Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Not Gone But, Possibly, Forgotten :-)

Well, here I am again.  Has it really been since May?  It's been a busy time and, I suppose, that is mostly my reason.  Still, shortly after my last post, my Daddy had a stroke.  I think that was a hard word for me to type out.  It is a scary word and the sort of thing I don't share much of in this space.  And, I guess I don't need to share it at all.  But I couldn't write about it and I sort of couldn't write about anything else without saying it.  I won't go into all the details, but I will say that Dad is doing well and is well on his way to a full recovery.  We all felt very blessed that it wasn't any worse than it was.  He had no cognitive damage and really only lost coordination in one leg.  Even that has come back around and I thank God that I am able to say that.  

The rest of life was a whirlwind of the end of school, gearing up for VBS, and all the usual nonsense of life with three active kiddos.  

Ellerie graduated from preschool

I recovered my kitchen chairs

Cal made a boat for Floatilla at school.

We played baseball and played with friends.

 And took pictures of new brothers.

We (rather, I) survived VBS week and really enjoyed it.  

Now, I am finally unburying myself from the wreckage of these busy days.  Piles of laundry and dirty dishes are fading and even some of the clutter.  I am keeping busy to catch up, but also to avoid thinking TOO much about my oldest being away at camp for the first time.  AHEM.


Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Oh Goodness Elissa, You've been up to your ears! I'm glad to hear your Dad is recovering well. I know that was scary. Here's an extra *hug*. At least it looks like you had a little fun too. Forget the dishes, have some more. And don't worry about camp. He'll learn lots of awesome songs and sing them non stop to entertain you for the rest of the summer ; )

Jen said...

I am so sorry about your dad, but glad he is recovering. That had to be so scary!
I LOVE your kitchen chairs. Where did you get the fabric?

Melissa Crowe said...

I want to write you a letter, but here I'll just say I'm sorry about the pain and worry you must have experienced over your dad's illness, and I'm awfully, awfully glad to hear he's on the mend. Love you.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

There you are. Goodness I've missed you. Your Dad had a stroke? Gracious! I'm so glad to hear that is nearing a full recovery. That must have been so difficult for your entire family.

Art camp? Sleep away from home? Oh dear! You've had a difficult summer for sure.

Hang in there friend.

And blog more dangit.