Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The winner, and a prayer request, please.

First, my apologies for no fun Zack-driven drawing photos.  We had a plan but we'll have to save it for next giveaway.  My step-mother fell into a diabetic coma yesterday after having a mini-stroke last week and things have been quite busy and difficult here.  When dad was at the hospital with her after the stroke, they thought he was having a heart attack, but it ended up being a gall bladder attack, so while my step-mother was being treated, Dad was having emergency surgery.  If he hadn't have gotten up for his follow-up appointment early in the morning and gone to check on my step-mom, he may not have caught the coma in time, so it's strange how things happen.  Anyway, she's out of the coma today, but things are very dicey for her, so if you're inclined to pray or send healing thoughts, I'd ask for that, please.

The winner of the book is.....

Cinnamon Jewelry in England!

71 comments:

  1. Prayers for you and your family!

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  2. Prayers are winging their way to you, Miss Lori. Hang in there. Know that your parents are getting the best care that they can. Trust that it will all work out. And know that we are all thinking of you.
    Find your 'something good' in all of this. I promise that it is there.
    Erin

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  3. Oh Lori prayers your way! XOXO We just went thru a similar situation with my Dad - and he is home. I hope she does as well!

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  4. Hi Lori, came by the blog to let you know I saw your yummy work in the new issue of bead trends, and say congrats...
    I am so so sorry to hear of the health issues going on, I am sending lots of prayers and good wishes your way for everyone's fast recovery...
    hang in there...
    Jelveh
    Peace

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  5. Oh my, thinking of you and your family. May god give all of you the strength in this hard times. Your family is in my prayers!

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  6. Gosh, Lori, I'm sorry to hear they are both having health issues. Praying for a speedy recovery for both. And congrats to the winner.

    PS. Kelly said coffee or dinner would probably be great. She's 10 minutes from the Expo Center...will get you her number closer to your show. :)

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  7. Some big fat hugs from over here, Lori! And some healing prayers!

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  8. Oh, Lori! My mother is diabetic so I'm too familiar with all that goes along with it. I'm praying for your stepmother and your dad.

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  9. I am so sorry to hear of your fsmily's health problems. Many healing thoughts coming your way.

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  10. Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear this news about R and G. I'll keep them in my thoughts. Hugs to you all.

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  11. Lori, I'm praying for you and your family. xo Barbara

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  12. Thinking you and your family.

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  13. Sending all the healing thoughts I can your way!!!@!!!
    Hugs!!!

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  14. Sending warm and healing thoughts to your family - get as much rest as you can manage.

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  15. Oh Lori, I am so sorry that you and your family is going through all of this. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Stephanie

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  16. Prayers to you family...

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  17. Good thoughts to you and your family.
    big hugs,
    Laurel

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  18. Sending you all healing vibes.

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  19. I will be praying for you and your folks!

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  20. I send my healing thoughts... :)

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  21. Prayer said, all the way around. Be good to you also.

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  22. You and your family are in my prayers. A big Hug!!!!

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  23. My prayers go out to you and your family for a speedy recovery for both of them. It's a hard thing to go through. All the best.

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear about your in-laws. I'll be praying for a speedy recovery.

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  25. Prayers and healing thoughts coming your way, Lori.

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  26. Oh sweetie, when it rains, it pours. I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

    Alice

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  27. It often amazes me how things work out Lori...how one event can lead to another and there is such a psychic or "other hand at work" element to it. I'm glad that your step-mother is out of the coma but it certainly sounds as if her health is precarious right now. Sending prayers for her. And I'm glad that your dad has his surgery and hope he is on the mend. You've definitely had your hands full!!! xo

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  28. Oh, Lori, I'm so, so sorry. Sending prayers and thoughts to you and your family today.

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  29. Lori, I will be praying for both of them, and ya'll too. Please keep us posted. Hugs

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  30. Sending positive & healing thoughts your way. Hope she is better soon x

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  31. Prayers and positive thoughts are being sent your way Lori...hope all turns out well.

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  32. Sending many happy thoughts & hugs your way!

