Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Daddy

This picture from my "cyber" collection seemed to fit my feelings this morning. When I was small I remember curling up in Dad's strong arms next to his heart. I felt so safe. Poignant.

Yesterday afternoon our parents were involved in a terrible accident. They had left our place after spending the weekend with us. Neither Mom nor Dad have any idea what happened. No other cars were involved

Mom is terribly shaken, badly bumped and bruised, but she is alright. Dad is in his early 80's and has become increasingly frail. However, he came through surgery well. Dad has a fractured place in his neck, but the injury is such that if his neck is kept perfectly still he will heal up as good as new. The surgery involved a wound vac, which helped to close the huge area of skin on top of his head which had been sliced away from his skull.

I would appreciate your prayers and good thoughts for Dad and Mom, Clytie and me, and for our family. This comes close to being one of the worst times of my life. Strange how life can completely change in one moment.

6 comments:

Lois said...

Oh no Beth! I am so sorry. I will keep you all in my prayers and hope everyone heals from this. God bless you!

FOREVER JANN and 13THORNYROSES said...

My prayers for you dear Beth and for your parents and Clytie. This is so shocking and I am so sad to hear this happened.
Glad your Dad pulled through the surgery and Your Mom is not badly hurt.
" HEAL ME, O LORD, AND I WILL BE HEALED;
SAVE ME AND I WILL BE SAVED, FOR YOU ARE THE ONE
I PRAISE". -jeremiah17:14

"BUT I WILL RESTORE YOU TO HEALTH AND HEAL
YOUR WOUNDS," DECLARES THE LORD."- Jeremiah30:17

Grannie Annie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sissy boo.

Marie Reed said...

Beth.. I knew that something was wrong.. It was the strangest thing.. I could feel it..sense it... I am sick and woozy for you.. This must be just terrifying. I WILL PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY.

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I just saw your post, Beth, and I'm so sorry about what has happened to your family.
I will pray for you and yours tonight.
Evelyn in Montreal

Sheila said...

Oh, I am so very sorry that I missed this post! My thoughts are, of course, with you and all your family. What a terrible time for you.