Friday, February 29, 2008

Ouch.

Somebody else seems to be having a bad day too!!! In my opinion, if you are bold and brazen enough to leave someone who's had a rough year a comment like this one, you should be bold and brazen enough to sign your name. I hope this person doesn't visit my blog again. Hit the road chicky!!!!! Don't let the door hit you on the butt on the way out!!!! Never in my right mind would I leave someone a comment like this person left me just a few minutes ago. She should be ashamed of herself.

"You feel sorry for yourself way too much! It gets old reading about how depressed you are or what little you have! You are alive and healthy...obviously that isn't enough for you! Put on someone else's shoes once in a while. And if you are crying poor all the time, how do you have the money to spend spend spend?"

To all the rest of my wonderful blog readers, I love you and value your support!

Hugs,
Amy

70 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!! I can't even believe someone would do that!! I'm with you though, if you are bold enough to say something like htat, you better own it!! Forget about them (I'm sure that's easier said than done when you get a comment like that) and I hope you have a super weekend!!

    Kelly S

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  2. Wow. That was perfectly rude. It is a completly NORMAL human behavior to share your experiences and feelings with your FRIENDS. Who DOESN'T do that?! My guess is this person isn't one of yours, so try to let it breeze by you. Remember, "they will know we are Christians by our LOVE."

    I love checking your blog, and hope that this incident didn't put a damper on your day.

    Amy W.

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  3. Wow. That was perfectly rude. It is a completly NORMAL human behavior to share your experiences and feelings with your FRIENDS. Who DOESN'T do that?! My guess is this person isn't one of yours, so try to let it breeze by you. Remember, "they will know we are Christians by our LOVE."

    I love checking your blog, and hope that this incident didn't put a damper on your day.

    Amy W.

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  4. It's a shame this person felt it was appropriate to post that on your blog comments. Evidently they dont want bloggers to be honest and candid with their readers.

    Blogging is such a theraputic act in itself, and if you are comfortable sharing your situation with your readers then dont hold back. By the way, I think you are doing a marvelous job holding yourself together, and remember we are only given what we can handle!

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  5. asela3:50 PM

    Oh my goodness! I honestly can't begin to imagine why they would do this. Please don't even spend one minute thinking about this Amy. Big hugs.

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  6. OMG!!! IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT AMY WRITES DON'T COME HERE!!!!! Don't read her blog, don't look at the inspiration here... just STAY AWAY!!!!

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  7. Amy, hugs to you. That is horrible and please know that I care and read every word you write and have your family in my prayers. Put this nastiness out of your mind and go and have a wonderful weekend!
    Cheryl

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  8. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Oh my!! Actually, I'm laughing my butt off...but it's really not that funny!! This poor woman (or perhaps it's a man) is obviously having a rough time of it and cannot find it in herself (himself) to have any sympathy. She (he) is in some serious need of prayers...ask your BSF members to pray!!!

    I think people often forget that blogs are PERSONAL and that you can put WHATEVER YOU WANT in your blog!!! I think of it as your journal and we are privileged enough to be allowed a peek at your "diary". You are correct in telling this person to "hit the road". No one is forcing this person to read your blog.

    There was quite a bit of negativity going around recently in one of my email groups regarding blogs. People complaining about music or lack or posts, blah, blah, blah. As far as I'm concerned "It's MY party; I'll cry if I want to" applies to blogging.

    Just pray for this person, Amy, and go on with what you do. I think you are AWESOME. You are in my 'favorites' and I check you EVERY DAY, rain OR shine!

    Hugs!!! Mary L.

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  9. WHOA!!!! How ridiculous??? You never complain on here. I'm so sorry that someone would say such sharp words against you. You are an amazing Christian woman and God's Love shines through YOU! :)
    {{{{{BIG HUGS}}}}}

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  10. Amy, I have never, not once, felt you have a negative attitude in your blog posts. I too have gotten some unbearably rude comments from strangers and my hubby is convinced it's the new age in prank calling for people to write nasty things on people's blog comments. Keep up your beautiful work and don't let the stinkers of the world rain on your parade. Blessings!

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  11. Ouch is RIGHT! I'm standing in my kitchen with my jaw dropped to the floor. Wowsers.

    Personally, I'm always excited when I see on my google reader that your blog has been updated.

