Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Precariousness...


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     Many apologies for another long absence, friends. Things have been very precarious around here and unfortunately blogging has been the last thing on my mind. My brother was in a major car accident and he fractured one of the vertebrae in his spine. We are so lucky that he lived through the accident and is not paralyzed; it was very close. (He went off of a hundred foot embankment on a logging road). Blessed is the word, beyond doubt.

     I just came back from Kelowna where I was helping him out with everything. I had no computer access while I was up there, but I'll be keeping him company down here at home, when he's transferred down to the Lower Mainland soon...

     So long story short, our family has so much more to be grateful this year at Thanksgiving. I hope to get back to light blogging soon. I'm so very very grateful for your patience and kind words while I've been away.

Much love,

59 comments:

linda from arizona said...

Many prayers for your brother! Family always comes first. I'm just glad that you aren't sick.

Avital said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope he'll come to a full recover very soon.

Beth Norman said...

Oh my, I am so sorry to hear such tragic (yet blessed) news. You are all in my prayers.

Charlene said...

So sorry Mel but thankful your brother survived. Life is a fragile gift. Praying for your family.

Lalo said...

What an awesome sister!!! Take care and sending positive energy your families way!!!

Scrapthat said...

Oh I am so glad that your brother is going to be okay! Continued healing to him!

Eni said...

What a horrible story.
I'm so glad for you and your family!
take care & all the best wishes or you and your family.

Noreen said...

I hope your brother recovers quickly and completely!

SuzyMcQ said...

Prayers to you and yours. Sending good thoughts for a speedy and complete recovery for your brother. He surely had an angel or two on his shoulder.

Mary Tiaffi said...

Mel, so very sorry to hear of your brother's situation. I'm sure he probably has a long road to recovery in front of him, but I know you are grateful for his survival from what sounds like a horrible accident. Sending lots of love and prayers your way. Take care of yourself.

Merry said...

So sorry to hear the news about your brothers accident. Sounds like he is in good hands with family and medical. I wish a speedy recovery for him. Huge hugs to you and your family.

Bonnie said...

Sending hugs Mel!

Marta Guardia said...

Sending good thoughts for your brother and your family. Take care and don't worry for your blog, we all will be here waiting for you as long as it takes! ;)

Catrick said...

Gosh Mel, my family is in Kelowna and I remember reading about it. I am glad he survived and is on the road to mending. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Cathy

Suzi said...

It's so scary when we think what might have been! What a blessing that isn't the case!

pcm said...

OH my goodness!!! Sending you and your family continued well wishes...

Jayne said...

wow! I've missed you and I'm glad your brother is okay and you're such a sweetie to take care of him. You're all in my prayers.

Tonniece said...

Hi Mel
I am so glad to hear your brother survived and is healing ok.
Well wishes and prayers.
Hugz
Tonniece

cardchick's world said...

many many prayers will be said for you and your family..and many thank yous for your brother spared life..bloging of course is the last on the list...take care of yourself too as you help your brother back to health...

Jilliene Designs said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother, Prayers coming your way

Sandy said...

Best wishes Mel and I am thankful too that your brother was not injured more -- you will have a lot to be thankful for this year!
sandy

Dawn said...

OMGoodness... so thankful he's ok, a long road to recovery, no doubt.
Hugs, my friend... you take care of you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Oh so thankful that he will be okay in the long run. Glad you could help him out! Savour your time together.
Beth Greco

Anonymous said...

Oh so thankful that he will be okay in the long run. Glad you could help him out! Savour your time together.
Beth Greco

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh my word- how dang scarey and yes you are Blessed (ICU nurse for 25 yrs...WOW!). So glad your brother had minimal injuries for such an accident- I hope it is OK if I keep him and your family in prayers!!! Counting your blessings is a wonderful thing!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! So sorry about the accident, but so thankful that he'll recover fully!

Pat Cleminson said...

WOW, What a wonderful blog.

I do hope your brother continues to improve and will be up and around soon. My prayers are with your brother and your Family.

