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Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Sad Post...

This has been a very difficult time for me...the first relative who went into the hospital is still there, his numbers are still "iffy". Unfortunately he has no idea how sick he has really been: he has had some dementia for quite a while, and this illness has made it much worse. We have had to limit his phone calling, because he kept calling people and telling them to come get them to bring him home. (notice I said "telling", not "asking") I'm not sure what finally convinced him, but he seems to be a little more understanding of why he still needs to be in the hospital. It's been a while now, and he still does not seem ready to come home. The hardest thing will be what happens after he leaves the hospital. I doubt he will be able to be alone, and I don't know who would be available to care for him. I suppose we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

Even harder now, though, is that the second family member who went into the hospital ending up passing away from cancer. She was only 50, and these days that is so young to die. The visiting hours and funeral were good, and well-attended. Most of the people who went to the funeral also went to the graveside services afterwards in the rain. You know the saying"only the good die young"? Well, she was definitely one of the good ones. We will all miss her.

This wordart is in memory of her. I may make a few more "memorial" type word arts, appropriate for memory books, cards, etc. Take care.


  1. So sorry for your loss. And thank you for sharing your art with us.

  2. That's awful. The advances in cancer treatment have come so far, but not yet far enough. I think you would be hard pressed to find one person whose life hasn't been touched in some way by that ugly disease. I think it's great you're expressing your feelings in your word art, and sometimes, wa like that is the hardest to find. THanks for sharing, and hope your heart heals quickly.

  3. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 15 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 16 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

  4. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 11 post on Nov. 16, 2009. Thanks again.

  5. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family:)take care..Kristianne25


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