    Keep your chin up. Can't wait to see what you do tomorrow for Scrap Stash Saturday, its always my favorite feature!!

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  12. WOW - that's harsh! Let me just share what I love about your blog: You are a real person with real things going on in your life and it's good to know, not that I revel in you having problems, but that I'm not the only one with struggles. It's also wonderful to know how much you love our Lord and I am so inspired, not only by your artwork, but also your love for Him and how you share that unashamedly with us all. Bless you Amy - glad to know you can let things roll off your back and be on with bigger and better things. Have a blessed weekend and thanks for sharing with us!

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  13. WOW - that's harsh! Let me just share what I love about your blog: You are a real person with real things going on in your life and it's good to know, not that I revel in you having problems, but that I'm not the only one with struggles. It's also wonderful to know how much you love our Lord and I am so inspired, not only by your artwork, but also your love for Him and how you share that unashamedly with us all. Bless you Amy - glad to know you can let things roll off your back and be on with bigger and better things. Have a blessed weekend and thanks for sharing with us!

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  14. It is unbelievable that someone would say those things! I hope they stay away from my blog too. Well, look at all of the positive comments and email readers you have! You are great and so kind for sharing your creations!
    Thanks for all you do!
    Tiffany D.
    (Paigemom2003)

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  15. They must be having a bad day. I rarely leave comments on blogs but I would NEVER leave something as rude as that. I love your blog and your work is inspiring. Keep it up. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Mel Z

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  16. Laura5:38 PM

    Amy, I seldom comment, although I do read your blog, and I can't help but think did she comment on the wrong blog? Sheesh, I don't feel that way reading your posts, I feel akin to your strive to be right with God and your honesty in dealing with life...it is life, and it's your blog.

    Bless you, and know I (and I'm sure I speak for many others) enjoy your blog and your chatter. Say a prayer for her and let her ask the maker for forgiveness.

    Love ya girl...hugs!

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  17. Oh Amy, don't let someone so callous get to you! I felt the same way after I read your post, but after a few seconds, I can feel sorry for her... maybe her life is the pits right now & this is the only way she can feel better - by lashing out! Sorry she didn't sign her name - we could be praying for her!!! Well, God knows who she is & I'll say a prayer anyhow.

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  18. Unbelievable! If she feels that way about you and your blog then why is she bothering to read it so often! Don't mind her, I enjoy reading yours and seeing all your wonderful creations. Take care and have a great weekend!!

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  19. Wow that is so uncalled for! That says a LOT more about her than about you. That's all her stuff, so you just keep on keeping on lady! The rest of us will keep reading and benefitting from your honesty and creativity! :-)

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  20. What nerve!!! If she doesn't like to read about your life and has such strong feelings about what you write about on "YOUR" blog, I wonder why in the heck she reads it??? Judging from her comment, it sounds like she must have been reading quite a bit on your blog(not just stumbled across it once). Some people- Geesh!!!
    Don't you let her get to you Amy! Remember there are tons of us who love coming to your blog, seeing your lovely creations and feel with you when life throws you the Ups and Downs!
    Hugs,
    Anette(snowmom13)

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  21. jen del muro6:31 PM

    how ruuuuuuuuude!!! big hugs to you amy!!

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  22. WOW... some people eh?

    Hugs to you Amy!

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  23. Malissa (malissa32)8:53 PM

    WOW! Amy, I am sorry that someone would comment like that. And especially be cowardly about it. I love reading your blog. I think you are very even and true. You have your good days and you have your bad and you share both. I hope you easily let go of the ugly comment and move on with your head held high.

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  24. Gretchen9:13 PM

    I completely agree with your comment. Life is too short. Your blog is wonderful and I enjoy reading it. Thanks for being willing to share your creativity and inspire others. I am going to try that book you noted a few days ago in your post by Max Lucado. I haven't read anything by him yet but have been wanting to. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  25. What a terrible comment to leave. This is YOUR blog, it is your opinions etc, if the person doesn't like it stop visiting. Goodness! It's your blog and you can cry if you want to!

    Say a prayer for this person.

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  26. Wow! That's incredibly rude. Nobody's forcing her to read your blog. And I always come here to feel better. You cheer me up with your honest take on daily life. If you can't say something nice...So there, Miss Rudy Patooty!

