Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Changing Gears A Bit...

...'cause right now, I have to focus on this great guy, my husband, Shaun. Unfortunately he was hurt yesterday in a farm machinery accident seriously injuring his hand. Two hospitals and one great hand surgeon later - he is home and hopefully on his way to a full recovery. However, it is going to take quite some time to heal - but that's o.k. - we are so thankful - it could have been so much worse.
We are so appreciative to all those who have called and offered to help us - your kindness means so much. So we are gonna keep on plugging 'cause there is still much to do. So now he is on the sidelines giving me the instructions - we will see how that goes - hehe. There is hay to cut, pansies to be seeded, pumpkins to be fertilized, green beans to be picked, yards to be mowed - well, simply life goes on - especially on the farm.
My focus now is on his recovery and helping him "not worry" so much about everything else. So please bear with me if my posts are fewer and farther between - I know you'll understand.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers ahead of time. They mean so much.
Blessings,
Cathy
"I am going your way, so let us go hand in hand. You help me and I'll help you. We shall not be here very long...so let us help one another while we may." - William Morris

30 comments:

The Un-Organized Mom said...

Oh Cathy, I am so sorry to hear this. I'll say a little prayer for your family tonight and wish your husband a speedy recovery!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so sorry! Isn't it something how life can shift so suddenly, from one direction to another. Thankfully he has you to help him during this very busy time. I will be thinking of you as you tackle this together.

Goat Creek Grandma said...

DH is in my prayers for a fast and full recovery. How scary it must of been for both of you. Wish I were closer and I would help you.

Take Care,
Debbie

DownBranchRoad said...

Cathy,
My prayers will be with your family. Just hang in there. God will see you through.

I am not sure if you knew it but my husband was involved in a very serious work accident Nov. 18, 2006. We were given very litte hope going into surgery that they would be able to save his arm. But several hours later he was wheeled out of OR to the ICU with his arm! God is good. It has been a long road but he has almost full use of it! The day at Ange's wedding when he walked out with her on his arm I almost lost it...just the thoughts of how close he had come for that to have never been possible. We are blessed.

Cathy, I do have this Sat. off, If there is anything I can help you with PLEASE let me know. I will be there in a heartbeat. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

Take Care my friend. God will see you through.

lisa said...

Cathy, I am new to your blog and you and your husband are in my prayers..My husband will be having hand surgery on friday..So things will be done by me..I don't have a farm so I won't have to do as much as you have to do...We must take care of our precious husbands first..If someone wants to help go for it..You also need to take care of yourself to so you can help him..you are in my prayers..Lisa

Audrey said...

Cathy I am so sorry about Shaun, this is the first I have heard of his accident. I will keep you all in my prayers. I know this is a very busy time of the year. If you need anything remember I am only a phone call (or blog post) away!

Darlene said...

Oh NO...I am so sorry to hear about your hubby's accident. I am praying for a quick recovery on his hand. It sounds like you have many friends that are stepping in to help during this difficult time. ♥

TidyMom said...

Oh Cathy, I'm sorry! you know, about 6 years ago, my hubby fell off a ladder and broke BOTH wrists BADLY! He had emergency surgery - and external fixator, cadaver bone and our life was flipped upside down for a good 6 months - but you know, just like one of the nurses told us, one day this will just be a memory - you WILL get thru this....and we did!

Hugs and prayers to both of you!
Let me know if you need any thing or need to talk! - Steve couldn't do ANYTHING for him self since it was both wrists!

~TidyMom

Diva Kreszl said...

Please know that you and your husband Shaun are in my prayers! While it may see we are only connected through blogland we are connected as children of God!

Kelley said...

Oh Cathy, I will be praying for Shaun's full recovery...
I do so wish that I were closer so that I could come and help!
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!

Tamara Jansen said...

Oh, all that farming equipment that or men have to work with always makes me nervous! So sorry to hear about the injury and hope that healing will be speedy :)

Stacey said...

Cathy, you take care of him. Accept the help of people around you!

Julie said...

