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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Peonies for Someone Special

My dear Grandma Ingalls aka “Jingles” is in the hospital. Her 91 year old heartbeat is erratic. It slows then quickly speeds up. Today they will be transferring her by ambulance from the local hospital to a bigger hospital in Duluth.

She is alone. She is tired. The doctor hopes she will stabilize, but if not she will need surgery to insert a pacemaker. Surgery at any age, let alone 91, can be risky.

I am “her person”. It is hard to be so very far away from her.

I am trying not to worry. My attempts have been somewhat futile. So I am trying to channel my energies into positive hope. I found a bunch of one of her favorite flowers, peonies, and brought them home and placed them in what she considers the best vase ever:

A blue mason jar.

peonies 003

I ask for your prayers and understanding that I may be away from the blog.

Laura

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” ~ Romans 12:12 

28 comments :

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Praying for your Grandma....

lynn cockrell said...

Laura, I am praying this morning for your Jingles and you this morning.

chris mckinley said...

Sending lots of prayers and good thoughts your way.

Barbara F. said...

Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way, Laura. xo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laura, I am praying for her and you. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

praying she does well...91 is old, but nowadays, they do surgery and many do really well!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful tribute to your grandma...sending positive thoughts and prayers from Michigan!

Lady Dorothy said...

I am praying for both Grandma Jingles and for you. May God show Himself so real to both of you during this time.

The peonies make a wonderful tribute. They are gorgeous!

Susan said...

Your grandma will definitely be in my prayers

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Beautiful peonies! I sure love them. Mine will be opning up anyday now
Praying for Grandma Jingles, the doctors and you!
Take care.
Warmly,
deb

Jill Cooper said...

You have my prayers. Whatever happens, is in God's hands so worrying just doesn't do you any good - but you already know that. Sometimes the heart is stronger than the head. But try not to worry. Hugs!

Hollace said...

I remember the splendid birthday party you gave for her not too long ago. The white peonies look fab in the blue jars.

French Basketeer.com said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers to Grandma Jingles; I remember her birthday party; the peonies look so good with the blue jar~

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Thinking of you Laura - wish you could fly out to be with her. Maybe something will work out and that will be possible? Love and hugs to you and your family!

bobbie said...

Laura ~ speaking as an ICU nurse with 30+ years experience, please take heart.
Your Grandma is probably tired from her heart not working right. Putting in a pacemaker will help her feel MUCH better, and is considered a relatively minor surgery.
I'll be keeping the both of you in my thoughts; please keep us posted on how she does.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to Email me back.
Hugs ~~~

April Dunlap said...

Beautiful combination!
Will be praying for your wonderful grandma. And for you, dear friend.
May the joy of the Lord be your(and grandma Jingles')strength!

Debbie said...

From one who loved her grandmother more than words can express, I understand and will lift her for the healing that she needs. I love the peonies. What a wonderful way to do something beautiful while your mind is so focused on her.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

So sorry to hear your sweet grandma is having troubles. I had heart rhythm problems for years, and know how absolutely draining it can be. I'll be praying for her. and you. ♥

Liz Hockamier said...

I'm so sorry. You and Grandma Jingles are in my prayers.
~Liz

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Praying for Grandma Jingles. FYI, my friend's mom who is 94 recently had a heart surgery that is specifically for patients between 75 and 95! She struggled a little at first but has made a great comeback. I never cease to be amazed at the marvels of modern medicine!

openid said...

Laura,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and sweet Grandma Jingles.
Your Friend,
Deborah
FairfieldHouseNJ.com

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Prayers coming her way! What could be better than peonies, blue Ball jars and seashells:)

Karen Albert said...

Thinking of you and your Grandma Jingles, Laura, take care.
Love and hugs,

Karena

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Praying...

The Boston Lady said...

Beautiful Peonies! And here's hoping that by now things have progressed and your grandma is doing better. Praying she is. Ann

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

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Dawna Motz said...

What a beautiful shot!! Love those blue jars and the white of the peonies together...so pretty!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Laura, I hope things are better. I just now saw this and prayed for Jingles. I know how much you love her and how much she loves you. God bless you both.

XO,

Sheila