9.01.2010

The Silhouette Winner and an Update on The Hubby~

First of all, I wanted to thank each and every one of you for your heartfelt comments on yesterday's post, and for the prayers that I can feel lifting me and my family up during this very difficult time.

I had many readers who asked me to please keep you updated on John's condition, so I will get to that in a minute.

But before I do, I want to announce the winner of the Silhouette giveway. There were well over 1800!! comments on this giveaway...you all love you a Silhouette...and I really can't blame you. But the winner according to Random.org is #1137 Aimee Jensen of Aimee Jensen photography. Congratulations Aimee! Please email me and I'll get you set up with your prize.

Now for an update on the Hubby. Yesterday morning, I went to the impound yard where they had towed the remains of our car. It was completely totalled. I was struck again by the realization of just how blessed we are that he survived the crash. And for those of you that wondered, it was a single vehicle accident - he fell asleep at the wheel - so (more blessings) no one else was injured.

After that, I went to see him at the hospital, and it was the first time I had been able to talk to him since the accident. Despite the fact that it was distorted by his severe pain, I was just so grateful to be able to hear his voice! He has several broken ribs and a collapsed lung. His right leg was fractured in several places including his hip, but the surgery from the previous night went well, so his doctors are hopeful that they were able to save his hip and prevent the need for a hip replacement, although that remains to be seen.

He will be in recovery for months, but his prognosis is good and for that I am entirely grateful. I can't express enough my gratitude for your prayers on our behalf. I know that they were heard.

Late in the afternoon, however, my mother called with the news that my father had fallen off a ladder while trying to cut a limb off a tree in their backyard, and had broken his hip. He goes in for hip replacement surgery today. So, although I avoided the anxiety of hip replacement surgery with my husband, I now have to face it with my father. Life is bittersweet. The good with the bad. Being a grown-up certainly comes with unending worry, does it not?

So on I go, dealing with life one day at a time, as do we all. It feels like it is always an uphill climb, but I'm sure once I reach the summit, the view from the top will be well worth the effort of the hike.


xoxo
Wendy

73 comments:

Mandi said...

Wendy, I swear, life has thrown too much at you in the last bit. Hasn't it?

HUGS

jociegal said...

Wow. Hang in there and stay strong. I am SO sorry about your Dad as well! They are both so lucky to have you.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Thanks for the update. We will continue to pray for you, and include your dad in those prayers.

this blessed nest said...

too much to go through!
your post is amazing. your last sentence is so true, but so hard to take when you personally are facing so much.

sending prayers & many well wishes to your husband & your dad.

kellie

Ria said...

Sorry about your Dad too. Went through that with my Mom 1 1/2 years ago. so we'll wish both your Dad and Husband a good and speedy recovery.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Continuing to pray for you guys!

Dawn said...

Wow! I hope this is the last of the bad news for you!

I'm continuing to send prayers for your whole family!

Hugs!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Praying for you and your family...

Holly said...

Sometimes its all to real, huh big sis? Well, we are all praying for your John as well as dad. I have to find a way to get myself back there so I can be helpful. (I feel a million miles away and so useless.)

You know you can call me anytime day or night. Love You!!

AntiqueChase said...

More hugs for you, your husband and your father

Suzanne said...

Oh my goodness -- so sorry for your dad too. We'll keep those prayers coming. I hope all goes well with both your father and husband.
Take care.

AtOneWithHim said...

You're entire family is in my thoughts. I pray for Gods perfect healing and that he surrounds you with a shroud of peace. I'm so glad you are able to see the blessings out of the trial.

God speed to the boys!

The Little Red Shop said...

Hi Wendy!

This is my first time hearing your news. I'm praying for your husband and your father and for their caregivers (including you and your mother)!

God bless you

AtOneWithHim said...

and please pray that I will figure out the you in your in you're thee and thou and wound and wound and tear and tear.. don't ya just love English?

* French at Heart * said...

~*~Such a blessing your husband is doing better! So sorry to hear about your father..prayers for a speedy recovery to both special men in your life~*~*Blessings~Rachel

bullie_mama said...

