Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Interrupting the pre-posts with an update

Hi guys, 

First off, thank you all so much for all the prayers and positive thoughts for my mom these past few days. They mean so much to me and I know in my heart of hearts that they are helping. :)
Currently she is still in the ICU and still on the ventilator to help with her breathing. But her numbers are improving a little bit each day and we are hoping that the breathing tube will be removed soon because she is just miserable with it in. It's easy to feel helpless when all she wants is some water and you can't give her any. Her nurses are doing a great job though so I know that she is in good hands. Please continue to keep Patti in your thoughts and prayers as it is looking like this is going to be a long road to recovery. 

So yea, things might be a little quieter around here than usual and I apologize for not making it around to all of your beautiful blogs as regularly. I am still coloring during the down times, as it is a relaxing way to get my mind off things, so all I'll have to do is eventually get those colored images onto some cards. Thanks for sticking with me and I'll leave you with something pretty even if it doesn't have any coloring on it... this is a card that I made for a recent class that I taught and I was pretty pleased with how it came together.

Big hugs! ♥    


Heidi Brawley said...

I am glad to hear things are better day by day. Thanks for the update. Hang in there! You and your family are in my prayers!! Your card is very Adorable!!!!
take care and God Bless!!
Hugs too!!! Heidi & Brooke

Mette said...

So glad to hear your mum is improving and we'll keep sending her and your family our best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Please don't apologise for not being in the mood to blog or visit - totally understand.
Love your card with the fab papers and details.

HUGE hugs, Mette

Arabella said...

Glad to hear your Mum is starting to improve Amy. Sending happy healing thoughts your way : )

Gorgeous card! I love the scrapbook feel to it!


MagsB said...

It's good that your Mom is improving day by day, I hope the breathing tube can be removed very soon and that she'll continue to get better and better. Sending prayers Patti's way x

Fabulous card! I love the sentiment!

love Mags B x

Leanne said...

Hi Amy,
Its so nice to hear from you and glad to hear Patti is doing better. I will definitely continue to pray and send warm healing thoughts that the breathing tube will be removed and that Patti will be able to breathe on her own.
Beautiful card, TFS.
Take care

Hlora said...

Stunning card. Great details!!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy, I am so glad to hear that you Mom is gettting better. Believe me when I say that my whole family is thinking of your family everyday. Our prayers are with you all and like you I know they will help. I am just so sorry that your Mom is so sick. Hopefully they get rid of that ventilator real real soon. Now, a mini laugh to share with you. I think your card is just adorable and sometimes I really enjoy the ones that we make that have not Copics involved. However as I was admiring your card I was just going to ask Jerry what AEIO ment when it finally clicked in this (old) brain what the whole sentiment was. lmbo.. Yes my friend that is how brain damaged I can be. :O) Today is my Birthday and I have to tell you how much you made my day yesterday. Thank you thank you, thank you. I love my gifts very very much. I am assuming that the flowers and butterflies are your sister's handy work. I love them! You need to let me know her name so that I can send her a card. Hugs, Lisa

Cindy H. said...

Such a pretty card and I love the sentiment :)
Amy, I'm really glad to learn that your mom is making some progress and hopefully will get rid of the breathing tube soon. I'm sure having you by her side is very comforting to her, too. Keeping you both in my thoughts and hoping for Patti's continued progress.

Craftdee said...

Glad things feel like they're improving... hope that the progress continues :-) Great little card, SUCH a clever sentiment, TFS, Donna ☺

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Hi AMy. So glad to hear your mum is doing a little better. Hope she recovers swiftly! Another stunning card...such beautiful layering and those papers are just gorgeous :)

Lau W said...

I'm glad to hear that it's better for you mum :-)
Your card is adorable, details are beautiful !

Dangina Martinez said...

Hang in there Amy. God is by her side. I will keep Patti in my prayers as well.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Jenny said...

So sorry to hear about your mom! But she sounds like a fighter and I'm sure your presence is comforting to her. Glad to hear there is improvement and we'll continue to keep you and your mom in our thoughts and prayers.

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Sending prayers for your Mom, Amy! I love your card, very pretty.

Tonje said...

Thanks for the update on your mum. Glad to hear that there is some improvement. I'm sending lots of get well wishes all the way from Norway:)
Love your card.

Anne-Marie said...

Your mum must be so comforted to have you with her....I needed my girls when I had surgery....and prayers are still being offered, in our home.
Just take care of yourself, and remember that family comes first...every time! Crafting and blogging will still be here, when all is well... :D

Tress said...

Continued good wishes and prayers to your mom, you, and the rest of your family!

Joy said...


Thoughts and prayers to your Mom, You and the rest of the family. I know excatly what you are going through. Having a family member in ICU is the absolulte worse and yes you feel very helpless.

Stay strong and give that postive energy to your Mom. Take care!


donna mikasa said...

I'm glad to hear your mom is improving and I'll continue to send positive thoughts and prayers to all of you. Take good care! Hugs to you.

Jane said...

Hey Amy
Its great to hear that your mom is improving little by little. I know what you mean about feeling useless when you just want to help your mom I am the same with my mom who has an on going illness and you just to don't know what to say or do. Just know that you have a lot of people who are standing by your side and sending you and your mom love and well wishes and that a lot of people are keeping you and your mom in their prayers and in their thoughts.
Best Wishes and hugs to you and your mom
Penny xx

Evinrude said...

Very nice card Amy. All my prayers are with Patti and your family!!

kim.scrapper said...

I am so happy to hear your Mom is slowly improving, will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers

RiNNE said...

I am glad she is doing well, Amy. Your card is beautiful..I love the layering and placement of all the papers and embellishments.