Sunday, May 16, 2010


Oh, Dear Friends...
How can I tell you all how grateful & overwhelmed I am by your amazing & gracious thoughts, prayers & sweet comments? You will never know how very much they have meant to me. One night, after a particularly bad day at the hospital, my sister & I laid on my hotel bed & read them all. It brought tears to our eyes to know that so many lovely hearts were sending us & our Daddy, their strength & love to get through this tough time.
Thank You!

My poor Dad is having such a hard time recovering from this. His injuries are so severe, that there is hardly a place on his body that isn't in pain. I really do like his doctor & believe in what he has been saying...that even with a man in as good of shape as my Father is, an accident like this shows your age. We just have to give his body the time it needs to heal & be patient. {unfortunately, my family has a genetic flaw when it comes to this trait}

With my sisters keeping watching over Dad, I was able to come home for a couple of nights & I'm sooooo happppy to be HOME! I don't know if any of you are like me, but I always have an on going list in my head of things I need to get done in order for my house to be JUST RIGHT. It's too small, so I want to add a 3rd bedroom & 2nd bathroom. I want a nice big deck built off of this room, so double french doors can open out onto it & we can sit outside & drink wine in the evening admiring our beautiful view. I'd also like to have a charming gazebo & a lovely little garden there to add ambiance to this imaginary space & the list, I'm sad to say, goes on.

Leaving the hospital, I was giddy with the idea of going home. After having had such an emotional & stressful few days, my mind was transfixed on getting up the mountain & feeling the cool mountain air. Following the road that leads to my house, the list in my mind disappeared & when I finally got HOME, it looked simply 'PERFECT'!

These pictures are of a small vignette I've been working on in a corner of my bedroom to use as a work space or computer desk or whatever it turns out to be. Before the accident, I had just finished recovering the garden chair. The desk is an old sewing machine table, I found the mirror at the Senior Thrift Store across the street from my shop & the hand craved, wooden angel came from the little antique store next door.
My house is filled with wooden angels. They are my guardians, my spirit guides, my signs of faith & they are the one's that kept my Daddy alive on that wet & foggy morning. I can't wait to come home & find the perfect place to hang up this one in honor of my Dad's gift!



Creations By Cindy said...

Will continue to pray for your precious dad and also for you and your sisters. I do love your pictures btw! So pretty. Keep us posted on your dad. Be blessed. Cindy

Dianne said...

I'm so glad he's going to be okay. The vignette is lovely. I've been working on my home lately as well... and I have a list too...

diane said...

Oh, I love your little vignette Susie...It is so beautiful and SOOO full of love =)
I am praying for your Dad. I am so glad you were able to come home and take a breather. Hugs my friend.....

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

Hi Susie -

I'm so glad that you stopped by my blog today and so heartened that my little girl "mermaid" dancing made you smile. And I'm so glad that I stopped by to become a new follower.

Amen that your daddy is on the road to recovery. I cannot imagine the emotions you've been through the last few days. I will keep your dad, his doctors and nurses and your family in my prayers. God bless and hugs. xoxxo

Gail said...

Love your angels, yes I can relate to being at home, it's my favorite place. Hugs and prayers for your sweet Dad, hope he heals in peace.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Susie Sweetie...oh my gosh!
I'm so sorry to hear about your father but I'm so relieved knowing that he's a fighter and he's going to be okay! Amazing at that age he is able to do all the things he does...he'll come through this!!!
So sorry I didn't read it blessings go out to you and your sister.
I'm sure you are enjoying being take care of yourself in the process too, okay?
Keep us posted~
Sending hugs and blessings :)

Terra said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your pics are just heavenly. Love all the creamy whites. Glad we ran into each other. Your dad will be in my prayers. You have a great site. ---terra at

Cindy said...

Hello Susie,
The thought of you back in the comfort of your home is heartwarming - there with all of your guardian angels (what a wonderful collection!). Your Dad is in good hands with the hospital staff and your you can take a little rest. Will continue praying for you and your Father, and sending you lots of hugs!

