Sunday, February 20, 2011

TO BE CONTINUED...

Have you ever been in the middle of a really good movie with a storyline that has built up to a pivotal moment and then suddenly the screen is cast into darkness and words are stamped across the screen...To Be Continued? Just when you have gotten to the good part and you are enjoying watching the unfolding story you are left wondering what is going to happen next, uncertain of the outcome, a happy ending or a sad parting?
My life story was heading towards a happy ending of the current unfolding wedding plans of my daughter but like any good movie a little drama had to be cast into the plot, plans can never unfold so smoothly nor the end of a story be reached without some conflict. I am sad to say that my mother has taken a turn for the worse and her condition is getting increasingly more and more difficult to manage. Crucial decisions are going to need to be made that are heart breaking and difficult.
Our plot line is running along the lines of bittersweet, not being fully able to embrace the joy of the upcoming event due to the tension of the situation and the conflict of emotions. Only the Script Writer knows the outcome. We are but actors on the stage of life strutting and fretting our hour upon the stage stumbling over our lines in a less stellar performance. We are bumbling through each act as best as we can. The director is yelling " CUT!" the camera is panning away in a drawn out fade leaving the audience dangling...To Be Continued...

P.S. I will be taking a blog break this week to split my time between the hospital and wedding planning. Please forgive my inability to respond to comments or emails during this time period. I will return as soon as I am able. I hope that each and everyone of you have a wonderful week full of joy and spilling over with blessings!

34 comments:

Robin said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Hugs,
Robin

Micki said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I know how hard it is when something like this happens while you are planning for a wonderful event. I will be praying for your mom as well as the rest of your family. I hope all works out.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh you must be so torn. Of course blogging can wait. I pray you have strength to handle everything you need to do.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Oh Sandy - I´m so sorry for you and your mom. Sending prayers and thoughts to you and your family.
Blessings, Tina

Petite Michelle Louise said...

my thoughts and prayers go with you as your hearts deal with this most paradoxical of times. such is life and life does "go on"....happiness... sadness...joy...heartache. i am sending warm and loving thoughts your way.

The French Bear said...

Sandy, what heartbreak, of course you must go.....I shall hold you in my thoughts and prayers.....
Please know that I am thinking of you and you family...
Hugs,
Margaret B

Samantha said...

Prayers being sent for your whole family.

Feathers and Flight said...

Many, Many Blessings to you and Your Family in the Coming Week Friend. You will be in my thoughts and Prayers.
Hugs
Jill

Diane said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Sandy.
I can only send hugs and prayers your way but wish I could do so in person.
Blessings to you and your family
Diane

Claudia said...

Dear Sandy, How well I understand. My mother is very fragile and getting more so. We are also on the edge of having to make that type of decision. I will be holding you and your mother in my thoughts.

xo
Claudia

Dorthe said...

Dear Sandy,
I`m so sorry for you, your mom-daughter and everyone in your family.
Our mothers being ill, and fragile, is alwayes a very sad situation,-and now where you all are (wants to be) happy, and joyfully, awaiting the wedding-it must be such a difficult situation-to deal with both happiness, and sorrow.
Dearest, I embrace you from here-far away, but you are in my thoughts- and prayers.
Love ,Dorthe

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Oh Sandy, You and your family will be in my prayers. Especially you. To be torn between happiness and sadness can take its toll....
be sure to take care of yourself during this difficult time.

Vee said...

If there's a reader out here who doesn't understand these things, she or he is very blessed indeed. Go and do not worry, be completely there where you are so needed. Know that we are praying for you...

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Sending healing and loving thoughts from Utah..

Vicki said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending hugs and prayers your way. xoxo

GerryART said...

My heart is with you, Sandy.
Hugs,
Gerry

Barbara H. said...

I'm so sorry, Sandy. I've had that experience with both parents and my father-in-law. Praying for your family.

Lorrie said...

