Monday, November 10, 2008

Easing Back In

Hi, all. Though I'm not ready for a full presence online yet, I thought I'd post an update...

My grandma has returned home from the hospital, as has my dad, who was the "person of great importance" I mentioned in my last post. [I kept his identity quiet because we didn't want to alarm family, given it wasn't a life or death circumstance, and what with everyone already mourning my uncle's death]. A minor procedure was done on my grandma, so she recuperates, as my dad still struggles with pain and neuropathy related to his multiple sclerosis. My prayers are still heavy for him. And though we weren't able to attend my uncle's funeral, which was several hours' drive away, I'm told it was a beautiful military service in his honor.

It was a rough week, both physically and emotionally, and parts of me are still numb. I've had a nice break from certain aspects of life, whereas others have been highlighted. I've a greater appreciation for my family, all of whom I love so much. I've also been able to assess my role as a writer, and I can't wait until things have found a semblance of normalcy, so I can get back with it. Life After Death calls to me.

Thanks so much for all your kind comments and prayers. I was incredibly touched by the warm thoughts and support, and I couldn't ask for a better network of friends and bloggie buddies.

Best to you all. Perhaps by end of week I can get back to a regular post schedule.

20 comments:

Pink Ink said...

Glad to hear she's doing better.

Hugs.

Brian and Kelly said...

*hugs*

Melanie Avila said...

Welcome back Janna. I'm glad you've been able to be with your family and spend the time you need to get through this. Glad to hear your gramma and dad are doing better (or at least a little better).

*hugs*

Melissa Marsh said...

I'm so glad your grandmother is recuperating nicely. I so miss my own grandmother - after my grandfather's passing in August, I know she is quite lonely and I wish I lived closer.

Allow yourself time to ease back in - it's taking me awhile to do the same after everything that has happened in my life!

LA said...

Glad things are looking better.

Angie Ledbetter said...

You and the family will remain in my prayers as things get back to "normal," whatever that is.

Turkey Lurkey said...

Take your time... blogging isn't nearly as important as your health, and your family. We are here for you with cyber hugs!
Take Care!

WendyCinNYC said...

Ditto what Turkey said. Family trumps all.

Glad it's all starting to look up.

Ang said...

So nice to hear from you and an update on your family. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers as the days go by.

*hugs*
Ang

Joanne said...

Glad to hear the report. Take your time, prayers, we'll all be here whenever you get back.

celestialwolf said...

Thanks for the update Janna. Take all the time that you need. Glad to hear they're doing a little bit better. Keep that head up.

*hugs*
-Cel

Janet said...

Been praying for you, Janna. Hang in there.

Terri Tiffany said...

I've missed you! Glad that you are there for your family and I know you are a major support to them from the kind of person you seem to be.
Come back when you are ready:)

Rachel Burton said...

It's nice to see you again. I'm keeping your family in my prayers.

crazynance said...

Grace and love, Janna.

Josh said...

hey J, glad to hear your dad and grandma are doing ok. We all need to get together soon. The last time I saw your little ones, there was only one. sad i know. And yeah, normans funeral was very beautiful. Everyone sent their love as do we cousin :)

thedomesticfringe said...

Thanks so much for the update. Glad your grandma is out of the hospital. My grandfather passed away this past summer and it really made me realize how important my family is to me. Take your time and enjoy them. Our prayers are with you.

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks, everyone. :)

Jen said...

Take your time with it, Janna. I'm glad your grandma is doing better, and I'll keep a good thought for your dad and your family.

*hugs*

Barbara said...

So glad you're back! Blessings, Barbara