hopeful wishes and distractions…

Jul 8, 2008 | Life in Progress

you guys, thanks so much for the well wishes. i’ve been chatting with my mom throughout the day and she is hanging in there. more doctor visits, more tests, lots of waiting and resting, and observing. nobody is sure what’s going on, and the truth is is that we may never know. at this point, it’s not getting worse, and this breathes a little sign of relief. even so, i am this close to hopping on a plane. as anybody who has ever had a medical scare knows, the hardest part is the not knowing and the waiting. and for me, i’ve had the unfortunate luck of being very far away from my loved ones when the bad news arrives. john had a very scary diagnosis many years ago and when i received this bad news via a phone call from the doctor’s office, john was many hours away on a backcountry trip, miles and miles deep into the snowy wilderness of the wallawa mountains. of course, he was without any access to the world and i was without any access to him. it was the worst day of my adult life as i received the news alone and immediately began to awfulize about the outcomes. of course, all is perfectly well now (thank you, skilled doctors), but the experience of being far away from loved ones in times of crisis has come up again for me this week.

i’m very, very hopeful all will be well. for those of you who know my mom (many of you met her at artfest this year where we celebrated her 60th birthday), then you know she’s one sassy redhead and i have a feeling she’ll be back to her energetic self soon. i’ll keep you posted. and please keep the love/prayers/thoughts/light coming – i totally believe in this stuff.

today, i completely distracted myself with a trip to the post office (all international orders have been shipped!), and to the grocery store, and a 2 hour long phone conversation with my bff. but before all of that i spent a few hours in my brand new studio space that i’m sharing with one fine lady. how lucky am i? i’m planning on keeping the distractions coming all week long…

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (19 comments)
  1. Rowena

    I hope your mother begins feeling better and better.

    I wanted to thank you for showing your desk. It’s silly that little things like that can be so inspiring. I want a desk that looks like that. I can have one.

    And it can be full of creativity and love and good wishes just like your blog.

  2. stephanie t.

    Holy cow! I didn’t realize you were sharing space with Andrea!! You lucky girls!! The two of you?? THAT is a room FULL of superhero juju!!
    If we weren’t so ‘wedding poor’ I’d beg her to be my life coach…I just can’t look in my magic mirror and do my ‘fixing’ anymore…it’s not working…more struggle than I can handle. Sigh!!

  3. stephanie t.

    You are right about one thing…She is one feisty redhead! Meeting her was a joy…she is surrounded by great energy!! I know it must be scary for both of you…Sending the bestest, most positive thoughts I can muster up!!

  4. Lelainia N. Lloyd

    Dear Kelly Rae,
    In this moment, you and your mum are being uplifted and comforted by hundreds of unseen hands and hearts.

    I am holding thoughts that your mum is surrounded by caring and compassionate highly skilled caregivers and medical staff who are working hard to restore her to complete and perfect health.

    In this moment of distress I send you my love and friendship as a small comfort across the miles. I have been in your shoes many, many times when someone I loved dearly was desperately sick and I was almost 1000 miles away and feeling helpless. Please take good care of yourself and remember to breathe.

    *big hugs*

  5. Julie Ayotte

    Will continue to send good energies to you and your Mom. I am glad to hear things are not getting worse.

    The new studio looks wonderful! 🙂

  6. liz elayne lamoreux

    thinking about you sweetie…
    sending lots of good energy and prayers of good health to your mom…

    hope you have learned more today.


  7. Patti G.

    Kelly, ohhhhh our hearts are so tender when it comes to our loved ones! I am sorry you Mom had difficulties and am glad that things are getting better, they are watching over her and know that we are all sending postive thoughts her way! Your worry is that of a loving daughter and healing and strength needs to be yours too! I wish that for you and your Mom! Your studio space is beyond ADORABLE just like YOU!!!!!!

  8. lacy

    what a completely delightful work space and a most worthy distraction!

  9. Katrina

    hi dear kelly rae. i’m so glad to know that you are hanging in there and that your mom is stabilizing. i will keep sending love until you are in the clear. and in the meantime, your studio space looks radiant. a good time to turn to your art and creative instincts it seems. sending love, k.

  10. Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com

    will keep you in my heart and prayers out to the universe…the studio looks like a beautiful distraction, peaceful.
    peace your way…xo

  11. Lina

    Hey Kellyrae-
    Will add you guys to my thoughts and prayers…sending you hugs and love…

  12. Alexandra Saperstein

    Thinking of you and your mom Kelly. I hope everything is okay. Both my parents have gone through serious illness and I know how hard that is. AND congrats on your studio!! awesome!

  13. Carmen

    Love the new studio space! I’m very happy to hear that your mom is doing ok. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

    I received the package of postcards yesterday! LOVE them!!!




    your studio space looks awesome…

    and I will continue to send good thoughts and prayers in mom’s direction (and in yours as well 🙂

  15. nelda ream

    I’ll be praying for your Mom’s health and for you, too.

  16. Julie H

    Good to hear your Mum is doing OK, sending prayers for her health and peace for all of you.

  17. * mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella *

    Oh dear, I am holding only good and positive thoughts for your precious Mom that all will be well.

    xo Rella

  18. Jennifer/The Word Cellar

    I’m so glad to hear that things are stabilizing and will continue to pray for your mom. The “distraction” photos are lovely. And who wouldn’t want to share studio space with that Superhero Andrea, eh? Sending you good vibes and lots of light…


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