Friday, May 9, 2014

Be Inspired #189 Putting things on "Hold"

Hello Friends...
Welcome to the last Be Inspired 
for a little while.
If you read my last post then you'll understand. I won't go through everything again on this post, but I have had some major heart problems since last summer, and they've become much worse over the last 6 months. I'll be seeing new cardiologists in St. Louis coming up soon, and hopefully they can repair some damage that has been done. I'm putting "Be Inspired" and "The Marketplace" on hold for awhile. I'm taking the summer off to probably have surgery and hopefully, we'll know something about our permanent home by Fall. I'm planning on still doing some posts, and then keeping you all updated on what's happening. So, things will change a little over here, but I want to stay connected with you all!
I have so enjoyed hosting Vintage Inspiration that became Be Inspired. You all are the greatest bunch of inspiration anyone could ask for, and I'll miss it. But I'm not saying "goodbye", only that I need to refocus on my health and prepare for some big life changes. Yesterday's post was a testimony of my thoughts, feelings, and faith, and I'd love to share it with you and let you to know what's going on.

So, now let's take a look at just a few links from last week. 
I'm going to really miss the fun!


from Amanda at One Girl in Pink




"What is..." Ironstone





from Kristi at Making it in the Mountains




D.D.'s Cottage and Design




Simply Suzanne's at Home




Penney's Vintage Treasures






thanks so much gals for sharing your homes and lives,
 and all your inspiration!
Let's do this one more time!

xoxo,
   
   

73 comments:

  1. We'll miss you, Debra. The best to you and your health!! Lynda

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  3. Debra,
    Gorgeous featured guests, dear friend!!!
    Be Inspired has truly, been just that for me!
    Each week, I gain more inspiration for my own home and creative designs!
    Thank you, dear friend, for always inspiring me to be more than I thought possible.
    My daily prayers continue for your renewed health.
    Take care of you. . .and don't hesitate to call upon me for any other needs!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  4. Of coarse everyone will understand, Debra. You and your health definitely come first! I will be praying and thinking of you and hope that all goes well. Enjoy your Summer, my friend....with no pressure:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  5. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Debra. Thanks for all the inspiration and fun. Take care of yourself ♥

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  6. We'll miss you too! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Thanks for hosting all these wonderful parties!
    -Shelley

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  7. Hello Debra, you've long been an encouragement and inspiration to me through your blog and testimony. I will be praying for you and have asked my friends to do so as well. Having complete faith in God that He will always do what's best for us, I am confident in His will and love for you. Thank you for all you do and what you mean to us,
    Blessings,
    Kathy

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  8. Wishing you all the best, Debra!! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  9. YOU come first Debra - it's sometimes hard for us to remember that.
    You have one of the most inspiring blogs out there and I'm sure people will
    be visiting daily and reading older posts while you regain your health -
    My thoughts and prayers will be with you - have a restful replenishing summer -
    I'll be checking in for the occasional posts
    Much love
    Suzan

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  10. Hi Debra, thank you for hosting today. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers over the next several months. Will appreciate any updating posts you share over time. Hugs.
    Joy

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  11. Oh Debra! Thank you for hosting and your heartfelt posts...we will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers this summer! hugs-aimee

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  12. Deb, I wish you all the best of health and peace as you journey towards getting yourself back to healthy again.
    We will be here waiting for you and will miss you terribly, but understand COMPLETELY so don't you worry about a thing! (Don't worry, 'bout a 'ting...evr' little ting gonna be awright......." Words of wisdom from Bob Marley! Hugs.

    PS Thanks for hosting, glad to be a part of the fun!

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  13. So sorry to hear this. I hope things go well for you. Take time to rest and feel better. Hugs

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  14. Thanks for hosting for one more time--you will be missed! Thanks for the feature of my Italian Chair.

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  15. Debra,
    I am praying for the answers you need and a quick recovery! I am so going to miss your Friday fun! I appreciate your friendship and all of the sweet visits you have made to me. Thanks for that and I will be looking for good news from your site. Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

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  16. Debra, wishing you the best with your surgery and all that you will be going through this summer. I hope it will be a peaceful and relaxing as possible. I will miss this link party though! But it is definitely understandable :) Blessings to you.

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  17. You have played a significant part in my desire to better my blogging, Debra, and I look forward to whatever posts you will continue to make. I admire your approach to organizing all your matters, putting your health first, with a purposeful mind. The anticipation of the next chapter is exciting! God's speed, and Happy Mother's Day weekend! (Please don't be too scarce - you will be missed enough, as it is!)

