Personal Update

I wanted to take a minute to thank you all for all the sweet comments that were left about my entryway remodel, and to give you a little personal update.

If you recall, my parents came to visit back in October, and while here, my dad fell and broke his hip, and spent almost two weeks in the hospital before they could return home.

Once home, he was doing pretty well, but then he came down with what the doctors thought was pneumonia. Further testing and another hospital visit later, it was discovered that his heart is failing, in addition to other serious health problems.  His heart is only functioning at about 25%, which means the slightest exertion exhausts him.  Even before breaking his hip, and the recent health problems, he was unsteady on his feet, but these recent problems have made him extremely likely to fall, and he is now wearing oxygen full time.

Long story short, given how quickly his health has deteriorated, I felt I needed to get back to New Mexico as quickly as I could.

So as you are reading this, my youngest son and I are aboard a train on our way there.

amtrak southwest chief

I won’t be missing in action on my blog.

Thankfully, I did have some projects finished, and just had to cram to get them photographed before I left, and a few dear bloggers will also be stepping in to share here as well.

Your prayers for my family would be appreciataed, and I’ll try to give some updates when I can.

Thank you all & Blessings,


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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God’s speed and safe travels.

  2. Sending prayers for your father and your family, Angie…safe travels…xoxox

  3. Prayers and good wishes and travel mercies. Please keep us updated as you can.

  4. Narelle Power says

    Sending prayers and hugs from across the other side of the world. Spend with your dad, talk lots and take photos, and if you can record some of your conversations – I miss hearing my parent voices <3

  5. Liz Thomas says

    Prayers for your family and I’m so glad you can travel out to see your mom and dad. While there spend your time listening, you will never regret it. Blessings

  6. As I’m reading this I’m sitting with my Dad is Marshall, Texas. He has alheizmers and I come every other month to stay a few weeks with ho to give my brother who is the main caregiver a break. So I’m sending prayers for you, your family and hope you enjoy your time with your Dad.

  7. Prayers for your father and family. I’m sure your parents appreciate you and your son taking this time to spend with them. Safe travels.

  8. Dear Angie..firstly..I love reading your posts and seeing your new creations..what a talented lady you are..Thankyou for sharing your talents helps those of us who perhaps aren’t as abundantly blessed with creative talents to try something new.
    Secondly…am so sorry to hear of your Dads ill health..I will remember him..and your Mum and you in my prayers..our parents are sooo special…enjoy every moment you have with them..and know that Families are Forever!! Take care

  9. Cathy Thompson says

    Angie , prayers for your father and your family ! Just lost my mother with heart failure .. Enjoy your visit and make memories !! Blessings !

  10. Hi Angie – Prayers and blessings to your wonderful family. We are dealing with health issues from both sides of parents, but not quite that bad yet, and it gives you so much clarity on what is important in life and how little time you have with your loved ones. Extra big hugs, Holly

  11. Mary Vitullo says

    Prayers and blessings to your father and family, Angie. I hope all goes well.

  12. My prayers are with you and your family.
    Blessing, Sandy

  13. Travel safely, Angie. My prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Karen Robbins says

    I’m keeping your dad and family in my thoughts and prayers. It’s wonderful that you are able to spend some time with them.

  15. Best wishes on this journey (literally and figuratively), Angie.

  16. May God bless & keep your family.

  17. Sandy McElroy says

    Safe travels, our love goes with you. You know I’ve been praying, give them my love. God give you all peace. Remind him Momma is watching over him, her faith was so strong and she loved him so much. God speed

  18. Safe travels to you both and all my good thoughts and wishes for your father. I certainly know the worries and emotions that come of having older parents (mine are in their 90s and my mom has been having a bit of trouble lately) so make sure to take care of yourself as well.

  19. Connie Gaut says

    Praying for comfort, peace and blessings for your family. Be safe in our travels.

