Monday, January 20, 2014

Tea in the Parlour

Deer Park Parlor

Won't you come in the parlour for a visit? I haven't had a chance to write in such a long time. I was called away from home for an emergency in the family. There had been an accident. Grandfather slipped on the ice and suffered a severe head injury.   Matthew (21) came along with me and Nana to be with him.  He was transferred from our local hospital to a Level 1 Trauma center in the next state.  The entire family, church family, and neighbors were in constant prayer for him.  After almost a week, he is now back home with us and continuing his recovery.

Nana and I spent some time in a hotel near the hospital, with Matthew as our "bodyguard." (gentle smiles) He did an excellent job and helped us tremendously through this entire crisis. 

When I got home, it was back to the normal routine with my family and caring for Grandbaby.  I had a new CD with Christmas songs of Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Perry Como and Dean Martin.  I walked baby through the rooms in his carriage, while the songs played in the background on my kitchen radio.  Baby heard the "crooning" of Bing singing "Silent Night" and he drifted off to sleep.  The old fashioned voices and songs from my kitchen helped settle me back into our cozy home.

My husband and children took on much of the care and work while we were away.  It has made life a little easier for me as I am now home.  Things are new, different, and a little better.  I have more quiet time since others have picked up some of my work.

All is well.

Thank you for your continued visits. I am grateful for your company and kindness.

Mrs. White

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anita crane said...

Oh dear friend! I had no idea but I have been burdened to pray for you! I knew "something" was up and just felt impressed to remember you often in prayer. Thank God for your grandfathers improvement.. I know you are happy to be back in your home.. Much love! anita

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

After all of that, your "all is well" was sweet to read. I'm glad you are seeing improvements.

Laura Lane said...

I've been concerned about you in your absence. I do hope your grand is well.
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

The Bluestocking Belle said...

Prayers for a full and complete recovery. I am glad quietness and peace are settled around you. Blessings to you.

Joyfulmomof6 said...

So glad things are "quiet" again for you....I pray for your family every day as I do your 90 day study. What a blessing it has been for me.

Linda said...

So glad things are better now. You were very missed!

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

Dearest Mrs. White,

We will keep your grand and family in prayer for wisdom, strength and a complete & fast recovery. My father also slipped on ice 14 months ago incurring a head trauma as well, unfortunately he is still not fully recovered and the physicians are now saying his current state may be his new "normal".
I am so glad to hear your family is pitching in and helping out.

Prayers & Blessings,

Karen Andreola said...

Emergencies are so frightening. What a good daughter you are to come to your mother's side in this one - and your son, too. I pray for your father's further recovery and for you getting back into the routine of everyday cares.
The high end Colonial parlor is gorgeous. I like the blue. I wonder what grand house it is in. But the glimpses of your parlor, I've seen, show a comfortable tidy and pleasant room, too - a room I know you so enjoy.

Deanna said...

MIssed you while you were away. I am so very sorry that Grandfather had such an injury. May he completely heal. Falls are so hard on the body as we grow older.

Winter Blessings to you,

becky said...

I know this is off subject-but was wondering how your "financial ledger Book" tracking is going or if you still keep one:)
finances are an ongoing "consideration" and am always looking for inspiration for staying on budget
Finished your newest book and am re-reading it. Love it!!

Cathy said...

Bless you. God,s peace to you.

Anonymous said...

I pray your father will make a complete recovery! How good that you were able to be there to support your mother during this emergency...the kind of thing that is often so unsettling, & that's a bit of an understatement, I guess!

God's blessings-

Janet said...

I hope Grandfather is still healing very well. Thank you for your ministry here, Mrs. White.