Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Unforgettable - Sunset

Sunset - January 18, 2013
My heart is broken.
I love you Daddy
You are Unforgettable

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

He Really is Mr. Amazing

I sure think it is time for a cheerful post! I have been really busy with my Dad's recent heart attack and surgery. After my last update, I was so happy to read all of the oh so wonderful comments and all of the great support from you. Thank you!
Yes, your prayers are good. My Dad had been having a heart attack that would not stop, and they did emergency surgery on him Saturday, January 5, 2013. The details are in this post here . After having another heart attack on the table they opened him up again, and then tried to stabilize him and sent him to an ICU room. Daddy stayed sedated and on a ventilator until Tuesday. He was slowly getting a little better. 
Then on Wednesday, He flat lined at 11:00 am and it took over 2 minutes to bring him back, then he flat lined again at around 2:00 pm, then again at 3:00 pm. They manged to bring him back both times again.
As you can imagine, this was all very stressful and scared us all very much. He was aware of what happened and had many things he felt important to say to family members. We have had so much support with our prayer warriors, and by Saturday the 12th, one week since the surgery, they moved him out of ICU and into Coronary Care Unit. Seemed like a good day, and him and Momma even watched a football game between the Denver Broncos and the Ravens.
At 2:00 am I got a phone call that he was in trouble. Very difficult breathing with Pneumonia! I was at home over 30 minutes away. I managed to get to the hospital asap. Joining my mother and my dad's favorite cousin we gathered around him, praying nonstop. Also, many other family members praying from where they were. 

 My big strong Daddy was scared. My Mom was fragile and we were all doing our best. The medical staff did so many things to help get him breathing again, and he had been having irregular heart beat. I know that the All Mighty is just that, and performs His great works. 
Daddy is breathing so much better. His heart has an outer pace maker and his heart is working hard to stay in rhythm.  My mom is tired, but very happy.
Monday, Dad even was able to get up and walk 10 feet! He is such a fighter! And through it all He is sharing the Gospel. To everyone he comes in contact with. Also, he is telling jokes and keeping a very upbeat attitude. 
Watching my Dad keeping such a positive attitude, fighting attitude , and having so much faith just makes me so proud!
He really is Mr. Amazing! I have to say, I am really proud of my Momma's strength, too! Mr. & Mrs. Amazing.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so blessed and thankful for my family and friends. 
I love Prayer Warriors!!
Psalms 34:19 
The righteous person faces many troubles, but Yahweh (the Lord) comes to the rescue each time. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Update on Daddy and his heart

To all my dear friends,
Your thoughts and prayers mean more to me than you will ever know. This has been really bad. My dad had been having an on going heart attack for three days. They had to do emergency surgery. He was in surgery for 7 hours. He had three bypasses. As soon as they closed him up he had another heart attack. They opened him again. They did their best to stabilize his heart rhythm. The surgeon came out and told us that he was only one step above death. It was the worse news possible. I have never been at a low any worse than this ever. 
But my dad is the strongest and most faithful man I have ever known. He is a very great man, and if anyone has a direct link to the heavenly Father. I know he does. They went ahead and put him in his ICU room, let my mom and oldest sister go be with him. The surgeons, started becoming amazed. They said they had no reason to understand why he was living. He has been slowly improving. It is still very critical. But this morning he finally woke up. It is Monday and the surgery was Saturday. He is on a ventilator, and they are doing everything they can for him. But he is fighting and improving! 
Praise GOD!! HalleluYah!
Prayer is what is keeping my dad alive. The doctors said there was no way he could be any worse, but he is improving. The doctors have just been calling him Mr. Amazing! He is going to be having a long road ahead of him. But he has a road ahead of him. My family is very tired. But we have all stood in prayer and faith and are so thankful for the amazing people that love us, love my dad, and love our creator. 
Your prayers do make a huge difference. Trust in Him. Keep Him in your hearts. Love Him always. He will never let you down. Please, I ask to keep my dad in your prayers. He is 74. Tomorrow is my sweet mothers 73rd birthday, She is so in love with my dad, and constantly by his side. Pray for her strength and courage and health, too. I really need prayers from you all. This is the toughest challenge of my life. My daddy is my rock. He is my first love. 
Thank you all so very much. I love you, too. May God bless each and every one of you.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Prayer request

I just got new that my dad has had a heart attack. I am on my way to town and the hospital to meet my mom. I please ask for prayers for this situation. And his healing. Thanks so much.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 the Year of FOCUS

Hope your New Year is starting off good. 
I am setting a few goals this year, as I am not one for "resolutions", but it is kinda the same.
One thing I really want to do is more sewing. 
I want to have fun with this and really have fun. Smaller projects, not too overwhelming. Because I tend to get side tracked and my interest wanders after a bit.
Which brings me to another goal, and that will be to FOCUS. I am thinking maybe I should dubb this my "Word of the Year!" What do you think? I have a lot going on this year, and I really need to pay attention to monthly time frames, and deadlines. So Focus will help here. 
start of 100 square crochet quilt
Focus will also help me to finish what I start. That is another goal. 
I need to also apply it to my crafting. I am terrible about not finishing my craft projects. So I want to go find an old project between new ones and try to complete them. This one is going to be tough for me. Does anyone else have this problem?
Crab-apples in backyard 2012
Another goal, in no particular order, is to nourish myself and my family a little more healthy. I do a pretty good job already, but I am going to add a few things that I am excited about. These may be more for myself, but they should help me feel better. I will talk about that in another post coming soon.

This is going to be a great year, because I say it will be! Haha, you know the power of positive thinking is really good! Now I wonder if you have any goals, or words of the year, or resolutions?

Little Susie Home Maker

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Greetings 2013

Wishing you all happiness and good health in this New Year!
Looking forward to a great year.

Little Susie Home Maker