Art not the focus just now

My mother had a heart attack Wednesday morning and my daughter and I drove immediately to Phoenix to see how we could help her and my dad. It's been a long hard several days, but she's home and hanging in there. The doctors held no hope for her survival and couldn't do anything to help, so we've taken her home under hospice's care. She's still deciding if she wants to go or stay and we are going to support her either way. She's had bright, funny, love-filled miracle moments and she's suffered some dark ones, too. My sister flew out Thursday night and my brother drove in this morning, so she has a circle of love around her. Her special women friends have come to the hospital and here to the house to see her and it means the world to her. She discovered bridge and dominos a few years ago and the friends she plays with are very dear to her.
Well, this is just a note to explain my lack of entries. Will write more later. Susan


Pam said...


I'm sorry that your Mother's condition is so serious but gratified to read that she is in Hospice care surrounded by people with whom she has loving relationships. I'll continue to send Reiki to her and to you to help ease the transition.

Congratulations on your success at the Pastel's show. I loved reading that you are now "with your people." You are such a talented artist!


Susan Carlin said...

Thanks, Pam! Mom's having a very good day so far today. She is flabbergasting us all. Wanted to stand up and actually did for a few moments, marching in place. She ate a small bowl of cereal and fruit and had lots of orange juice. Wow! Quite a lot for someone who was supposed to be dead before arriving home, don't you think? I'm in big First-Day-Of-Spring Bliss. Thanks for the Reiki! Love, Susan

brendy said...

Susan, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. It sounds like she is doing better though. Tough old gal! Hugs and kisses to you and Patty. Love, Brendy

Sharon said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum, Susan. She really is tough. It's the mental toughness that really counts!! You hang in there also. Thoughts and prayers headed your way.