  20. My best and prayers go with you and your family.

  21. Sorry to hear about your dad’s health problem. My prayers go out to you & your family.

  22. Prayers for all of you, and your being there will be a comfort to your folks. Sending hugs too!

  23. Safe Travels to you and your Son. Prayers said for your Dad & your family.
    Take care & God Bless!

  24. Sorry to hear about your dad. Hopefully things can improve for him.

  25. Angie,
    Prayers for all of you. Hoping your dad will get to a better place with his health.

  26. Peace to you, and prayers for you and your family.

  27. Praying for you and your family. May God keep you and your precious family in His care.

  28. Angie, My prayers are with your family at this tumultuous time, Safe travels and hope you are able to share some good news about your Dad soon. sb

  29. Angie, My prayers are with your family at this tumultuous time, Safe travels and hope you are able to share some good news about your Dad soon. sb

  30. God bless you all.

  31. Prayers for your Dad and all of your family, Angie. Safe travels!

  32. Ms Angie, I am so very sorry to hear of your precious father’s ill health.
    I am asking our dear Lord to heal him and give your family the comfort you need.
    I so enjoy your lovely blog ,you are so very talented and generous! God bless you all,Sandra

  33. Prayers to you and your family.

  34. Lifting your dad and your family up in prayer.
    Blessings to you, Candy

  35. All good thoughts for your dad, Angie; best wishes for all of you.

  36. saying prayers for you and especially your Mom….

  37. God Bless.


  38. Prayers for you and your family.

  39. Safe travels. Strength and good thoughts for your Dad!

  40. Good thoughts for your Dad and Mom..Angie
    Take the time now to be with them…

  41. Prayers for you and your family.

  42. Prayers for your parents. And for you. This is such a hard time of life watching your parents start to fail health-wise. As a widow I took early retirement to help my mom care for my dad. Then I stayed on to care for her. Best thing I’ve ever done, other than have my daughter.

  43. Praying for the best. Girl, I feel your pain. God be with you and your family.

  44. Wishing you and your family well in this stresful time.

  45. Angie, praying for your dad, you and your family!!!

  46. Well wishes, Angie, to you and your lovely family. Safe trip, too.

  47. Sending hugs and prayers for all of you…

  48. Marlene Stephenson says

    I pray that everything goes well with you and your parents.I am praying for you and know god is watching over them,

  49. Take care and sending prayers!

  50. Praying for your family Angie! Spend time with your parents and take care of yourself. God be with you!

  51. May God watch over you and your son as you travel to be with your parents. May Heavenly Father watch over your family during this most difficult time, may he grant you strength to be there for your father in his time of need. May you cherish the time you have with them and may he recover with Gods special hand.

  52. Marijean Jenson says

    Prayers for you and yours ! Hope all goes well.

  53. Pat Forman says

    Safe trip Angie and prayers, love and hugs to all … Your cousin Pat F.

  54. So sorry for you and your family. I am going through basically the same thing with my husband right now. His heart has been working at abut the same maybe a little more but not much Prayers for your dad.

  55. Hang in the Angie! I’m sure your Dad is soooo excited to see you and your son!! My94 year old dad lives with us ! Lucky to have him ! Prayers!

  56. Good luck with your dad Angie… sending prayers.

  57. My thoughts are with you and your mom. I too have a father with a bad heart. I just got him out of the hospital 2 weeks ago. With only 22% left of his heart function, he to tires easily. But is strong. His leg strength is bad from where they took the veins for his 1st open heart surgery 36 years ago. Losing my mom which will be 6 years on the 22nd, has made him lonely.
    I know the time will come to move him closer or in with me. Caring for our parents is hard, but we are lucky we still have them. Good luck and I hope he feels better.
    PS. Watch your and your mom’s health too. Caregivers can forget to take care of themselves

  58. Annette McPeake says

    Angie, my thoughts are with you and your family. Stay strong.

  59. Prayers going up now!

  60. Safe travels for you guys. Please give hugs to both your dad and mom. It’s times like these that I wish we were closer together. God bless you and love to you all cousin.

  61. I’ll be keeping you and your family in my prayers, Angie. You’re in the best place you can be right now. Hugs!!

  62. God be with you and you family. Praying for you all. My heart is with you.

  63. Thanks for sharing. The photo of your parents is precious. Praying for you!

  64. Sending prayers your way Angie for you and your family.

  65. Angie I will be praying for you and the family

  66. Family First Always!!! God be with your father and your family. Prayers to all.

  67. Wendy Johnson says

    Prayers for your family. God is good.

  68. So sorry to hear this. I hope that your father still will have a long life together with your mother. Best wishes for you – take care of your own health. My prayers are with you and your family.

  69. Praying for you and your family Angie.

  70. God bless you and your family in this time. I pray He will give you strength and peace. Praying for a miracle for your Dad. They look like such a sweet couple. Please keep us informed.

  71. Hi Angie! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Don’t worry about your blog! Family comes first and we’ll all be right here to welcome you back!
    Warmest regards,

  72. Prayers for your family! Don’t worry about your blog, we will still be here.

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