Dear Sandy,

Know that we are thinking of you and praying for grace, strength and peace as you walk the tightrope between hospital and wedding plans this week.

Mary Ellen said...

Sandy will pray for you during this time. So sorry to hear about your Mom and I know you would love to be there 100 percent for the wedding plans-

bee blessed
mary

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

I will keep you in my prayers Sandy, I'm sorry about your Mom, Hugs, blessings and prayers for you and your family at this time! Marilou

jeangenie said...

sandy my thoughts and prayers are with you your mom and your family may life be gentle with you all regards jeannette

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Much love, Leslie Anne

Tara said...

Sandy ,i just found your blog through reading Somerset life.I'm so sad to hear about your mum.Sending prayers your way..xx

LiLi M. said...

Oh Sandy how awfull! I wish you strength and energy to do both hospital visiting and wedding planning to your content and I do hope that you and your family are supporting each other in these moments. Wishing your mum the best. Thinking of you all.

Rebecca said...

Oh Sandy I am so sorry to hear that your mom is ill. I know the heart ache you are going through and I pray strength and wisdom for you. It is good you have the beauty of the wedding to focus on but it does take some of the joy away. Please know you are in my thoughts
Blessings to you this week
Rebecca

The Rustic Victorian said...

I am praying for you, and your Mother, and your daughter...and family.
Love
Marcie

Vickie said...

Awww, Miss Sandy, so sorry to hear about your mom. It's so hard to be happy and sad at the same time. Lifting you and your family up to Him, the God of all Comfort. May your daughter and your family find happiness in the new family that she and her husband are forming

Charlene said...

We truly are only actors in the big play of life. Sooooooooo beautifuly said sweet Sandy. I am so sorry about your Momma. It is difficult to deal with those sort of problems. I spent 5 hours in ER with my father in law getting stitches in his head after a fall. At 88 his body is still going with no problems. But, his mind is LONG GONE! No fun my friend. Just know we're there for you & sending you big HUGS! TAKE CARE OF YOU!
Charlene

Kasia said...

Sometimes in life, moments arise where we have to e alone in our hearts... We must hold it together form breaking apart, because even our dearest ones cannot help us lift the regrets.

Sadness feeds on hope and faith, and when one lacks, it leans on the other to wait for the latter to get back up again...

Sandy, I wish you to have enough of both, to an extent that you might be able to get through what is given as our lot, but also, to be able to have happiness in your daughters special day.

I know that you will manage to connect both times, and make the best out of them, and make them beautiful, each in its own way, by putting your heart into it.

keeping my fingers crossed,

Diane said...

Just saying hello, my friend. Thinking about you.
Warm hugs,
Diane

Lynn Richards said...

Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope so much that all is worked out and that you get a hint of what the script should be. Blessings to you.
lynn

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Miss Sandy,
Oh sweetie,
My prayers & thoughts are with you in this difficult time. So hard.
Lisa

Gwendolyn said...

Sandy, I'm asking the Lord for His grace for you right now. For His all-sufficient strength and His all-knowing wisdom. And in all that you face, his peace and rest.
Love,
Gwen

Linda Anne Young said...

I just found your blog, through a friend, Kathryn Ross's blog. It's so lovely and instills peace, your writing touches me, especially about your mother. I wish I could help you. That's exactly what I do, help people in these difficult transitions, with the home and all the overwhelming work that needs to be done. Both of our folks are now in the nursing home, and we are beginning to clear out the house and the whole estate will go to the care of the old folks, who bearly know us now. We are honoring them this month, on their 65th wedding anniversary. It's sad, but sweet to see them together in the dining hall. Sometimes holding hands, which is funny, as they never showed any signs of affection and had a lackluster marriage. But at the end now, they seem to have found some contentment, just being together.
Your photography is marvelous! I'm a new blogger, just learning , and you are an inspiration!
Thank you for the beauty and peace you share with your readers, and followers!
Blessings!

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