Thursday, September 13, 2012

I Have Missed You!

 
 
A lot has happened since I last posted.  Almost a month ago I moved in with
 my dad in Florida.  He had several mini strokes and now needs full time care. 
 
I feel so blessed to be able to have this special time with dad.
 
Last week Steve drove from Richmond to bring my car and other
things I could not bring when I flew here.  He is staying a couple of
weeks and then returning home to try and get our home sold.  I have
the best husband ever and I could not do this without his total support.
 
I now have internet access thanks to this new gadget. 
 
 
I was looking for internet service without having to sign a two year contract and
this mobile hotspot does just that.  It's portable so I take it to the doctors office
 and can even use it in the car.
 
I missed all of you and hope to get back to blogging on a regular schedule soon.
Dad was an antique dealer for many years and there are lots of pretty things to
share with you.
 
Thank you for your continued prayers for my dad and I truly appreciate
the kind comments left on my previous post.
 
xoxo,
Sherry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

63 comments:

vignette design said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad, Sherry. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.

Penny Phillips said...

My mother needed full time care, so I retired early and had the honor of taking care of her for two years before she passed away. My husband was my rock and I am so glad to hear that you have a supportive husband also. Prayers for you and your family! Hugs, Penny

Loui♥ said...

Hi Sherry~
loving thoughts and prayers heading your way from the Florida panhandle! I've recently moved back home from Denver Colorado..still adjusting and trying to re-acclimate..the heat and humidity has nearly done me in on several occasions!
Looking forward to your upcoming posts as I've enjoyed your blog for some time now..never knew I wasn't a follower..but am now!
Treasure your time with your Dad..been there done that! Not a day passes that this Daddy's girl doesn't miss him in so many ways!
hugs..
Loui♥

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

So sorry to hear about your father. I am glad you are blessed to be able to go and be with him at this time. It will be very special time.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Sherry,

Thinking of you and praying for both you and your father.

It is really awesome you ahve this time together, even though it is difficult, I am glad you do.

Keep your spirits up, and take good care.

Glad you are able to continue blogging, it is like Linus' blanket sometimes, isn't it?

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Praying for your dad! So sorry he is facing such serious health issues! Looking forward to seeing all your dad's great antiquing treasures! :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

so good to hear from you Sherry. You are doing the best thing, to be there with your dad, hugs and blessings coming your way!

middle child said...

I need that thingy that youjust got!

You will indeed be blessed to be able to take care of your dad as will he. I was part time care giver of my dad about 6 months before he died and it is a special time of bonding and sharing. You may just be surprised.

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Sherry, praying for your dad and you. That you will have strength for this time. I blog entirely with a hot spot because we travel between two houses. It has it's issues st times but I manage just fine usually. Hugs, Olive

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Sherry, I am sorry to hear about your Dad. It is wonderful that you are able to be there with him. Your husband sounds like a gem for sure.
Hugs,
Penny

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so glad you are able to be there for your dad, sherry. i am sure that means so much to him and you.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So glad your back, I missed you, take care of you and your daddy.

Designs By Pinky said...

Sherry, I will be praying for your dad and for you too. I know how it is to take care of a parent, we had my Mother here for 5 years and I was her primary care giver along with visiting nurses and aides when I had to work. My husband, too, was THE BEST during that time. If you ever need to "talk" or vent or whatever, just e-mail me. Take care. XO, Pinky

Jeannine said...

So glad to hear from you and get an update! Hope you enjoy every second with your dad!!

Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Best wishes and prayers for you and your dad. You are certainly missed in blogland :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Sherry, so nice to hear from you, and I am still keeping your Dad in prayer. I know this is a time of mixed blessings. Looking forward to hearing from you again soon. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

It's All Connected said...

What a lucky dad to have such a loving and giving daughter and what a lucky daughter to have a dad that she loves enough to put her own life on hold for him! The icing on the cake is your supportive husband. I'm glad we'll be hearing from you again. ~ Maureen

Gina said...

Take care of Dad, that's what really matters right now. We'll be waiting when you're ready to return.

Judy said...

you are missed sherry but this special time with your dad is more important than anything else right now. i treasure every day i get with my 92 year old mama...she took me out for my birthday lunch this week!

prayers for your dad and you.

Low Tide High Style said...

Good to hear from you Sherry, and I am thinking of your Dad and wishing him well.

Kat

Honey at 2805 said...

You are missed, but take care of your Dad and yourself, Sherry! Treasure your time together. I'm happy to say that my husband, like yours, is a always a rock of support.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, it is so good to hear from you. I am so glad that you are able to be there for your dad...you will treasure this time always. What a wonderful hubby to support you! I'll still be praying for you all.

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. My MIL had a stroke several years ago and she has not been independent since! It has been a very tough time for them. So, I know just how difficult it must be to step in and "take over". I hope you will make a smooth transition.

Cindy said...

Sherry, So sorry to hear about your Dad. Take great care of him (I know that you will!) and cherish the moments spent with family. Thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers. Hubby's Dad went thru the same thing a few years ago, I can't imagine how hard it is for you and your husband. XO Cindy

lvroftiques said...

Sherry I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. And I'm so glad that you get to spend this time with him. Your hubby sounds like a total jem. I hope your dad will recover from the strokes he's had. I'll be praying for you guys. ((HUGS)) Vanna

Anne said...

