Apr 21 2010

A Quick Update

Published by at 7 49 am under Announcements

Just touching base — as many of you know from previous posts, my Dad is in the hospital2 hours away, in not so good shape. Apparently it was a gall bladder attack that sent him to the hospital in the first place just over a week ago, followed later that day by an *electrical storm* where his debifrillator shocked his heart 52 times in a 3 hour period. Though his heart is now as good as it gets functioning at 10 – 15% percent, his kidneys and liver are failing. He has prettymuch slept the last 4 or 5 days, waking up for a few seconds at a time, but being totally aware when he is awake. There was a glimmer of hope yesterday as he seemed to gain some strength. My sister just called and he seems to be even stronger and more alert today. I am headed there shortly. God is good! Please keep him in your prayers. His name is Roy Peltoniemi, a stubborn Finnwho is not about to leave this earth without a good fight. Praise theLord, he knows his Maker, so all is well!!!

Sadly, I missed the JustRite Blog Hop yesteday. They are always SO FUN. I’m sure most of you caught it, but if not, click here for links. You can see all 5 of the newly released sets used through out the Hop.

My hop project, 1/2 complete, is a set of coordinated cards using HOPE, a beautiful set for cards or projectsof encouragement. My cards are being made using the Stamp Simply K & Company Blue Awning Kit. Once I’m able to get back to creating, they’ll be posted here.

As to the new April JustRite releases, I do have By the Sea, Kaleidoscope, and Let’s Celebrate in stock in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. They arrived earlier this week. Applique and Hope will be arriving shortly.

Please feel free to continue to email me ([email protected]) with any orders or questions. I do check emails a few times a day at the hospital and it gives me a nice and needed break, and packing orders at home in the evenings is relaxing to me, so no worries in that regard. It may take a little longer than usual to get things done as I’m gone each day, but I’m only 2or 3 days behind on shipments, which isn’t too bad.

The Stamp Simply Challenge that gets posted on Thursday nights will be UP as usual — so check back then. I probably won’t have a card, but it’s a FUN one that I will catch up on later.

Thank you all for your friendship, your kind comments and emails, and most of all for your prayers. I am forever grateful!

53 responses so far

53 Responses to “A Quick Update”

  1. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. Lenoria says:

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Carla Suto says:

    I’m glad there was some positive news from your sister about your Dad, Sharon. Keeping you all in my prayers.

  4. Judi Jenkins says:

    I’m so glad that your dad seems to be making progress. Will keep you and your family in my prayers. When a close relative is very sick it is so hard on the family. God never makes mistakes. Blessings to you.

  5. Oh hun… so happy to hear he is rallying. You are right, God IS good!!! We will continue to pray for dad and the entire family (oh, and his doctors as well!). Can’t wait to see your projects.

    Much love!

  6. lisa808 says:

    My thoughts are with you and your family. Hoping for more good news today.

  7. Go and be with your father…….you and your family are in my prayers……

  8. Donna Maligno says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Don’t fret about business – your Dad is your focus now.

  9. Elaine Allen says:

    Dear Sharon –

    I am keeping your Dad in my prayers, and hoping he will regain his strength and health enough to go home.

    Elaine Allen

  10. Rosie Waldt says:

    Sharon: You, your Dad and family are in my prayers and so glad you can see some improvement and you know what? Your cards and orders can wait a few days, your family is most important at this time. I am sooooooooo enjoying the Blue Awning kit, I have made 4 cards so far and am thinking I want to keep them all – I love them. ha ha. Stay positive and God bless.

  11. Donna A. says:

    Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  12. Beverley says:

    You are all in my prayers…God is good.

    stampin’ hugz

  13. Luanne Ford says:

    I hope every day he is stronger. HE will give you strength too! 🙂

  14. Shawna says:

    You will continue to be in my prayers. That he knows the Lord, surely must be a comfort to all of you. Hang in there!

  15. Cherie says:

    Sharon, My prayers are with you and your family. Keep the faith!



  16. Marisa says:

    So sorry to hear about your dad, Sharon! Thoughts and prayers will be with you. May you sense God’s peace and strength throughout your days 😀

  17. Melissa Williams says:

    Praying for your Dad and all of you! Blessings, melissa

  18. Joyce across the pond says:

    May all of you know God’s tender care in the days ahead whatever is the outcome of His will.
    Don’t give your blog or anything else a moment’s thought.
    Caring thoughts

  19. Pat says:


    Keeping you and your family in my heart and prayers. I was so glad to hear that your Dad is gaining some strength. I had my gall bladder removed 5 weeks ago –Our heavenly father is walking right beside you and he will keep you and your Dad strong.
    God bless you!!

  20. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, thank you so much for the update. I’m continuing to lift your Dad, Mom, and family in my prayers, as well as the doctors, nurses, and hospital taking care of him. God is so good and Praise the Lord your Dad has a personal relationship with Him! As you know, I had my gallbladder out 3 years ago with severe complications that landed me back in the hospital for nine days and 3 additional surgeries, I know it’s nothing to take lightly! God is with you all and is in control . . . AMEN!

