Friday, August 17, 2007

Forever changed


I have just returned home this week. My father received the kidney transplant he waited for and dreamed about. The surgery went well and it was working fine, but his heart stopped during the night and he passed away. My world has forever changed, and my heart is a little raw.
I spent a month with my mother and family. It's so hard to live so far away from them, especially at times like these.

I found an old hummingbird feeder my father had in my parents' basement. I hung it up on their porch and within no time this little female was there. Mom & I spent a lot of time on the porch and we enjoyed her visits. These are a few pics.

Anyway, I'm home, but not feeling very creative. As soon as my muse returns, I'll post. For now I'll just try to visit all of your blogs for inspiration and enjoyment. Hug everyone you love...don't take them for granted.

19 comments:

karrie baker said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family...I am truly sorry for your loss...thinking of you...

Laurie & Chris said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts.

Your pictures are great.

Scrapbook With Vanilla said...

my beautiful flower.... So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts. If you need someone, give me a call!
You know, hummingbirds do not come easily to the nectar... many people only see a hummingbird a few times in one summer... You may of had someone above watching over you after all...
All my love..............................................................................

Debi said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your father. I lost my father 10 years ago and I still miss him. I hold you in my prayers and hope that each day will bring wonderful memories of him.

audrey h. said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers...take care.

p.s. Love the pics...they are so peaceful and warm.

Michelle said...

I'm happy to see your home Holly, I'm sad to know that the pain in your heart is still very fresh. You are in my thoughts always. I hope you and your family are well and that you can begin the healing process.

The pictures of the humming bird are beautiful. I've hung numerous hummingbird feeders for nearly 2 years and haven't seen a single one. Your father is close at hand, I believe the bird was letting you know that :)

Heather Robinson said...

My sweet Friend....my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Warm hugs of sympathy.

Jules said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, what sad news.

(((huge hugs)))

I love the hummingbird pictures, fantastic.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. I will be thinking and praying for you. Take each day at a time. I lost my Dad almost a year ago - if you need to talk please email me. HUGS to you!

Mary-Beth said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

(((((Hugs)))))

esther said...

Thank you for that reminder at the end of your journalling. What beautiful pictures, and a lasting reminder of your dad. So sorry to hear your news. Will commit you in my prayers.

Deborah said...

I was so sad for you when I heard this Holly. It's so much harder when we're not (geographically) closer, to give and receive family support. I've been remembering you in my God-blesses.

1craftygal said...

Ever think that hummingbird was a sign from above??? Think about it!

Glad to see you posted on here. I miss ya!!!

Scripture by Design said...

Praying for you.
C x

Montysmum said...

My thoughts are with you and your family at this time....take your time to grieve, and be gentle on yourself.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I hope we'll see you soon and that you are feeling a little stronger. My thoughts are with you xxx beautiful photos...take care xx

Sharlene said...

so sorry to hear about your father.
{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}} always thinking of you.
shar & kaena.

Just call me G said...

Flower....

Its been a while since you blogged, I do hope you are ok.

I have been blog hopping around the world tonight... and stumbled on your blog.. your music choice is so perfect to express your loss and your feelings about love and your dad. Your photos of the hummingbird are exquisite, I have never seen one for real !!

I will send out good vibrations that you are lightened...

Gxxx

Nicole said...

From the look of the hummingbird, it looks colorful enough to be a MALE. I get hummingbirds on my back porch and from what I have learned the brightly colored ones are male, not female.

Maybe your birdy friend was a gentle reminder from your father that he is still watching over you. At least that is what I would like to think for you.

You are quite an artist, I hope you keep posting more creations!

Blessings to you and even though it has been a year or so, I send my sympathies. Nicole