So I’ve been MIA

I’ll keep this brief because otherwise it might be another 3 months until I write again… (I can’t believe that I haven’t written on here for so long.)

It’s not that I haven’t been writing. But I’ve been writing on a private blog of my own, sorting through things (Isn’t that why I always end up writing?) I just haven’t known how or what to write about what is going on with me.

Briefly: I’ve been in MD, at my parent’s, with the children, since the beginning of July. I’m looking for work. My husband and I are separated. He has since moved up here, so the children are spending every other week with one of us.

I won’t be writing much more about it on here, unless it is something that I can write about in a way that is respectful to Sean and the children. Obviously, it’s a personal matter, but it doesn’t mean that I’m not willing to talk about it, so if you are wanting to ask, feel free to email me.

Hopefully, now that I’ve tossed that out here I won’t feel the need to avoid writing on here. I just haven’t know how to deal with it in a public way. The easy way out would have been to just continue writing on here and pretending that nothing was wrong. But that isn’t how I work.


  1. I'm very sorry to hear about the difficult time you are going through. I'll be praying for you and your family.

  2. May the God of Peace surround you and your family – causing his face to shine upon you. I hate that you're going through a difficult time and appreciate that you would still allow us to be a part of your journey.

  3. I'll be praying for you, Karla. I can't imagine what you've been going through the last while . . . ((HUGS)) . . .

  4. charmingbitch says

    Hugs. You are loved and you are not alone.

  5. Lelia Chealey says

    I will pray for you & your family.
    Marriage is by far the toughest thing I've done and so often have wanted to throw the towel in…even 2 nights ago.
    Somehow we've survived affairs, financial woes, health hardships and 2 grandbabies in 1 year by our 19 year old daughter. Only because of God.
    Don't know your reasons for separation, but our God does and so I will pray for His will to be done in your marriage.
    Seek Him my friend. He's so worth every heart ache.

  6. I am sorry. I was in those shoes some 28 years ago. I was never so scared. I had 2 kids, no good job, no real job skills, (I had been a SAHM) more than 10 years. You have my prayers. Roxie Meiske

  7. Beth (A Mom's Life) says

    I can't even begin to imagine all the things you've been struggling with. I will keep you, your kids, and your husband in my prayers.

  8. Karla I am sorry, I will be praying for the both of you. I think there are a lot of us that understand the struggles you face.

  9. Keep your chin up.

  10. Oh,Karla. I wish you were close enough that Icould give you a hug. I'll be keeping your sweet family in our prayers! Meredith

  11. Thinking about you, dear.

  12. Mommy Cracked says

    Karla, you have crossed my mind several times while reading blogs in my feedreader and I noticed you hadn't been blogging. I'm so sorry about the separation and I will keep you, Sean, and the kids in my prayers. It's so good to see a post from you, though. Take care, sweetie.

  13. Kimberly ( says

    Karla, I had been wondering where you disappeared to and missed you so much!
    I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say what you can already tell from all the comments before mine…you are not alone. So many of us have been through the same struggles and although our stories might all be a bit different, we still understand and love you. Marriage IS hard but I encourage you to stay "REAL" (look that up in the dictionary to understand why I used it) in all your relationships regardless of where the path might take you. You are in our prayers.

  14. Michelle Smiles says

    I'm sorry. I hope things turn out however they should. I'm divorced – I remember feeling angry and hurt and like a failure when my first marriage broke up. For me it ended up being the best thing that could have happened and my second marriage has brought more joy to my life than I thought possible. If you are trying to work things out and that is the best thing for all of you, then I hope you are able. If not, then I hope your heart heals quickly and that your children adjust well (they are so resilient.)

  15. Welcome Back !

  16. Carol ~ I Throw Like a Girl says

    I haven't kept up on my blog reading lately, so today when I sat down to read some and I came across yours, I had to comment. I just want you to know that you and your family are in my prayers. I'm sending a virtual hug and lots of love to you!

  17. Just caught this post. Know that my prayers are with you and your family.

  18. I'm sorry to hear that, Karla. I hope things work out in the best way possible.

  19. I haven't been to your blog for a while, and decided to pop on over from Twitter to browse. I am sad to read this…I will keep you and your family in my prayers!

  20. punkinmama says

    Sorry to hear you're having a rough time. Hope you're able to work through things. Take care of yourself! (hugs)

  21. Karla- I too have been Blog MIA, (since January -I can not believe it has been almost a year since I last blogged) but have recently started updating my recipe blog, so I am getting the itch to start blogging and reading other blogs again. I thought I would check on your blog today. I was sorry to hear about what is going on right now in your home life. I want you to know I just said a prayer for your family. Welcome back to blogging. Hugs, Jenn

  22. Hang in there. Tough times. It's great that you're handling these personal times in a classy way. I know this is something your kids will appreciate. (My parents divorced when I was 10 so I know how it feels. Easing their transition will be appreciated by them down the road.)

    I'm rooting for all of you! :)

  23. Musings of a Housewife says

    Karla, I am mortified that this is the first time I've read this. I had no idea. But I still feel the need to comment. And say that I am thinking of you, and you are certainly in my prayers this holiday season. I have several close friends who are going through marital problems, and my heart is breaking for them, and you. ((hug))

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