Thanks to all of you who’ve expressed your concern and good wishes during this very difficult time in my life. I appreciate your support and prayers.
Though I plan to keep this blog going, my posts may be sporadic for the next month or so as my priority now is to help care for my mother, who is combating the insidious side effects of aging. She’s been living independently, despite serious health problems, but that’s no longer possible. Last week she was hospitalized for tests and unexpectedly quit breathing, causing her heart to stop beating. CPR was successful in bringing her back to us, but she’s very fragile. We’re hoping she will be strong enough to leave the hospital in another week or two, but her future is still uncertain. My sisters and I are focusing on her needs now, and planning how to care for her during the time ahead.
This is a blog about writing, not my personal life, so I will not be posting any further updates here. For those of you who’ve become my friends, I will occasionally post status reports on my Prayer Request Journal.
I will try to resume posting on writing topics next week.
Blessings wished for all of you,
EDIT August 31, 2010:
My mother has left the hospital and is staying at my sister’s home while we try to make long-term arrangements. She requires someone with her 24 hours a day, so I’m helping there as much as I can.
Between my family commitments and keeping up with my business paperwork, I have little free time to write or update this blog. My blog stats show my daily page hits are steadily increasing anyway, so maybe people are grateful for a break from my yammering.
I’ll be back as soon as I can.