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Saturday, May 12, 2012

We are family

Hi there. Long time no me. I apologize for the absence, and I figured I would post an update as to my whereabouts. My father has been in the hospital the past week. It has been a roller coaster of a week, and at one point, we were prepared that we could lose him. He's a fighter and today was a much better day. We are still not out of the woods and have a very long way to go but for today he was stable, had a good day, and for that we are very thankful.
I learned one thing this week. Our family travels in a pack and when the chips are down, we are all stuck together like glue. There haven't been enough chairs in the hospital to accomodate the number of us who have been by my Dads bedside this week. I am so proud of all of the adult grandchildren (my own 3 included) who have been up there every single day. Today, my nephew Greg and his wife Jess actually brought Rowan in for a visit. (My dad is out of ICU and is on a telemetry floor for now) You all remember Rowan, don't you?
 My dad was put in the chair and his bed had just been changed with clean sheets when Rowan arrived sound asleep in Greg's arms. Greg laid her on the clean bed.
I am sharing this image I took today because to me it is an image of love, life,and hope.

This is real, this is my life, and I know you all have been hearing about the folks and seeing the folks appear on this blog for the past two years.
Please keep us in your prayers.


  1. I love you mom! And the rest of our amazing family <3

  2. I love you too Miss J. I hope we all don't get sick of seeing too much of each other. NAAAAH! :-0)

  3. Oh, Carol. My thoughts are with you and your family through this scary time. With your family around you, you are strong. I pray your dad finds the strength to push through this.

    Poignant image. Hugs.

  4. Thanks for the prayers as well as the hug Tracy. I had no plans to take any hospital images, let alone post any here. But, this scene spoke to me and I felt compelled to share it here. It was made with love and I hope those who view it understand this.
    Hugs right back to you. Thank you.

  5. Carol,

    my thoughts are with everyone in the family at this time, will say an extra prayer.
    Christine R

  6. We feel so honored to have you and your wonderful family in our life, Carol. You and your father are in our thoughts and prayers. With all our love, --Patrick, Heather, James, & Eric

  7. Thank you so much Christine and Patrick.
    Love, Carol

  8. Thinking of you and your family Carol and saying a prayer. Let me know if I can do anything to help you.