July 22, 2015

Life Changes in an Instant

Hello friends. I have tried to write this post many times in my mind, but today I hope I find the strength to type it out and actually hit publish. On July 4, we celebrated my mom's 70th birthday with a bbq at my brother's lake house. She was feeling great and I remarked to her that I hope I could jump in & out of a boat with as much ease as she could when I turn 70. Two days later, while spending time at the Jersey Shore with friends, she suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke. Just like that, our whole world tilted.

She was in the hospital for 3 days in ICU followed by 5 days in a step down unit. She is currently in a rehab center working very hard to regain her life. She still remains paralyzed on her right side and she cannot speak at all. I am struggling to find balance between being there for my mom and being a mom to my 3 boys. We are taking things one day at a time. It is hard.

I hope to have life return to some sort of a new normal soon. Until then, I will be taking a break from blogging, other than a couple of things I was previously committed to. If you can spare a few thoughts & prayers for my mom, they would be greatly appreciated. xo Courtney

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  1. Courtney, I am so sorry your mom is going through this. Sending prayers for her and her family,
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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    1. Courtney, you, your mom and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
      Rita C at Panoply

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    2. Courtney, you, your mom and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
      Rita C at Panoply

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  3. Courtney, you, your kom, your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Rita C at Panoply

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  4. So sorry...
    Praying for your mom.
    Hugs!

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  5. Keeping you all in my prayers and sending you a hug right now. xoxo

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  6. So sorry to hear this...I will keep your mom and your family in my prayers...xoxo

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  7. thinking of you and hoping she makes a full recovery. marcy

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  8. Your Mom is in my prayers, and so are you.

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  9. Prayers to your Mom and family. My father had the exact thing happen 7 years ago and his and our lives are truly changed..Many blessings to all!

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  10. Your mom and family are in my prayers? Hoping for a full and speedy recovery!

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  11. I'm so sorry you're going through this, Courtney. My family has gone through the same experience and you're right it changes everything. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and lifting you up in my prayers. You are a strong lady. May you find peace and comfort when you need it most. Hugs, Coco

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  12. it is a very difficult time. the same thing took away my grandmother in 2010, we never imagined she would be the first to go. she never made it to rehab so I'm sure your mother will be okay.
    my thoughts are with you. I send you a virtual hug.

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  13. We'll be thinking of you. We go through these life stages with our parents and it is hard. I'm right there with you.

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  14. So sorry... Keeping good thoughts for your family. They can work near miracles through rehab and time. Good you are taking time off to care for your family. And don't forget to keep yourself as rested and healthy as you canπŸ’šπŸ’š

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  15. So very sorry to hear about your Mom.... absolutely lifting her and your family up in prayer!

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  16. So sorry to hear about your mom. Strokes do indeed change lives. I will keep her in my thoughts! ;)

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  17. So sorry Courtney about your mom and the stroke. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I think it is great that you will take it one day at a time. Sometimes life takes turns like this but I know with how loving and wonderful your family is you will all get through this and come to a better place soon. So sorry Courtney. Hugs.
    Kris

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  18. Sending healing prayers to your Mom and family. I'm so sorry you're going through this. Be strong and you will all get through this most difficult time.

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  19. Oh Courtney, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's illness. Yes, please take one day at a time and have gratitue for small steps in her recovery. I've working in healthcare 15+years and have seen and heard of the miracles that modern medicine can bring to families. I wish the very best for your Mom and your family. In my prayers, Hallie

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  20. Holding you, your mom and the entire family in our daily prayers...hugs...Karen

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  21. Holding you, your mom and the entire family in our daily prayers...hugs...Karen

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  22. I hope your mom will be better and stronger soon. Hang in there.

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  23. Sending healing prayers for your mom, and thinking of your family.

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  24. Sending healing prayers for your mom, and thinking of your family.

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  25. Sending prayers, strength and peace.

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  26. Courtney. I was just thinking about you and wondering how busy you must be as I hadn't seen you here or on IG. I am sending prayers for you all. I hope that you find some balance and peace and that your mom grows stronger each day. Andrea

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  27. Sending prayers to you and your family.

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  28. Praying for God's best for your mom, and for you.

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  29. I am so sorry to read this, Courtney. I will say prayers for your mom and all of your family.
    Take care, Shelley xxoo

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  30. Oh, dear Courtney...I just found your unread post in my inbox---I so apologize. You must be in the middle of so many ups and downs right now, and having a case of huge raggedy emotions (at least that's how I felt when my mom became ill). I'm sending loads of love and hugs all around. Keep us posted when you have the time.

    Jane x

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  31. Courtney...still thinking about you and sending prayers for your mother and you all. Hope all is well. Andrea

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  32. So sorry for this news, Courtney. We can't take good/boring/ordinary days for granted, because as you said, it can change in an instant. Sending good vibes to you and your mom!

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