Saturday, June 16, 2012

Dear Blogging Family

Alright, my blogging family.   I told you all about the haunted hotel in Oklahoma City.  I may get to visit it sooner than I had anticipated.   My father is very ill and not expected to live much longer.   He and my mother live in Oklahoma.  I expect a phone call any time.  Could be  today, could be tomorrow, or next week.  Even next month.  

But, my point is twofold:  if there comes a time when you don't hear from me for a week or so, it is because I have flown to Oklahoma to be with my mother.   And, if that happens, I will have to spend a night in Oklahoma City, so if I'm up to it, I may be looking for Effie on the 10th floor :)

(Please don't unfollow me if you don't see me here for a few days at some point :)   I will come back.)  

51 comments:

  1. Thoughts and prayers going out to you as you share your fathers preparation for the journey of a lifetime. May he board the train with joy.

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    1. Thank you - your comments gave me chills - in a very good way :)

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  2. Thinking about you and your family. ♥

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  3. Oh my, so sorry to hear about your dad. I will pray for peace for you and your family.

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  4. VERY SORRY FOR YOUR FAMILIES SUFFERING BUT KNOW ONCE AGAIN WE ALL WILL BE TOGETHER IN GOD'S GREAT KINGDOM :)) IF WE DON'T HEAR FROM YOU 2 WEEKS WE ARE SENDING SEARCH PARTIES TO THAT HOTEL AND TELLING EFFIE 'SORRY CHICK SHE'S OUR FRIEND GET YOUR CREEPY HANDS OFF HER"!!! THAT IS WHAT WE IS DOING LOL SAFE TRAVELS DEAR LADY & LOVE & PRAYERS TRAVEL WITH YOU :))

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    1. I totally believe that families are forever and that brings great comfort. Plus - your comment about Effie and her creepy hands made me laugh outloud! So grateful for that :)

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  5. Oh Judy, my heart and my thoughts go out to both you and your family.
    Take good care of yourself and we (well certainly me) are not going anywhere.
    Sending you a huge hug from overseas.♥

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    1. Lily - got your overseas hug :). You are a sweetheart - thanks :)

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  6. Don't wait on any longer than you have to on that visit to your father. My dad passed last year from Stage 4 cancer and it was a very difficult year for me. Even though I knew he was ill. Even though I went saw him when he was best after diagnosis. Even though. The passing was still miserable. Just because. Just because he was my dad and you only get one. I know he is in heaven. I have had dreams and he is visited me and when he have talked since he has passed. And I know that those dreams are as real as any conversation we have had since he was alive. And still I miss him every day. So, pray that things can happen in such a way that you just go. I don't know precisely what that will mean for you, but that all of the things that are making it difficult RESOLVE. You will want this time with your dad. And time is the one thing we can't ever get back. No begging, borrowing, stealing, trading, nothing. Time remains absolute in its ticking on.

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    1. I'm so sorry about your dad, Robin. That must have been a really hard time for you and your family. And I have no doubt that your dad visits you in your dreams - I hope that's a comfort :)

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  7. Best wishes to you and your family as you go through this! I also wish you best wishes if you stay in a haunted hotel.

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    1. Thanks :) - hope you're enjoying your summer so far!

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  8. I wish you could visit the hotel under happier circumstances. I'm with Janice, we're coming to find you if we don't hear anything for too long. You and your family are in my prayers.

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    1. Thanks Tammy - I'm so excited for you and your family reunion!!!!

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  9. So sorry to hear about your father, having lost my own this past Feb. I know exactly what your are going through. My thoughts are with you and yours during this difficult time.

    Sending big hugs from Ontario Canada!

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    1. I'm so sorry about your father :(. I'm feeling the hugs from Ontario - and right back at you from Walla Walla WA!

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  10. So very sorry to hear about your dad. I'll be here when you get back. Take care.

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    1. Thanks, JoJo - glad you're not going anywhere :)

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  11. Sorry to hear about your dad. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!

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  12. Keeping you and your family in my prayers in the coming weeks. Take care.

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  13. I am so sorry to hear that :( Keeping you in thoughts and prayer

    betty

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  14. Sending prayers your way. Safe travels.

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  15. Thanks so much, Marianne :)

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  16. How could you possibly doubt the loyalty of your blog family?
    Sending you and your family my very warm thoughts !
    anni

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  17. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Safe Travels.

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  18. Our thoughts & prayers are going up for your father & your whole family!!

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    1. Appreciate it Lisa - thank you :)

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  19. I don't know what I could add to all of these comments that would make them any better except amen to them all.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon . . . Go Sweets!

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  20. Thinking of you and your family, Judy. And by thinking, I do mean praying...

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    1. I have a feeling you're a powerful prayer - - means a lot, thanks :)

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  21. okay .. we will wait . its not as if any of us are going anywhere .. oh wait .. I am ..

    in all seriousness, I wish him a peaceful passing ..

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    1. don't go, Daryl! haha
      Thanks . . . we are wishing the same for him.

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  22. I like your blog, have a nice vacation! And btw, I'm a mormon too, from Finland :)

    xoxo
    Susanna
    http://susanna-behindmyeyes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Susanna :) I know a guy who came home from his mission Finland a year ago :) He loved it!

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  23. Judy, sending you love for this difficult time. We will all be here when you get back.

    LuLu~*xoxo

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  24. Thanks for the update. I too am going out of town to stay with my Mom who is ver ILL . So same goes for me but I will be back with lots of new stories to share.

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    1. So sorry about your mom. Hope you enjoy your time with her and that she will be comforted knowing you are there :)

      Can't wait to hear your stories!

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  25. Of course not! And thanks for letting us know ... really appreciate it and plus sending you *virtual hugs.*

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    1. Thanks - virtual hugs are almost as good as "real" hugs :)

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