Thursday, February 25, 2010
So, if you don't see me around here as much as before, just know instead of sitting on my butt, I am moving it! :) I will still share creative things. I am going to a scrapbook getaway in two weeks and hope to have lots to share from what I create that weekend. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
The cardstocks are from Archivers (Chocolate Truffle) and Stampin' Up! (Naturals White, Mellow Moss and Riding Hood Red). The stamps are all from retired SU! sets. The brown satin ribbon is from my ribbon stash. A girl can NEVER have too much ribbon, I say! *wink* Lastly, I used a pre-punched tag, one brad, various Stampin' Up! markers, and my paper piercer.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Time stood still. Was he going to be ok? What prompted this? Did he have any warning signs? This was my dad! I am daddy's little girl. Time stood still. Time stood VERY still for me. I prayed silently as I watched the nurses administer the meds and follow the docs orders. I tried to understand what the doc was saying to them and tried to pick up on any clues or key words. I looked at my dad's hands, his arms, his legs, his face...every inch of him. What if he didn't make it? Should I say anything or nothing at all?
I tried to remember that God had that moment, my dad's life, everything...right in the palm of His hand. God was in control of whatever could happen to my dad. I felt calm on one hand, scared to death on the other. I just kept praying...and preparing myself for the worst.
My dad suffered a major heart attack. He was rushed to the next nearest hospital's heart clinic. His one vessel was 100% blocked and the EMT said his face and legs were blue when they arrived at my parents' house. He now has four stents in his heart. He almost didn't survive. He goes back in 2-3 weeks for a fifth stent. He has stopped smoking and will have a long road ahead with diet and lifestyle changes, plus a new regimen of medications.
God was in control even before my dad had the heart attack and right now as I type this. He is always in control. He is good...all the time. Even if my dad didn't survive this, God is still and will always be good. I am just grateful beyond words my dad has a second chance. Daddy's Little Girl has been given the blessing of more time with her dad.
He came home from the hospital today. Today is also my 38th birthday. What a gift! Thank you, Lord! Thank you from the bottom of all our hearts!
Now you know why my blog has been ignored this week. Time stood still. I'll get back in the swing after I catch my breath a bit. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for understanding.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Here's a video of the wild animals out back! Riley forgets he's the short guy and then hops through the deep snow like Jack. Hilarious dogs! Oh and did you notice the occasional yellow snow? Gotta love big boy Jack who thinks it's cool to hike his leg on the snow bank. Now, that's what I call a "chilly willy". *giggle* I know, I know....too much information.