19 March 2011

Unexpected Detours


Tulips, originally uploaded by ivoryblushroses.

Some journeys take you places you never expected to go. The planned route is suddenly blocked and you are directed off the side of the road, down a hastily prepared, bumpy detour through the fields.

A seemingly mild stomach bug last week, turned this week into a full blown Big Bad Bug called C-diff, that landed me in the hospital overnight on Tuesday and now has me on the slow road to recuperation at home. Surgery is postponed for at least a month and I am on mandatory medical leave from work for the time being. I am recovering slowly and each day sees improvement, for which I am deeply grateful.

Amanda Stephen Sheila
Thursday night, my DiL Amanda's mother, Shelia, passed away unexpectedly. This picture is from this past Thanksgiving. Our family would be grateful for your prayers for Amanda and Stephen as they come to terms with this great loss.

My mother heart aches, as I long to be there to offer comfort and support. But as I am still contagious and barely have enough energy to sit at the computer for a short time, much less travel for 12 hours, I am not able to. Instead I send my love and support across the miles, while healing here, and look forward to the day that I can hug them in person.

14 comments:

Lesley said...

I hope you can take comfort in knowing you have many caring friends who are thinking of you. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know words cannot take away the pain, or make you feel better. but please accept my best wishes and Blessings from the UK

Dawn said...

Feel better soon, Lisa.

Life is fragile, yes?
This week has been a reminder...over and over.
So sorry for your daughter-in-law and son.

Gillie said...

What a beautiful, peaceful smile she has in that photograph. Hugs to you as you recover from your illness.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm very sorry about your loss and also sorry that you aren't well enough to be there with your family. I'm sure they understand and would rather have you recover at home. Take care of you!

Laurie said...

I pray you feel better soon, and that your family be comforted at this difficult time. Though you can't be with them, they understand and know your love is there for them. God Bless you all as you start to recover.

Gerry Krueger said...

How quickly things can change and how important to be flexible enough to accept what we have no power over... REST and heal dear friend... Gerry K...

Cathy K said...

Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your health setback and the loss of your DIL’s mom. Sending healing thoughts to you and loving wishes to the kids. You described it so aptly - a detour in the road. Life is like that. I am just glad you are on the road to recovery. Many hugs, dear one! Cathy

Marty52 said...

Oh, Lisa, do take care of yourself and try not to fuss about your family's loss (although I know you will). Get lot's of rest. If you need something, groceries or whatever, I'm only a couple of hours away, send me an email SOS!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, it always seems like we get so much to handle all at once. I'm so sorry for your setback and for your son, daughter-in-law and her family. Unexpected passings are always hardest for those left behind. Once again thank you so much for mustering up the strength to keep us informed. Praying for you! Mary

Julie said...

What a horrible thing to happen to you Lisa. I do hope you soon feel much better. Take your time and get well soon. So sorry too for your family's loss. xx

Adrienne said...

I am praying for you, my friend. Praying that you will feel the presence of the Father close beside you and all around you as you recover. And praying for you and your dear ones will sense His presence as you walk through the valley.
~Adrienne~

Kate said...

Peace and comfort to your Son & DIL. I hope your recovery is speedy.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Praying you'll soon feel well and take heart God holds you in His right hand. "Cast your cares upon Him for He careth for you."

Allison Ann Aller said...

Sending love and prayers for your speedy recovery and for comfort for you family's loss....

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