Hi, all! Just wanted to let y’all know that I’ll probably be taking a break from the blog for an indefinite length of time. Generally if I’m gone for more than two weekdays in a row, I start to get comments and emails from concerned readers wondering if something has happened to Matt. I wanted y’all to rest assured that Matt is okay.
Very sadly, my stepfather (a.k.a., my Bonus Dad) isn’t okay. My own father passed away in 2003, just four months after Matt and I got married. He and my mom had been married for 45 years, and his sudden and unexpected death was devastating for all of us. No one could have replaced him, but about two years later, God blessed my brother, sister, and I with a bonus dad named Jon. We also got four bonus siblings — three sisters and a brother — and all of the in-laws, nieces, nephews, etc., that go along with bonus siblings.
Mom and Jon have been married about 11.5 years now, and he has been such a blessing in all of our lives. And now we are all preparing to say goodbye. He’s currently in the hospital, with blood clots in his lungs, pneumonia and urosepsis (blood poisoning brought about by a severe urinary tract infection). He’s been suffering from Parkinson’s for the last several years, and also experiences dementia associated with Parkinson’s. This past weekend, they stopped treatment and moved to in-hospital hospice care.
Needless to say, with all of this going on, my house, projects, and blogging are all kind of low priority for me right now. So I really have no idea what the next several days will look like here on the blog. Obviously, I can’t spend all of my time at the hospital (I still have Matt at home who needs some of my time and attention), so while I’m home, I very well may be working on projects. I’d rather be doing that and keeping my mind and hands busy instead of just sitting idly. But those projects may not make it to the blog during this time. They may if I have time, but I won’t be making it a priority.
So, I may see y’all tomorrow. I may see y’all in two weeks. Or I may see y’all sometime in between. I’ll just play it by ear day by day. 🙂