Thursday, July 12, 2012

Prayers, positive thoughts and sending out love...



Wow, this feels so weird. You haven't heard from me for a while. Honestly I can't remember the last time I posted. 

I have been busy, some good, some bad. My dad has been keeping me fairly busy these days and he is why I am here today. I am off to sleep right away, I have to be up in five hours. Mom and I are following my dad into the city for surgery,( he is going by ambulance). It has been a long two and half months of emergency rooms, hospital rooms, CT's, ERCP's, some SOB's but mostly lovely wonderful healthcare workers. Tomorrow my dad should be in surgery for at least five hours and up to 10 or twelve. Of course there are risks for anyone but the older you are the higher the risk and my dad is in his early 80's. He is a tough ole bun yack (Ukranian), but this is going to be very tough on him and he needs your prayers, positive thoughts.

I drew this image over a year ago and it actually is a sketch of my dad with my son, after we had gone fishing. 

 I am giving this image for free right now and I will leave it up until my dad's surgery is over tomorrow. In exchange I would appreciate:

1. If you pray, please pray for my dad, Norman, that his surgery goes well and everything turns out good. If you belong to a prayer group or have a prayer chain in your parish, please add my dad to your prayer chain. Also, could you leave me a comment letting me know if you did and how many are on your chain. I would love to tell him how many people are praying for him and from where. 

2. If you do not pray, maybe you are of the positive thinking family, and believe in asking the universe for what you want, could you send out positive thoughts and wishes into the Universe for him. 

3. If you do neither, just love art and that is what brought you here, then could you please take this image, make something lovely with it and give it to someone who could use some cheering up. Send some love out in the form of sharing your gift/love of art and craft.

Big thanks from my dad!

38 comments:

cgl1539 said...

I was just looking at my blog roll yesterday and wondering what was up with you. So sorry to hear about your dad. I am praying for him. Thanks for such a sweet image.

Marie said...

You're in my mind. Wish you the best. Sending big hugs
Love n hugs
Marie

Laine said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful image. Sending lots of love and positive healing thoughts to your Dad.
Hugs
Laine
X

Rhonda Miller said...

I will be praying for all of you. I hope all goes well. Thank you for sharing the image.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Sounds like you and your parents have been through the wringer lately...sorry to hear that. I'm sending positive and healing thoughts your father's way. I hope everything goes well. And I hope you're taking care of yourself, too.

Photocat said...

Sending you good vibes as I type Fairy... Hope all goes well and that he can come home sooner rather then later, and feel better. Life has this habit of sewing on ears, and this is definitely a tough ear.

Marimer said...

Desde España, ten por segura que orerépor tu papa, seguro se pondrá bien y serás feliz con el muchos años.
Besitos.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Of course - sending you a giant hug. Thank you. xoxo

Mary Van Skiver said...

Sending your Dad and your family best wishes and prayers during this diffucult time.

Mary
Mary in NY

Charlene Mitchell said...

I love that you offered this freebie with the positive thoughts and prayers request! What a beautiful example of asking for help and saying thank you at the same time, and sharing your dad's situation. Positive thoughts and prayers being sent from Canada and my thanks for sharing the beautiful image!

scrappindede said...

I absolutely believe in the power of prayer and will say a prayer for your dad. Thank you for the sweet image. My husband loves to fish with our grandchildren. In fact, he's out fishing right this minute! Thanks and blessings.

Ardilla said...

I'll pray for him, I am sorry I didn't see this before going to church today, I could ask there...
You all are in my prayers and thoughts :)

cintem said...

I've just said a prayer for your dad and hope everything is going well for you, him and the rest of your family!

Thanks for the beautiful image, it shows a lot of your love for your dad and your son!

I'll keep you in my thoughts

Christine from Germany

Edwina said...

Wonderful drawing of your Dad and Son. My thoughts are with you and him. Edwina Brown

sandie said...

My prayers are with you, your Dad and family-from London xx

Debbie Bradford said...

Geat drawing! I just prayed for your Dad, your Mom, and for you. I KNOW that God answers prayers and He is faithful.

Moments by Marla said...

Your dad and the entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. The picture you drew and the photo gives me the thought of being a loving and kind man. Thank you so much for the image!!!

Hugs, Marla - Greenville, WI-USA

Birdie said...

Add me to the mix. One for Mom and you as well. He looks marvelous in photo. Can't help but smile with how comfortable he looks.

Cindy - John 3:16 said...

My prayers are with you and your family. God can work miracles...I have a friend whose dad had a kidney removed at 90 years old and he came through with flying colors. TY for sharing your need with us and TY also for the AWESOME digi. Your dad looks like a sweet, fun-loving man and I will certainly pray for him to come through this with flying colors also!
God Bless you and yours,
Cindy :)

PashaCou said...

So sorry to hear about your father. I know how stressful it is as I was there with my brother, I'm glad to know your mother won't be alone. I won't go into detail but I know what a rough road it is/will be for you. My brother is 60 now (it was only 4 years ago) but he still finds a little more strength every day so I know your father will do good as there are such good people in the room with him. It will be a long road afterwards also so don't be a stranger if you need to vent a little.
Hugs,
Tammy

PashaCou said...

I forgot to say all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know tomorrow how he made out.
Hugs,
Tammy

Carol L said...

I wish your father well as he goes through his surgery. I'm sure with all the prayers and well wishes, he'll have many angels watching over him! Thanks for this great digi - which perfectly depicts what being a Dad is all about! Sending {{hugs}}

Cleah said...

I know how it is when someone you love is sick. My prayers are with you and your family. Hope the surgery goes well and your dad recover soon. Thank you for sharing this wonderful image of a loving father.:)

Laura said...

He looks like a wonderful, kind man....lovely soul. Good luck....best wishes, and prayers done!

Laura

Pat said...

I also will be praying for your Dad.Hopefully he'll be well soon. Pat from West Virginia.

AprilsL8 said...

Thank you... I will be praying for your dad.

Cheryl said...

Thank you for this sweet image.

I'm sending thoughts, prayers, good vibes and hugs to you, your dad, and your entire family.

hoptownracer1 said...

Saying prayers for your dad! I hope that his surgery went well and he recovers as quickly as possible! What a beautiful drawing of him; makes it so much more special.

Marianne said...

May your Norman be completely healed in the name of Jesus.

Thank you for sharing your art.

Lucy said...

Beautiful Image. Thoughts and prayers with you and your parents. Hope your Dad's op goes really well x

Bee and Dee said...

Lovely image, thinking of your dad and hope he is doing well. Hugs Bee

craftynanny said...

Thank you for the image. Prayers for your Dad and all your family.Lea xx

Kay Dalton said...

sending healing wishes to your dad, xx

JACKIE said...

you are all in my thoughts...hugs jackie xxx

Josephine Cox said...

Prayers for your dad, and thank you for sharing your sketch it is precious Hugs, josie

Leah said...

I will say lots of prayers for Norman, and for all your family Roberta. What a lovely picture. Thank you for sharing.

jaeartworks said...

Prayers coming from Arlington, Texas! I'll tell my small group tonight, so tell Norman there's 12 more prayers :)

Lisa Lynn said...

Best wishes to your Dad and your family. Thanks so much for the wonderful image.