Tuesday, August 7, 2018

He is finally resting

Eight days ago my husband finally got to be free from pain and suffering. My children and I watched him suffer so much over the last 8 years. When he actually went very quickly, without additional pain and suffering we celebrated. He's in a much better place.

He wanted to make sure that I moved forward in life by going backwards.

In other words, even though I had to quit blogging, and quilting, and teaching and designing... he wanted me to promise him that I would return to it again someday.

So I am working on that. It will take time. I have so much to do with his passing. And I am now a single mom of a very sweet 8 year old boy that finally needs some attention from his mom. He has been sent over to spend at least half of his life at his sister's house...which is fine, he loves it there and they love him.... but it is time for him to return to mom. Full time. (Well except the fact that I work 5 days a week and he goes there.)

Five days a week. Here is the dream folks. I want to come home more. I don't want to work five days a week. I REALLY want to be home more. So... I am bringing Ms. Hillbilly back. She won't be the same Ms. Hillbilly you saw before. But hopefully, a Ms. Hillbilly that is changed for the better. I won't be rushing into anything.

If you are in my EPP free design group... well, guess what? The plans are to start publishing those free patterns again.

I have more excitement up my sleeve. And this time I have people helping me out with the computer end, the tax end, etc. We've got this folks. Let's bring Ms Hillbilly back.

I have to rename my business. I am thinking " Ms. Hillbilly Quilts. "
Not sure yet, but maybe.

Anyway. watch for it.

PS.  We are doing ok, Stephen and I. Really we are. Jerry's suffering lasted for 8 years, with this final year being the absolute worse. He endured so much. He is fine so we are fine.

Ok, see ya soon.

Ms. Hillbilly. 


  1. Sending love. It has been tough, but you and your son (and daughter) have been strong.

  2. His last few years have been so tough for him, and for the rest of you. I am sorry for your loss, but glad, for all of you, that the suffering is over now.

  3. Sending many prayers to you and your family.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  5. Sending prayers..my husband is in hospice right now ..doctors say only a couple days left. I feel your loss

  6. Before I even opened the email about this post, I felt that you would be telling us Jerry had gone. I'm so sorry for your loss and pray that things improve for you. I will keep you and Stephen in my prayers.

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  8. Much love to you, Tonya, and prayers for peace in the coming days. Celebrating Jerry's being with our Savior - no more pain! Take care, dear friend; you and Stephen are in our thoughts. Big hugs to you....

  9. Sending prayers and big hug.

  10. So very sorry for your loss Tonya. I have only just seen this and thought by the title that this is what you would be sharing. Your faith will keep you strong but allow yourself to grieve and it's ok to say I'm not ok. He will be missed by all of you ,love thoughts and prayers with you all at this incredibly sad time.