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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thank You

I'll be posting over the next couple weeks about everything that has been going on but I want to thank everyone for all your thoughts and prayers with everything that has been going on. This "thank you" card is one of many that I will be making for the hospital staff at the three different hospitals where my Mom has been since the beginning of the year. They have been so amazingly helpful, caring and compassionate that the cards can not compare to everything they have done but I just want them to know they are appreciated.

I used this for the SCS TCP Tuesday Challenge - Retro :


Since I led off about my Mom, let me give you an update.

As most know, last October she had a triple bypass. She seemed to take to it and was recovering extremely well pleasing the doctors beyond belief. In January she started having shortness of breath and unconsciousness. Between January and now she has been rushed to the hospital at least 6 times that I can count off the top of my head. Around the middle of February I went back to Texas to try and help out. I spent 4 days with her at the hospital in Waxahachie before they made the declaration that it was time to list her as ESRD (end stage renal disease) and begin dialysis. She was transferred to Methodist in Cedar Hill, had a temporary dialysis port put in place because she had a heart attack that they were unable to determine the damage of because she was so unstable because of the kidney failure. She began dialysis and we spent a little over a week at Methodist before being released to go home having to continue on an outpatient basis with dialysis three times a week for three and a half hours each treatment. I spent almost another week there at home with her taking her to/fro dialysis, pharmacy, helping pay bills and run errands and cleaning carpets, refrigerators, etc trying to ease the burden on my Dad. I headed home for an important event but not until I spent two amazing days with my in-laws - let me tell you, my brother in-law fixed the most amazing bacon wrapped ribs for me my first night there and then my mother in-law and I went shopping the next day, then to my nephew's first track meet (he won third place in the shot put event - so proud of him), had a family get together that evening and the next day I headed back to Albuquerque. I'll share in another post what important event I had to get back for. I wasn't home just a couple days and my Mom was rushed back to the hospital and has been there since. As of this morning she has been hallucinating and not knowing what is going on around her. The doctors are not sure why but are testing for infections, etc to try and pinpoint it. So, I will ask again for continued prayers for my Mom and our entire family during this trying time. I have faith that the man upstairs has full control and will do what is best, I just hope his opinion of what is best and mine are the same thing.

I'll be back tomorrow with another card and more of what has been going on since my last post in January!!! As always, thank you for stoppin' by and happy scrappin'!!!

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Just to cover all bases...................

I am not the best scrapper out there. I don't claim to be totally original, I lift from many places and in many forms from color combinations, to product usage, to technique and so forth. I try to be fair to all scrappers out there and mention them when I lift from them - now keep in mind, there are so many people out there scrapping, card making and altering items that naturally more than one person will have similar ideas. When I mention lifting, or casing as some call it, I mean when you intentionally take a design you see and duplicate it exactly or only change up the coloring........KWIM???

With that said..........

All content, including text, photographs, and concept design elements are © Karen Brooks unless otherwise noted. Content within this blog is shared for personal, non-commercial use and inspiration only and shall not be used for personal gain or entry into contests or for publication. That wouldn’t be very nice now would it???

Thanks and happy scrappin'!!!!