WOW. So happy your husband is ok. AND your father.
You are right, life is always full of unexpected surprises.
Some good, some bad.
I'll be thinking of you and your family and hoping they get well soon.
Your blogger family loves you!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

hang in there, wendy! i am glad that you got to talk to your husband, and will be wishing him and your dad a healthy and speedy recovery.

Melissa said...

hey Wendy, so sorry to hear about your dad! However, hip replacements are much better now then even 5 years ago! I used to work with a physical therapist, you'd be amazed at how quickly most people are back on their feet and functioning great! I am so glad hubby is doing well, keeping you in my prayers!!!

Carrie said...

Just keep praying and it will all fall into place. I'm so sorry about your father too! Bless your hearts. Prayers for your entire family.

Penny Heffner Wiseman said...

Hang in there Wendy, God never gives us more than we can handle:) My continued prayers for you and your family.

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Prayers for you and your family.
Hugs,
Donna

Amy said...

Geesh! You poor thing! I will continue to pray for your family! I'm glad to hear of John's good news and hope his and your father's recovery goes smoothly!

Amy

Sue said...

Poor you; I hope they both make a speedy recovery.

S
xo

Laura said...

i'm so glad to hear that your hubby is on the mend. i can't imagine everything you're going through right now, but you have a wonderful, positive outlook. remember to take care of yourself so you can take care of your children & hubby.
thinking of you & your family <3

Janel said...

Oh my gosh! Being a grown up sucks! Still praying for your hubby and you and now for your parents as well.

This too shall pass.....

Laura said...

(sorry, don't know what happened at the end of my comment with that symbol - i think my 2-yr. old hit my keyboard!)

snowmanhill.com said...

Your hubby and Dad are in my thoughts and prayers as well. My family has been through too much as well. Life is not easy, but somehow we make it.

The Clines said...

I'm so sorry. I'm sending positive thoughts your way for quick recoveries for both your hubby and for your dad.

Karen said...

Will continue to lift up your family in prayer...for speedy healing and comfort!

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Sara said...

Oh my, that is a lot to handle. Praying for your husband and your dad.

Jane said...

What's that saying about when it rains? Goodness, that is a lot for one week. I just wanted to say that my father used to work for a company that made artificial hips. Due to the number of sports injuries in the baby boom generation there were tremendous improvements in the technology in the seven or so years he worked in that field. Today's artificial hips are very good. They are strong and they are designed for mobility. The are even coated with a material that promotes natural bone growth. I hope that in some small way that is a comfort to you at this scary time.

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

That's wonderful that you were able to talk finally, continued prayers for speedy recovery for both your husband and now your father. And sending LOTS of hugs, that is a lot for one week!

Take care,
Ann Marie

B said...

Hi Wendy,
I know I don't know you personally, but I have been through a terrible accident myself and know that the days after are challenging for all involved.
It's a blessing he will be ok and I wish you both the best.

tessie said...

You said it all in this post-day by day and a positive attitude. Wishing you all well!

Julie said...

I am so sorry. I just recently started following your blog. I will keep your family in my prayers. I really hope for a speedy recovery and life back to normal for you all soon. Julie

MrsMarch said...

Sorry to hear about your troubles, but glad to hear your husband is doing well. Wishing him a speedy recovery. And your father too.

Lindsay said...

Wendy, God is with you and your family. Thanks for the update. Continue to keep us posted :) HUGS!

Darlene said...

I am so sorry your hubby had the accident but so thankful he will be alright. I hope your Dad does fine with his hip replacement surgery. I am praying for both of them to heal and mend quickly.♥

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

You and your husband were on my mind all day yesterday. Thanks for the update and hang in there...Janell

Cristina said...

I'm so sorry for these two accidents that happened to your dear ones! I just found your blog because of the Silhouette giveaway, but I will pray for them to have a speedy recovery. Hugs!

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Wendy-

Life has sure thrown you some major challenges this week. I am glad to hear that your husband will be alright once he gets through his recovery process. I hope it is a speedy one for him and your dad, too.
My best- Diane

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Well, when it rains it pours, as they say. You definately have had your share. God bless to you and your family.
Brooke

calvintage said...

I love your good attitude! Stick with it, it will help carry you through! :-)

Room to Inspire said...

Hang in there - and I hope for a speedy recovery for both.

