Thursday, December 02, 2010

Life Gets in the Way

Some of my close blog friends know the reason  that I have been "missing" for a few days.  So I thought I would let the rest of you know also.  My Dad was diagnosed with an abdominal aneurysm just before Thanksgiving. We have been working on getting him seen and treated. Yesterday was a long day, sitting at a major medical clinic to get tests and see the specialist.  Dad is scheduled for surgery next week.  My online time will still be limited for a bit. I hope to get the 500 post giveaway started this weekend, assuming I get time to breathe for that long.  (I do put thought into it.)
If I don't respond to your blog posts, know that I was just too busy, and I am truly sorry.
Meanwhile, here is a painting I did a while back for you to see:



30 comments:

luv2quilt2 said...

I'll keep your dad in my prayers.
Love your picture; it reminds me of my childhood.

Royce said...

Your painting is beautiful. So sorry about your dad. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts - best luck with all his surgery. Remember to take good care of yourself during this time too.

Petit Design Co. said...

I'm so sorry Gene. I hope everything goes well with your dad. {Hugs}

Petit Design Co. said...

Let me know if you need anything (like dinner for your family)

ooglebloops said...

Peaceful beautiful painting - hope all went well with your dad yesterday...............

Barbara said...

It's hard going through this with a loved one, but I just know your Dad will be fine. My Dad is now 93 and had this done about 15 years go after dragging his feet because he didn't want another surgery (after 2 bypasses, carotid artery, and numerous others), there was another procedure he found online that he thought would be less invasive, he was too old to go through it, and the list of excuses to delay aneurysm repair went on and on. In the end after much family persuasion, he did go through it, and is still with us today! Prayers for your Dad.

Kaye said...

Please know we will pray for your Dad. It is very stressful when a loved one is ill, especially if they need surgery. Gene the painting is absolutely beautiful, so peaceful, so calm and oh so talented Gene!!!

A.J. Dub. said...

Hey Gene, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. How scary! You all will be in my prayers as well. And if I were you I would not worry too much about the blogging. The internet will still be here, and so will your readers. :)
The painting is beautiful! We don't get to see anything like that around here, so I am soaking it in.
Best wishes!

~Laurie~ said...

I'm sorry about your Dad, Gene. I know how difficult it is to go through a major illness with a father. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts - especially that you will have the strength you need to help your Dad get through this.

I loved this painting - especially because this is the first year we won't cut our own tree - we may even have a fake one!! It's a beautiful picture - thanks for sharing it with us.

Pat said...

You know I'm praying for positive results from your dad's surgery. AND....I love that painting. I think that is a painting done with me in mind as you know I am not an "abstract" kind of gal....LOL I'm thinking this is now my new favorite painting of yours!!! (I especially love that little church being in the painting.)

Melissa said...

Ahhh, Gene. I am sorry to hear that. It is good that he was diagnosed, though. They so often go unknown until it is too late. Best wishes for you and dad!

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I am sorry Gene!
Don't worry about commenting back. We are praying for you and your family.
That's a wonderful painting; I love it!

Cindy said...

Gene,
I completed relate to what you're going through at this time.

Hugs and blessings,
Cindy

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I hope all goes well with you father. My thoughts and good wishes are with you and your family.

Jodi said...

Gene, beautiful painting - thanks for sharing! And more importantly, best of luck with your dad - prayers being sent your family's way.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Beautiful painting. Good thoughts being sent for you and your Father.

GerryART said...

Am sending Positive Thoughts your Dad's way.
Holiday Hugs,
Gerry

Greg said...

Don't worry about the giveaway. You've got more important things on your mind and we all realize that. Take time to care for your family and yourself. We're all praying and sending good thoughts to you and your family.

Barb said...

Your painting is just beautiful, It is so inviting to come and play in the snow or to live there.

Best wishes and much prayers for your dad...

Patty said...

Beautiful painting, praying for your Dad and your mom and you too.

Trudi said...

Greg is right, take the time you need to devote to your dad, AND to look after yourself too! Sometimes life has to drive it's own pace. My thoughts are will you for a speedy recovery for your Dad :) Beuatiful painting too!

Kathleen said...

Take care of your Dad..that is your priority right now...your blogging friends understand and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Dad...take care of yourself as well...

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Gene my thoughts and prayers are with you and your father. I'm not expecting any replys....take good care of yourself.

Hugs,
Kelly

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Best wishes to your dad. Family comes first so take care of him and yourself:)

I think your painting is wonderful!

Tangos Treasures said...

Keeping you & your family in my prayers!

Micki said...

Blessings and prayers sent to your dad. I wish him the best and a quick recovery.
Micki

Christina said...

Gene, how scary. I am so sorry for all the worry, and hoping the surgery and recovery go well. We will all be here when you are ready. Take care.

Linda M said...

Gene, I hope everything goes well with your dad, family is important. Don't worry about the blog, we'll all still be here when you have a chance to sit back and breathe for a bit.

I like your painting, you're very talented; thanks for sharing.

Deborah said...

Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your painting is so serene...you should take it and put it on the nightstand beside your father so he can gaze at it as he recovers. I'm sure it will soothe his soul. Best of luck to you.

Nancy Sue said...

Gene, Prayers to your father and your family from Washington DC. Thank you for sharing your painting on this post. I imagine a lot of prayers being said in that chapel as it's warm light spills out from its windows!