Cathy I'm so sorry to hear about your husbands accident I will keep your family in my prayers. wishing him a speedy recovery.. And I'm so glad you liked your box of goodies I hope you enjoy them.
julie

Melody said...

Jim & I will keep you both in our prayers. Jim was hit & run a while back while weed eating at the road in front of our lane. Broke the weed eater in 3 pieces & cracked his elbow. We know just what you mean by being thankful. He's an auto mechanic, so loss of the use his arm was pretty scary and plain frustrating for him. Do not rush it, take it easy, he says. You've got our e-mail..if ya need to talk..we're here. wish we were closer.
Melody
.....friends stitched together by embroidery threads.....

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Glad your husband is healing so well, yes it could have been alot worse! Hope everything goes well for your helping on the farm.
Rondell

Tina said...

It's so hard when our hubby's go down. I will pray that he will be up and going but not before he's ready.

Cheryl B. said...

Cathy, I can totally sympathise with you!!! Several years ago my husband got the tips of two of his fingers cut off. At the time, I was spending the summer up north in the kitchen at a youth camp - was suppose to be there for the balance of the summer ... it's hard (for them) to accept how many things they need help with, even little things like pulling up their pants.
Make a determination to let this pull the two of you even closer together - don't let Satan use it to seperate you!!!

This is what I stopped by for - " When I write or share something about one of my friends in a posting, I always make sure I send them a copy of it, so they know what was said about them. Today I included information about you and your blog site in my posting, so I thought I should let you know about it as well."

The above paragraph is the first paragraph in an email I sent out today, to all of the owners of blogs whom host "theme days", that I could find email addresses for. {But I could not find an email address on your blog.} I have decided that from now on the only ones I will do such for, are any new "theme day(s)" hosts I find, whom I can not find an email address for. Contacting so-o many of you this way just takes w-a-y to much time!!! If you wish to again be notified that I am including you in a list, then PLEASE send me your email address via - pinkbunnies (at) sbcglobal (dot) com. I hereby promise I will NOT be giving it out. Also, please put something about "theme days" in the subject line. Thanks!!

The rest of the email is what I posted today on our blog. Go to: www.xanga.com/thehousethatlovebuilt to read it for yourself.

Hopefully, it will then clarify of all of this for you ;-}

Cheryl B.

Nancy said...

Oh Cathy, I am so sorry to hear about this! Please know that I will keep you both in my prayers! Nancy

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Cathy, so sorry to hear about your husband. It does not take long, when you visit this blog, to know that your family means everything to you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
denise

Susie Homemaker said...

Dear Cathy,
Life sure has a way of throwing us for a loop now and then, doesn't it? I am so sorry to hear about your husband's accident. But, I am glad that things weren't more serious...wish you were closer so I could help with some of the chores.
You take care of you too while you're taking care of your hubby.

Blessings,
Susie

AndreaW123 said...

You all are in my prayers......

Angie said...

I hope you husband heals quickly.

Bittersweet Primitives said...

Cathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Thank God it was not more serious. Together the two of you can and will get through this. Take care of yourself too.. Sherie

Susannah said...

May God bless your husband with a speedy recovery. You will be in my prayers.

Susannah

CathyJean said...

Oh, Cathy!
I'm so sorry to read about your husband's injury. Praying that the healing will go quickly and completely, and yes! thanking God that it wasn't worse!
Hugz,
CathyJean

Luckiest Girl.... said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope that everything turns out and he will be back 100% in no time! Take Care.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I know you find comfort in all these lovely comments. I wish your husband a speedy recovery. He looks young and healthy always a good thing!
Take care,
denise

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cathy,
Oh my goodness, how very scary for you all. Shaun looks like a strong man and I'm sure you will keep him on a positive note for a perfect recovery. I will keep him in my prayers. Take care of yourself.
Elizabeth

Deb said...

Cathy....I haven't checked your blog in a bit, so I didn't know about your hubby. Please know that he and you, too, are in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Farmchick said...

Hope your hubby is on the road to recovery. I worry everyday here about farm accidents...but I know we are in the Lord's hands. I hopw you able to get all done that needs to be done.