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  18. You are one of my top favorite blogs, love you sense of honesty and style. Like Rita you inspired me to do better with my blog and have improved my vignetting skills. I will keep you in my prayers, and with God's blessing you will come out healthy one again. I will miss you, keep us posted!

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  19. Debra, I have been out of the loop here for several weeks, I just read your post. Take care of yourself first, I'll be praying for a quick recovery.

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  20. I'm sending good thoughts your way for a quick recovery. Take care of yourself, Debra.
    Hugs, Deb

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  21. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Dear Debra, Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    I'm glad to read that you're going to "put things on hold' for a bit. I think that's smart . . . and is a good way to take care of yourself.
    Wishing you all that is happy and healthy,
    Suzanne

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  22. I'll be sending good thoughts your way, Debra! Thanks so much for hosting these wonderful parties and all the great inspiration!

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  23. Oh my, I'm sorry to hear your sick!! Your health is most important. I'm glad your seeing a new cardiologist! Get as many opinions as you need if your not happy with anything! Heart issues run in my family. I always share to check for Hemochromatosis because that's one of the things I have/inherited from my mom. It can affect the heart. Especially if you no longer have a period. It's a simple ferritin blood test. Your beautiful parties and blog inspire me. Thank you for sharing:) Hugs

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  24. Know that a lot of us out here will be keeping you in prayer, and are sending you positive thoughts for the restoration of your health! Blessings~

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  25. You will be in all our thoughts and prayers Debra, as you face these next challenges~Thank you for hosting Be Inspired, we will miss you and look forward to new adventures in decorating at your new house,
    Jenna

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  26. Sending you best wishes on your upcoming surgery and hope you are on the path to recovery soon. It sounds like you have a lot of confidence in your new cardiologist, and that is a good thing. Thanks for the lovely inspiration you share with us every week!

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  27. DD's green Italian chair was a favorite of mine last week. I have so enjoyed the times I have linked here and all the inspiration I have found among the links. I appreciate all the work you have put into making this and the Marketplace wonderful places for bloggers to meet. I have made many friends here and will not forget you. Gentle thoughts for you and your family.

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  28. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers, Debra. Take good care of yourself....that's the most important thing! Hugs...Debbie

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  29. I hope everything goes well for you this summer Debra and that your health issues are resolved quickly. I've really enjoyed your link party each Friday and look forward to following your journey from here.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  30. Good choice Debra to take the time you need to concentrate on your health. I wish you nothing but the best and will certainly be keeping you in my prayers.

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  31. Sweet Debra, your health is the most important thing! You take care and do what needs to be done. We will miss your fun party, but know that you will be in my prayers and I have you on Bloglovin so I will keep in touch. I will hop back and read your post about the details. Thanks so much and happy to be included in your wonderful party for a long time!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  32. I'm sorry to hear about your health problems. Hope some time will help you recover and feel better soon.

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  33. Sending prayers your way Debra!

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  35. I will send prayers your way dear Debra and yes, you need to take time off to take care of yourself. We'll miss you and all the inspiration you have given us my friend. Have a nice Mother's Day with your dear family.
    FABBY

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  36. I'm so sorry you are having to go through this. I'll be praying for you! You will be missed. Please take care of yourself. Happy Weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  37. It is so sweet of you to feature my organizing the studio post.....thank you Debra! I am going to miss stopping by every week to join your party,,,,but your health is the most important thing right now. Take care of yourself....hugs, Penny

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  38. Debra, your health is the most important thing! Please take good care of yourself. So many of us are wishing you well. Thanks for all of the great link parties :)

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  39. I hope your surgery goes well with a swift recovery and that your house troubles settle down soon. Take care and have a wonderful summer!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  40. We are going to miss you Debra! But your health is most important and we all hope for you to have a restful summer. Thank you for always hosting a great party!

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  41. Debra, Your party will be missed but your health is the most important thing. Take care, dear friend!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  42. We love you!! Keep us updated and come visit us on our blogs. A note from you is a ray of sunshine! Di@Cottage-wishes

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  43. Your hosting of both Be Inspired and Marketplace Monday has always been much appreciated, Debra! I will be praying and thinking of you as you concentrate on your health. Happy Mother's Day!

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  44. I'm so incredibly sorry for your troubles and hoping that you get some answers soon! Thinking of you and wishing you so much strength on your journey to good health.

