I know I've been sort of gone from your blogs lately. Part of the reason is the exciting things going on here with my studio opening. But part of it is also that I've felt that I reached my limit of giving or taking in more information. I hate that feeling. It seems when it rains, it pours. Besides dealing with some personal issues at home (relationships, possibly changing schools for the kids...but we're not now) and trying to be there for friends locally who need me, now I am completely saddened by the news of returning cancer to my stepfather Jim. I hate cancer. I hate illness in general. It always seems to happen just when you don't really need it. At all. The worst part about this cancer is that it is in his tongue and in his lungs. I will be praying for a miracle at this point. Even with surgery, it will be a completely life-changing operation. Mom and Jim are very upset and so are we. So I'm pleading for prayer for him right now. His surgery is tentatively scheduled for March 16th and I am planning on going out to Cincinnati to help however I can. My family is supportive of this and is able to fend for themselves for a few days. It's really, really hard for me to put aside my mothering role and leave. But I can't imagine not being there. Family should always be there for each other, no matter what.
I am slowly taking care of myself now so I have more to give to others again soon. I miss all of you so much.