Wednesday, February 18, 2009

family update

And a sad family update at that. We've learned that my youngest brother does not merely have liver disease but advanced liver cancer. It kind of blows my mind that we went from one thing to another but there you have it. I'm kind of 'frozen'............ I putter around going from one thing to another and can't really sink my teeth into much of anything. I did have a heck of a cleaning festival late last night and can tell you that my floors are all so clean and gorgeous that you could eat off of them. This will do absolutely no good to anyone in the big picture but it surely was therapeutic.

I putter on......... we gather more information.............. and we pray and wait.

16 comments:

meezermeowmy said...

It's not only raining, it's pouring!
I'm sorry you've received such devastating news. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your very bad news. All you can do is support your brother and family.

PamKittyMorning said...

I'm so sorry to hear your news. I know all about theraputic housework. I'll be thinking of you and your brother.

Suzy Girl said...

You and your brother will be in my thoughts and prayers.

melissaknits said...

I am very sorry. No diagnosis like this is ever an understandable thing. And crazy nesting does do good, because it's a form of sorting things in our minds and trying to make sense of the senseless.

I am so, so sorry. Sending prayers.

Virtuous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother Tina! I will put him in my prayers and your family too! Stay strong!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Oh no Tina!! I am sooo very sorry to hear about your brother. Hang in there!!! I'll say a little prayer for you and your family.

On another note, I try and email you and it keeps coming back undeliverable.

dana said...

you are in my prayers!

Rachel said...

I am so sorry about the diagnosis. That stinks. *hug*

Knitterella said...

I'm so very sorry to hear that. Keep the faith. You, your brother and your family with be in my thoughts and prayers.

Knittinchick said...

What horrible news. I'll carry your brother and family in my thoughts and prayers.

I understand the cleaning spree. I had an assistant who used to tell people that if my office was spotless, they probably wanted to stay clear of me. It was a sign of me being frustrated with an out-of-control life and I thought that I'd control the cleanliness in my office.

Cheryl said...

Hugs and prayers to you, your brother and your family.

Angela said...

I would be puttering too. So sorry about your family's news. May peace be with you.

Eileen said...

Sorry to hear your news you and yours are in my prayers

jen duncan said...

I love the quilt. I covet your mad knitting skills. I am SO SORRY for the sad news. Our prayers go out to you.

Jenny Girl said...

I'm very sorry to read this news. Good thoughts and hugs to you and yours.