Charlene said...

Susie, Thank GOD & all your angels that your sweet Daddy is improving. You say he a bit hard headed & impatient... maybe he won't forget this lesson. I remember you saying on the day you were rushing to the hospital "THAT WILL BE THE LAST TIME HE RIDES THAT MOTORCYCLE". maybe he will decide this for himself now. I would hate for you to take away his keys... Now, just rest in your own little nest & take care of yourself! These things are so very stressful. Know that all of your friends are there for you. HUGS! Charlene

Linda said...

Susie~ I'm glad your father is doing better~ I sure it will take awhile to recover and he will have his ups and downs. I so understand how your home is like a safe and restful refuge...I think that's what our homes are meant to be! Pamper yourself a little and get some rest~ you'll need your strength! XO

Lucy said...

Dear Susie, what a difficult time for your family and most of all your sweet dad. Yes, home~sweet~home......glad you are able to have some time to recharge your batteries and relieve some of the stress you are going through even momentarily.
Your pictures are awesome! What a lovely space you are creating!
Take care Susie,

Lynn Richards said...

Hey, sweet friend,
So glad to hear that your Dad is on the recovery route, even if it means a little time and patience!! whew!
How amazing to come home and be so in love with it. A place of rest and refuge, I am so glad for you. It is good to see the angel in your home and the mirror from the thrift store-now that's a treasure!! Did you paint it??
take good care of you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susie,
I am so sorry for your Dad's accident. I will keep him and your family in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that he will fully recover. No matter how serious his injuries, God will heel him and I know this to be true. My husband suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm 1 1/2 years ago and no one including his doctors thought he would make it, but after having brain surgery and staying in the ICU for 3 weeks, he was able to come home. It took him a while to recover and he still has a few small things he has to deal with everyday because of his aneurysm, but he's alive and just started back to work a couple of months ago.
Keep the faith and know that your Dad is in good hand's.

Beach House Living said...

Good to hear the road to recovery for your Dad has commenced. Isn't it interesting how when life throws a curve ball we somehow manage to forget plans to change our worlds.

moose2bear said...

Praise God that your Dad is on the road to recovery. I stopped by your shop to give you a hug and was not surprised that it was closed. Take care of yourself and I will remember you and your family are in my prayers..

Donna said...

Susie - I've been away for a bit with my daughter's graduation and just learned of your Dad's accident. I'm so sorry - I can imagine the pain you are feeling; but so much joy knowing that he is recovery. Blessings to you and yours!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Love and prayers to another "angel lady"


Katsui Jewelry said...

Did you get an email from me? I sent you one about some help I wanted with my site. I think it might have gotten lost among the computer app that is called Entourage. I never have been able to successfully get on there.
Would you let me know if you didn't hear from me and I will rewrite!

Suz (Susan Reaney)

Judy said...

Just checking in on your blog & read of your father's dreadful accident, my thoughts are with you and I hope he is well on the road to recovery.
Had lots of lovely comments about the flower brooch from your blog giveaway, too!

Alina said...

Just stopping by to see how your father is doing. Must be so hard to see him suffer but the main thing is that he is here and he is fighting to get better, right? Love your photos, they are great!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Susie!
I just want you to know that I'm keeping your dad....and my prayers!

Lovely angel!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hope Ava said...

Oh Suzie, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's accident! I'm glad it wasn't worse but my heart goes out to you all in this painful time. In my own small experience with chronic pain I know how discouraging it can be to be in constant takes a man of great character to handle that with such grace and positivity! Your daddy is clearly a wonderful man!!

I have the same "perfection list" for my little home...and it's been kicked into overdrive lately since we are planning to have both our sets of parents over for a meal for the first time in our newlywed nest on June 2! Nothing like the looming visit of a mother-in-law to make you want to make the house absolutely perfect (especially since she used to live here with my husband before we got married!)

My best wishes for a speedy recovery for your father!
Hope Ava