Up Date and Thank you for all the sweet thoughts and prayers

Just wanted to say thank you to all of you that have been saying prayers and sending 
get well wishes for my hubby Terry's Dad that has been critically ill in the hospital these past few days.

Terry's dad is on life support to help let his heart and lungs rest and heal.  So the machines and medications have been keeping him alive until they can see if his own heart and lungs will work efficiently on their own.

We have had many ups and downs these past few days but yesterday we got some positive news on one of his tests so the doctors are cautiously optimistic he may be able to survive.  He is still very ill and in critical condition but stabilizing.  We are praying that in the next 48 hours they will be able to start the process of weening him off all life support measures and his own heart will begin to work again on it's own.

Your well wishes and prayers have helped me so much.  This has been a very difficult time and I thank all of you for being such kind and caring angels.

I believe in the power of prayer and know it works so thank you for your loving prayers and heart warming emails and comments.

I want to wish all of you a wonderful Easter with family and friends.  I hope to be able to post on my trip out East and meeting up with the other bloggers soon.  Thanks for your patience.  I have been spending 12 to 15 hours a day up at the hospital with family.  We live almost an hour away from the hospital so it makes for long days and evenings and a long commute.

Thank you again for all your loving thoughts.

Be sure to come by on Saturday.  Susan and I have a couple of great bloggers to feature that I know you will love getting to know better.

Happy Easter.  Enjoy your family and friends.


  1. Kris, I know you have had some tough days, and all this right on the heels of Terry's illness. I pray God will help all of you. Help your FIL recover to be able to breath on his own. We are never alone during tough times....but it' is nice to have pray lines. Blessings to all of you,xoxo,Susie

  2. I will continue to pray for your father-in-law. God is able!!

    I have that same wreath...:)
    Have a blessed Easter..

  3. Kris you've been through so much lately, remember to try and take care of yourself during this time. I'm keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts and praying for better days ahead for your dear father in law.

  4. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed for your father in law. It's so hard coping when someone so close is so ill, but family keep you going and you are such a caring family. God Bless and good news for Easter I hope,

  5. I will continue to pray. Happy Easter and God Bless.

  6. Prayers continue to be sent your way... and may the Lord continue to Comfort you and the Family during this most difficult time. We may also have to be making an Emergency Post Holy Day Trip to another State due to my Mom's failing Health... such is the cycle of Life... though it is never easy to bear. Blessings and a Big Hug from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  7. Kris, I am praying that your FIL is better soon. It sounds like you have excellent doctor's at the hospital and I just know they will get him better. Hope that Terry is watching himself and getting overly tired and take care of yourself.
    God bless you and Terry and all the family.

  8. Continued prayer for the entire family. I can only imagine how hard this all is. Warm thoughts and prayers...
    Hugs, Gee

  9. Sending you lots of prayers and hugs during this difficult time.

    Hope you are still able to have a nice Easter:-)


  10. Sending prayers up, Kris for all your family. I hope you can enjoy a nice Easter.

  11. Kris, still praying and thinking of you and you family. Bless your heart for those long days and the commutes - as if it wasn't already taxing enough with the family matter at hand. I'm sure you're the rock everyone leans on, given your subject expertise in the medical field, so that's probably especially stressful. Best wishes for a full recovery for your FIL, and some much-deserved rest for you & Terry.

  12. I hope you have a nice Easter even though their is so much going on...may you all feel the Love of God.
    I also think you have a Birthday on Sat, RIGHT!?? HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (I thought we share the same birthday)

  13. Kris, I am so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I will be praying for him and your family. xo Laura

  14. I'm keeping your father in law in my prayers, Kris. I am so sorry for this stressful time! I hope you are able to get some rest. I too believe in the power of prayer. Big hug to you!

  15. Kris,
    Still in my prayers, news sounds very promising and I can only imagine the concerns and worries you are experiencing. All of us in Blog land care and wish you a peaceful Easter. Much love.

  16. Keep us posted, Kris. Still thinking of you.

  17. I know you are grateful for some positive news. You are all still in my prayers and thoughts. Those long days and nights can really wear you out both physically and mentally. Take care of yourself and your sweet hubby.


  18. Kris...still sending up prayers. Sending hugs your way too.

  19. Continuing to pray Kris ~~ Blessings, Cindy

  20. Dear Kris, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and hope that your hubby's Dad will recover.
    Sending you a big hug,

  21. Kris, I know you are overwhelmed with all that is going on there. God bless you. I am praying for your FIL and you and Terry. Life has been full of a lot of bumps for you lately. I am praying for a smooth stretch for all of you. xo Diana

  22. I'm so sorry to read of your father in law's critical illness. My thoughts are with you.

  23. praying your fil regains his health and strength, kris. hugs to you:)

  24. Prayers will continue :) Thank you for the update and hang in there.

  25. Kris, I'm so glad the doctors are optimistic! I know you've been through so much lately...you know that I love ya and I'm praying for you! :)

  26. Just prayed for you guys this morning, Kris. You've been dealing with so much, in your heart, for so long. I hope Easter will be a turning point for you, and your family.
    I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your trip. Looking forward to your posts, and pictures.
    Much love to you, dear friend.

  27. Praying that all is well, continue our prayers for your family.

  28. Continually thinking of your father-in-law, Kris, and sending loving, positive thoughts your way.

  29. Praying for Terry's dad...<3

  30. i am happy to hear that he is making progress. i will continue to keep him and all of you in my prayers. blessings on this Good Friday mon amie. you "be" where you need to "be." everything else can wait.

  31. Kris, I am sending you and your family a million prayers and hugs. I know this is a hard time, stay strong and hold on to one another for strength!!! I am here my friend and will be thinking of you.


  32. Thanks for the update, Kris. I know you must be exhausted, but it's wonderful to be with family and your father-in-law these days to lend support to one another. Know I'm continuing to pray!
    Mary Alice

  33. Wishing for the best!
    With Hugs,

  34. Praying
    Also where can I get that wreath?

    1. Hi Amber,
      I got it at Home Goods. Hope that helps.
      Happy Easter.

  35. Kris I am so sorry to hear this...thinking of you guys and saying prayers for Terry's dad!

  36. Kris, will continue to have you all in my prayers. Have a wonderful Easter!

  37. Oh my Kris...just reading about Terry's dad....I am so sorry and will keep him in my prayers!...Take care of yourself too..you two have certainly been through so much lately!...

  38. Kris, I'm glad to hear this. I hope that he keeps improving. So many prayers should help ! I hate to even bring this up now, under the circumstances, but looking at your blog I see that you have posted a few since last week. It seems that I am not receiving my blogs anymore. I subscribe by email to you and about 15 others, but since last week I'm not receiving any of them. I am not familiar with how the system works, other than I sign up and I get them in my email, so hope you might know a little more. Any idea why suddenly I am not receiving any of them ? Did something in BlogLand change ? I am grateful if you are able to take a moment to reply to me, even with all that is on your plate right now. Thank you.... patty -- soriano471@sbcglobal.net

  39. Hi Kris,
    I am playing catch up today and I just read about your hubby's dad....Please know there is one more praying for him, you and all your family. Sending you a big hug.