If you're one of my regular blog readers or a Pals Paper Arts follower, you've probably noticed my absence lately. I wanted to let you know where I've been and why.
My older and only sister has been in ICU since September 24th with a pulmonary embolism and pneumonia. She also developed Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) as a result of the trauma to her lungs. Needless to say, these are complex medical issues on their own, and even more so when grouped together, so her condition is critical. She is on a ventilator and her progress has been up and down the past few weeks. When not at my teaching job at school, I spend most of my time at the hospital, which is 40 miles away from where I live.
She is very special to me and more like a mother to me than a sister. I was born when she was 10 years old and we've always had a close relationship. Our mother died when I was 18 and she's been by my side through many trials in my life. She's my best friend and she needs lots of prayers right now. I'm sure you can understand why card making and blogging have taken a back seat right now.
I'm not sure when I'll have something new to post on my blog again, but please hang in there with me. Thanks to all my fellow Stampin' Pretty Pals and Mary Fish for the unwavering support and the beautiful handmade cards I've received during this difficult time. Please keep Donna and her recovery in your thoughts and prayers.
Thanks so much,