Monday, December 7, 2009

out of the woods, sort of...

feel like I'm still in the woods, a little lost.
Christmas is a season of
I'm finding myself hoping more and more each day.
After my last post here I recieved a phone call from my sister, my nephew had a serious car accident. His injuries have been severe, they've operated on his arm, he now has a plate and 2 screws. He is still in the hospital as I write, and probably will be for a few more days. They are now dealing with the complications from a severe concussion, he is not able to do many things...walk, talk, hold a cup and has difficulty staying awake. My heart is just broken to pieces for my sister and her husband, their worlds are turned upside down.
So every day I try to keep busy...painting and decorating for Christmas...
the season of
I did celebrate my birthday yesterday despite the mood I woke up in...
not quite in a birthday sort of mood but
my daughter took care of that...
let's go mom...out to breakfast, shopping at the beach, out to lunch...she kept me hopping and laughing. A sweet little girl I have, I love you lot's Hannah.
I'll be sharing more of my Christmas decor later this week and announcing my new giveaway!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ paula

Update.. Friday, December 11th....

Kirby remains in the hospital and has undergone a second surgery on his arm. He shows very little improvement and they are afraid he has severe brain damage. When they feel he is stable enough, he'll be moved to a rehab center in Boston.

As each day goes by it is harder and harder for me to be so far away from them and more than likely, within the next week, I will be making a trip up there to be with my sister and family.

As difficult as it is, we remain hopeful...he's young and strong-willed...I'm constantly reminding myself of this.

Thankyou all so much for your kind words, thoughts and'll never know how much it has meant. I plan to keep in touch...visiting blogs and chatting helps the soul alot!

bless you all,



stefanie said...

i am soooo sorry, but you are right, it is the season of hope, and hopefully everything will turn out wonderful

vintage girl at heart said...

So sorry to hear about your Nephew. .I will pray many prayers for him and get him going on a few prayer lists that he will heal and have a full recovery.
It is a hard time of the year emotionally for everyone I think.. my Hubby and I were both in the dumps this morning and I had to remind Him and myself that WE have much to be thankful for... just know that I am thinking of you and sending Blessings your way...

vintage girl at heart said...

Oh silly me.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Glad that your sweet daughter Hannah took you out on the town!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this, Paula! They can do so much now to help people recover from injuries. Hope is always there! My prayers are with your sister and her husband.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

thankyou so much sweet girls... any and all prayers would mean the world to me:)

Julie Harward said...

Oh Paula, I hope and pray that he will recover and be ok. How very scary for all who love him, hopefully he will be home and happy for Christmas with all of you..nothing heals as fast as "Family Love" does! Come say hi :D

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

So very sorry to hear this. I will have your entire family in my thoughts and prayers that all will be well soon.

Luthien Thye said...

oh dear ... i'm so sorry about your nephew ... i'm sure the doctors are doing all they can to help him.

on a different note ... happy belated birthday to you :) glad you had a nice time with your baby :))

Auntie Cake said...

You will have to keep us posted on your nephew. Hopefully, he will make a full recovery quickly. It's tough living out of a hospital. Life is so fragile, it can change in an instant. Take care, thoughts and prayers are with your family through this!
Ps- Happy Birthday, glad you were able to celebrate, just a little. It's sometimes the laughter that can get you through!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Dear Sweet Paula~
I am so sorry about your nephew. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family my dear.

I hope you had a Happy Cake Day and I look forward to seeing your decorations :)

Love to you,

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oh, Paula. So sorry about your nephew. I'm sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. Also, happy belated b'day to you. Keep us posted on your nephew's progress.


Whatever Is Lovely said...

Awww,Dear Paula... I'm so very sorry to hear about your Nephew.. I'm saying healing prayers for him & prayers for your Sister & Bil

What a very Sweet & Thoughtful Daughter you have! Big Happy Birthday Wishes

I pray the Lord's Sweet Blessings for all of you.. Big Hugs ~ Teresa

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Girl! I'm so glad your daughter helped you make merry!

Email me your nephew's name and I'll update the big prayer line I belong to with his status. It's based in New England.

You can take Pere off of ebay and sell him to me for my girlfriend....just put a reserve listing in Etsy and convo me..... :)

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27

Claudia said...

Oh my, Paula, I am so sorry to hear of the accident. How hard for everyone. I will certainly be thinking of your nephew and sending positive, healing thoughts his way.

Happy Birthday, my friend. Thank goodness your daughter insisted on celebrating! You needed it.
Bless you.


"Create Beauty" said...

Hi there, I found you from a comment you left on another blog as I was hopping about this morning. Saying a prayer of healing for your nephew. Yes, this is a season of HOPE! Keep hoping and trusting. And celebrating the birth of the One who has the power to heal body and soul! I popped over to your etsy shop, and love those signs... ~ Violet

Dionne said...

I am sorry to hear about that accident! I will keep him in my prayers.

And I am so glad that your daughter made your birthday special for you - you deserve it!


Best wishes for peace and healing for your family. And birthday blessings too ~ Angela

Unknown said...

Hi Paula,
I'm so sorry to hear the news about your nephew!! I will keep him in my prayers, I hope he has a full recovery.
I'm glad your daughter got you out on your birthday, you deserve to have a some fun, especially on your special day!
Happy birthday dear friend,

Andrea @ Big Cfreek Cottage said...

Paula...your family is in my prayers...your nephew sounds like a strong young man....I am thinking of you all...
Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage

PS...LOVE my noel is perfection!