Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sorry........

I haven't been visiting anyone's blogs or fast with replying because...last Saturday night my father was hospitalized with congestive heart failure due to pneumonia.  This is critical because he was diagnosed with advanced Pulmonary Fibrosis less than a year ago. With my mom dying just three years ago, I definitely took last week to visit him. He's doing better, but we found out yesterday a dear man we've known for 34 years died.  It was just *one of those weeks.*


As usual, I did my postings a week ahead,  but noticed I lost a couple of followers...sorry, duty called.  Anyway, just thought I'd catch everyone up at once. 

I'm hoping to be inspired after all this.  I'll post something tomorrow or the next day.

Love ya'll!  

60 comments:

Andrea said...

So sorry to hear about your father. I pray he is better very soon.
Big hugs!

Mari said...

Sorry you had such a rough week. If people stop following after 1 week of no visits, that's pretty sad. You never what is going on in someones life and this is an example.
I always read, don't always comment though!
Glad your Dad has improved, but sorry about the loss of your friend.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Hi Janean,

I'm really sorry to hear about your Dad.

Take all the time you need to do whatever you need to do. Family should always come first. You need to take care of yourself too.

And as for those followers- if the reason they arent following you was because you weren't emailing or visitng and commenting on their blogs then you dont need them.


Life sometimes just happens around us - and people who really care understand that.

Sending hugs from across the pond (it's a really big pond, but that doesnt mean I care any less )

Just a little something from Judy said...

I don't think that you ever have to apologize for not posting. When events like yours happen in life, they are the most important thing. I am hurting for you. I know the heart issues are quite scary, especially when it happens to someone you love so much. When my husband was in the hospital a few weeks ago, the other man in his room was 85 years old and was going through the same thing as your dad. He was a sick man, so I understand your heartache for him. I am also sorry for the news of the death of your family friend. What a difficult time for you and your family.

Whenever you come back is fine with us. It is always a joy to visit your blog. Hope your weekend is better.

All things nice... said...

Janean,

Oh I'm very sorry to hear about your friend of 34 years and about your father being ill, I hope he will continue to improve and get better. My thoughts are with you.

All things nice...

Jojo said...

Families first. Blog friends can wait.

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad and good friend. I hope that your dad is doing much better and up and around quickly.

Tennis Girl said...

Janean,
Oh my, what a week for you :( Those weeks happen in life, but it doesn't make it any easier. I will say alittle prayer for your Dad, and hope for the best.
Your friend,
Robin xo

Cindy said...

Family First!! That is how it should be! You take your time.You can't be creative when your heart is burdened.

Blessings..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Dolores said...

Oh Janean, you are loved! Family should always come first. I hope your father lives nearby, to make the visiting easier for you.
Life is uncertain, we never know from day to day what the future holds, but we do know for sure that HE is always with us.
In my prayers,
Dolores

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Praying for your father and for you too, my friend.
Remember God is always is control.
Hugs,
Bren

Deb said...

so sorry to hear about your week...hope everything gets better...I love the heart...

Cindy said...

take as long as you need. we will all be here waiting for you.....hopefully things will go well for him. i'm sorry about your friend. it is never easy when family and friends become critically ill. keep your head up and a song in your heart.

i will pray for your dad. :)

1 Funky Woman said...

Oh, I'm so sorry your week has been a tough one. My prayers are with you and your father during this critical time. I am also so sorry about your family friend who passed. I will keep his family in my prayers. Here's to a little inspiration your way!

Julie Harward said...

Real friends wait...knowing that you will be back...I have missed you over the last couple of weeks...I pray that he will be alright, thats a scary thing! Take care of you and your family.I know life can come up and hit you in the head sometimes, it has happened to me lately! Blogging is for fun, family is forever...thinking about you :D

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I'm also sorry you've had a tough week and I took a few minutes to pray for you and your family.

As for the followers who left, it's their loss so I hope that doesn't add to your stress.

~ Regan said...

Im so sorry to hear of your father's illness... My grandfather had all those same health issues, it's an awful thing to go through. I hope you father is comfortable and feeling better soon.

Sorry for thos loss of your friend, as well.

Hope this week is better for you- hang in there!

Farm Girl said...

