November 04, 2011

Hyannis

Hi, all. I've missed posting here, but last Thursday I got the kind of phone call we all dread: my mom had collapsed at home and had been taken to the hospital. My sister and I rushed to Cape Cod to be with her and my dad.

She isn't going to make it, but we're spending as much time as we can with her at the hospital in Hyannis. She has a beautiful private room overlooking the harbor; we can see the boats going in and out. She would love the room if she were aware. The people at the hospital are the nicest, most competent, most compassionate professionals we've ever met, both in the ICU and in her current room. I can't believe how lucky we are to have received such treatment from such kind people.


Cape-themed art fills the walls of all of the floors, and I have spent some peaceful time gazing at the beautiful ceramics, paintings, weaving and photographs.


I have been working a little bit on Liz Easdon, on simple things that don't require much counting.


My parents' neighbors and friends, and the minister of their church have all been wonderful, and we're so grateful for everyone's kindness. I'm going to take a break from blogging, but I didn't want to just disappear.

Hug your moms.

64 comments:

Katrina said...

Big hugs Glenna!!!! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Littlebit said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your mom, Glenna. I will be praying for you and your family.

samplerlover said...

I am also very sorry to hear about your Mum Glenna. I will also be praying for you all.

gracie said...

keeping you all in my thoughts....

Beth said...

Thinking of you and your family.

Joanie said...

Hugs to you Glenna! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

valerie said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts and hoping for the best.

Catherine said...

Oh Glenna, I'm so sorry to read this post. My thoughts, prayers and hugs go out to you and your family.

DebbieSFL said...

I'm sorry, thinking and praying for you and your family.

Jan said...

I was wondering where you were Wednesday night. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Hang in there and remember we are all thinking of you.

Cari said...

Oh Glenna, I am so very sorry to hear this news. Thank you so much for sharing...I was wondering if you were all right. I see now that you're not. I'll be keeping you in my heart. Hugs to you and your family.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news about your mother. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.
(((Glenna)))

Deborah said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kellie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news about your mom, Glenna. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

bunnygirl said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Glenna. It's a sad and puzzling fact of life that our "reward" for surviving our youth is to have to see our loved ones pass on.

You and your family are in my thoughts.

The Scarlett House said...

Glenna, I am so very, very sorry about your Mom. Hugs to you my friend.

Virpi said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your mom. Big hug to you.

Gillie said...

I am so sorry, hugs to you all.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum

Mouse said...

((((hugs))) to you all at this time .. love mouse xxxx

Margaret said...

Glenna, I'm so sorry about your mother. I miss my mother every day -- she's been gone for 30 years now. Prayers are being sent. Will miss your blog posts. Hang in there.

sarahbb said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I know this must be an incredibly stressful time. Take care of yourself.

Siobhan said...

I'm thinking of and praying for your mother and family, Glenna. Big hugs.

Nancy said...

Sorry to hear the news about your Mother Glenna. I will be thinking of you and your family.

Lee said...

This time is both sad and precious. Sending healing thoughts your way.

Karen said...

{{{Glenna}}} You and your family will be in my prayers.

Dona said...

Glenna, prayers and comfort for you and your family.

Giovanna said...

Big hugs to you all. Take care.

MarchAnn58 said...

Glenna, You were missed Wednesday and our prayers and thoughts are with you. You will be glad that you spent this time with your Mum. Take care of your self too.

Cath said...

So sorry about you Mom. Sending you all lots of hugs .XXX

CalamityJr said...

Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Gentle, loving huggles sweetie. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Minnie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother, I will pray for your entire family. Remember to take care of yourself and we will all be here when you need us.

Melissa said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom, Glenna. Thank you for the lovely post. It expressed both the sorrow and thankfulness that she is as 'comfortable' as she can be. The art pieces are beautiful.

Take care.

The Fab Furs said...

Sad news. May your memories make this time easier.

DonnaTN said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this sad news. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Wrought By LaDonna said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. I will keep her and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Ralee said...

When you read a blog regularly, you begin to feel a connection to the writer, almost a friendship. I'll keep you and yours in my prayers.

Penny said...

So sorry to hear about your mother. Thinking of you and your family and sending many hugs and prayers.

Anna van Schurman said...

Dear Glenna, I'm so sorry to hear this. Hang tough.

marly said...

I'm so sorry Glenna. It sounds like she is surrounded with love, excellent care, and peace. Our thoughts are with you.

Chris said...

Glenna, my thoughts are with you and your family.

Brigitte said...

My heart goes out to you and your family.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Difficult and so sad times, take care of yourself <3 from d and 4buns

Kajsa said...

I'm sorry! You will be in my thoughts.

Valerie said...

I am very sorry to hear about your mother, Glenna. I will keep you, your mom and the rest of your family in my prayers.
{{{HUGS}}}

Nicole said...

I'm so sorry about your mom Glenna. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very hard time. Lots of hugs!!

Daffycat said...

Oh no! I'm sending good thoughts and prayers your way, Glenna!

I was wondering what was up as you usually post on Sundays. You were missed!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch. The call we dread. Glad you can be there and I hope you have fond memories to make it easier.

Come back when you can - we'll miss you, the bunns, and the infernal stitchin' lessons.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Take care dear friend and know we will be thinking of you. Sending positive thoughts!

Michelle said...

Glenna my heart and prayers are with you and your family. What a blessing that she's receiving such good care and that you all can be comforted by that. I'm glad you've found a few moments of peace and reflection in your surroundings too. It looks like a lovely place to be. Big big hugs, my friend.

Cindy said...

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Transitions are never easy for those who are left behind.

Karen M said...

Glenna, I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending prayers and warm hugs to you and your Mom, and family.

Jenny said...

I am very sorry - I am thinking of you and your family!

Kathleen said...

Sending extra warm thoughts, hugs and prayers to you and your Mom & family. Take care my friend.

Sylvia said...

Glenna, I am thinking and praying for you. I am so glad that all of you are being looked after. Big hugs.

xeyedmary said...

I'm so sorry Glenna! My prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I understand the call and feelings. I got that call in January of this year. My thoughts are with you at this time. It is wonderful the people and love that is shown towards the family in need. Really makes you think about what is importand in this world.

Erica said...

I am terribly sorry about your mother!
Such a hard thing to go through!
I wish you the very best thoughts for you and your family.

Natalia said...

Hugs to you, Glena !!! It must be so hard to see your mom in that condition. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Kristen said...

Just catching up with you, Glenna. Sorry to read your unhappy news. I'll be keeping you, your mom, and your family in my thoughts.

Beth said...

Hugs, Glena. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. It sounds as if you have come to terms with this situation, and I am glad for you. You seem to have a wonderful family and support group. Good luck to you.

Jennifer Stumpf said...

I'm so very sorry for you and your family. I will indeed hug my mom....

Katherine said...

I'm late catching up, but my thoughts are with you and your family.