Happy New Year everyone. As I write this the first blogpost of the New Year I’m wondering where the last couple of months have gone? It’s been a crazy time for our family and I’m only coming up for air now. Life took us down a path I didn’t see coming and we’re still trying to get our bearings. Here are some updates.
In the middle of November as the hubby and I were finishing up our bathroom for the One Room Challenge, he started feeling unwell. We were to later find out that he had suffered a bleed in his brain that was causing stroke like symptoms. After weeks of hospital stays, constant monitoring, a brain drain and risky brain surgery, he’s now in a rehabilitation hospital focusing on getting well. It’s been such a traumatic and exhausting time for our family and we’re looking forward to better times ahead.
There were so many friends and family praying for us and if you’re one of those people, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. We could feel God’s grace along with the love and prayers, it held us up and helped us through many tough times.
After spending long hours at the hospital, we wanted nothing better than to come home, shower and rest. My daughters, son in law and I would cozy up in this room with blankets and the fire going and a cheesy Christmas movie playing in the background. It was simple and it refreshed and refuelled us providing us with some shelter from the proverbial storm. My home really was a place for us to find some peace, rest and to recharge, I’m so grateful for it.
My children are gone back to their own homes now, the Christmas trees are down and I’ve made a few little changes to transition from Christmas to winter decor. I added some twinkle lights to the ladder to help add some warmth and there are lots of blankets and pillows to cozy up with. It’s been my little haven while my husband’s been in the hospital.
Before my husband got sick I had decided to get another ragdoll. I had sworn I would never get another cat after Jack died, but I was missing the pitter patter of kitty feet in our home. In the midst of his sickness I had second thoughts about getting the cat as the future seemed so uncertain. My husband told me I had to get him as it was going to be his Christmas present to me. I couldn’t refuse that!
Here is the newest member of our family as he makes his first blog debut. His name is Baloo and he’s a fourteen week old, blue bicolour ragdoll and we’re smitten. He’s added a lot of life to our home!
I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of him on the blog.
If all goes well, my husband should be home at the end of the month where he’ll continue with his therapies on an out-patient basis. We know that the journey of healing has it’s up and downs, but we’re remaining hopeful and praying for a complete and speedy recovery for him.
Thanks so much for bearing with us during our absence. Your support has meant so much to us and we’re looking forward to sharing some great content with you this year.
Gosh, Kim, so sorry you have been going through all this. Glad to hear he is doing better and on the road to recovery. You new family member is so cute!
Thanks so much Kim, I really appreciate that! This little guy is bringing us some much needed joy and laughter! 🙂
So sorry to hear that your family has had to endure such a scare. Wishing you restored health and lots of happy days in the New Year!
Thank you Maddison, I receive it!
Hi Kim, This is the first time that I have read your blog…and sometimes I don’t even read blogs…I look at pics, but God laid it on my heart to read yours. I am a women who believes in the power of prayer, and I have seen miracles happen that only GOD can do!! I am a perfect example of it. We need to not just pray..we need to TRUST and have FAITH that God will answer our prayers. I will bring your husband and your family before the Lord and ask that his will be done in ALL things.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9. There is nothing wrong in being weak, (especially at times like this) but Gods POWER and GRACE will sustain you.
You are in my prayers daily. God be with you every step of every day!!
This so blessed my heart when I read it Deborah..it came at the right time. Thanks so much for keeping us in your prayers. Standing on that scripture!
I’m sending good thoughts your way! Hope that your husband is home soon.
Thanks so much Sue! 🙂
I am sorry to hear that you and your family have been going through such a difficult period and hopefully, now that your hubby is on the path to recovery, your hearts will lighten and you will have many reasons to celebrate together.
Thank you Nicole, so kind of you to say. I’m hoping for that too. 🙂
The place looks great!
Thank you sweety!
So glad to hear things are looking up!
Kitty is adorable ? I’m sure 2018 is going to be a much better year.
Aww thank you my friend, I’m believing for a better year!
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Be well
Thank you so much, that’s very appreciated!
Rachel Di Fonzo says
Prayers for your dear husband.
Thanks so much Rachel! 🙂
Jo Ann Bastanjoo says
You and your husband are in my prayers. Let us all hope for a better 2018! Congrats on Baloo! I look forward to hearing more about him/her?