nhat Hanh xx

  22. I’ll be keeping both of you in my thoughts and I’ll be looking out for you soon! hugs and kisses

  23. Thinking of you and <> 🙂

  24. I also am thinking of you and hoping it all goes well for you and Ming when he goes to court. take a break and focus on the things that you need to focus on.

  25. Trisha says:

    Wishing you strength and good luck. I sure hope the court goes easy on Ming.

  26. Terry says:

    Will miss you. You will remain in my thoughts as you and Ming go through this next challenge. I am always here my friend

  27. Anonymous says:

    Hi Julie, I have been thinking about You Anthony and Ming and just want to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  28. Take care of yourself….wishing you well.

  29. Judith says:

    Good luck with everything.

  30. Judith Post says:

    Lost my message, so I’ll try again. Good luck with everything!

  31. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Enjoy, Julie. And well understood 🙂

  32. Jules, I know that you are taking a break, I nominated you because I love your blog, don’t feel pressure to do any of it. I just think that people should know that I love your blog. 🙂
    Hello! Just stopping in to let you know I adore your blog, and that I have nominated you for a Liebster award, which is a writing challenge too! If you’d like to find out about it, check this post out! I hope you’ll accept!

  33. I wish you well and send positive thoughts on the upcoming hearing.

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