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  45. I will be keeping you in my prayers, my friend. You are in Good Hands!! We will all be here when you are feeling up to it! Bless you, Debra! ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  46. Dear Debra:
    Know that you'll be in my thoughts and prayers as your wonderful, giving heart is helped and healed. Most importantly, take care of yourself. We'll be here waiting patiently. You come first.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  47. Debra, lots of thoughts and prayers coming your way. Praying you are back better than ever and for the peace and comfort from God through the journey:-)

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  48. Dearest Debra,
    God's got this! I will certainly be praying for you, just as I have since I first heard of your heart conditions! Thank you so much for featuring my painting today! What a pleasant surprise! Please take care of yourself, and keep us updated on how you're doing!
    Sending hugs your way!
    Amanda

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  49. Debra know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending big hugs your way. Please keep us update on your health.

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  50. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and wishing things go well in the upcoming doctors appointments. Please keep us posted on your health and I'll be praying for you, Debra. Big hugs,Poppy

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  51. Thanks for hosting one last time, Debra. I will be keeping positive thoughts for you and hoping for a swift and speedy recovery. God bless you.

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  52. Wishing you good health! Take good care of yourself.

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  53. Hi Debra.....You are inspirational in so many way!. Your writing style and decorating style are both so approachable and beautiful. Breath in all the love and well wishes being sent your way, may they help carry you and your husband through the next phase.
    Regards, Trish

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  54. I'll be sending up prayers for you quick recovery.
    God Bless.
    Sam from Creativelysams

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  55. Thank you for hosting this party each week! Best wishes for a full recovery!
    Karee

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  56. Best wishes for a swift recovery. We will all be missing you and look forward to your full retuen to blogging. Take care, Patty

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  57. i hope the new docs can help you, debra:) you will be missed. hugs and prayers to you!

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  58. Deb, will SO miss these weekly parties, but your health comes first! I'll be praying for you as you undergo surgery and then recovery...look forward to seeing some posts from time to time to hear how things are going, but don't push yourself! We all understand!! God bless you SO much :)
    Cindy

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  59. Debra,
    I have enjoyed reading your blog for some time now. Your creativity and beautiful vignettes inspire me to make my home a more lovely place. As a cardiology RN for over 30 years I certainly understand the need to take all the necessary time to get well - you only have one heart! If there is anything I van do, please let me know. In the mean time, I will be praying for you.
    Much love,
    Ruth

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  60. Oh Debra,
    How we will all miss your inspiration! Your well being is top priority, take care of yourself and best wishes to you for an quick and easy recovery my friend!

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  61. Oh Debra glad to hear your taking the summer off to rest heal and to get better, you know we will all miss your posts.
    However we will be waiting right here for your return
    I am sure with time you will be right back

    Janice

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  62. Debra, I am so sorry about your continuing health problems. Please take care of yourself and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. xo Laura

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  63. Hi Debra,

    So sorry to hear about this latest update regarding your health, but glad that you are taking a much needed break to take the time to completely concentrate on things. I wish you all the very best with this and will be thinking of you while you are addressing this pressing issue. Sending prayers...

    Poppy

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  64. Love your party! Thanks for hosting. Please stop by our party. We would love to have one of your amazing creations at our party. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

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  65. Debra, As I am writing this to you this morning I am listening to spiritual music and holding you in my thoughts and prayers. I have been a follower of yours for only a few months now and find you such an inspiration that has guided me in my journey of blogging! I know that God is holding you in his hands and sending his angels to comfort you and your love ones at this time of need. I hope this and other's soft and gentle words help you to heal in mind, body and soul!

    LuAnn

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  66. God Bless. I’ll be thinking of you.

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  67. I pray God will bring complete divine health and healing to your body. May you feel His Presence in every moment. In Jesus' Name
    Laura

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  68. We will miss you!! Wishing you the best and good health. Thoughts and Prayers for you. xo Holly

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  69. Debra,
    As one who is no stranger to health problems, My thoughts and prayers are with you...

    I totally understand putting things on hold... I took a break a few months ago and almost did not come back to blogging....

    Take care of yourself and please keep us posted every now and then....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  70. I am a new reader and I am praying for you during this season of your life....I appreciate your honesty and your commitment to your blog readers....I am looking forward to your return to good health and to good blogging!

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  71. Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry. I will be praying for you and thinking of you. I'm going to miss you. I enjoy following you on Pinterest. I hope you won't be a stranger and you'll keep us updated on your progress and healing. My husband is from St. Louis. I love that city. There are great doctors there (my niece is one). You'll be in good hands I'm sure. ((((((hugs)))))) PLEASE TAKE CARE. You'll be missed.

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  72. I'm so sorry to hear of your medical issues, but I will pray for you and look forward to your complete recovery and return to blogging. Blessings!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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