Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sad News~

Hello dear friends. This is just a quick posting to let you know (if you don't already) where I've been. My husband became very ill a couple of weeks ago and was hospitalized. We found out that he has Interstitial Lung Disease and has had it since last year. He finally got to come home as soon as they found an oxygen device that could give him a large enough supply of oxygen. Unfortunately, we found out that he is terminal and all we can do is make him comfortable with meds and oxygen. Of course, this came as an extreme shock but at the same time we feel blessed that God has given us time to make arrangements, take care of  a few things and talk with loved ones before it's too late. We are very thankful for that. I probably won't be posting for awhile but wanted you faithful followers and friends to know where I've been  and that I haven't forgotten any of you.

 My blog has been a great joy to me and I have made some very cherished friendships. But right now, my plate is pretty full and my priorities have had to change a bit. 

Please, if you could, say a little prayer for my Mel and for me too. I hope that you are all doing well. And remember to count your blessings, dear ones...everyday. 

Love and God bless,



Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I am so so sorry. You are both in my prayers.


Barbara Jean said...

I'm so sorry sweetie.
You know we will be praying for you all.

hugs and blessings, and His peace and strength during this time.

Blessings from Cindy said...

My Dear Sonya~
You and Mel are in my prayers every day. I'm glad he has been able to come home. May Jesus carry you, Mel, and your family through this time.
Blessings & Hugs,

robynart said...

Sonya, so sorry to read your sad news. Keeping you both in my prayers,
hugs Robyn x

Lana said...

So sorry to hear your sad news but rejoicing in the fact you still have time together hope that brings you much comfort.My prayers are with you both and with your family!! May God give you peace that passes all understanding!

Karen B. said...

Dearest Sonya,
I am so sorry to hear the sad news. My heart goes out to you and your husband and I will pray for both of you!! I send you heartwarming hugs

Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Sonya:
Our hearts go out to you at this most difficult of times. Please be assured that you are both in our thoughts and prayers.

alveen said...

Dear Sonya, You will both be in my prayers.
Stay strong and make the most of the "extra" time that God has gifted you.
Hugs Alveen

T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Sonya, I am so sorry to hear this news. I will certainly be keeping you in my thoughts and will lift your husband up each evening in prayer. May God bless and keep you during this time. Hugs, Tammy

violi igłą malowane said...

Sonia I'm so sorry, I think about you.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

dear Sonia, your post brought tears to my eyes. i am so sorry to hear your news. i pray that God will give you the grace to keep your eyes on Jesus in the midst of this storm. God bless you and Mel and the rest of your family.

sissie said...

Hello Sweetie,
My heart goes out to you and your Mel. I have walked down this road with my Mother and it's a hard one to travel.
Please know that you will be surrounded with love and support from family and friends.


Kate said...

Praying that the Lord's arms will surround and comfort you and your hubby at this time. He is there and will get you through this difficult time. His way is perfect.
Praying for your family!

artbywendy said...

I'm so sorry! You and Mel are in our prayers!

Diane said...

I am sorry you and your family are going through this. My prayers are with you my friend. Diane

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Sonya my heart is breaking for you! I am so sorry that you are having to go through this very difficult time.
I will definitely be praying for you and Mel!

Linda said...


I am so sorry to hear this- you have been a blog friend for over a year. I will keep your family in my prayers! Please contact me if you need anything, even just a hug over the computer!
Your friend,

Miss Sandy said...


My dear sweet friend, I am so incredibly sorry to hear the prognosis. Please know that you and your family will be constantly in my thoughts and prayers.

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Dear Sonya
I´m so sorry to hear your sad news.
Sending lots of prayers, thoughts and hugs your way.

Trisha said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


The Feathered Nest said...

Dear precious Sonya, I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers...sending you much love and hugs, Dawn

Robin said...

My heart goes out to you Sonya during this difficult time. You and Mel will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Cindy @ Weaving Friendships said...

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Take care.
Cindy Goff

Scrappin Abby said... thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

khess136 said...

Dear Sonya, I'm so sorry to hear the all have been in my prayers, and will continue to be...
with love and blessings,

Dorthe said...

Dearest Sonya,you and your husbond have been in my thoughts and prayers every day since I first read your sad words-it makes me heartbroken for you all. I`m happy you can be together at home, where your loved ones can be present, and help you through this very,very hard journey.
Love and blessings.

Libertybelle said...

My dear Sonya
I'm so sorry to hear of your sad news. I will be praying for you both and thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. ((Hugs))
Margaret x

Kasia said...

