Saturday, June 19, 2010

~Amazing Grace~

Where to begin alot of family tragedies and the passing away of my friend Samantha all have taken a toll on my heart and emotions shock and grief and constant tears.
Then when I received the results of my ct scan it was to much.
I was told my insides are messed up nothing where it should be and that they cant put it back to rights.
The surgery to correct my abdominal wall to risky so I shut down and just wanted to go home.
My hubby took time off from work to take care of our girls and I took a road trip home it was a difficult trip as I knew my friend Samantha would no longer be there.
I didn't sleep for a week but did get to see my son and grandson and friends and I saved the last day to see Samantha's husband and little ones.
On the drive home I had to stop and eat and drink several glasses of orange juice as the exhaustion caught up with me.
The last week I have been sleeping alot.
I have tried so many times to write a post but was overwhelmed with my frustration and grief.
I received a package in the mail from my friend Grace.
I always think of my favorite Hymn when I think of her she goes threw life comforting everyone around her she is amazing:)
In the package was a card letting me know she is here for me and coloring books and play toys for my girls they squealed with excitement:)
Then the gift for me she knitted me a shawl in pretty Summer colors and the pattern just so pretty it was like a much needed hug so I put on some makeup and did my hair and asked my hubby to take a picture of me wearing my shawl he coaxed me into smiling.
Thankyou Grace for the hug and the nudge it meant so much to me.


SissySees said...

Grace is sweet like that!

Sorry life keeps knocking you down. I hope the trip home helped.

Grace said...

YOu are most welcome dear darcy, I understand so completely your frustration and grief and will try to call some time next week. We are kindred spitits when it comes to this wellness rollercoaster. As if my abdominal problems and wheezing aren't enough I tore my LCL and with no insurance no surgery so I am laid up all day, no stairs, no driving, walking to the bathroom and when tom allows the computer, I am hoping he will soon agree I NEED a lap top. My hugs are in your shawl, share some with the girls and Tom, I have more for the girls here I just need a bigger box!!! Keep Smiling, it lights up your whole face!!!

IrishGirlieKnits said...

Dear Darcy, I am so so sorry for all the pain you have gone through lately. I'm so sorry to hear about Samantha's passing. Sending you big hugs and lots of prayers.

Gorgeous shawl.

Emily said...

Oh, Darcey. I am so sad and upset to read all of this! I wish I had more to offer than you are on my mind and your shawl from Grace is beautiful.

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AllyB said...

Hey Darcy, So sorry to hear about your heavy burden. I'm sending good thoughts your way and hope you will be back to rights real soon. Grace is pretty amazing, I agree.

Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh my gosh darling! I am so sorry for all you have been going through!
I will certainly be praying for you!
I have missed you and reading your posts.

Daisymum said...

What a special gift from Grace. (((((Darcy))))). Big hugs! I am so sorry you are going through so much in your life right now. Is there anything us knitters can do? You are in my thoughts! and prayers!

Winona said...

Darcy, I am so sorry for all of your pain and grief. I will say a prayer for you. Your shawl from Grace is beautiful. Hope you have a good day. Winona

Amybel said...

It is nice to see you again Darcy. Sometimes a little nudge from a friend is what it takes to get going, and I know you have a lot of friends!


Turtle said...

So good to hear (and see you) D!

I know this has been pulling at you, both heart and mind. Know you have many friends here, many whom you have yet to meet but friends who care non the less.

Going home is always an emotional journey aside from the numerous reasons you took with you, but i am glad you did it. (personally, i have only been home once since 1994. We all prefer my mom coming to us, she likes it that way too)

Mereknits said...


So sorry you have had such a difficult time. Everyone needs an Amazing Grace, glad you have your special friend to help you along the way. You are in my thoughts,