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Karen, I'm so sorry to readh this and praying for you, your family, your friend, their family, etc. I have loved learning from you and the lessons you have taught me as I struggle with raising my two boys and everything that comes with kids growing up. Right?! You are strong and wise - thank you for sharing your world with me over this time!


I just thought of you today (because my husband and Annie have the same birthday), and stopped by to see how you're doing. I hope your family is finding some peace and comfort. ((Big hugs))


Dear Karen, Not sure you look at your comments, however; I hope there is more sunshine and smiles in your life and your days are easier. Be well and keep well....take very good care of you!


I can't believe how often I have thought and prayed for you the last few months! Well, maybe I can because God is just that BIG! BIG blessings, loads of love and peace I send to thee.


Hi Karen, thank you for all you have put out into this world. I'm so sorry for you and your family. I do hope to meet you someday in CP. Take care.


My own challenges happened. The holidays happened. I decided that I would read up on some blogs that have inspired me in the past, as I hadn't looked at them for a few months. Yours is the first one I went to. Your pictures are always so breathtaking and capture such stories. Your "real" stories (your gift of words) have always touched me. I am so very sorry that you and your family are in pain. I am so sorry that your friend is terminal. I'll pray for all of you, and have faith that He is providing you with grace. Thank you for the 10 years you gave us.

Diana Elizabeth

Oh karen, I have been following your blog since you began and fallen in love with your writing style, your stories, and you. Your words are so touching, when you are happy and even when you are in pain, and you give glory to the Lord through all of it. When I went through a hard time, a friend gave me this quote that helped me - “There is nothing – no circumstance, no trouble, no testing – that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and past Christ through me. If it has come that far, it has come with great purpose, which I may not understand at the moment. But as I refuse to become panicky, as I lift my eyes up to Him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no circumstance will cause me to fret, for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is – that is rest of victory!” -Alan Redpath. God bless you and your family, and your journey. xx

Jenn W

It has been a really long time since I have felt the urge to do anything remotely creative and today I found myself clicking on your blog again. Karen, thank you for always sharing your talent, love and humor with our community. I am sorry life has taken this turn. I am a believer in GOD and HE never ceases to amaze me, even in the darkest times of my life. I've learned a few things along my own journey and that is that God will always be there. His plans were laid out for us and He knows how it will end. We have to trust. He is constantly reminding us about his Unconditional LOVE. I feel like he was talking to both of us today, so if you are reading this comment....He's listening. Hugs and much love to you and your family Karen.


Karen, I know I speak for everyone that we love you so much... you are so genuine and real. I know the Good Lord is going to make sense out of all this... its his plan.. and he knows what is best even though we don't understand at the moment. My prayers go out to each of one of you in your family!


Prayers for your continued strength and healing.


Just wanted you to know we are still thinking about you and praying for you and your family. I was reading this verse this morning and y'all came to mind. Col 3:13-15. I know it's hard to forgive (sometimes God for a tough situation, sometimes humans) but to be surrounded with love and to surround others with that love.


"I'd tell you what it feels like to experience the judgment of others. I'd tell you about all the individual worries I've felt for each of my kids. I'd tell you about some hard decisions we had to make."
I have been away from your blog and away from photography for a while now, but many years ago, you taught the very best online photography class that I have ever taken. And then, hard times in our family took away the joy of photography and memory keeping and I put my camera away. I experienced that judgment of others and those hard decisions. The path almost destroyed our family, but we continue to battle on and some days we see hope. So, my heart breaks now as I read about your journey through these hard times. Words of comfort seem pretty lame, but know that others have walked in your shoes and we will be thinking of you and lifting you and your family up in prayer. It will not be easy, but you will heal and you will find hope. xxoo


I haven't read your blog in about 3 yrs (I have almost 5 yr old twins- so that explains it!), but my phone opened to this bookmark tonight. So often I've thought of you and how you led your family with God as #1 and showing your children to be kind and think of others and how much I aspire to raise mine like that. You are am inspiration to me. I feel like this link opened by God's will. Know that I am praying for you and your family. Like others, although I've never met you I felt like I knew you and was blessed to read your blog. God bless. He will never lead you astray.

Shan Laux

Karen, I find myself praying for your family when I have a moments peace or when we are going through something hard or when I find myself questioning my parenting abilities because I usually would turn to your blog to find something uplifting or comforting, now it's my turn to hopefully send you peaceful and comforting vibes.

Tilda Hawthorne

Karen I am very sad for you. I too have been following your blog since your little was very little, 2 to be exact. I just love your emotion in your post and your honest reflections. I pray new for you whatever your journey is right now will give you the perspective that even tho your road is very bumpy right now you will see it on the other end and it will work itself out. Blessings to you and your family and whatever it is that your going through you go through it k owing God is carrying you all the way. I will leave the light on, and if your every coming through I84 Boise, hit me up, I will buy you that coffee. Hugs and love. Tilda


Still missing you....


Still thinking of you, Karen


I check your blog every couple of weeks hoping for an update. I always reread your last post and cry a little... I am so sorry for your pain, and hope all these prayers have helped.


Been thinking of you and your family all year, Karen. I miss you and your family and your posts and wish the best for everyone.

Dawn Reynolds

Thinking of you and your family even more this holiday season. Hope all is well. Miss you.

Tess Smith

keep wishing you'd come back.


Still missing this blog...

Hope you are well. Hope your family is healing. Hope you have peace.

Jess Z.

I thought of you yesterday and thought I would check to see if you've written...miss your words and photos. I hope all is well with you.


Really thinking about you & missing you recently, then got the sweet birthday wishes in my inbox from "Snapshots"! Thank you!

I hope you are well and your heart is healing. Always praying for you Karen and your beautiful family.

Much love & Merriest Christmas to you!

<3 Nicole


Miss you still.
I pray that time has been healing for you.
Our family has had a crummy year as well. The support of friends and family is the only way we are surviving. I hope you have had that as well.


Woke up with you on my heart and in my prayers. Just wanted you to know.


Thinking of you today. Been here a few times since you stopped blogging. Sure hope you and the family are doing well. Miss your posts and amazing photos and paper designs. Wishing you a happy 2017!

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