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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Too sad to be creative

It's been a while since my last post and I've gotten a few emails asking where I was...wondering if everything was OK or if I went on vacation or something. I sure wish we were away on vacation! For the past 2 weeks we have been living a nightmare.

My Mother-in-law hadn't been feeling well and we took her to the doctors. They ended up admitting her for some tests and the results were something none of us were prepared to hear...they "suspected" she had cancer, and if so, it looked to already be at stage 4. With that devastating news she went home to wait for her scheduled biopsy which would confirm, or hopefully deny, their suspicions. At this point she was very weak and needed 24 hour care, which our family provided.

The day of her biopsy was last Friday the 10th. We showed up for her appointment but they had to cancel it because her blood pressure was too low. At that point they admitted her. On Tuesday the 14th she passed away. We are thankful she didn't suffer for too long and that the whole family was able to be with her during her last days.

She was the best Mother/Mother-in-law/Grandma you could ask for. She was also my friend and stamping buddy. Actually, she was the one who first got me interested in stamping. She liked to do a variety of different crafts and she had a small collection of stamping stuff. On one of our many trips to the craft store I mentioned that I was interested in stamping, but didn't know where to start since there was so many things. That year for Christmas she got me all kinds of things to get me started in stamping. Not long after that I found SU! and boy, did both of our collections grow! I sure am going to miss her!

We have been lucky enough to be surrounded by family and friends over the past several days, but when everyone goes back home it's really going to be tough. Hopefully next week I will be able to get back to some stamping and that will help take my mind off things for a while.

23 comments:

Pat's little corner of the world said...

Lynn,
I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.Know this you and your family are in my prayers. I've been there and done that and it will get better, just hang-in-there.
Your blogger buddy
Pat

Nancy Riley said...

Oh Lynn ... I am so sad for you. What a devastating thing for you and your family to go through. I am truly touched by the wonderful things you've said about your mother-in-law. She sounds like a very special lady. Prayers and hugs for you and your family during this difficult time.
Hugs~
Nancy

Kathy said...

Lynn,
I'm so sorry! Please know you and your family are in my thoughts.

Vicki said...

I'm so sorry and you are in my thoughts and prayers!! Sending (HUGS) your way!

Arcticstamper said...

Lynn, I am sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like she is a special part of your family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I have been following your blog for a while, but have been to rushed to leave a comment. You are very creative, and hopefully that will help later when your're ready.
-Darleia

Marie said...

Lynn, I am so sorry to hear your news. I will pray for your family that you will receive the comfort and support that you need to get through this difficult time and that you will always be able to keep the memories you have of her close. May those memories bring you smiles and happiness. She sounds like a special lady and certainly will be missed by her friends and family. Take care!!

hugs,
Marie

Jacki said...

(((Lynn))) I am so sorry for your loss. My heart broke as I read what you wrote about your mil and how much she meant to you. I am very close to my mil so I put myself in your shoes and it made me feel so sad. I will pray for her and you and your family. When you are ready to get back to stampin just know that she will always be with you. You will always have that beautiful connection to her. God bless

Wendy said...

Lynn, so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. Sounds eerily like the story of my father-in-law. And I'm so sorry I've been too busy to even notice you hadn't posted. I pray for comfort and peace for you and your family.

Carol said...

Lynn - my thoughts and prayers are with you. My brother passed away this spring two months after being diagnosed with cancer and the speed of his and your mother-in-law's passing is hard for our minds and hearts to cope with. Be kind to yourself while you and your family are dealing with the loss - time and fond memories will help you get through it.

Terry Molineux said...

Lynn OMGosh you poor thing. I am so sorry you are going through this. Please know you are in thoughts and prayers...

Kim Williams said...

Lynn, I am so very sorry for you loss. It is so difficult when you lose someone so quickly, but I hope you take a measure of comfort in the fact that you and your mother-in-law shared so many good times together.

You take your time and take care of yourself and your family. We all understand and will be here when you get back. I'll be adding you to my prayer list today.

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry for you loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Need More Time to Craft said...

So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts.

Cassie said...

my heart goes out to you and your family lynn! may you feel god's arms and love surrounding you during this difficult time!

Anonymous said...

Lynn, my prayers are with you and your family. So sorry to hear about your loss.
JoAnn scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

maryjo said...

sorry to hear about your loss. ((HUGS)) and prayers coming your way.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Oh Lynn, I'm so sorry for your loss. I was afraid something was wrong when you hadn't posted, I'm sorry it was this. It is a blessing that she didn't suffer for long and that she had her family all around her in her last days. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Denise

Lynda Emerson said...

I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless You and Comfort You

Sharon said...

Lynn,
I'm sorry for your loss of a stamping buddy, MIL, Grandmother. I can't say I know how you feel because I really don't. I've just been diagnosed with breast cancer and I don't know how I feel. As hard as I try, stamping has been hard for me too. Time will heal...for both you and me. Take care.

Lorien Clark said...

((((HUGS))))

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

I just found your blog from a comment you made on Pat Limberg's blog. I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. ((hugs))

Adria said...

Thoughts, love and prayers are with you.

Elaine said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. My thoughts and prayers are with you.