Friday, July 24, 2009

Back Home & Sad News

Well, here we are in Tulsa again! Kim, Jack and Cameron came to Santa Fe at the end of our vacation to spend a long weekend. They enjoyed lots of New Mexican cuisine and spending time at the shops and restaurants around the Plaza. A real Santa Fe experience!

We finally got a chance to walk Canyon Road. As you probably know, Santa Fe has always been a magnet for artists. Canyon Road has long been where they hang, and is lined with one gallery after another. Saw some great stuff and didn't spend a dime! The thing I enjoyed most was the flowers planted along the way. Here are a couple of pics:


But my most favorite is the hollyhocks! That's the flower I remember growing in abundance during my childhood. Hence the name, Hollyhock Quilts! Here's a sample:

Now for the sad news. We were scheduled to leave for home on Monday. I received a call on Friday eve that Mom had taken a little fall and bloodied her nose. She seemed fine, knew where she was and what was going on. By Sunday morning she was mostly unresponsive and we headed home, arriving Monday afternoon. She is still pretty much the same, responding only occassionally. The hospice nurse says that if things don't change dramatically, she will probably last 1-2 weeks. I think that little trauma was all she needed to say "I'm done!"

So I'm spending quite a bit of time with her. She sometimes knows I'm there. She is in no pain and resting comfortably. That's all I care about. My prayer is that she remains pain free and doesn't linger. I know she is so anxious to see my Dad and her family members already there. Not to mention getting to see her Savior face-to-face! What a JOY for her! I'm so grateful to have had these three weeks to relax and enjoy. I'm much more able to handle this now than I would have before we left. It was a real gift.

I'll keep you posted as things progress. Thanks for all your good thoughts and prayers. Hope you're having a great summer!

Blessings~

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

All good thoughts are with you. Sorry for the sadness with your mom.

momma_donna said...

I'm sorry for your sad news about your mom. You have to hold on to all the precious memories you have of her; those will never fade away. I'm glad you're at a place now where you can better handle the stress of losing a parent. You're not alone in all of this, God has given you strength.

Hugs.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh dear Glenna, I have been where you are, it is so hard but you are right, no pain and seeing her loved ones again,you Dad is waiting with open arms as is God. Beleive me, she knows you are there and it helps her fell calm and happy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cyndi Walker said...

So sorry to hear this sad news - I'll be thinking positive thoughts for you and your family.

Muddling Through said...

Glenna, I'm praying that the God of all comfort will be carry you through this. And it WAS good for you to get away, kind of gives you strength for the battle.

Sherry said...

Hi Glenna. I'm so sorry to read the news about your Mom. Glad though to hear she is resting comfortably & in no pain. It's good that you were able to get away for some R&R before having to deal with all of this stress. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers.

Jackie said...

Glenna, I am so sorry to hear about your mom! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am sure that she is happy that you are all there with her right now. That is where you should be. I am thinking of you!

Kelly Ann said...

Glenna you and your family are in my prayers.

PamKittyMorning said...

Thinking of you and your family Glenna xopam

The Quilt Buddy said...

I will be thinking of you and your family!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm saddened for you and your family. Surely not an easy time.

Barb said...

You make me cry....my heart goes out to your and your family. Such sweet words and I do know she will be able to do all those things you mentioned.

Dawn said...

Glenna, I am sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

barbara@quiltsoup said...

We are thinking of you and trusting this will turn out exactly as it is supposed to.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aw Glenna thanks for letting us know about your Mom. It is a tough time to see them go down hill I know. I hope that it goes smoothly and her transition to the afterlife is peaceful for you and for her family. She's lived a great life and you have so much to rejoice in. She has earned her reward. Keep me posted. You know I care.