Bumps in the road.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I started out this week feeling inspired with a bunch of new ideas for the blog and my Etsy shops. I've been thinking that I need to quit wasting time just THINKING about things I want to do and start DOING them. Sounds good, right?!

flowering crabapple

Then Tuesday rolled around and my mom had a stroke. It was completely out of the blue and totally unexpected. She's barely 60 years old, healthy, doesn't smoke or drink, isn't overweight. I spent most of the last two days at the hospital with her and my sisters, talking to nurses and doctors trying to figure out what happened and what the damage is. The big thing that was affected is her speech.

So I'm still coping and trying to get through the days with a level head. My mom has a couple road blocks ahead, but hopefully we'll be able to get her into speech therapy as soon as possible. This is all very new, but if there's anything that this experience has reminded me, is that I really do need to start DOING because life is short and you never know where the next bump in the road will be.

But even in a place as depressing as a hospital parking lot, there were promising glimpses of spring on these beautiful flowering crabapple trees. Enjoy your first spring weekend of the year and make sure to hug your loved ones and let them know they're important to you.


  1. Casey, I'm so very sorry to hear about your mom and hope she'll make a full recovery. Will be thinking of all of you. xo

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