Friday, June 19, 2009
Love you, Mom
I apologize for the lack of blogging on my part. Luckily Sam is on top of it. I have been busy busy printing Leanne and Bruce's wedding invitations as well as my own. Unfortunately, after all of the hours spent with the C&P, trying to get the colors just perfect on the dahlias, it looks as though A.K. and I are postponing our wedding.
My mom is currently residing at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She is awaiting a much-needed heart transplant. For 17 years she has had an implantable defibrillator that shocks her heart when it goes into a life-threatening arrhythmia. She has lived a fairly normal life for 15 of the 17 years, but the last couple have been tough, and only getting worse. The time has come to replace that diseased heart with a healthy one and A.K. and I have decided that our wedding can wait. We want and need to be by my mom's side as she goes through this journey.
I have included a couple of shots of the almost-finished invitations (never got to either envelope or our rehearsal dinner card). The plan is to reprint this design when we set a new date, but knowing the way my creative juices flow, don't be surprised if I come up with something entirely different. Sorry, Sam. I can't help it!
Mom, if you're reading this from your cute little hospital bed covered with Grammie's handmade quilt, I love you so much. I am in awe of your strength and determination. You have shaped me into the person I am today and it's because of your love, support and encouragement that I have the tenacity/guts/drive to be starting my own business. You are going through something that nobody should ever have to go through and I believe in my heart that you will get through this and you will come out even stronger than you are today. Keep your chin up and get going on the knitting, reading, emailing, movie-watching and exercises. I love you and think about you constantly.
Gus and Ruby are praying to the doggy gods for a short wait and a quick recovery!