  21. Praise the Lord!
    He is from a generation of Fighters Sharon!!
    My Dad fought back so many times when the Dr’s had told us no…but we never gave up on him or Him!
    It is funny how those times in prayer then, there was something in my heart that said “it is not time”….and when it was, although not easy(still isn’t 2 1/2 yrs later) I was prepared and so was he and the rest of the family. We knew in our hearts, the Lord had prepared us. He is gentle with those that Love Him! and he answers their Prayers!

    Tell your Dad that he is not alone, that your on-line family prays for him so that he will feel strength thru the prayers.
    He is not alone, their is an Angel with him always as well as with you Sharon!

    May His Peace be with you all!

  22. Rebekka says:

    Sharon I am so sorry to hear about your Father. We will be keeping him in our prayers. God is good and God is faithful.

  23. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Hi Sharon, Thinking of you and praying for your dad. Please take care of your self during this trying time and drive safe with all this back and forth!
    Kathy Camasso

  24. Jill MacMaster says:

    I’m so happy that your dad is doing better. Remember that family comes first no matter what — so do not worry about being behind on your orders — we do understand.

  25. nancy littrell says:

    Thank you so much Sharon for keeping us up to date on your dear and “tough” dad. What an ordeal for all of you. Luckily your dad seems to be sleeping thru much of it.
    Denny and I will be leaving tomorrow for a week, but I will check on your updates when we have internet service. Part of that time we will be doing a 3 day backpack in the Olympic National Park so will not be in touch.
    I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Nancy

  26. Bev J. says:

    Sharon, will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  27. Charmaine says:

    Will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.


  28. Betty Goodson says:

    Many, many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I only lost my own dad last year, but he was 91 and lived a wonderful, active, and almost healthy life until the last couple of months. None of us can ask for more than that, so keep the faith.

  29. Gloria R. says:

    I just said a special prayer for you and your family.
    Take care.

  30. Linda B says:

    Sharon: My prayers are with your Dad today and for as long as he needs it. I lost my Dad many years ago…far too soon….he missed all but the first of his 6 grandchildren.

  31. Sherry in MI says:

    Thanks, Sharon, for the update on your Dad. God is good, all the time. So glad to
    hear that he is rallying. May he continue to do so. Keeping you and your family in
    my prayers. Please be safe while driving to and from the hospital.

    Sending cyber hugs <<>>


  32. you and your family are in our thoughts.

  33. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you make the jouney home. Have a safe trip and remember, God is good. Trust his wisdom.

  34. Erica Fields says:

    So glad you’ve given us your dad’s name. I have included him in my blog post for people to see also and also to my Bible study members prayer list. Praise the Lord he is saved and knows where he’s going. Take it easy Sharon, as much as you can. Cyber Hugs, Erica

  35. Lynda says:

    Sharon ~ Sending positive thoughts your way and delighted to hear Dad has rallied a bit. Take care of you also, stress is exhausting.

  36. Rebecca Ednie says:

    My thoughts are with you. I hope he feels better soon.

  37. Sharon, your Dad and your family will be in my prayers!

  38. Michele Kemp says:

    I have you and your Dad and whole family in my thoughts and prayers. We all do…

  39. Betsy says:

    Many of us have gone through similar situations as yours and so our hearts do go out to you in empathy. Will certainly be praying for your dad and your family during this time.

  40. Kathie says:

    Thanks so much for the update Sharon! We are continuing to uphold all of you in prayer. Yes, God is good – ALL the time!

  41. Dolly B says:

    You and your Dad will be in my prayers – Dolly

  42. michelle gall says:

    hang in there sharon i will pray and have lots of good thoughts sent your dads way i hope every turns out stay strong i know i speak from all of us in blog land hang in there and stay strong most of us have had the pain and worry you feel and it really sucks i know how much worry can get to you try to have a nice night we are all thinking of you hugs and prayers from across the street

  43. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Sharon!

  44. kathy S says:

    you are all in our thoughts and prayers

  45. Thinking of you and your family Sharon & sending you {{hugs}} across the miles.

  46. Debbie S says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  47. Isaiah40:31 (Heather) says:

    Hugs and prayers to you and your family. So glad you are able to be there with him.

  48. jan metcalf says:

    Hugs to you!

  49. Rose Ann says:

    Oh Sharon…I’m sending big huge hugs, and lots of prayers!!

  50. Linda flanagan says:

    Know your visit will brighten the day for your dad. Sounds like a fighter! Lots of prayers going out for you and your family.

  51. Carolen says:

    Sharon, I pray that your dad will continue to improve! and, please,
    remember to take care of yourself!

  52. Linda S. says:

    Sharon, so sorry to hear about your dad. Lots of prayers that God guides the hands and minds of the doctors and nurses; peace and comfort for you and your family.

  53. cheap ghd says:

    You are right, God IS good!!! We will continue to pray for dad and the entire family (oh, and his doctors as well!). Cant wait to see your projects.

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