Thursday, March 03, 2011

More Hurdles


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So, here I sit at a local coffee shop, coat draped over my shoulders and red scarf wrapped snug around my neck. A lot has been going on lately and tonight I'm trying to relax/rejuvenate myself for more hurdles tomorrow. My father is officially scheduled for a second major surgery where they will be placing a shunt in his chest for chemo and removing part of his colon.

Tears well up writing this as I recall the brief conversation I had with dad earlier this evening. It was heartbreaking listening to him express his fears through sobs, declaring his love for me and what a great daughter I am. There's a rushing river of extreme emotions going on inside me, but I'm doing my best to push through everything in order to be the strong one right now.

So, how about helping me by pulling up a chair here at the table, sharing a hot cup of tea and listening as I read one of my favourite children's books, Frog and Toad Together? Even Mr. Frog loves hot cuppas! How fun is that?!
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  1. oh sweeet one! I am praying for you and your father's complete healing. My thoughts, prayers, love and big hugs are with you during this most difficult time. My dad had emergency quadruple bypass surgery just two years ago and when you described your conversation with him in the hospital....well it reminded me how painful it is to think we could lose them. They are more tenacious than we think those sweet old guys. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during these next days. xxxxxx

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  2. I will be praying for your dad today and I hope that things start looking up for you soon Sophia. Frog and Toad were a favorite growing up and are of my oldest girl as well.

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  3. Sophia, here's a big blog hug for you today.
    I spent a lot of time as a little girl with those books! - hugs

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  4. Hugs to you, dear Sophia.

    xo
    Kristin

    p.s. Lovin' the new look of your blog :)

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  5. during my time taking care of mum while she battled cancer I found it a must to slip away for a few minutes a day(sometimes just closing the bathroom door) and allowing myself to feel my feelings...it was a major help at a terible time.

    I feel for you my friend, many hugs and good thoughts being sent your way.

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  6. (((hugs and prayers!!!))) Blessings to you and your father!

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  7. You are very brave and it certainly takes great strength and love to be able to push ones own emotions to the background in order to help a loved one.I am thinking of you and send hugs.I would love to be able to bring you a nice cuppa.Sarah x

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  8. I'm pulling up my chair and giving you a virtual hug. Blessings be with your father.

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  9. thinking of you and sending prayers for your dad.

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  10. I have been through what you are now going through. I'm sending hugs and more importantly prayers for recovery for your father and strength for both of you.

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  11. Sophia,
    I wish I were there in person to hold your hand and give you hugs to help your through this difficult time. However, since I can't be, I want you to hold these words in your heart: “If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you.”
    love and hugs dear friend!

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  12. Thoughts & prayers for your father. And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Frog & Toad books!

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  13. oh, my heart aches for what you and your dad are going through! Sending light ~

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  14. Praying for you! You are strong and an inspiration! btw - I Looove the book! One of my top favorites :)

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