Chelsea

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my dear friend Wendy, I am praying for you and your entire family. It seems to be your down portion of the roller coaster of life. I am rpaying for quick recoveries for both your husband and father. Be blessed dear one.

April Mechelle said...

Just read about your hubby. Your family and hubby is in my prayers. Sorry about your father also. Know that the Lord is with you! Please turn to him during this time. He will be there for you. Amen.

LuLu said...

I'm continually sending prayers for your family.... very sorry to hear about your Dad today... oh my goodness 2 things for you to deal with. Stay strong
xo,
LuLu

bernicewood said...

Wendy,
I am so sorry you are having to go thru all this! I know how tough it can for that brief bit when you are not sure what has happened to your hubby and the extent of that. My husband had a brain anuerysm almost 2 years ago and I know those moments of terror of 'not knowing'.
But now you know, he will recover, he will be here to see your 4 children grow up. And yes, you will make it to the mountaintop, one day...

Bernice

Cheryl said...

The Good Lord only gives us what we can handle. You must be a rock to those you love.
Continuing to live you all up in prayer.
So glad to hear that the surgery went well. It might be a long road ahead, but just take it one day at a time.
feel free to email me anytime.
glory2him111@gmail.com

The Allen Family said...

if you need any help with the kids call me. i know i'm far away, but i'll still help ya if you need me.
give my love to john. love you.

lynns said...

Keeping you in prayer. Keep your eyes on God, He will give you strength.

Fudge Jumbles said...

re: Hubby, very glad to hear that he is on the road to recover.

re: Dad, sorry to hear that. I hope all goes well with his surgery.

HAPPY THOUGHTS HAPPY THOUGHTS!

:-) Jeanette

L y s h a said...

I missed your earlier post. My heart aches for you, but God is good. Will pray for strength for you and speedy recoveries for your hub and dad.

aimeewrites said...

My goodness. Big hugs and prayers to your entire family!

Connie said...

Be strong and courageous! Don't tremble! The Lord your God is the one who is going with you. He won't abandon you or leave you. Deut, 31:6

Taylor-Ann said...

Glad to hear no one else was injured and that John will pull through this. Sorry to hear about your dad, but this to is a blessing that nothing else happened. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Christina said...

I am so glad your husband is doing better, and so sorry to hear about your dad. Keep your head up girl!

Adrienne said...

sending love and prayers your way!

Glitter & Bliss said...

Thinking and praying for your family... Leslie

lauren.howley said...

You are so in my prayers! I went through something similar about 6 years ago with my husband... it makes you stop and appreciate what you have, and I am praying for him to have a swift recovery and for you to stay strong and positive!

One Love, Two Hearts said...

I will be thinking of you in your time of need! You are in my prayers! I was in a terrible crash with an elk in 2003 so I can see your pain. Keep your head up you have a big support group out here!

With lots of LoVE!

Tommie Jo said...

I've been away from blogging a while but...I hope all continues to go well with your hubby's recovery.

Carol said...

Praise God that your husband and father both survived their ordeals. Praying for speedy healing and endless blessings and support for your family. If you have a need, make it known and we - the bloggers - will be glad to assist.

Carol
antiquetexan.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Prayers for your hubby, your dad, and for you and your family. It's going to be a long road for all of you. Sorry to hear about all that.

La Borda Bleu said...

sending prayers for speedy recovery to your husband and daddy!
xoxo's nancy

Michaela Noelle said...

lots of prayers going your way during his recovery!

Jenni said...

I will be praying for your father, as well as your husband and family!

Katie said...

Oh Wendy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and from here on. I hope you find the courage to get through this with a smiling heart. XOXO!!

countrycharisma said...

So sorry to read about your dad and your husband. This really makes you appreciate everyday! Hope they both recover complete. My prayers are with you.

Vonda said...

I'm so sorry. You and yours will be in our prayers.

Tricia said...

Sending continued prayers for both your husband and your dad.

XO*tricia

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I just read that your dad broke his hip. When it rains, it pours. I hope that your dad heals quickly. Thanks for the update on your husband. I pray for healing.

Laura Lynn said...

I hope all goes well from this point on and everyone heals. My friend's father also fell from a ladder recently but is now bound to a wheel chair. You are so lucky, blessed really, not luck. Divine for sure.