August 27, 2017

Joy Medley

Well.
As you've probably gathered, the jewelry company my mother and I started, Joy Medley, is not happening at the moment. I can't tell you how disappointed and horribly embarrassed I am to tell you that.
The odd thing about blogging, and having your life be public, is sometimes you feel obligated to share details, but out of line doing so at the same time. The short story is: my dad left my mom after 40 years of marriage. He left her just months after my sister's suicide, but it was only recently finalized. There's a lot more pain and confusion and sleepless nights and true, true, heartbreak to it, but that's the gist. And we just...we just...we thought we could do the things, but we can't. At the moment.
So I'm sorry. I'm sorry to be flaky, again. And I'm sorry that you were all so encouraging and supportive for nothing. It might just be the foolish, illogical optimism that I am everlastingly plagued with, but I really think someday we will be able to run the business again. It really was such a joy to us.
For now, we're just being still. And I think that's ok.

Thank you for everything, you kind, kind people. I love you.

-Disney

17 comments:

  1. Disney, what can I say except big hugs from across the ocean. Just be still and sit in the Lord's presence. It will all work out in His time.

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  2. Never stop being foolishly optimistic. It's one of the things we love about you. Sending so much love in this difficult time xxx

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  3. no apologies (or embarrassment!) needed, Disney. Life -- with all it's ups and downs -- happens. Sending you support, love and peace. we'll be here when you're ready.

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  4. And so, Disney, what is it that Ecclesiastes says? "To everything there is a season.." There is a season for joy, and there is a season for sorrow. Now is your season of sorrow, but just like all other seasons, it, too, will pass. And one day there will be a season of joy again, and you can pick up where you left off. Find joy in ALL seasons. It's there -- you just gotta hunt for it. :-)

    I love you!

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    1. Thank you so much for that encouragement, Amy. I love you, too!

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  5. A leader in my church (Robert D. Hales) said as he was aging, “When you cannot do what you have always done, then you only do what matters most.” This quote has helped me a lot in knowing it's okay to do less than you used to in different situations. Sometimes life hits hard, and what matters most is taking care of family and just getting through each day. I'm so sorry for all the heartache you've been going through. We do understand, and we love you!

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    1. I love that quote, what a great reminder. Everything you've said is just spot on. Thank you.

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  6. I don't think I've ever commented before but just want to say that you owe no explanation. Keep moving forward and the right time may resurface, or something new may spring up in its place. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you so much, Heather. You are kind! :)

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  7. Keeping going when times are tough is the hardest most important thing to do. That doesn't mean going on like nothing changed, it means finding what you can manage on any given day and putting one foot in front of the other. Your family are in my prayers, I know just how rough it can be.

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    1. Emma, thank you. "Keep going" is good advice. Being inactive always ends up making me feel pretty down. Sometimes coffee feels like medicine in that way, haha.

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