This is my first update from your blog and I am enjoying things so much. PC49

About Me said...

Sending hugs and prayers your way!

Anonymous said...

Prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery for your brother. I hope you're taking care of yourself too. You're a good sister. =)

Sunghee said...

Playing for you and your family!

la bulle said...

la famille est ce qu'il y a de plus important, prenez soin de vous, le reste attendra ;)
bises

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Oh, how terrible! So glad to hear that your brother is going to be ok in the long run. He is so lucky to have a sister like you to take care of him, just remember to take care of yourself also. Hugs and prayers to you!

DeeAnn said...

Mel, hugs & prayers to you and your brother.

JoAnn Beachler said...

Praying for healing for your brother and strength for both of you. hugs, JoAnn

reeree62 said...

Wow, Mel... how awful! But how wonderful that he's gonna be OK. Thank God!!!

Anonymous said...

Mel, I was wondering where you had gone. I am so sorry to hear you've not been off on a beach in the sun, but I am so happy your brother survived. My prayers that he will be back to normal very soon. Take care and best wishes to all your family.

annemarks said...

Sorry to hear of your brother's terrible accident, i hope he continues to get better soon :)

Susan (rainy) said...

So very very sorry, Mel, to read about your brother's accident and ordeal. Will keep him and family in prayers for a complete recovery.

Patti said...

My prayers are going out to you and your family.

Susie said...

Mel,

Sorry to hear this! Your family is in my prayers.

Leslie Hanna said...

He is indeed blessed. Take care of yourself and your family first. We'll be here for you when you get back to blogging. Heck, we're here for you anyway, blog or not. xoxo

Tracey said...

Glad you're brother is on the mend & that it wasn't worse Mel.
Take care
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Margie said...

Oh Mel, I was so sorry to hear your news but thankful that your brother is safe. It just shows how the life we take for granted can be changed in a split second and we need to be grateful for every day. Take care of him and yourself. Margie x

KmoRakefet said...

Hello mel, I hope he will feel better soon. Xxxxxxxxx

paperpapier said...

sorry to hear about your brother, hope he'll a speedy recovery.
Heaney xx

primary practice said...

Mel, I'm so sorry that your brother was in a terrible accident. Prayers to you and your family.

WoodysSis said...

Dear Mel,
So sorry about your brother. We thank the Lord for sparing his life and pray for his recovery. He is blessed to have such a swell sister. We look forward to you future blog posts and are appreciative of your sharing spirit.

Terrible Trudie said...

so sorry to hear that.. we all share beautiful things and thoughts on the web and forget that life is so precious and fragile. thank God and destiny for your brother, you and your family... we can wait! <3

deb said...

Mel...so sorry to hear about your brother. But happy that he is recovering!
When unfortunate things like this happen to us ...it sure reminds us how much we love one another and what is important in life. Take of him and yourself!

Debi

Anesha said...

What a terrible thing to have happened. My prayers are with you and your brother.

LynnB said...

Mel--I thought maybe the migraine monster was keeping you from posting. Sorry about your brother's accident &how blessed he is to have a sister to help take care of him. Prayers for you all.
PS--Love the picture of the darling kitten.

Jacq said...

Sorry to hear of your brother's accident - wishing him a speedy recovery.

Hellma said...

Not heard from you in a while, just checking in to wish and hope that you and yours are fine.

Debbie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother.I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Darlene said...

Sending prayers to your brother and your family.

Take care, Darlene

E.T. said...

Queenie! I wish your brother a speedy recovery. Lots of prayers from this part of the world. Dont forget to take care of yourself too.
love you!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Just found your awesome blog.

Sending prayers for your brother...

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

You're right - life is precarious. My brother has also just survived a fall of 60m. A miracle that he was stopped by a tree and that there was even a ledge to fall on. He has made an amazing recovery (fractured hip - but he is up and walking - just his neck that is still painful). I will hold your brother and family in my prayers.

Crafting Aberrigines said...

God bless you and sincere wishes for speedy recovery of your brother.