Oh Janean,
Your blog posts are beautiful and your words are always so kind. You are a inspiration of all kinds. After loosing my Mom in December, I know how hard this time is and how hard it is to do normal, whatever that is, First and foremost take care of your Dad, but with so much on your plate, blogging can wait. I have been praying for you and will continue to do so, for your family and your Dad.
blessings.
***hugs***

Pondside said...

Hi Janean - I hope that your father is feeling better and that your mind is at ease. Our aging parents are so, so precious. Thinking of you.......

Lorilee said...

Family comes first and foremost!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Ann Marie said...

I am so sorry about your father.. and the news of your long time friend. Family should be first priority!
Take time... as musch as you need.
I will follow you... even if you took the summer off! :)
Take care..

Rita said...

Oh Janean, I am so sorry to hear about your dad and sorry to hear that you lost your mom. Those are hard days to go through. Praying for you and yours. If you lost some followers because of it, they were not friends anyway. As for not posting... all of us have things from time to time that keep us from it. I have not been good at it here lately as I am trying to help my kiddos get ready to move and that has partially kept me from being motivated. We'll wait for you!

Helen said...

A 'real' follower is just that - no matter the circumstance. I am thinking of you today and praying that your father is in little or no pain. Stay strong, dear one.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad, and hope he is soon doing much better! And please accept my sympathies on the loss of your friend. I hope happier days are soon here for you.

Marla said...

Janean ~ Life isn't about blogging or followers or any of the rest of that stuff. It's about following Him and living our lives one day at a time with the people we love. But, you already know that.

Prayers for you, my friend, and for your father. I understand.

Julie said...

Bless your heart. When it rains it pours sometimes... I have been checking in...
Please know I will include you in my prayers Janean!
Somedays life is hectic and hard. Hoping your dad will be a little better by now and you will have a respite...
Sorrow for your loss of a friend.
Hugs.

Just Breathe said...

I am so sorry about your dad. I pray that he will get better soon.
Sorry about your dear friend. I will pray for your comfort and strength. ((HUGS))

Lisa said...

Hugs and prayers! I am so sorry things are so very hard for you right now. We will be here when you are able to come back♥
Hugs, Lisa

Marcia said...

I will say a prayer for your father and you. I hope he is better very soon.

It's me said...

Hi Janean ...............I hope that your father is feeling better right now..............take it easy !!

I'm very sorry to hear about your friend of 34 years .........i wish you a lot of strength !!

Blessing and bigg hugs from me !

Suz said...

Janean, I did miss you..thought it must be something going on in your family..so sorry about your dad..and your losing your good friend. I can't believe someone would drop following YOU
their loss!!!!!!!!!!

Dawn said...

I hope your father feels better soon and recovers well. I'm sorry to hear about your friend.

No worries here my bloggy friend. Take care of yourself and your family. Followers who leave quickly are usually just looking for others to follow back or comment fishing for their ad revenue. Don't fret over them.

katie said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. Hope he continues to improve.

p.s. your not loosing me. I enjoy your blog so much. Don't always comment but I do still visit you.


See you soon.

Karen said...

Janean, you did have a tough week. I'm so sorry. No problem here, take the time you need, and take care of yourself too. Praying for your Dad. ((hugs))

Flat Creek Farm said...

Janean, I'm so sorry about your week. When it rains, it pours. Truly! Saying prayers for your Dad, and sending hugs for you. -Tammy

Girly Muse said...

Oh, bless your heart, I'm so sorry you've been going through it! Will be praying for your dad and for all of you with the loss of your friend.

Don't you worry about replying!

Sarah said...

Janean, no excuses needed. Everyone has a life other than one's blog. I'm doing good to get one post a week up. I try to visit as many blogs as I can during the week, but it's difficult to get all of them and leave comments. I think we all do the best we can. :-)
I hope your dad continues to improve. Take care of yourself! ~ Sarah

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Janean I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. It certainly has been a tough week for you and we all understand what you're going through. That's too bad that you lost some followers and I certainly hope it wasn't because you hadn't commented on their blogs as everyone on here has a life and things happen that can keep us away from our blogs. Thank you for sharing with us what you've been going through and I'm sure each and every one of us wish your Dad the very best. Don't worry about finding time to post..we know you'll do it when you have the time and energy to do so. Take care and best wishes to you and your family. Maura

Susan B said...