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  33. Defiantly my prayers are with you and your family. I had a friend pass away just three week ago from a Diabetic coma, and her husband died just three weeks before her. So sad
    Be Blessed to be a blessing

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  34. beaming light your way - for your whole family...

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  35. Lori,
    Sending thoughts and prayers for speedy recoveries.

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  36. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Lori. I hope for a speedy recovery for both your step-mom and dad. Take care.

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  37. Sending healing thoughts your way!!! Take care.

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  38. Sending all of my love and prayers to you and your family!

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  39. OH Lori! I am so glad that he found her and got her to the hospital. What an experience! You will all be in my prayers.

    Nancy

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  40. Will keep your family in my prayers, Lori! Even when you are at your weakest, you can also be at your stongest...hang in there...there is a rainbow in the mist. (((HUGS)))

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  41. You and your family are in my prayers and I wish you healing and health. What a week you must be going through.--Carol

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  42. Sending good thoughts your way.

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  43. Saying a prayer for your family, and your Mom and Dad for a quick recovery.

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  44. I hope they'll both recover smoothly and quickly.

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  45. Well wishes and healing thoughts for you and your family. Don't forget to take care of yourself.

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  46. Oh my, two parents at once! You take care Lori! Sending healing thoughts your way! I hope all is well soon!

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  47. Lori, definitely sending good thoughts to you and your dad and stepmom at this challenging time.

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  48. Prayers and long distance hugs of comfort for you and your family.

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  49. Keeping your family in my prayers. That is all too stressful so you are in my prayers too!

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  50. Oh no...

    I am sending healing energy your way to use as you see fit.

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  51. Oh Lori of course I will send along prayers and healing thoughts. May your family find strength and full recovery. Hugs to you dear...

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  52. Oh Lori! You and your family will definitely be in my prayers. *HUGS*

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  53. What a chain of events!! I am praying that all will be well for them! I can only imagine your feelings..thats your parents! I will keep you all lifted up in prayer Lori xxx

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  54. Seems a lot of prayers are needed right now...Your family and mine...my Aunt was told she has breast cancer. This is the second time for her and just 2 years since her last battle. This time they say it is one of the more aggressive forms. So for sure I'll be saying a prayer for your family and mine and others I don't even know...
    Hugs
    Terri

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  55. Sending much love and light for you and yours. And extra hugs for you.

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  56. Hang in there, Lori! And as I told you, lean on Rick - he is your rock. I am thinking of you and your family.

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  57. Praying for you and your family!

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  58. Lori, sending some positive healing energy your way. It will all work out :-)

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  59. Sending huge virtual hugs and healing thoughts your way, stay strong!

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  60. sending many healing thoughts your way.

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  61. You and your family are in my prayers Lori and I may be asking for some in return soon, Love and Hugs, Laura

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  62. Prayers and good thoughts for you and your family, Lori. I'm thinking about you.

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  63. So sorry to hear about your step-mother's stroke and your dad's emergency surgery. It's fortunate that things happened the way they did, both for your step-mom and your dad. Good that your dad was up early and checked on his wife and,if one has to have a gall bladder attack what better place to be than at a hospital?
    My prayers go out to your step-mother, may her recovery be quick and complete.

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  64. Sorry to hear of all your troubles. Sending out good and healing thoughts to your family xx

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  65. Lori - My thoughts and prayers for your Dad and stepmother. When things get hectic, take a break without any guilt. We will all understand if we don't hear for you for a bit.

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  66. (((((( hugs )))))))) you and your family are in my thoughts

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  67. Whilst I'm really excited to have won the book giveaway my thoughts are with you and your family Lori.
    Tracy x

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  68. Oh my goodness Lori, I just read this, I do hope your dad and Gloria are doing ok now sending lots of love and prayers your way.
    Jackie

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  69. THinking of you! Hope everyone is back home and healthy sonn! Healing thoughts winging your way!

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  70. I'm sending love and healing thoughts to your family.

    Please take care of yourself.

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  71. Just saw this post - I'm way behind the times, but am sending best wishes for both your Dad and Stepmother.

    Take care of yourself too!

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