Family Bethlehem Star quilt

Family Bethlehem Star quilt

Monday, November 11, 2013

A patchwork of blessings...

This blog has been neglected of late - and my responding back to each of you has also been neglected for which I feel badly. 2013 has been filled with so much magic and wonder - the wedding of our David and dear Jena, visits with friends and heavenly summer days blessed with blue skies and sunshine. As the year comes to a close, dark clouds and cold winds have taken over - my Mom's health continues to decline and we do not know what the days ahead hold for our family. She is receiving 24/7 care in a facility about 20 minutes away and Dad is living with us for now. Much of my time is spent as family chauffeur, chief cook and bottle washer and general all around support staff. Mr. Outback is our rock and sounding board in addition to watching lovingly over our 3 fur children. We are all pulling together...

Holding hands for over 70 years

For the time being I must put this blog on the back burner. That is not to say visits to your creative blogs will be forgotten. Following all the fun and inspiring posts makes the day so much brighter.

For now I leave you with this Apache Blessing which I just discovered...

May the sun bring you energy by day...

May the moon softly restore you by night...

May the rain wash away your worries...

May the breeze blow new strength into your being...

May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life

 

Pat

 

14 comments:

  1. Hugs to you Pat and I hope you follow that prayer on a daily basis.

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  2. My thoughts and prayer reach out to you. Your energies need to be directed to family. Take care.

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  3. The Apache Blessing is lovely. Wishing you love and strength for the times ahead.

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  4. Blessings to you and your husband as you provide the needed care and support for your parents. It can be all-consuming!

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  5. My thoughts and love are with you and your family. Your blogging friends will be here waiting for you when the time is right. Take care. X

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  6. I'll be thinking of you and your family and hoping for peace and comfort to you all.
    xx

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  7. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.
    Love the Apache Blessing.
    The picture is so special.
    Take the time you need.
    Hugs

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  8. You will be missed but family comes first. Prayers and hugs.

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  9. Sending cold positive energy your way, dear Pat! Always in the 'Burgh for you if you need an extra ear! xo

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  10. Beautiful blessing Pat. Take care. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

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  11. As so often in the past few years, you and I seem to be on a similar trajectory. My blog has also been neglected - but I think we have both ordered our priorities as we need to. Thank you for the lovely blessing. I wish all the same for you as you go through this time of challenges. I will be thinking of you.

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  12. Hi Pat, thank you for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my blog. I am so happy to provide you with a little flower and some CA sunshine.

    You take care of yourself, make sure to give some time just for you too. I pray for your Mother and your Father too as I know this must be a very sad time for him. He is lucky to have such a loving daughter to look after him.

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  13. Continued blessings to you and your family! Just wanted to stop and say hello...Hope you have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

    Stay warm, my friend!

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  14. I hope things are ticking over and you are not forgetting to take care of yourself too.

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