Friday, July 25, 2014

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We had a big scare this week!

Some of you took notice, so I wanted to share quickly why it's been so quiet on my blog this week. We returned home last night from a pretty intense stretch of days. My husband, Kevin ended up in the ER Tuesday night and was taken by ambulance to Hamot in Erie for a possible heart attack. Without getting into all of the details, I'm so grateful to share that he did not have a heart attack, he is back at home recovering, and after some much needed rest and an overdue reevaluation of his schedule, we're hoping that this was nothing more than an incredibly frightening perfect storm of things that we can prevent from ever happening again.

This morning as I walked from room to room, while everyone was still sleeping, I was stopped in my tracks by it all. With emotions still so fresh from losing my dad to heart failure just last month, everything seems to have a slightly altered sense to it now, like I'm seeing everything with new eyes. For me, my family is everything. As these days wear on, I promise to hold even closer all that we've created together. All that is busy and beautiful and ordinary that I don't ever want to take for granted.

  Maureen

94 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your Dad passing, and so glad to hear your hubby is OK! Sending prayers!

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  2. God Bless. Thinking of you and your family.

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  3. Sending you all the best wishes for more strenght, understanding and peace of heart and mind!! Big hugs from your Costa Rican friend!!

    Maria

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  4. Oh my gosh! Glad he is ok, take care!!

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  5. We all get those "taps on the shoulder" now and then. And it's good to stop and appreciate all that you have. So glad Kevin is on the mend. You and your family have been in my heart these past few days.

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  6. I am so very sorry the you have been facing these challenges.Please know that a friend n the blog world hopes you will have better calmer days ahead. Take care of yourself too.

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  7. So sorry for your bad week, and thankful your hubby is better. It's a wake up call sometimes when things like this happen. And as you said, reevaluation is needed. It is too easy to get wrapped up in our daily schedule; we forget to stop and look around at what's important. Best wishes for you and your family.

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  8. I'm so sorry you've had such a rough time, but really glad your husband is okay. Family is what's important! :O)

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  9. I am so sorry for your bad week. I am thankful that your husband did not have a heart attack. You are such a lovely person and you have a wonderful family. God Bless. <3

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  10. Hang in there! Such a tough time for your family. Take care of yourself and your family - we'll all wait and pray for you all. Hugs!

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  11. I can't believe all that you've endured these past several weeks. Stay strong Maureen!

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  12. Maureen, I just read this. Can't believe this happened and so close to your Dad passing. Horrible. I am sooooooooooooo glad that he is doing ok. My thoughts are with you, always. Sondra XXX

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  13. so glad to hear that your hubby is ok, take some time for yourself.

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  14. My heart felt thoughts and Prayers go with you tonight and in the following weeks. I will keep your familys thoughts and love wrapped in Prayers of good health. Hugs to you and yours.

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  15. I am so glad that your husband is doing well. Prayers sent for you and your family

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  16. Prayers for you all!

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  17. So sorry for your big scare and for your husband being ill, but glad to hear he's recuperating. I hope you all have a restful week and wish him a speedy recovery! Family is everything :)

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  18. So glad to hear it was just a scare and not the real deal! I hope he recovers from it quickly and feels better soon. Prayers to you all!

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  19. Stay strong. The love and gratitude that you are feeling will help you do so.

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  20. I am glad he is back home with you. Praying he will be ok. Take your time and enjoy you're family ;-) prayers your way!!!

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  22. Prayers coming your way. Just slow down and enjoy those around you and don't forget to take care of yourself.

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  23. You've had to deal with more than most people lately and my heart goes out to you. You and your family are in my prayers. Wishing you peace, healing, and the best of health and happiness.

    The blog and your readers will be here when you choose to be available. Real priorities first, m'kay? :-)

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  24. Thinking of you, such a scary thing, in my thoughts and prayers.

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  25. Keeping your hubby, you and yours in my heart and prayers, Maureen. hugzzzzzz

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  26. oh I'm so glad he is ok!! Bless you guys....

