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Just a personal note…
Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Today, I was supposed to post a blog from an author about one of my favorite subjects, Egyptian history, but the last thing I was thinking about was my blog. I’ll post that one on Saturday, so be looking for it—tons of great photographs and a fun article to go with them…

Some of you are aware of the dark cloud that’s been hovering over my family of late. It feels like we’re hexed. My dd had to close her frame shop due to too many medical issues within her family. We had to make the decision that she’ll be a stay-at-home mom for the unforeseen future. Kelly had to undergo a radical hysterectomy; her 11-year-old daughter had an extended stay in the hospital; and today, her 6-year-old had surgery to remove a tumor from her leg—and that doesn’t look like that will be the end of that little girl’s issues. The doctors think she has something called fibrous dysplasia, and that will be a chronic, life-long affliction.

So, even though we are resilient and usually very upbeat and positive people, right now we’re all depressed and doing our best to push through everything. In the meantime, writing time is precious and hard to schedule because she needs so much support. I’m doing the heavy lifting (she has a very active 20-month-old!) while her husband works. So I’m over there from early morning to evening.

But, that doesn’t mean I’m getting nothing done; I’m just not as communicative as I usually am, so bear with me. I’m making lists and checking them twice to make sure I don’t drop too many balls.

I think I’ll sage my dd’s house tomorrow. 🙂

16 comments to “Just a personal note…”

  1. Gemma Juliana
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    · June 4th, 2015 at 10:39 pm · Link

    Delilah~

    So sorry to hear what you are all dealing with — at times like that it’s hard to keep this in mind — focus on the positive, because what you focus on expands. See dd and the children healthy and well, no matter what your eyes and ears tell you. Let your inner imagery envision wellness, prosperity and happiness for them all.

    Having hard times here, too, but not health related. Just resurfaced after a week long semi-disaster due to storms, falling trees, etc. In my case I know why – Pluto is hitting my Sun. Ugh!!!

    Stay strong. Sending prayers and healing energies your way.

    Love,
    Gemma



  2. Cynthia
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    · June 4th, 2015 at 10:43 pm · Link

    Delilah hang on there ! My prayers on my church are for you and your family.



  3. Masha Holl
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    · June 4th, 2015 at 10:44 pm · Link

    Oh my.

    Sending all sorts of good thoughts, good vibes, prayers, and good intentions. Were I closer, I’d bake cookies, because cookies and tea make everything better.

    And also hugs to everybody, lots of them, and picture my dog jumping in to join the love fest. He doesn’t like unhappy vibes and does his best to remedy. So sending his good will and cuddliness along as well.

    Lots of love.



  4. Charlene
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    · June 4th, 2015 at 11:15 pm · Link

    So sorry to hear about your troubles. I will pray for your strength and health and healing for your daughter and grand daughters. Remember, things like this come along and only make you stronger in the end. Hang tough.



  5. Becky Ward
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    · June 4th, 2015 at 11:29 pm · Link

    So sorry to hear about you and your family issues. I will praying for you and your family.



  6. Linda
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    · June 5th, 2015 at 12:18 am · Link

    *huggles* Hope it all turns for the better after the sage <3



  7. Mary Marvella
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    · June 5th, 2015 at 12:56 am · Link

    My thoughts are with you!



  8. ELF
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    · June 5th, 2015 at 1:45 am · Link

    Sorry to hear about all of your challenges and hope things will turn around soon. Sending good thoughts your way and of course we all understand if your focus is where it should be…with your family! Hugs.



  9. Elizabeth Andrews
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    · June 5th, 2015 at 5:23 am · Link

    Sending good thoughts for you all!



  10. Virginia E
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    · June 5th, 2015 at 6:25 am · Link

    You might want to check around for any “unauthorized” souvenirs before you start smudging the place. Some haunted or magical places have warnings and cautionary tales of bad luck and hard times coming to those who take something away with them that wasn’t honestly obtained. Black sand or lava from Hawaii or ANYTHING from Bodie, CA are some of the most notorious examples. If you find anything, get it returned (or at least on its way) before you start any cleansing ritual.



  11. Shirley Long
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    · June 5th, 2015 at 11:23 am · Link

    Thought and prayers going out to y our and your family.

    Give the little girl a hug for me.



  12. flchen1
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    · June 5th, 2015 at 2:21 pm · Link

    Continued hugs and prayers for you and yours, Delilah. That’s a lot on your respective plates!



  13. Becky Merz
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    · June 5th, 2015 at 3:28 pm · Link

    Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.



  14. Pat Freely
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    · June 5th, 2015 at 4:30 pm · Link

    Much love and prayers going your way. Remember ” this too will pass”.



  15. ButtonsMom2003
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    · June 5th, 2015 at 9:15 pm · Link

    I’m sending hugs and healing thoughts your way. Reading about your situation reminds me that I don’t have it so bad after all. <3



  16. Delilah
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    · June 5th, 2015 at 10:20 pm · Link

    Thanks, everyone for your support and prayers. Made me smile. 🙂