My Name is Sarah

MY NAME IS SARAH. I am a quilt designer and the sewcial director of Sarah's Sewcial Lounge. I also have a business called Down Right Charming. I sell my quilts mostly on etsy and I make pillowcases to donate to patients in the hospital in memory of my friend Kristen Kirton. I am a young adult living with Down syndrome. I hope you enjoy reading about my life journey.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sad State of Affairs

This is Joyce.  I truly never thought the day would come when this blog would cause more stress than pleasure.  Yet that day has come.


What is the most disturbing...it comes from within. Within our very own special needs community. What used to be a source of inspiration and support has become divisive. People are choosing sides, lashing out, being quick to judge. I'm not sure we will ever know for sure what truly transpired.  Lies, deceit, greed. Those words never make for a good story line unless your writing a script for prime time television.  I'm sure hoping there will be some true apologies, a few refunds and lots of folks stepping back to assess and learn from the scenario. I know I sure will be.

25 comments:

Vicky said...

Hi Joyce. Im not really sure what has happened, whether I missed something that was posted and taken down but I sure hope you cancer it sorted because it doesn't sound nice. I hope this doesn't make you close your blog as I love reading. I have a new step brother with downs who is the same age as Sarah

Patti said...

OH NO! What happened? This makes me SO sad! Can you email me? I don't know what happened, but I do know your blog is one of my very favorites- so many of us are new to this journey and look to you and to Sarah as bright beacons of our futures. Please don't stop blogging!!

Zoey's mom said...

I love you my friend and you know what,I am making it my mission,no pun intended,to get to Ohio,before the year is out,and give you and my partner in crime a big fat hug.

Emily said...

I'm so sorry, Joyce! I pray you and Sarah can get through this valley. Your story is a source of inspiration for me. When so many tell me to keep my expectations low, Sarah's life makes me dream big for my little girl. And you have introduced me to Reece's Rainbow - I'm looking forward to raising money for them this Christmas. Please keep blogging!!

Team Lando said...

No clue what happened, but I hope this blog continues. Sarah gives me so much hope for my little Ellie, and I actually hope Ellie takes over my blog someday and can tell her own stories!

Mommyto2 said...

Oh no. I hate to hear this. Sarah is an inspiration to me. I love to read her blog. Prayers for you all.

Yogini Anya said...

hello

there are some times when we feel sad but everything will be fine soon (:


Love
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my family said...

Joyce Im with Vicky and Patty I hope this does not mean that the blog will be ending, I enjoy reading what Sara has to say and what wonderful future our little guy will have as he gets older. You all are such an inspiration to so many. ALthough I may not know what it truly going on I will pray for peace and for all involved {{hugs}} It is so unfortunate that some people have to be ugly :(

Cool Cats and Quilts said...

Sounds awful, I for one love to read what is happening with you and Sarah. There is lots of misery in the world, but lots of love too. Love sent to both of you.

Amy L said...

Sarah and Joyce, you are in my prayers. I don't know what happened either, but please remember that you are loved by so many. I look forward to reading your blog. I may not comment often, but I read every post.:)

Scarehaircare said...

*hand held up as one of the clueless*
Please don't quit blogging. The Love Magnet and I read Sarah's blog together. My daughter calls your daughter "my friend Sarah".

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I also don't know what happened and I don't need to know. I just want to say I have been a quiet reader of yours for a while and have really enjoyed your blog. So sorry that you were hurt. =(

CJ said...

I have a feeling I know what this is about and I truly hope you don't stop blogging because of it. You have no idea how much Sarah's adventures mean to us following in your footsteps. No idea at all.

Jenn said...

I'm going to "ditto" the comments already posted in that we LOVE following Sarah's blog and really hope the stress of this situation doesn't cause you to stop blogging here. Sending love and prayers for whatever needs they'll fulfill.

Lacey said...

I'm sorry you were sucked in Joyce! What gets me is something that was fairly easy to asses, is now making us question other people that are logging on. Are they real? Are they a part of the scheme? Yikes!!! I just stick with Ken and Heather, I've been talking to her since the beginning. They are making things right, so we need to forget about the others and focus on that!

one_plustwins said...

Joyce, HUGS!!! I don't know what this pertains too but I am sorry your heart is so heavy because of it.

Nan said...

Huh???? Don't stop blogging. Not sure I get the division. And then when you say "special needs community" are you including me? (grin) because your blog and Sarah's inspiration reaches a wide wide community that doesn't appear to be divisive! Whatever. Hugs. a whole community of hugs. nancy

Anonymous said...

Katelyn & I love your blog! You are a source of inspiration for us and many out there!

Kristen & Katelyn from WI

Beverly said...

not sure what happened? I am out of the loop. I hope all is ok and gets worked out. xoxo

Sabrina said...

Joyce, I think I know what you're referring to, and I think what has happened is a terrible shame. I have no vested interest in the situation whatsoever, but I feel for those who do. :(

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

so bummed..not sure I understand...but know that you and Sarah have changed the way I see my little Maddie..and I will thank you for now and hope for the best..smiles

Karen said...

I don't comment often, but do love reading. Please don't stop blogging. You're an inspiration to so many, both Joyce & Sarah alike.

jessica said...

Sarah-
I love your blog! I have a handicapped sister, and I love that you share your life with us- it's so nice to hear about your wonderful life. Please don't stop blogging- ignore those negative people!

Jessica & Loo-loo

Anonymous said...

I am an SLP and love reading this blog. Please don't stop...

Cindy said...

Joyce, I don't know what caused the hurt but please know how much your blog means to me and so many others. We love you and pray for a quick and peaceful outcome.