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  27. I am thrilled that your husband is back home. All the bumps in life certainly give us a new perspective. Last year I lost my husband and my daughter lost her father-in-law, so her boys lost 2 of their 3 grandfathers. I had never taken time to really read your bio. I was born and raised in WV and my first job out of college was with a PA company. My first assignment was in Meadville. I really liked it there. After nine months, I was transferred to OK and after many changes, I am still here. I shall keep you and your family in my prayers. You certainly have a positive attitude and that helps. I am a breast cancer survivor and my attitude and faith got me through. Right now I am in the process of testing to see if it has returned. I have a real Peace not matter the test results. My oncologist told me I can leave next Friday for a much anticipated trip to England. The get-well card was adorable and full of love. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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  28. Amen, even if that means less quilting and blogging for season. long or short.

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  29. Oh, Maureen I'm so happy to hear your husband is well and it was not a heart attack. I can imagine your feelings as my husband had a brain emmorage in spring and I was so scared to loose him. Life is just too busy and stressfull now adays. I hope you can calm you days and to find a way for more relaxing life. All the best! x Teje

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  30. Things come into such sharp strange focus when things with loved ones happen. I wish you peace, strength and fortitude.

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  31. Best of luck to you all. When it rains, it seems to pour. Hugs Maureen!

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  32. Maureen I am so happy your husband is safe. Yes you are right, we must enjoy enveryday gifts.

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  33. Glad to hear he is recovering and I hope he is better soon! Sending love xx

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  34. Happy to hear your man is home and on the mend, keeping you all in our thoughts and sending an internet hug!

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  35. Stress no doubt kicking in on hubby and yourself.
    I hope now you can all start to wind down from all the sadness and see a path through it.
    : )

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  36. Glad hubby ok. Remember to take care of yourself too

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  37. My sympathies & prayers for all that you've been coping with, Maureen. I hope your husband will be enjoying good health again soon and that life will be a little smoother for you & your loved ones.

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  38. Thinking of you Maureen. Go well xo

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  39. Sending you positive thoughts and prayers.

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  40. Keep positive, everything looks ok now for your husband. Enjoy, calm down. We can easily wait over here. Take care of yourself (and your loved ones)...

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  41. Hope your husband stays well and take a bit for time for himself and the family!
    Have a great and relaxing weekend:-)

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  42. Absolutely! I'm glad to read that it wasn't a heart attack and hope he is back to normal quickly.

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  43. So scary Maureen, I'm so glad it wasn't a heart attack. I hope he is feeling better now.

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  44. Sometimes we just need a reminder to stop and smell the roses. I am glad it wasn't a heart attack and I hope everything is back to normal soon ... but at a more tempered pace.

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  45. So sorry to hear that and so glad that he is doing well know. Our prayers are with you.
    Hang in there, everything will work out!

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  46. I'm glad that it wasn't a heart attack! I experienced a similar situation with my hudband almost 5 years ago, when our first baby was only 3 months old, and it was very scary. You do look at things differently & this will probably make things at home even better..lots of love x

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  47. So happy your husband is feeling better. Thoughts and prayers for you & your family...stay strong! Hugs...

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  48. So, so scary. I'm relieved to hear that he is okay and sending big hugs to your family!

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  49. With all the stress going on in your life right now....please make sure that you get your proper amount of sleep. When you are tired - everything seems even more stressful and your body will start telling you that you need more rest. Hope your hubby feels better. Love the card.

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  50. Oh dear, such a scary thing to go through. Sounds like the two of you can use a nice weekend away. Go to a bed and breakfast or something like that, relax, and enjoy being waited on.

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  51. My husband had the same scare when we were building our home & he was running a business. Stress & work overload lead to a scary anxiety attack. He truely thought he was having a heart attack as we drove to the E.R. He ignored the warning signs, not being able to sleep at night b/c his mind was always churning, thinking of what he had to do the next day etc. Sometimes we don't realize how much we demand from our bodies until the alarm goes off. Glad that he is okay!

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  52. So glad you husband is recovering. I think God gives us those wake up calls every now and then to get us back on the right track of what's most important to us and what's not. We all end up in the circle of stress from the pressure of our daily lives and sometimes we need a little scare to remind us of what is most important. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You seem to already have good handle on the whole thing. God's blessings to all of you. Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  53. Maureen, I'm thanking God that your husband is okay. I hope that you take all the time needed to help him fully recover. As you know, we're your loyal supporters. We completely understand how these things go.. We will be here when you return. <3

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  54. So glad to hear that your husband is on the mend. Sending love and light your way ~

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  55. Wow scary stuff. So glad it wasn't worse. I hope he gets well soon.