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  27. Anonymous12:16 AM

    On behalf of everyone who loves reading your blog, seeing your designs and supporting you in your daily grind, may I wish the author of the completely uncalled-for and hateful comment a big raspberry! I would wish something stronger but this is not the forum for that. Since she doesn't have the cojones to even sign her name (and I'm assuming it's a her)I would let that go like water off a duck's back. Sour grapes I say because of your talent, your faith and your close loving family. Lynn Forsythe

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  28. That is a bummer comment. Well Amy, it's your blog and you should say whatever you want to say.

    Sorry that hubby didn't get the CA job. I would have loved having you as a neighbor.

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  29. My sister used to have a bumper sticker in her college days that read "Mean People Suck." Now obviously, since she and I are both raising young impressionable children, such bumper stickers are not appropriate but the message says a lot! Not sure what is going on today but I had a run in with an individual (certainly can't refer to her as a "lady") who I accidently pulled out in front of in the bank parking lot. Now no one was ever in peril. I had looked both ways but just didn't see her and she did not even have to brake because of the large distance between us. Anyway, she honks her horn and when I look up and see her, I wave and mouth very exageratively "I'm sorry." She proceeds to pull up beside me so that I cannot leave the parking lot ,get out of her car leaving her small child, and begins to cuss me out (in front of my 10 & 4 year old DD.) I didn't roll down my window but tried to explain that I had appologized but she kept on and on. Finally, she gets back in her car and I'm shaking (what if she had tried to hurt me or my girls) and both of my daughters are crying. I'm trying to hold it together when my 10-year-old said "Mom you tell us in GS we shouldn't say anything unless it is Kind, True AND Necessary and none of what that woman said was any of those. I love you, Mom" of course, that's when my tears started to flow! Amy, I consider the gals that I communicate with in blogland my friends, if only cyber friends, and we all need friends to talk to. Keep up the awesome, elequent posts! I love them!

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  30. Double ouch!!! I was rather stunned reading this comment. Wow, I am sorry for you having received the brunt end of someone elses misery! I admire your honesty that life is not rainbows and roses, its just you being real about life. And life today is stressful, for most people. So, put that comment in a bubble and blow it away.........thanks for sharing your view on 'The New earth' I was going to buy it but kept putting it off because I find Oprah (and I really like her) to be hanging on to the new age philosophies more and more and it conflicts with my christianity. I won't bother wasting my money on it now. Have a good weekend and here's some extra hugs coming your way!

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  31. Amy, I'm shocked that someone would leave such a mean spirited comment. Must be a miserable person on the inside.

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  32. Anonymous7:11 AM

    "Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures. " (Joseph Addison)

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  33. Oh, Amy, I am so sorry that you received such a nasty note. If someone isn't happy with what is talked about on a blog, they should not visit. Personally, I love that you share so much. It is because of your personal sharing that I read, yes read, your blog, and not just look at your cards. Keep up the great work, and don't change a thing.
    Hugs.

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  34. OUCH! That is bad! They're not forced to read your blog! I love your blog. Life isn't always peachy and if we don't let others know what is going on in our lives, how can we pray for each other?

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  35. Anonymous8:19 AM

    Nevermind those mean spirited people! Some people are so rude! We are all entitled to have bad days and to vent or share them with others. We are all guilty of this. After we share or vent it makes us feel a little better. Shame on that person for leaving that comment. I love your blog!!!!! Keep up the great work!

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  36. Wow. I am sorry that happened to you. I subscribe to your blog and am inspired regularly in many ways other than stamping. I love how you let your faith come out in your writings, your love for your boys (I have two also) and your support for your husband. Be a true Christian and turn the other cheek. Thanks for all you do.
    Jane

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  37. All I can say is that they do not read your enitire posts then. Because, in my opinion, you always sign of on an optimistic note. And, I also see you praising the Lord in all circumstances.

    Amy, you have encouraged me, this past year. More than once I pick up my Bible and read after I read your posts.

    I am sorry that the words of others have such barbs that pierce us. I hope that HE will work this for good as well.

    Blessings to you!
    ~Juliana

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  38. Julie Cameron9:00 AM

    Im guessing that some people need a lesson in manners!

