Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Finally, I'm back!

hmm, reading my last post, it said the new year was off to a good start. Well, not so as it turned out. Shortly after I wrote that, we got the news that my mother in law was very sick and likely not to recover from her breast cancer returning. The past 8 months have been very rough on the whole family, several times the doctors thought she wouldn't make it til morning but somehow she always pulled through. While in the hospital she also got pneumonia, but even that she was able to conquer. Except her cancer. She passed away peacefully on August 14th. On Jan's birthday, his mom died. I can't even begin to imagine how that must feel. All I can do is be there for him and listen to him if he wants to talk about it. Which is not all that often as you would expect from a man. I wish he'd open up a little more, but maybe that will come at a later stage. My mom is taking this hard too, as they were good friends and even traveled together. It will take time to heal and then we'll celebrate all the good times we had together. One thing I'll always remember is how she loved it when I agreed to go to flower arranging classes with her. Her sister, Jan's godmother, was the teacher. As if I didn't have enough crafty hobbies she introduced me to flower arranging! I loved it, and did this for about 5 years. :-))
I'll definitely miss her. Here's to you, mom of Jan!

When I finally was ready to pick up my blog and everything else I let slide for the past months, I discovered I couldn't log in to blogger anymore. It took weeks to get it sorted out again. I wish they would make it easier to get help from them. I got a screen message that said they had sent an e-mail with instructions to my gmail account. Duh, my blog and gmail are from the same account so the login is the same. And since the login didn't work, I couldn't access my gmail account either. I don't know where they get it that this would be logical to send it to my gmail if I can't access it. They should know, right?
Oh well, it's sorted out, and I'm happy to be back!
Talk to you all soon again! :-))



Lin said...

Thank you so much for your note, Wezz!!! And I'm so sorry to learn about your mom in law. It seems this year has been a most challenging time for all of us .... I so hope you'll be returning to your art and your blog - and that life improves significantly! MISS YOU!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Dear Wezz...thank you for joining my 'Followers List", it led me here to see your beautiful artwork; your jewelry is wonderful. Sincere sympathy in the loss of your is so hard to lose close family, I lost my only brother and only sister, just a few months ago. I don't see a Followers list on your blog so I will complete the subscribe area. Be well and look forward to getting to know you and your art. Hugs, Gayle.

Jonara Blu Maui said...

It's good to have you back..I'm so sorry to hear about what you and your family were going through. I can totally relate. My mother in law died of cancer when she was only 51 :( My son now 18 was only about 10 years old. It was hard on all of us..but my hubby did go through some stuff. He was different for about 3 years. He's usually an overly goofy took some time for him to get that back again.

Even though it was hard on was so good to see her finally out of pain. It's no way to live and the sleep that death brings can be a welcoming friend in times like that.

Hugs to you and your family.

Lyndsey said...

I'm sorry for your loss. It will take awhile, and everyone grieves different. My mother in law passed a little before we were married and every year on her birthday he still gets in his remembering mood. It's nice to remember the good times, and what they brought to us.

I'm am glad to see you back, and am excited to see what we can share. I would see your posts on twitter once in awhile, hang in there!

Mary Anne Gruen said...

Welcome Back, Wezz!

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. She sounds like a wonderful lady. My love to all of you!

Karin said...

Jeetje hilde, wist niet dat je een blog had, dus toen ik het las, ben ik direct gaan kijken, tot ik dit bericht las... En toen schrok ik even. Mijn moeder heeft ook borstkanker sinds 4 jaar, en ik heb sinds vanmorgen een onheilspellend gevoel...

Liefs, Karin
ps; ik snap jullie situatie, en leef met jullie mee, al is het al even later.

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