When There are No Words :: A Brief Update on Where I’ve Been

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baby dealsI’ve been absent on this site for much of the past few weeks. While it’s been in the back of my mind that I should be writing new articles, sharing the best baby deals, or at least putting out an update on my recent life changes, this site was moved to the back burner when my mother-in-law passed away late last week.

While her death wasn’t entirely unexpected, it still came much sooner than we thought it would.  and left family and friends reeling from our collective loss of this wonderful woman.

To be completely honest, the pain of the past months combined with the raw sorrow of losing someone so special makes it too difficult to write in any more detail about it.

It was only a few weeks ago that a friend shared that quote pictured above. It was heartbreaking to read it then, but so applicable to our lives as the inevitable drew closer.

I don’t know when the healing actually begins, if life gets any easier to move through after a loss of this kind. In the last few days, I’ve learned over and over what a blessing family can be, and how fortunate I am to have the support, encouragement and simply the presence of the people I care most about in the world.

I don’t know when things will get back to, “normal.” I am, however, ready to “plug back in” and get back into the routine of this site and sharing deals with all of you. I have a special “thank you” giveaway planned to show my appreciation for all of you sticking around through my absence.



  1. angel carroll says:

    please take all the time you need for you and your family and we will still be here when you get back.

  2. So sorry for your loss. I lost my mom a few years ago and I feel your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Oh Marybeth, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother in law’s passing. I recently lost my grandmother and it’s unimaginable knowing that I can’t just call or visit her. I pray for you and your husband’s healing.



  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Big hugs and thoughts and prayers to your entire family.

  5. So sorry for your loss, Marybeth. My father passed away just over a year ago and it completely threw me. Even though we knew it was coming, there is simply no way to prepare for such a loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  6. April Ockerman says:

    PraYers for you and all of your family. So incredibly sorry for your loss.

  7. Caroline says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  8. Hi MB, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother-in-law who sounds like she was also a very close friend. You should try to take as much time to grieve as you possibly can. However, I bet she would want you to live as loud as you can for as long as you are able!
    Wishing you the best!

  9. God bless!
    Celebrate her life!

  10. Christina says:

    (((((hugs))))) My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family! My dad passed away in October VERY unexpectedly. I was with him a few hours before he passed and he seemed fine! I was the last one to see him alive, when my mom got home a few hours later she found him. I still struggle daily.. and I miss him more than words can say (I was always Daddy’s Little Girl). I wish I had some words to make this time easier for you. All I can offer is…. take all the time YOU need for yourself and be gentle with yourself. I am so sorry for your loss.

  11. Karen R says:

    I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

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