Friday, October 26, 2012

Autumn Leaves ... and Heart






Autumn has come to my corner of the world; the colors are incredible, hearts are everywhere.

Autumn is always a hard season for me, for many reasons.
This year brought another.

Yesterday afternoon, as we were talking with him, Dad (who is 86 years old, 100% disabled, a former POW of WWII) suddenly lost the ability to speak. He began to grunt and growl, his right arm went limp, and his mouth went sideways.

Mom called 911, and Dad went to the ER. Once there, our suspicions were confirmed.

He had suffered from a stroke.

It is still too early to expect a long term prognosis.
It's enough that he made it through the night.
 
So many people from around the world are directing their thoughts and prayers toward Dad and Mom; and our entire family. My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you.
 
I will try to continue posting the hearts I find in my world ...
Because they are still here!
 Healing hearts of love.
 
To help fill the "Heart Interrupted".
 
 I love you, Dad.

6 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Came over to see the heart photo. Didn't realize that your heart is hurting right now. Praying for you and your family, especially your dad. ((HUGS))

TexWisGirl said...

i am sorry for the worry and the pain you and your family are going through right now. a big heart full of love to you.

Grannie Annie said...

My goodness you and your family are certainly getting your share of grief this week first your brother in law and now your dad...I am so sorry Cea I will say an extra prayer everyday for all of you. Love you

Susannah Anderson said...

I am late reading this. I hope your Dad is recovering.

So sorry; such a difficult time for all of you!

GAIL said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Gail

Beth Niquette said...

Ah, Sissy--life will never be the same, will it? As I type this the tears start to come. Somehow it is when I see you, or talk to you--my sweet Sis, that they decide to spill out of my heart and eyes.

I love you. Hang in there. Praying for Dad, Mom and you always. ((hugs))