Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I haven’t forgotten any of you….

I haven't really. This summer month has not turned out the way I had envisioned at all. I had wanted to go camping, a bit of fishing and hiking and just relaxing enjoying the summer that is never long enough but God seems to have other plans and of course I will follow them and maybe with luck we will have a really long wonderfully nice fall.

My sister was admitted to the UofM last Thursday and we have lived down there (well really we travel almost daily the 290 miles back and forth) for the past week and the 6 days before that at the Crosby hospital. She fell and hurt her neck and though that's not what her issues are now it was the start of the end. Today we are going to the cities to figure out the end of life things. On Saturday they had her almost in the grave but she has rallied a bit so not sure when but do know that life isn't easy. No kidneys, no liver, not much lungs, no stomach and the rest too. And to top all of this off, my mama sister had her 3rd heart attack yesterday so after the Cindy visit we'll be doing a Pat visit.

We know the Lord doesn't give us more than we can carry but I truly believe he pushes and pushes us to the limit and beyond.

I will be back when things calm down. I did take yesterday off from the hospital stuff and took my daycare kids 150 miles away from it all to Lake Superior for a day of sunshine and fun and relaxing. It was a must for me so that I can be ready for today.

Here’s a couple picture of yesterday just to relax by. Take care my friends and even though I haven’t stopped by I do think about you and hope that life is treating you wonderfully and that you are enjoy our beautiful summer.


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Sarah G said...


E. Jane said...

Oh my Goodness, Julie! I'm sorry that you and your family are going through such a rough patch. I'll be thinking of you. Take care, my friend.

Caron said...

I'm glad you were able to take a day and refresh. I hope things calm down soon so you can catch your breath. Take care.

w0rld4vamps said...

I'm sorry Julie. I hope for the best for your family. This sounds so stressful and emotionally painful. Hugs

Michele said...

I am so, so very sorry that all of this is happening to you and your family. I know that Cindy has not had it easy and now all of this. I know you are her guardian, I wish you strength as you grapple with all the decisions that are part of being in that role.

I am so glad you were able to take a breather with the kids. Doing things like that are most important when times are tough. I hope you feel a little weight of your shoulders for doing that.

And your mama and Pat. Well things always come in droves.

I wish you all peace and send you a big cyber hug!

Empty Nester said...

Julie- I'm so sorry. I will continue to lift you and yours up in prayer. You are foremost in my thoughts.

Christine said...

I am so terribly sorry.

Debsdailylife said...

((( Hugs ))) prayers!!! I think about you every day!! And pray for comfort and peace, and energy!! and rest!!

Betty W said...

Oh Julie, i haven't been reading blogs and I'm sorry you have been having such a hard summer! I pray your sister will get the relief she needs. Hope you are holding up and will pray for you!

Baby Sister said...

I'm so sorry. :( Family comes first, so do what you need to.