Dear, youre constantly in my thoughts and prayers... This time is so hard and challenging and I send out all my love over to you and Mel!


bobbie said...

My heart & thoughts are with you and your family ~~~

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Sweet Sonya
I honestly can't imagine how life is for you and Mel at present!
I hope and pray you will be given the strength to deal with everyday the best way you can.
Just know that you have all the support and love of your blogging friends out here and we will hold you in our thoughts.
Wishing you heaps of love and blessings dear friend,

Lisa said...

I have been out of the loop & just saw this. I am so, so sorry. I went thru the same thing with my Mother 3 years ago. Very difficult, but you are right about it. God has given you this time. Your friends are with you in thought & prayer. Take care.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Sonya - I am so sorry that you are facing this and pray that your hubby has strength and courage from the Lord each day. I am following your updates on Facebook. Hugs and prayers to your family right now.

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peggy aplSEEDS said...

i just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today as we celebrate Christ's victory. a blessed Easter season!

Linda said...

Sonya, I am so sorry to hear about your Mel...will be praying for both of you. God bless you both on this Easter Sunday!

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Dear Sonya so sorry to read that your husband is very sick, of course, he has the highest priority now, we'll all be here when you get time to blog again, sending lots of prayers, thoughts and hugs to you.
Hugs Anni

BeautifulDees said...

So sorry about the new' are an awesome wife to take care of him first and alway's. God bless you all at this time with strength to carry on.
Love sent your way and prayer's.

Victoria said...

New to your site...through my sister. Sorry to see your sad news! I immediately stopped to say a prayer for you and your family. My continued prayer is that The Lord will bless and keep you all in His loving arms and care and that He gives you the precious time that you need. God Bless!

Marva said...

Oh Sonya I am so very sorry! Will keep you both in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Dear ones,
You are both in our prayers as is all your family. You are very blessed to have such generosity & love towards each other. We know you will miss each other so much while you are apart but God will let you be with each other again.
Emmy Bea

(Sorry to post anonymously, I just don't know how to use the IDs and I don't have a blog. I'm just a reader.)

Awishdream said...

Hi Sonya!....I'm so sorry to hear about this saddening news,I'm a bit in shock! but wanted you to know that you and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers and may our Dear Lord be with you both during these trying times to give you both the strength you need!
May you both be Blessed and Protected under the wings of Angels!


AshtonRaeVest said...

Praying for you!

Vicki said...

Sonya - My heart breaks reading this. Sending prayers for you, Mel,Nikki and Deacon. Praying that your faith will give you the strength and grace you need right now. ((Hugs)) I will be thinking of you.

Gail said...

Thinking of your family and sending prayers your way.....God bless!

Rebecca said...

Thinking and praying for you Sonya. God is bigger than cancer and He will supply all your needs. Praying peace and the joy that comes from the Lord what gives you strength.

Michele said...

oh my, i just saw this today. i'm holding you and your dear one in my heart and sending my biggest prayers. God is good and merciful and will carry you both through this time. love and xo

Rebecca said...

What I have faced this year pales so much with what you are dealing with. My heart breaks for you during this time. But, I know you are in the palm of the hand of The Almighty and He says in His word that He will never walk away from us.

I will be lifting your hubby up as God leads. I will pray for healing but mindful that healing doesn't always come this side of heaven. I will also be praying for YOU as you continue to press on and on.

Know you are loved...and cared about...

If I can do ANYTHING at all...please contact me.

In the meantime...please send me your address. I have something I want you to have.

Love, Rebecca

Linda said...

Hi Sonya,

Thanks for the lovely comment! As I told you my heart is with you!
You and Mel are in my prayers!
Happy Mother's Day to you!!
Hugs from me!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Sonya; I just read your comment on my Blog; thank you SO much for taking the time to share what you and your husband are going through as well. We are in this together and sometimes, watching my husband, is the loneliest feeling because I can only do so much to help him.

My prayers and positive thoughts are with you and your husband.

You are right; every day counts; every moment counts.

Love and friendship - Marilyn

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet Sonya...I wanted to pop over and leave a comment that you've won my giveaway!!!!! Please email me your mailing address to sewmanyroses (at), I do hope you love the artwork ~ hugs and love to you, Dawn

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Sonya, Its been so long since I've been over ,I'm so sorry and even more sorry to read what you and Mel are facing. You and your family are in my prayers.
Healing hugs Lynn