Hi Janean,
Please don't apologize for not posting. Family is important, and always comes first. So sorry to hear about your father, and your friend. I will be praying that your dad will soon be feeling better. God bless you...keep your chin up. :)

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. You have your priorities straight, Janean. Prayers and blessings for you and your father.

dobco said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. I am glad that you went to be with him for the week. Cherish every moment that you can. Hugs

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Janean, so sorry to hear about your dad, and hope he is doing better. I spent many days and nights in hospital or ER's with my dad with CHF and I know what it's like. Take care of yourself, too!

And, I was on vacation last week, so I didn't realize you were gone, so it's all good! Blessings, Becky

Mari's Cakes said...

Sorry to hear about your dad and your friend. Will keep you present in my prayers. God Bless!

myletterstoemily said...

very sorry to hear about your dad's
health scare. hope he is mending.

so silly to lose followers in such a
short time. oh well, they come and
they go . . .

love your gorgeous flower heart.

Technodoll said...

Oh no... Please never apologize for putting real life first! My god! If people can't understand that they don't deserve to read you!

Your dad will be fine, with so much love and support and prayers coming his way - you'll see.

Be strong for him, for both of you.

But most of all, get off the innernets and be there for him!

(( hugs ))

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Janean, I am sorry that this week has been so difficult. I understand completely. I look after both of my aging parents and since I am an only child, I have all of the responsibility. Your loved loves always come first. Never feel like you need to apologize for caring for them. I am glad to hear that your father is feeling better, but sorry to hear about the loss of a dear friend. Take good care of yourself and know that you have lots of friends who understand will stick around no matter how much time you need to take off.

God Bless,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

kimsound studios said...

Janean, we love you and your family. And so understand that our family needs are very importatnt. We will continue to pray for Wayne. Kisses & hugs to you and Randy. Much love Kim

Flick, said...

Oh Jenean! What a week for you and your family.. I so hope things are looking better for your Father, and sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Thoughts are with you.
:) Flick

Frau said...

I'm sorry for your loss of your dear friend. I hope your Dad continues to get stronger. ((hugs) to you and a tough week. I hope this is much better.

Lori said...

Our thoughts and prayers will hold you in our hearts. Take care of your self to, we all have had those sad times and are there for you! Lori

cindy said...

May Grace surround you and your family through this horrible time.

Barb said...

Hi Janean,

I was so sorry to hear about your father - blessings to you and your family, my prayers will be with you.

Warmest hugs,

Barb

Robyn said...

Janean, thanks for leaving a message on my blog. I'm a newbie so it made my day! I am very sorry to hear about your dad...I think it was great you were able to spend time with him. You will never regret it! I had coffee with my mom every morning and those are the times I think about most when I am thinking of her...which is all the time...I'd love to do my plates in pears like the little plates I found...I cannot figure out how to go about doing it...if you know of anything I'm open to suggestions! Take care and may God bless you...Robyn

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

So nice of you to visit me and leave a comment considering all that's going on in your life. It's hard to visit everyone anyway. I never can do it. Maybe that's why I don't have a lot of followers. But like I told a friend who was grieving over the loss of so called friends, I'd rather have a few true friends than a host of social friends. You can count me as a true blogging friend! You may not hear from me all the time but I'm here any time you need me. Prayers for your dad!

devonaz said...

Your family are in my prayers,,,take care..hugs being sent your way...

Kat said...

I am so sorry.

SueWis said...

Janean, Love and prayers to you and your father. I'm sure he is so happy to have you with him at this time.

voiceofpendergrass said...

Like a few others, I always read and enjoy, don't always comment. Life is at it's utmost of difficult right now, I too can relate.... "peace be still" it will get better. Our Father God is in control.
:)

FairfieldHouse said...

Janine -

You may have lost a 'follower' or two but you will never lose your friends.
I'm sorry you've had one of those weeks. My condolences to you and your friends family for the loss. I will keep your father in my prayers.

Deborah

Melissa said...

Janean, I'm so sorry to hear your father's sick. He'll be in my prayers. Take all the time you need. We'll be here when you need us. God's Peace, Melissa

countrynmore said...

Your dad definitely should come first. My dad lives up in Washington state, and I make sure that I call him a lot. I wished that he lived closer to us.

Sorry that you had such a rough week. People shouldn't leave one's blog because the person hasn't posted. I still follow a friend's blog, even after she went on a 5 month dry spell with no new posts. A true friend wouldn't leave. I don't plan on leaving. I just get busy sometimes, but I try to check my friend's blogs.