Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hello? Hello? Is this thing on?

I know y'all sweet people who follow me and read me via email think I've fallen off the face of the earth. Well, I haven't. There are just seasons in our lives when blogging has to be put on the back burner. For the past month, I've been smack dab in the middle of that season. With Shadow's death and mom's hospital stay, I entered into a depressed state. I'm not completely through it, either.

Along with the drama around those two events, I also have been dealing with some health issues. I thought I had nodules on my vocal chords...something a singer dreads with all her being. It wasn't nodules, thank the Lord, but it is acid reflux...bad enough to cause me to be on some heavy duty medicine. I go back in a couple weeks to check on it.

Along with the acid reflux, my wonderful Ear, Nose and Throat doctor, Dr. Lim, found that my thyroid was enlarged and ordered an ultrasound. I have nodes in each side of my thyroid, which means I go tomorrow to have some blood work done to see how my thyroid is functioning. Then I will go back to Dr. Lim to have those labs looked over when I see her about my acid reflux.

Thyroid problems are hereditary, so I knew this was probable sometime in my life. It's just really inconvenient right now.

Now, we just found out this week that Momma will be coming to live with me, at least temporarily. It's a long story, and one I'm not really at liberty to share.

All of this is so very overwhelming. I appreciate your prayers as my family and I work through all of this. I know the Lord has promised that He's here, no matter what I go through. How others who don't know Him go through life...I just can't imagine.

I am still working on tassels, believe it or not. My Etsy shop has been sorely neglected, poor thing. I will be adding more to it in the coming weeks, AND I will be giving a couple of tassels away in the next few weeks with two different blogs. I will let you know when and where when the time comes.

Confession...THESE are not the ones I'm giving away. But you can ask me for some if you'd like to purchase them! They are not loaded on Etsy, so really, if you'd like them, just email me at butterflygenes at yahoo dot com.

This one, too!


Loren said...

Oh Bless your heart! Praying for you and your family Heather! Praying healing over you and for that thyroid issue to get under control!


Dawn said...

reading through my mouth kept dropping open again and again. are you in need of prayer or what? sending my prayers for ehaling and peace and the strength to carry through. glad you are tasseling and i hope busy hands are keeping your mind under control!

Richella said...

You sweet thing! You know what words entered my mind, don't you? "Bless your heart"--only I really mean them sincerely!

Seasons like the one you're experiencing are so hard. You know that God will see you through, and it will be wonderful that you will have yet another testimony to his goodness, but still. . . this is hard. Extra prayers coming your way!

Teri Lynne Underwood said...

Praying fervently for you during all of this. And as always, if you need to vent I'm just an @ away. :) Love to you, my sweet friend.

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

I am sending you a hug and warm thoughts. I will keep you in my thoughts and know I am here if you need anything...FedEx is AMAZING! I might be able to ship myself too. :)

Know you have my strength and my prayers.


Bonnie said...

Ah, sorry to read all you are dealing with right now. It is so true that when it rains it pours and how hard that can be. I hope the rainbow at the "end" of the storm shows itself soon! I pray God's comfort, peace and strength just roll over you beyond all your imagination. I pray you and your mother can grow closer than you ever possibly imagined through it all and I'm glad to read you're still tasseling. Everyone needs a "release." You are loved!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hey girlie! It's so good to hear from you and know thta you are doing good. Be srong in the Lord Heather,He will carry you...but you know that :) I miss you!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Heather - just dropped by to catch up with you. You really have a lot going on in your life right now and you're still making beautiful tassels! I know everything will sort itself out and you and your family will be in my prayers.