Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thank You


Thank you all so much for your kind words during this time. It is still hard for me to comprehend that my Dad is really gone. I was able to see him and spend time with him on the day of his death. I promised him I would try to be strong. I also promised him that I would work on a garden just for us with a few of his favorite plants and a few of my favorites. I think he would like that and it will be our special place.

At the present time, I am getting ready for surgery. I will have my gallbladder removed on August 25th and then do whatever "recoop" time the doctor feels is necessary. After all of that, I will probably be going back to my Dad's house to help my stepmother sort through his belongings.

I haven't done any cross stitch in quite awhile and haven't even felt like picking it back up yet. But I have several patterns and even some quilts in mind that I would like to work on after I cross this first bridge.

Thank you all for being there for me during this extremely difficult time. You are all wonderful and my life is so much more complete because of your friendship. Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart.

16 comments:

Julie M said...

I think your garden sounds like a wonderful idea!

My sis is having her gall bladder removed next week. I'll add you to my prayers for a speedy recovery!

Kathy said...

Sherry,

My heart goes out to you. Especially since the hurt and sorrow is still so fresh for me as well. As for the gall bladder surgery. if you are have the laser one your recovery will be quick. Just a matter of days.
Stitching? One thing that helped me get back into it was a pattern that I had seen the day before my Mom passed. Once things settled I knew I had to stitch it for her. That piece (at the head of my blog) got me back into the stitch of things.
So gather something special that your Dad would like and have it ready to do after the surgery. That will be the perfect time.
Take care and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for Aug. 25th.

Stitchinowl said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I think the garden would be a nice remembrance and would give you comfort. I will be thinking good thoughts for your surgery next week and quick recovery.

Carolyn

Carolyn NC said...

Keeping you in thought and prayer through your upcoming surgery as well as dealing with your grief. I'm truly sorry. I know you cherish the time you were able to spend with him on his last day. I love the ideal you have of a special place for you both in your flower garden. Take care.

Margaret said...

Sherry, I'll be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Hope the surgery goes well and you recover quickly. Hang in there. The garden is a lovely idea to remember your father by.

Carol R said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad - a remembrance garden is a lovely idea.

Good luck for your upcoming surgery.

Carol said...

Oh Sherry, I just read about your dad...I can't even begin to imagine your sadness. Please accept my condolences and know that I'll be thinking of you next week during your surgery. I'll look forward to seeing your dad's memory garden grow...what a special place it will be for you!

Joy said...

Sherry,
What a wonderful thing a garden for your dad will be!

You will feel so much better once that gall bladder is removed. In the meantime, I'm still keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, dear friend.

Irene said...

The garden sounds like a wonderful idea. Will be thinking good thoughts on the 25th for your surgery. You will feel so much better afterwards.

The Scarlett House said...

Dear Sherry, I am so sorry about your Dad. I know that words can't heal your pain, but know we are all thinking of you and sending hugs your way.
Hoping that your surgery goes well, too.

Siobhan said...

Sherry, big big hugs. I know the road ahead is hard but you have friends to lean on. Best of luck with the surgery, I hope the recovery goes smoothly & quickly.

Gretchen said...

Sherry,

I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gretchen

Mylene said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hope your upcoming surgery goes well.

Michelle said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts are with you, and I'll be sending you some healing and speedy recovery for your surgery. Your garden sounds like a wonderful idea!

Littlebit said...

Sherry, I will be thinking of you and praying that your surgery goes very well. You've had your plate full for quite some time now, and I think your garden will bring many smiles. Keep us posted about your surgery...M

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Sending good thoughts for your surgery and I'm so sorry about the loss of your father. You are in my prayers.