Monday, February 2, 2009

Thank You....

I wanted to thank everyone for all the prayers and messages of condolence. The funeral was very nice and when Marv spoke, he did a really wonderful job. Not sure if I could be that composed, but my husband is truly an amazing man. There was a large turn out.....what a great tribute and quite fitting, I'm sure he would have been pleased. I included the link to his obit for any that have some extra time on their hands and want to read a little about him. Also, a few pictures taken about an hour before the service of Marv with his Mom & sisters, Mandy & her Grandma, and Marv & Mandy.

At the viewing on Saturday, some of the relatives were talking about facebook and how we all need to do it to stay in touch. So, that night I couldn't sleep and updated it as I promised them I would. I see some of you have already found me there, and if anyone else has it, send me a friend invite so I know you are there. I think I will use it more often for times like now when journaling isn't possible. It is quick, yet you can still say hi & check up on people. So.....let me know.

Our Mandy is here all week and tomorrow is her baby is 26! It will be a nice day of cheering up though, and just what her Dad needs.

Thanks Again......
Love & Pooh Hugs,

MLive Obituaries & Death Notices from Kalamazoo Gazette Online Obits –

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Checking In & Marv's Dad

Hi Everyone.

Just a quick note to say hi and that I'm so sorry for being out of touch. So much to say and not enough energy to even say it.

I think I mentioned a while back that the Doctor told Marv that his Dad would probably only live about 6 more months, and although he did live past that, he finally passed away a few hours ago. Poor's been a rough month as we have both been sick while trying to deal with everything that was starting to happen. But, he lived a long & successful life, and and now....his heart & breathing issues are over for him.

I don't know when the service will be yet, probably Monday......our Mandy will be here Friday. So, say a prayer for my Hubby, the next couple of weeks will be hard on him as he deals with this and also his Mom's health issues......I think I told you she is in a nursing home recovering from a stroke and broken hip.

Hope all is well with you....maybe life will get back to normal soon so I can return to my journal. I miss you so much and I feel blessed that you haven't given up on me.

Love & Pooh Hugs,

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I just wanted to come by and wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. Things for me are improving health wise, and because I've stayed off of sitting directly on the swollen area (other than driving my parents where they need to go) for 3 weeks now, life is starting to be easier for me physically again. I'm going to continue staying off the computer through the next week though, as the holidays will bring some extra sitting for me and I don't want to get myself back at the place where I was. But, I think I will be able to return at the the start of the New Year as long as I don't spend 5 straight hours here as I was doing!! So, hang with me a little longer....I'm getting there!!

I have to tell you a short story though. I had to take my folks to the airport on Wednesday afternoon to pick up a friend of theirs coming to visit, and got the surprise of my life. I'm standing there with my parents and in walks Mandy & her little dog.....OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I screamed her name, ran over to hug her, and cried like a baby.....I cried and cried and cried LOL!! Her & my Mom really pulled that off because I really had no clue she was coming, I really bought the story that it was my parent's friend who we had to pick up. Then we got to come home and surprise Marv was a lot of fun. She had to go back Saturday morning, but oh what a lift it was to see her smiling face. She spent a lot of money and gave up her two days off just to give us a hug for our Christmas's the best one I'll ever receive. She knew I needed a lift, and it was just what the Doctor ordered!

I miss all of you so much and this has been hard to do since I'm feeling good otherwise, but now that the swelling is reducing, I know it was the right decision. I hope your holidays are filled with joy & happiness. For those of you missing a loved one, I know these days are especially hard and my heart is aching for you.....and for those who are physically ailing, my prayers have been going up and will continue to do so. Thank you so much for all the snail mail & Internet Christmas cards that have filled my mail box......what special friends you are.

Much love & many blessings.....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Little Note.....

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for all the well wishes, they have meant a lot. I'm doing okay, trying to make the best of the situation for now

I have a health issue that is not for talking about in journals, at least for me anyhow.....LOL! I'll try to describe it in a short way that I'm comfortable with though. I've had this growth/sac thing that my Doctor has been watching for a few years. It's basically located on the top of my vaginal area, and has been pretty harmless....except it always would swell when I did an extreme amount of sitting directly on it, one example being; 10 days of Disney World in a wheelchair. When I would return home and stay off my feet for a week or two, the swelling would go down to where my life could return to normal. This did not, and I am pretty miserable.

It is hugely swollen, in the way, and interfering with everything. Sitting or laying in a position where I can use the computer is very painful and for awhile I kept doing it anyhow even though I was hurting so badly. I did it because you all mean so much to me and I don't want to lose my friends here because I can't read journals or write very often in mine. But it was making things much worse for me physically than they already, I finally had to stop. I usually just recline way back in the chair or off to the side, either in this apartment or at my Mom's....but, I just can't do the computer right now, it hurts so badly to sit for as long as it takes me to make the rounds. I'm trying to work on helping my parents, doing my Christmas cards & wrapping my family's gifts a few at a time when I'm's all I can do before I give up and assume a comfortable position again.

I will be having some sort of surgery to remove it after the holidays, although it is going to be a quite complicated situation because of my weight. A lot to pray about. I will do what I can to stay in touch.....Marv is trying to rig something up for me, we just haven't figured out what yet. You never know, he might just come up with something! Until he does though.....please know I think of you all often and miss you very much. I'll be sending good thoughts your way.

Love & Pooh Hugs,