Friday, July 31, 2009

And now, the rest of the story!

Yesterday was quite a day - very good and very, very bad. Let's start with the bad and get it over with - our brother Jeff had a heart attack yesterday and that pretty much sapped the life out of the rest of us. I was here in Florida taking part in the good part of the day - while Laurie and family were at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor waiting on word while doctors worked on Jeff. So keep him in your thoughts and prayers - that was the most dismal of days for us.
Now we need to keep focused and positive thoughts for him, he is a competitor and we are hoping he can win this battle - but it was a serious one and we are saddened and praying for a great recovery.

While the rest of the family attended to the most important task for us all - I was in the middle of a photo shoot here. I will attach a few teasers, you have to wait until spring when American Patchwork & Quilting hits the stands and you can see what they have been working on. They were a delight to have here and it helped me get through a most difficult day - we kept busy and all said our silent prayers for Jeff.

Jennifer Keltner was here for the shoot and that made it special, I love the photos they took and know you will also. The other good part of the day is the photographer is an old friend who I have worked with before, so was great to see him again.

I have no idea how I would have gotten through the day, so far away from everyone, if this great crew was not here and keeping me very busy.

Polly

Postscript - Jeff had a good night last night and we are cautiously optimistic.
Thanks.

Laurie

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your family as well your brother have been added to my prayers. WE all know the powewr of prayers. Sharon

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Lots of positive thoughts and prayers being sent your brother's way!

Annelies Dease said...

I will pray for your families peace and for the Drs wisdom. Hugs for all of you. XX Annie

Suzanne@NotesfromthePatch said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your brothers health problems. I'm sorry that a happy day was spoiled by such troublesome news. I will pray for your family and the doctors as you care for your sweet brother.

Kwiltsfl said...

I'm praying for Jeff and all the extended family. Looking forward to seeing the photos in the spring.

Kathy said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Being far away from loved ones is not easy anytime, good or bad...but when it is a bad time, prayer can help alot... to calm your fears and his.

I'll look forward to seeing the results of the photo shoot in the spring.

Amy R said...

Keeping your brother Jeff in my thoughts and prayers and keeping the rest of you in mind as well. . . may you all be his rock and strength!

Carrie said...

Prayers and good thoughts to Jeff, and to the both of you and your families. Take good care.

Mimi said...

Prayers are going out for your brother, his family and all of you. On a brigher note, it looks like the photo shoot will be a great one just from what little we could see now. Good luck on both your brother and the shoot.

PamKittyMorning said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. xop

Sharon said...

Keeping positive thoughts for you and your family.

Lorraine said...

Thinking the best thoughts for your brother & the family .
xxx

Anonymous said...

I certainly know and believe in the power of prayer so you know that they are being sent up from us here in Ingersoll on behalf of Jeff and the rest of the family. Your cousin Karen
P.S. Please let me know how things are going.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Many prayer go out for you and family. Jeff is a lucky man to have a devoted family!

Positive thoughts!

Pat

WoolenSails said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family. It was good you had something to keep you busy and I look forward to seeing that issue.

Debbie

fiberdoodles said...

Your brother and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

The tease picture looks very nice! I can't wait ;)

Sharon

Anonymous said...

Laurie and Polly,
I am so sorry to hear the news about your brother. You and your family will be kept in my thoughts and prayers. Know that your brother is getting the most excellent care there at UofM.
~Joyce, MI

little acorns said...

Thinking & praying for your brother & all your family.
xo, Bren

kelley said...

Wishing only the best got your brother with a speedy and full recovery...adding my prayers for him and your family...

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

All of you will be in my prayers.

debbie said...

I am keeping Jeff and family in my prayers~ hope that he's not having any pain. How scarey for him and all of you!
I thought about you the days of the shoot, sent an email to you.Looks great, can't wait to see both of your homes in the spring issue ~ love American Patchwork and Quilting!

SheilaS said...

Jack and I are praying for your brother Jeff and all your family. The U. of M. Hospital is a good place to be when you have problems.

Audrey said...

How frightening for you and your family. Along with all the others, I will be praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

thoughts and prayer go out to all of you.
Jill

woolyredrug said...

Polly & Laurie,
SO sorry to hear about your brother. Thoughts and prayers for all. ~Laurie

Jeanne Langston said...

Prayers and thoughts are with your brother and your family. Know you are all surrounded by people who care for you.
Jeanne

Jan PATEK said...

Prayers for you brother and for you two and all of your family. I had one of those a few years ago (around Market, doncha know) and am fine. Doesn't sound like it was quite as serious as your brothers though. Will keep those prayers coming. Take care. (Beautiful pics of your house)

Alma Allen said...

Dearest Polly and Laurie,

You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm hoping that your brother makes a full recovery.
Must have been a hard day to do a photoshoot....much added stress and worry. But you were with very kind and understanding folks I'm sure. Your house looks fabulous!
Keep us posted on your brother's recovery!

arlyce said...

prayers for healing for all in your family are being lifted by so many and I have joined with them. hugs arlyce

Patsy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Jeff as well as your family. We'll be looking forward to seeing your home next spring in the magazine.

kjb139 said...

My thoughts and prayers with you and your family. We all need to keep good thoughts at a time like this!

Kathy

Sinta Renee said...

I'm praying for your brother and all the family. Bless you all. The photo shoot looks exciting!!!

Jocelynilla said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother :( Will be praying.

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