"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hello again...

Remember me? It's been awhile. I just want to start by saying that I am so very behind on reading your blogs, and I'm sorry. I'd love to say that I'm going to sit here for the next several hours and play catch up, but I'm not going to lie to you like that.

I got home from Mobile last night. I'd been down since Thursday - spending the majority of my time at the hospital with my family. My grandpa is still very sick and continues to be nonresponsive. The neurologist told us that he has slipped into a deep coma, and he's afraid he won't come out of it. I don't think any of us are ready to deal with that possibility yet. We're trying so hard to hold on to hope. But at the same time, I know we need to be prepared to deal with whatever happens. It's just so hard. I pray we will all have the strength we need to get through this.

I was lucky enough to pull baby duty Friday morning so my aunt could go to the hospital with Mama. Her kids are precious. Blaize, her fiery four year old, is hilarious. He has declared me his new best friend. His favorite questions were, "Hey, what you doin?" and "Where that dog?" I had to keep assuring him that Toby was outside. His sister Calleigh, who is a few months shy of two, proved to be quite the little instigator. She would swipe whatever Blaize happened to be holding (a book, the remote, a pillow) then run off, laughing hysterically. Keeping up with them is a full-time job. I have the utmost respect for my aunt and uncle! They must end each day utterly exhausted.

I wish I had taken some new pictures... the best I have to offer are from last August:

And yes, Blaize is always that excited. About everything. And the fact that both of them have their mouths wide open should be a hint that they love to talk. To everyone. All the time. Even strangers. It must run in the family.


Sally's World said...

keep breathing, keep hoping and have faith...I hope your grandpa is doing okay. xoxoxo

Diane said...

Sweetie, I'm so sorry you're all having to go through this. Your grandpa is in my thoughts, as are you. Here's to hope... XO

septembermom said...

I'll continue to pray for your grandpa and family. It must be so difficult for all of you.

Thank you for sharing your babysitting adventures with us. Blaize and Calleigh sound like such fun kids to hang out with. Spending time with the little ones can help you somewhat during all of this. They look so cute :)

Kim said...

You were missed!! Your little cousins are really cute...good preparation for your future missy!
I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa's state sweetie! You're in my prayers.

Lacey said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news about your grandpa. Just keep on keepin' on, it's as much as any of us can do.

On a lighter note, your niece and nephew are absolutely adorable! It sounds like Blaize is a very appropriate name. :-)

Keep us updated, we're all praying hard for you...

Mel said...

I don't have anything to say that hasn't already been said better by the people who wrote before, just know that I'm thinking all of the same things they are.

hebba said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grampa. Its good to spend time with family, but you always wish it were only during happy times. Hang in there...we're thinking of you.

Jenners said...

I'll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. It much be so hard. Please focus on that and certainly don't worry about catching up with blogs ... I absolve you from all visits to my blog.

I know this must be very hard. I'm glad you have a strong family presence and can get through this together.

And the kids seem like a bunch of laughs and very tiring!!!

Hang in there ... sending you HUGS.

Dan Felstead said...

I just responded to your comment on my blog and asked how your Grandfather was doing. No need to get back to me as you have answered my question and obviously you are quite overwhelmed at the moment.

We will continue to pray for your Grandfather and for you and your family as well. Hang in there... your blog community is supporting you.


Anonymous said...

Thanks sweetie. Blaize was looking for you when he got back. Oh by the way Savannah is know Brown Shirt. LOL.