February 7, 2012

A Mended Heart

Heart
Textile Art
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During January . . . . for some unknown reason . . . . I was obsessed with making, embellishing and embroidering little hearts. In light of what was to come, I can't help but think that my obsession was a premonition of things to come. 


My darling husband went into the hospital two weeks ago for an Angiogram, and underwent an emergency triple by-pass surgery the following day.  Many anxious days followed, filled with surgical teams, assessments, more procedures and finally, surgery for a pacemaker / defibrillator.

Apparently, God has very special plans for my man . . . one of the surgeons told me that my husband could been talking to me one moment and could have dropped dead the next. Happily, the "patient" is home from the hospital and has begun his healing journey.


Along the way, we've been blessed with an awesome cardiac team and were surrounded by the sustaining power of much love and many prayers from family and friends. Many of you have followed our journey on FaceBook, and I thank you for your love and support.

Many times I wrapped your love around me and felt your virtual "hugs". You lifted me, carried me and  supported me through some very dark hours. I am grateful. We still have a long road of healing and changes to follow, but we've made it through a very long, dark and scary tunnel. 


Over the next few weeks  art and blogging time will be put on "hold" while I nurse my darling back to health. Please remember that love is the  only legacy that we leave behind! 

Please give someone you love a  HUGE hug today!

35 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OK, I put my comment on the wrong message just now. I'm SO, SO happy your husband is out of the woods, and on his way to recover. I like your mended heart, too! It is gorgeous. So glad to read good news is evident in your world.

Siobhan Brignull said...

much love and kisses to you both, life does like to throw a few curve balls when you least expect it, glad this one had a happy ending x

Healing Woman said...

Definitely a beautiful love story with a happy ending Terri. I am sending you warm wishes for healing for the entire family and especially your husband. See you in bloglandia soon~

Hugs,
Cheryl

Astrid Maclean said...

These pieces are wonderful Terri. I read about Jim in the Nest and have been praying for you both! So glad to hear he his home again. My prayers will continue for his healing process!!

Netty said...

Beautiful heart Terri and a very special one.
So pleased to know your husband has now begun the healing process. Sending you lots of hugs, Annette x

Deborah said...

Wishing your husband all the best.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Oh Terri, sorry I didn't know. So glad he is home and you can take care of him. I went through a similar thing with my husband last year and he got a stent and it was a oh he could have dropped any minute. Those guys, we love em, but.....hearts are beautiful and my heart is with you in his healing. xox Corrine

Janet Ghio said...

What a scare for you and your husband! I am so glad they caught everything in time and that he is home to recuperate!!

roc said...

just so happy he is home and you are both doing good. i'm praying for you both!

Katie said...

This is a beautiful textile heart- and all those embellishments are amazing.
So glad to hear your husband is home and okay. :0)

Melanie Statnick said...

wow Im so glad your husband is OK. I cant think about those things. I dont know what i'd do if I lost my husband. I love your hearts! So beautiful

Whymsicalmusings said...

Oh Terri how terrifying! I am so glad your dear hubby is home and doing well. The hearts are just so precious. Sending my love your way.
Becky

Darlene Pringle said...

Terry,
I am so happy he IS HOME! Thank God for guiding the doctors and his life!
Thank God he has a beautiful wife such as yourself to help him get 'nursed' back to health.
I DO believe You had a premonition.
We share the same type of personality I think.♥ The heart you made is completely amazing! It is filled with all kinds of feelings of good and love and I can feel the creativity you had. After I saw your hearts of Garland on your mirror, I was so inspired to create hearts. I feel it was from you and I could unleash due to my mother's illness. She is healing up beautifully! She will be 85 on Feb 15th! So I made her some hearts and am working on more.. Sending you love and prayers and beautiful thoughts. Hugs, Darlene
Yes, "Love is the only thing we can leave behind".. So grand!!

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Terri!!!!
I am so glad to read the good outcome for your sweet husband.
I lost my mom last month and I couldn't agree with you more, nothing but our loved ones are what counts.
much love and blessings for healing,
xo
lynn

Sandy said...

Oh Terri Good to hear from you and good your husband is on the way to recover. So great news my friend.

Your heart is awesome. Absolutely wonderful work. Love them.

Have a lovely day my dear. xoxo

Cameron said...

I am so glad such a scary event had a happy ending! My Dad went through the same thing. It is a real eye opener, for sure :)

So glad he is home now and recovering well!

Lynn said...

So happy to hear that Jim is home now, it wil be easier on both of you , no more driving to the hospital every day, and he can sleep in his own bed. He will heal much better with you taking care of him too :) God bless you both !

Elizabeth Golden said...

Life sends us on many journeys. I am so glad that Jim is home and the healing has begun. My thoughts and prayers go out to both of you on this leg of your journey. Sending virtual hugs your way!

Bevie said...

Terri blessings to you and your man...isn't it wonderful knowing that God is in control? So happy to hear the good news...I love the work you've been doing. So colorful, great work hon.

Marilyn Rock said...

Sending healing thoughts and prayers to your husband as well as you. I've been down that road 6 years ago, with my husband, and he's doing fine now! I'm so happy your hubby is okay. xxoo

. said...

Hurray!!!!!

Annabelle said...

Over from Darlene's place. Just popping in to give your hubby best of wishes for a quick recovery. Love your hearts.

Martina2801 said...

What a beautiful work, dear Terri. Really fabulous!
Unfortunately I could not blog for a while, because I am currently on rehabilitation. Have a herniated disc ....
But I think I fell better soon!
Have a nice weekend my friend
Hugs
MARTINA

indybev said...

Teri, your needlework hearts are absolutely gorgeous. The thoughts of many have been with you and hubby as you've traveled your path the last few weeks. You will both be reassessing the importance of things as time goes on! Speedy recovery!

Lee said...

Oh boy- you have had a very full plate! I did open heart recovery for 10 years. I know the road is not always a smooth one. Please oncentrate on hubby and know we are all out here! hugs, Lee

thekathrynwheel said...

I was following your progress on FB, and I'm just so happy that this story had a happy ending. Hmm, it's strange that you had a little obsession with hearts in January .... yes, I think you subconsciously knew what was coming .... Big hugs xx

Kathy said...

Good grief! I'm out of the blogging world for a bit and I come back to this. My goodness. SO glad to hear tha tall is well. Huge hugs to you. Warm wishes and prayers for you both.

Kathy

Muckypup said...

Terri, I had completely missed all this. So glad to hear that things are on the up again, and that your hubby is on the mend. Not a good start to the year, but you must be feeling very relieved that things have worked out. All the best, Sarah x

iHanna said...

Oh Terri, what a beautiful beautiful heart that is. So glad your husband is back home too!

Kim Mailhot said...

Sending love and light to you and your husband as you work at getting back to full strength !

Janine said...

That´s phantastic.
I love the fabric heart.
It´s allways great to start something new, like a new medium.
You should make more like this.
Have a great sunday
Janine

Rett said...

I stop by your lovely blog and become inspired. Several days have passed since you posted this entry, and I just want to say that I hope your hubby continues to get stronger each and every day. Sending healing thoughts to you both. Hang in there :)

Lizbethem said...

Now it's March, and I do hope your husband is well on the mend and that you are not too worn out. God bless you both.

Palma said...

Gorgeous!
I am so glad to hear that your husband is now okay and that he was operated on just in time!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just hope all is well in your world and your adorable hubby is on the mend. You are MISSED!!!