Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A hiatus

Update:  It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you all that yesterday, August 30th, I delivered our stillborn daughter, Caroline Mary. This has been an almost surreal and definitely heartbreaking experience and I appreciate the support in each and every one of your notes. Caroline will be honored and loved always. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your thoughts and prayers - they mean the world to our family.

I have been a very poor blogger this month and feel I owe you all an explanation, particularly as this is crunch time for draft prep. I hope this is not too personal of a look into my life since I know most of you are just here for the football. I am nearly 18 weeks pregnant and we have learned that our baby (a little girl!) has triploidy, a chromosomal abnormality that means she has three copies of every chromosome instead of the normal two. The doctors have explained that it's a completely random occurrence and fairly rare that she has made it this far along, but that ultimately she has a condition that is incompatible with life. My husband and I are blessed with an amazing almost-2-year-old son, as I'm sure you know if you've been around the blog long enough, and this situation has just completely blindsided us.

The next few weeks are going to be extremely complex and emotional for me and while I would like nothing more than to stay entertained by posting on the blog and enjoying all the awesomeness of fantasy football, I can't muster up the energy to do so these days. I am deeply sorry for this since I honestly enjoy being able to get you guys linked out to resources. Be patient with me. I will be back and posting again this fall, I just don't know when. Hopefully I'll be back around the first week or two of the season but until then, there are so many tremendous resources out there, many of which you'll find over under Fantasy Football Content on the right. Don't forget to stay tuned to the news via sites like Footballguys, Rotoworld, or Draft Sharks. And I always endorse checking out FantasyPros.com for consensus rankings and such.

I am still running my annual accuracy competition, which was announced by the FSTA today. If you would like to submit your rankings for inclusion, please see the template and info on the FSTA website and e-mail them in to us by September 5. I encourage rankings to come at the last minute to account for all preseason news/injuries. 

If it's not asking too much, please send positive thoughts and prayers for my family. I am sure many of you have been in similar shoes or just know the pain of losing a loved one.

So here's to the start of the season: may you draft well, start/bench wisely, and reign as the kings/queens of your leagues!

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Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your loved ones. May you find the means to focus on health and emotional healing.

riquesullivan said...

I just logged on to your site for the first time this season and am so sorry to hear this news. I am at a loss as to what to say other than to hope you and your family find the strength you will need going forward.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you. Thank you for always assembling an awesome compilation of FF links!

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Frank

Anonymous said...

Very sorry for your loss. Thank you for all your help throughout the years. I hope your year gets better.

Robb said...

Prayers for you and your family in this extremely rough time...

Anonymous said...

My wife and I are very sorry to hear your news...You will be in our thoughts and prayers...take all the time you need and know you have our support now and when you think its the right time to resume this site...

Billy

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss. We had a son who was still born 12 years ago on August 31st. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jason and Jill said...

I'm so terribly sorry to hear the news on Caroline. Thank you for feeling open enough to share it with everyone here as that takes a lot of courage. But, you've obviously built up a nice fan base and all of the comments should show you how many of us care. I hope you and your family take the needed time to cope with this and try to resume your lives. Take care.

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Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry for your loss and want to thank you for what you do, which is invaluable. Best wishes to you and your family in this very difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I'm deeply sorry for your loss. I send out prayers to you and your family for strength to carry on. Do what you need to do within your family. When you come back, we'll all be here with open arms.

Unknown said...

I wanted to say thank you for all you've done for this community. Get to being okay. Thank you for everything. I hope this community is there for you.

_ Michael
michaelphilliphoffman@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Sara,

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers!!!

Smitty

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss.

Mark said...

I am so sorry for your loss and remember the sorrow from having gone through a sudden and unexpected miscarriage prior to the births of my two beautiful daughters. I hope that my prayers and warm thoughts combine with those of all of the people who have offered their kind words to give you and your family peace and the strength to go on at this very difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. As a dad, reading your post really affected me. My wish for you is for things to get a little better with each passing day.

Anonymous said...

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Your blog has helped a lot with useful tips, sites and suggestions.
Take Care.

Unknown said...

Sending out virtual hugs and actual love to you and your family, Sara. So, so sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Caroline.

Noah
Jersey City

Charlie Nguyen said...

you were always there to help my fantasy team when i needed it most. your family will be in my thoughts...charlie

darrin said...

Very, very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Sean Mathew said...

For anyone in a fantasy football league what you think about a 14 team league with

Romo, Julio Jones, Welker, Mccoy, Doug Martin, Jermaine Gresham, Peyton Hillis, Kenny Britt, Mark Ingram, Santa Moss, Hanson (Detroit kicker) San Fran defense.

Adam J. Gregory said...

I am so, so sorry to hear about this. Although I dont know you, you seem like a wonderful person from having read your blog for the past few years. I hope that you and your family can get through this difficult time. My deepest, most sincere condolences and love to you and yours.

kate said...

I am so very sorry. I cannot imagine what you are going through right now. You are in my thoughts.

mikenmary99 said...

We'll be here when you are ready to come back. You need to heal now.

Anonymous said...

Prayers goes out to you and your family!!! Thank you for taking the time to do the blogs in the past as I use it a great deal. Again, thank you for everything!

Anonymous said...

God Bless you and your family. Sending warm thoughts, sympathy, and prayers your way.

Jeremy Deal said...

Im so sorry. My heart breaks for you. I have 2 boys and one on the way. I can't imagine the heartbreak. May God comfort your souls and give you strength.

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