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  56. So sorry to hear you have been going through such a difficult time, and that your husband is on the mend. Scary, scary. I recently had an event that put me in the hospital for a few days without notice. It was drummed into me that if I can't take care of myself, I can't take care of anyone else. Big lesson for me since I'm my husband's caregiver, and the stress gave me an ulcer. So breathe and take time for yourself.

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  57. Oh how terrifying. I'm so glad to hear that your husband is alright, and I hope his recovery is fast.

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  58. I am very happy your husband has not suffered a heart attach and with care will soon be better. A silly old blog is precious time wasted when faced with needs of your family. You are quite right to put it aside for now, and no one would think the worse of you for doing so. My best regards to you and your family. May everything return to normal soon for you all.

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  59. Grateful that your husband is recovering. Wishing you continued strength and inner calm at this stressful time. I lost my dad to a heart attack when I was 14 -- a life-changing event on so many levels.

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  60. Pray things are better soon. Sorry for the loss of your father.

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  61. Family and friends ARE everything. Those pictures are just the sweetist!

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  62. Wow, what a month you have had. Sending thoughts and prayers. Love your family hard for you never know.

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  63. Hope things calm down for you soon. That is a lot to go through. It's a tough way to be reminded of what is important. Hugs to you and your family!

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  64. Take great care, don't forget to look after yourself too during tough times. With best wishes.

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  65. So glad that your husband is doing better. I had a similar scare several years ago when I lost my mom three months before my daughter was getting married. Other work and personal challenges also arose and I ended up in the hospital two days before my daughter's wedding. I did make it to the wedding and it was determined that I had a panic attack. My coworkers insisted I was having a heart attack and took me to the hospital. It was certainly a wake-up call and I try not to sweat the small stuff. Take care. May God watch over you and yours.
    Patti

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  66. So glad to hear your hubby is feeling better. Do take care of yourself too. I lost my dad too and I know what you mean about an altered sense. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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  67. Sending prayers! So glad your hubby is OK!

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  68. May God keep you all. Prayers out to all your family.

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  69. Sending you best wishes, I am so glad that your husband is all right. Enjoy all of your blessings!

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  70. The day after Christmas we got a call that my husband's biopsy came back with findings significant for cancer. Spending so much time in New York City at the Cancer clinic with him post surgery and waiting to see if we need to under go radiation therapy or not. I feel like I've been hit over the head with a baseball bat and I can't get my bearings. Everything is dizzying. Trying to continue to work so we have at least one income and health insurance. I can understand your shock and fears with your own scare. Meditation, prayers and tears work for me. :-(

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  71. Take care and you are right family is the most important! So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad!

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  72. Glad to hear he's doing okay. Will be thinking about you and wishing you all good health.

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  73. So glad he's OK! Each day is a gift that we all need to learn to cherish. Sending prayers <3

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  74. Maureen -- how incredibly scary. I am glad to hear he is back home and you are all together. Wishing your husband (and you all) good health.

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  75. God bless you and your family Maureen...Life is indeed good! One day at a time, soak it in as much as we can! xoxo

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  76. Sorry to hear Kevin's been so ill, hope he's feeling much better now, and that you've all had a great weekend together.

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  77. Take care, I know Kevin takes care of his family and you. We love ya xox

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  78. oh no! but your husband is in such great shape! that's not fair at all. glad he's doing okay, take care girl. ((hug))

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  79. Hope all is going well, and lots of rest is being had. Missing your beautiful pictures. Have you ever thought about designing fabric? Your drawings are so amazing.

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  80. I just saw this and I have chills. I will be praying for your hubby and you and the rest of the family. I know you feel about your hubby like I do mine and when something happens to him it rocks me to my core. Please know that your will be ever present in my prayers.. Love you!

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  81. oh, i'm so behind on blogs i only just saw this! i know you mentioned something on IG, but i had no idea how scary it was... so so sorry you had to go through something like that, maureen. i'm happy to hear he is recovering and is well. sending you love.

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