Hello, friends. You’ve probably noticed the blog’s been very quiet for a number of days now.
It saddens me to say my Dad recently became quite ill and has been hospitalized in serious condition for over a week. Last Tuesday I flew from San Francisco to my parent’s winter home in Florida for some much needed family time and loving support. My brother also came down for a visit from Boston and, though it wasn’t planned, we were fortunate enough to spend Thanksgiving together as a family at my father’s bedside. My Dad is the toughest guy I know and continues to put up a heroic fight. So far, all test results have been inconclusive but we are grateful for every small improvement in his condition and continue to pray we get some answers soon.
I have to keep this short but, I miss you all! It’s been over a week since I’ve even read a blog but I’m hoping to catch up with my Feedly a bit tonight over a glass of wine, and plan to write a few blog posts here and there as time, energy and emotions allow.
If you would, please keep my Dad and our family in your thoughts and prayers. We truly feel blessed for every new day we have together.
Keeping you, your dad, and the rest of your family in my prayers. XO
Thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time.
Although obviously I don’t know details and wouldn’t dare to compare, I just wanted to share that I was in a similar spot last year around this time with my own dad. It was so scary and really an emotional roller coaster, but situations like this are good reminders to remain aware of the fragility of life and how blessed we are for each moment. Sending positive vibes and strength to you and your family.
Thinking and praying for you and your family!
sorry to hear that, i hope he makes a quick recovery. you and your family are in my prayers.
He is in my thoughts, honey. I hope he pulls through and joins you all for a fantastic Christmas/holiday feast as celebration!
Continuing to keep your dad in my prayers (and the rest of your family as well–I know the stress of having loved ones in the hospital, especially for extended stays)
I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I wish him, you, and your family the best.
I’ve been reading your blog for about a year (love it), but I haven’t commented before. Just wanted to say I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I’ll be praying for a full recovery and for strength for all of you in the meantime.
I’m so sorry to hear about your father. I felt so wrapped up in my small problems today and reading this really put things back into perspective for me.
You and your family are in my thoughts and I pray that they can figure out what is going on and make him feel better soon. xoxo
I know that feeling all too well. It’s part of life! Thanks for your prayers, Sarah!
Elle, I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I, unfortunately, know just how you feel–my father was in the hospital for two long months in 2011. I wish you and your family the best!
Man, 2 months! He must be one strong guy! Thanks, Rebecca.
I am so sorry to hear this Elle. Sometimes I think having a sick family member can be even more scary when you have a background in healthcare. Sending lots of prayers for you and your family!
I agree, but between my Mom & I he has his own personal Registered Dietitian and a retired Critical Care Nurse – so he’s got it pretty good. :) Thanks for the prayers!
Sorry to hear that Elle! I’ll keep your family in my thoughts!
Elle, sending lots of positive thoughts and love your family’s way. xo
So sorry to hear about this, Elle. I’ll be thinking of you and your family.
You and your family are in my prayers love. <3
Thanks, dear! So nice meeting YOUR dad the other week! xo
Keeping you and your dad in my thoughts and prayers.
Keeping you and your family in my thoughts, Elle. I hope your dad’s health improves and that there are some answers soon.
Thinking of and praying for you and your family! So glad you got to spend time with your everyone over the holiday… xoxo
I pray the doctors find some answers soon so that they can help your dad heal.
Oh Elle, I’m so sorry to hear about this! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Thanks, Kathryn :)
Oh Elle, I’m so sorry to hear this. I’m glad you were able to spend time with your family over the holidays even if it wasn’t in the best of circumstances. You and your dad are in my thoughts and prayers <3
Thanks so much, Becky. xo
Thinking you and your family, Elle! Hugs!
Thinking of you and sending many prayers to your Dad! You guys look a lot alike :)
Although it doesn’t make things necessarily easier, it is wonderful that your family is together to support each other right now. xx
Thanks, Kelly! I’ve always thought we had similar noses. Unfortunately I also have his weird little pinky toes. :) xo
Thinking of you & your family during this time. <3 That picture of you and your Dad is beautiful :)
I love when things work out as we least expect – glad to hear you were able to have a family Thanksgiving, and will continue to pray for your dad & family!
It couldn’t have worked out more perfectly given the circumstances! Thankful for that and your prayers!
Thinking of you, hugs and more hugs.
Thanks Hill! 100 hugs back.
<3 to you all and prayers for you and your family
Thanks so much, Haley. xo
Praying for peace and comfort for your family and your Dad during this times. I am believing for full restoration and healing over every inch of his body.
So much love going your way, lady!! xoxo
What a beautiful message. Thank you for all of your loving support. <3