Sherry,
I have been thinking about you and your Dad.I am sorry he suffered a few strokes.I will keep you both in my prayers!
xx
Anne

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I follow you on my sidebar, and I kept checking to see if you were back. Glad to see that you are getting settled in. We also live in Florida. I hope you will enjoy your time in the Sunshine state :-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Miss Kitty said...

It is so good to hear from you, Sherry! You are a very good daughter to stay with your Dad during this time. I have a very similar situation in my life now too ( spending extended times with my aging parents who have no internet access). This gadget may be the answer to my internet connectivity issues. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I've missed you too, Sherry. I was thinking about you. Take the time you need with your dad. You do have a wonderful husband. Sending hugs, blessings, and prayers.
Rosemary

Arli said...

Much love and many blessings to you, your Dad and your wonderfully supportive husband. Your time together is priceless. Treasure it.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
It's so good to hear from you. This time that you are spending with your father, will be with you forever. He is one lucky father to have YOU.

Blessings,
Linda

Sarah said...

Sherry, so good to hear from you. Your dad is fortunate to have a caring daughter that will put her life on hold to care for him.
Glad you got a hotspot connection. I recently added this service to my iPhone. You can connect the iPhone to your computer for a personal hotspot. Amazing!

Hartwood Roses said...

Hi, Sherry. We have definitely missed you ... caring for your dad and sharing this time with him is WAY more important than all of us, tho. (Your husband is a peach!)

Tazas y Cuentos said...

So nice to hear from you! We have missed you.
I hope everything is ok with you and with your father.
Take care. Besos from Argentina, Silvina

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sherry good to hear from you, you are a great daughter and I am sure your dad so appreciates what you are doing,,,,Hats off to your fabulous hubby!

Carol

Laura from Top This Top That said...

sherry- I am thinking about your dad and you. Having recently lost my dad I know how important it is to spend time with the people we love most. Good for you having such great men ( your dad and your husband ) in your life. Take care.

Anne Boykin said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad. Take care!

Ron said...

Your day is so lucky to have you. Prayers. I am glad you are returning to blog world. You are missed.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Thoughts and prayers are still with you and your father....Looking forward to when you are able to return...until then you take care of yourself and your dad!!!!

Victoria said...

All the best to you and your father, Sherry. I am sending positive thoughts your way.
Best...Victoria

Cynthia said...

So good to hear from you. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cynthia

Ellen said...

sorry about your dad, but missed you glad you're back. regards ellen

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Thank you for the update. Bless you for taking on the care of your dad. I know you are cherishing the time together, though I know there must be stress and fatigue. Take care of yourself, too!

freddyandpetunia said...

I've missed your blog in my email and have been thinking about you--especially wondering how the house-selling venture was going. No St Joe yet, huh?
So sorry to hear about your dad, but how wonderful you are getting to be with him now! Your family will be in my prayers.
Catherine

Bliss said...

You know you are just where you need to be, and that is the most important part.

~Bliss~

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

How blessed you are to be able to care for your dad, and to have an understanding husband, and how blessed your dad is to have you there with him. You are all in our prayers. May this time enrich your life, Sherry. ~Zuni

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

This must be a challenging time for your family, but it's wonderful that you are able to be there to help your father. And what a great husband! Don't forget to take care of yourself too.

classic • casual • home said...

You are a wonderful daughter. Can't wait to see your father's treasures.

Bonnie said...

Thank you for the update on how you and how all your family are doing. So glad you have a device to help you stay in touch.

You are a wonderful wife and daughter and blogging friend to many.

Suzy said...

Hi Sherry. You and your dad have been in my thoughts and prayers often. It's wonderful that you are able to treasure this time with him. We will all be here when you return. Blessings to you, your family and your sweet hubby. Suzy

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Barbara Anne said...

It's good to hear from you and cheers for Steve's wonderful help and presence with you. I'm sure you needed the hugs he provides as you have dealt with all that's happened to your beloved Dad in recent weeks.

I wish you good times to cherish, good memories to revisit together, and a peaceful heart. It's wonderful you are able to be with your Dad now.

Sending hugs!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You're so blessed to have so much support with caring for your father. Having you there must mean the world to him. Blessings to you and your family.

Shell said...

Big Hugs Sherry!!

Shell said...

Big Hugs Sherry!!

Becca said...

We've missed you, Sherry. Enjoy this time with him and keep in touch. Hugs and prayers.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh Sherry...bless your heart. Moving is such a big decision and a big job. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. ~Ann

Garden, Home and Party said...

Sherry,
I'm so happy you have this time with your daddy. You're husband sounds very sweet and supportive. I pray these next months are very special.
Karen

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Sherry
How good that you get to spend quality time with your Dad, sending special wishes his way :o)
What a great husband you have.
Sending {{Hugs}} across the pond.
Rose H
x

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Sherry, I totally understand and I am so proud of you for being such a loving daughter. I don't know many people who would do what you are doing. Bravo! Prayers for your family and your Dad going up now.

Zoe said...

My husband and I took care of my Mother and feel so blessed that we were able to spend the time with her. It can be difficult and trying at times, but being a caregiver is the most important job you will ever have. Bless you and your family.

Karol

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sorry about your dad, but so glad you are able to stay there and be with him. I need one of those gadgets.

Bethany@http://thislittleestate.blogspot.ca/ said...

I just came across you blog Sherry, I am your newest follower. I hope your dad has a speedy recovery. Sending thoughts and prayers your way!
Cant wait to get more aquainted with your blog, so far I love your authenticity and how you appreciate the beauty found in small things.

Bethany