Sunday, August 14, 2011

Heading Home...

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It's been a long few days since I was last out here in the bloggy world.  Please know how much I appreciate everyone's ongoing thoughts and prayers during such a difficult time.  It means more than my heart could ever express.

I was able to speak to my father only for a brief moment, but long enough for him to cry and plead with me to get there ASAP.  I was heartbroken and knew it said alot about his current condition.  I'm thankful as out of nowhere two people offered immediately to cover the cost of my flight so I can go see my father one last time.  My gratitude for such kindness makes me completely speechless.

I will be leaving soon but plan to touch base with my peeps as much as possible.

If you desire, you can make a donation to the charity of my father's choice:

I received a call on Thursday morning informing me that my dad has 3 choices before him regarding his health and what to do.  Not easy decisions, let me tell you.

1.  Surgery - He can opt, yet again, for another surgery - this one being a very serious and critical surgery.  It's not a guarantee for anything but could possibly give him some more time.

2.  Hospital stay - The doctors would admit my father to a special hospital where he would be placed on medications to make him comfortable as possible and have staffing to care for him until he passes.

3.  Home stay - The doctors would place my father on medications to make him comfortable as possible until he passes.

Not easy decisions to be faced with, let me tell you, but we're all pushing through as best we can.

Once again, thank you for your kind words, love and support.

In my absence, Heather has been so gracious to host Sunday Sketches while I'm away.  Look for a special post on Sunday, providing directions, etc.  Although I won't be participating, I'll definitely be visiting everyone for some cheer and love.


  1. Trevel light and know my prayers go with you.

  2. I'm so sorry for you to have to face this,, (I'm crying as I type) I have been in this place,, its a hard thing to say good by but you can keep him in your heart.The strangething is when you are busy in the monment you stay strong its after you you might need us all more,, please know that you and your Dad are in my prayers and in my thoughts,

  3. Sending warm thoughts your way. xoxo

  4. I know how hard this journey will be for you, and am sending you lots of hugs and sparkles! Valerie

  5. Im crying yet again...I remember those options, they are not easy....I am saying many many prayers for you and your father my friend, cherish the moments you have, hug,cry,


  6. Oh Sophia,
    I'm so sorry to hear that yor dad's health has deteriorated. It is a very difficult time for you but, know this, You are doing everything that you can for him and that will bring you comfort in the coming weeks and months. You are doing so well and your father will be so proud of you. I know exactly what you are going through as I have had to face it in varying degrees with my own parents and my husbands. Know that you are in my thoughts. Much love. XXXX

  7. Best wishes during this difficult time, Sophia

  8. As you know, my mother in law (ex) has been near end and has passed heart is sooooo with you!!!! I have no words...just tears and hugs to help you thru.

  9. May God bless bless you and give you the courage to go through all this

  10. Have a safe journey Sophia and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Sophia, I'm so sorry to hear about your fathers condition. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time and I shall be thinking of you. xoxoxoxo

  12. Sending lots of love to you and your family.
    Have a safe trip - you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers...


  13. Sophia ~ Healing prayers and thoughts to you ~ not easy ~ hugs and namaste, Carol ^_^

  14. Sophia, I am so sorry to hear this news about your Father! Sending prayers of support. I have been through this with my Mom only a short while ago and it is one of the most difficult things to experience. It is a blessing that your are able to make the journey back to be with your Dad...cherish every minute and say all that's in your heart! God Bless!

  15. Love and prayers for you and your family my dear friend. Thinking of you.

  16. lifting you up in this trying situation

  17. Love, hugs, thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. For what its worth your journey here has helped me realize more the fragility of our aging parents and the importance of setting aside time each week for my own.

  18. I'm sending my fairies to watch over you and your family during this difficult time. *hugs*

  19. love and hugs and so many prayers dear.


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