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  39. Anonymous9:04 AM

    OMG, Amy, WHO would leave such a nasty message???? This is YOUR blog and you have the right to say what you want to say!!! Hopefully she won't do that again, or if she does, at least have the courage to sign your name. Don't let it get you down, some people just need to make others feel bad so that they feel good about themselves. Hope you have a great day!
    SUSAN TODD (signing my name!!)

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  40. Cathy W.9:18 AM

    That is too bad that someone would express themselves that way. Hang in there. I enjoy reading your blog because you are so vunerable. Keep praying and I know God has some great things in store for you.

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  41. Wow, I am so very sorry you had to endure that. After all you efforts to share you craft you get rewarded with that. Shame on her. Well, I'm a firm believer of karma or "what goes around comees around." I feel sorry for what's coming around for this chick.

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  42. This person sure does need to get a life and realize that not everyone's life is perfect.
    You don't need to have someone write something like this to you.
    Hope they don't come to your blog again leave such a bad comment again.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend !!

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  43. Oh my goodness. I'm so sorry that someone left such a rude comment on your blog. I agree with you ....they should have left thier name. They never should have even left this message. I was brought up that if you do not have something nice to say then do not say it at all. I think your blog is awesome and obviously many of us do. :)

    Mary

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  44. How rude!!! Obviously this person is not human!!! I love your blog and everything about it. Hugs to you!!

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  45. Oh my word!! Yes she needs to hit the road for sure. Amy you are so wonderful and you've been dealing with a lot this year. I for one have had my share of "junk" hitting the fan too and have loved reading along with you because I feel we've been in similar boats and hey we all need a little company, especially when times are difficult. We were out of town for a while and I am just getting back on the computer - checking in on my favorite blogs and am shocked to read what she wrote to you. sheesh! Ok now I'm off to get some laundry done, being away was nice but now mommas got some catching up to do. Hang in there Amy. And nevermind little miss crabby {and very rude) pants ... everyone else loves you!

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  46. I do believe there is a differnce between feeling sorry for yourself and being transparent...perhaps this reader doesn't seem ot get that. I believe you are just being transparent and real, sharing how you are feeling that day! Nothing wrong with that sister!!!

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  47. Lynda K1:10 PM

    There are rude people everywhere...even in the blogging world I guess. So sad, so bitter, so unhappy. Keep on smilin' Amy you have lots of people who care about you and your feelings.

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  48. Mary Kay1:21 PM

    I'm so sorry that someone chose to leave such a hurtful message.

    Keep the faith and don't let them get you down.

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  49. diane mcvey1:56 PM

    I'm so sorry someone made those comments...too bad they have to strike out at someone else to make themselves feel good...
    I hope you have a great weekend! Sometimes it IS good to just have a new venue to hang out in...so sorry about the job. Something else will work out. I've been thru that same thing, and it always works out for the best! Big HUGS to you! :D

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  50. Anonymous3:16 PM

    So sorry that you got that horrible comment! Unfortunately, there are some very mean people out in blogland, thankfully they are few! Have a great time at the tournament and enjoy every minute of your boys - I remember those tournament days so well! My son is now 25!
    Peggy S. from Ohio

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  51. OMGoodness!! I can't believe that! I am completely appalled! I LOVE YOUR BLOG! You are always open honest and true to your heart. This is your online journal and if that...excuse me but...Bi@*! has a problem with that she should just unsubscribe and leave it at that. What ever happen to treat other as you would like to be treated! Has the whole world forgotten how to be kind?

    Hugs eternally!

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  52. Jessi Fogan3:28 PM

    Dear Amy,
    I love your blog - I visit all the time, although I've never commented before. I can't imagine what would motivate someone to leave such a hurtful comment. It's hard not to let that kind of animosity affect your life, but I hope that you can rise above it - I know you can :)
    Hugs,
    Jessi

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  53. Laura4:35 PM

    I can't believe how cold and callous people can be...hugs to you!

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  54. I can not believe how heartless some people can be. I say, walk a mile in someone else's shoes ! I also say "what goes around comes around, and one day it will come back to that person". So with that being said, all of us here are wonderful people ( with ONE exception).....hee hee hee.
    I love your blog, I visit all the time, I also lurk don't have a lot of extra time to chime in, but I just had to same something on this ridiculous comment.

    Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

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  55. How rude. Freedom of speech allows us to share whatever we choose on our blogs. If I pop into a blog where something is annoying or offensive, I don't have to stay or return. I'm sorry you had that happen to you. I'm glad you are willing to share about what you are going through, so that we can pray for you. Hugs, Amy.

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  56. barb hendrickson9:15 PM

    Wow. That is just simply unbelievable, Amy. I wonder if this person has any idea of the year you and your family has endured. I can't believe that a person could be so cold-hearted towards another who has been through so much grieving, but I guess there are more truly insensitive and cruel people out in the world (and in our stamping community) than I thought. I'm sorry that you had to read such hurtful words. We, your blogging friends, continue to stand with you in prayer for the situations in which God has you right now....for His purposes. May you know His abundance of grace, mercy and forgiveness right now.

    Bless you,
    barb

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  57. that is horrible!

    (((hugglies))) Amy!

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  58. That was downright rude! This is your blog and you should share whatever you want to share. I think your blog is great and always enjoy getting updates in my inbox! Keep up the good work!

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  59. Anonymous6:40 AM

    Perhaps the comment came across as harsh, but I think the person who left that comment is just trying to get you to realize that there are many people who read your blog who are much worse off....they have lost their loved one in Iraq, have a child who is seriously ill. Put yourself in their shoes. You should be thankful for all that you have. I am a Christian myself and blaming that comment on Satan is not productive. You should see it as a reminder from God that we should all be thankful for what we have. Writing nasty comments back is not what God would want. Also with no google account, anonymous is the only choice. All the best to you Amy!

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  60. Oh Amy that is terrible! Focus only one the positive people in your life... and let things like this go... it' just not worth it!

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  61. Your blog is great and your honesty shines through. You are trying to be a witness during tough times and why shouldn't you share how you are feeling - we know you are real! Hope you are having some fun this weekend eith your colouring and watching the games. Take care and keep blogging!

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  62. Too bad you had to read that! What shines through for me on your blog, and one of the reasons I suscribe (besides your fabulous cards!) is that despite adversity, you always have such a positive attitude. Keep up the good work!

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  63. Julie Brooks1:28 PM

    WOW! Looks like the anonymous poster needs the Grace of our Lord Jesus. Goodness I can't even imagine what that person must be going thorough!
    I LOVE your blog and LOVE how you share your heart!!! Keep pressing on AMY!!!

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  64. Anonymous4:46 PM

    Don't let this person's narrowmindedness, self-centeredness and rudeness bother you for a single minute...HUGS to you!

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  65. I guess to some people the only way they can feel better is to put some one else down - I actually feel sorry for this person as they have obvious problems that putting someone else down is not going to solve. It is a shame that the power of the pen has such impact - all should remember that -

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  66. you have got to be kidding me!
    she needs prayer! that is sad.

    love to you! thank you for always bringing joy into my day!

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  67. Someone else kind of said it already, but to leave a comment like this means that they haven't read all the things you write - you share your pain AND your praise. I see all the good things that happen in your life that you truly are thankful for. And... imo - it's your blog, so it's your right to say what you want... they don't like it?? they can take a hike!

    Don't let it get you down girlie, you are great and I feel like I have gotten to know you through this blog and I admire your openness, and wilingness to share your faith journey with your readers.

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  68. Hope you feel a big hug coming your way from MONTANA. I cannot believe anyone with any kind of compassion at all would write that. So, I guess that answers my question about the kind of person that would write that comment. I've only been reading your blog for a short time, but I know that you have had your share of struggles. One thing that is clear in reading your blog is your faith. Man, I wish everyone had faith like yours. It is so inspirational and uplifting. I guess to make a long story short - hang in there and know not everyone shares that angry blogger's terrible attitude! Again... HUGS!

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  69. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? it is not her obligation to read your blog, either, and apparently she keeps doing it!! i am so glad you posted her comment for all to see. i hope she feels busted if she ever came back and feels ashamed for what she did. and DO NOT feel like you have to justify to all of us where you get your money to buy stuff. it's none of our business!! in fact, reinvesting it like you do (and me) is a whopping sight better than the financial boat a lot of these crafters are in, charging every little item and having to hide their purchases from their loving (?) husbands. you just keep doing what you are doing, and encouraging others and this little lady will have her day, don't you know!!!! shame shame shame on her!!

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