Catching Up


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It’s the middle of summer already. Summer is one of my favorite seasons. I love the warm, even hot, weather and the long days. I’m usually outside quite a bit during the summer, enjoying the sunshine. This summer has been a little different, though. My last post was in early June, and I wanted to catch you up on why I haven’t posted in awhile.

During the middle of June, I came down with what I thought was the flu–I had a cold and fever, and normally, since I’m pretty healthy, I get over something like that fairly quickly if I get lots of rest. Well, this fever and cold went on for a week and I was feeling worse, so I went to the doctor. It turned out that I actually had pneumonia, and a pretty bad case of it, so I ended up in the hospital for 4 days. After getting out of the hospital, I was supposed to finish recovering at home, continuing to take antibiotics to clear up the pneumonia.

As I was at home recovering near the end of June, I found out that my dear mom, who lives quite a distance from me in another state, had been taken to the hospital. Initially, we thought she would be okay, but as the days and hours went on, her condition continued to worsen. And then, after just 4 days, she passed away. It was quite a shock, having happened so quickly. And such a sad time for those of us who loved her so much. She lived a good long life, but you’re never really ready to say goodbye to those you love and hold close.

The wonderful comfort I have though, is that this is not a final goodbye. I know mom is in heaven with Jesus and with other loved ones who have gone before her, and I know I will see her again. She is very much alive, enjoying all the beauty and wonder of heaven, and when I think of that, it makes me happy for her. It’s also a comfort knowing the Lord is near to me, covering me with His peace.

So I’m continuing to rest and take the last of my antibiotics. I don’t expect to post anything for at least another few weeks or maybe longer, until I get more of my energy back. Thanks so much for visiting my blog even though I haven’t been posting, and for the comments you have left–I appreciate all of you!


47 thoughts on “Catching Up

  1. nikkoferrous

    Being far away from your parents while they are hospitalized or ill is the worst – I also live many hours away from my parents. I am so sorry for your loss and hope that you continue your recovery. Pneumonia is scary.

  2. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser

    Having had pneumonia (twice) once 5-1/2 yrs ago during childbirth of my twins the very next day-zap pneumonia. Then again just recently. Nancy it is not to be taken lightly, please take care of yourself!!! My sincere regrets to hear of your Mother’s passing into the pearly gates of Heaven-she is in peace now and although you’ll miss her more and more each day she’ll always and forever be in your heart my dear friend! Much Love and Hugs to You !!! xx Cheryl

    1. nancyc Post author

      I can’t imagine how hard it must have been having pneumonia twice within 5 years! Thanks so much for your thoughts and hugs!

  3. Shari

    I am so very sorry to hear about your illness and your mother’s passing, Nancy! My heart goes out to you at such a sad time. I had been wondering why I hadn’t seen any posts from you recently. Thank you for letting us know what is going on. I am happy you rest in the knowledge you will see her again and that you feel God’s presence comforting you. You will be in my prayers for healing for you and comfort in the days to come.

  4. Angie

    Nancy I find your posts so inspirational and uplifting! It lightens my heart when I read them. I am sorry for the loss of your dear mother, but how awesome to know she is in heaven! I hope you continue to feel better! I am praying for you!

  5. Lynn Jackson

    Sorry about the passing of your Mom. My husband had pneumonia it started out as a cold & cough he ended up in the hospital for 7 days & off work for 3-1/2 months he also was on heavy duty antibiotics for 28 days back to normal then I had a full hysterectomy and cancer of the ovarian cancer now under going chemo treatment another chapter in our life. It take awhile to to get your energy back do what you can do then take a rest break🐝

    1. nancyc Post author

      Lynn, so sorry to hear about all that your husband has gone through with pneumonia and all that you are going through with your cancer. Praying for you!

  6. createwithjoy

    Dear Nancy,

    I’m so sorry to hear that you have been ill and, on top of it, to learn of your dear mother’s passing. I know what it’s like to lose one’s mom when you live so far away and my heart goes out to you.
    You and your family are in my prayers.
    I praise God, however, that this is not the end – that you WILL see her again in heaven – and I pray that God will make His presence known and felt by you as He ministers mightily to you during your time of healing and mourning.

    Hugs and love!

    1. nancyc Post author

      Thank you so much for your prayers and for the reminder that there WILL be a reunion one day. As I have been going through this time of loss, the Lord has been reminding me to focus on the reality that mom is alive and happy in heaven. It is such a comfort to know that!

  7. Hilda

    It is very thoughtful of you to write this difficult post and let us know the reasons for your recent absence from blogging. The most important thing now is for you to take good care of yourself and to begin to recover from the loss of your dear mother. You are strong, and I know you will get back to us when you are ready.

  8. Nancie

    Sorry for your loss, Nancy! You and your mom are in my prayers. Take good care of yourself now. You’ll be back to blogging when you are ready

  9. adaisygarden

    So sorry to hear of your loss and that you had pneumonia. It’s so hard when we lose a loved one. Praying that the peace of God will fill your heart and comfort you as only He can.

  10. Nancy

    I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, Nancy. I do hope you’ve had the strength of family and friends surrounding you during this difficult period. I hope your health improves soon and you’re back to feeling like your old self. My prayers are with you and those who loved your Mom.

    1. nancyc Post author

      Yes, I’m thankful for the many ways friends and family have been there for me. Thanks so much for your prayers, Nancy!

  11. Denise Talbot

    So enjoy all of your posts and words of wisdom, with your delicious recipes. Prayers coming your way from here in Florida. Do rest and god WILL put His hedge of protection around you and allow you the rest and healing you need.

  12. Karen

    I’m so sad to read about all the troubles life has brought your way. My sincere condolences for the loss of your mother, your faith and wonderful memories of her will help as the days pass. Continue to rest and regain your strength…you will remain in my thoughts.

  13. Lorraine

    So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your mom and that you have been so sick. Hope you get back on your feet soon!

  14. bakingrachel

    I love Pinterest! I hope you are doing well and recovering quickly, take your time. I love your blog and you’re such an inspiration! Be strong

  15. Juliana

    Oh Nancy, I am so sorry to hear that you were sick and the sudden passing of your mom…I hope you are recovering well and back to blogging soon…thank you so much for such an inspiring post.
    Warm regards…

  16. Fae's Twist & Tango

    Hi Nancy, My apologies for a belated response to this emotional post. First, my condolences for the loss of your beloved Mother. Mothers have special place in Heaven. I am also sorry that you had such a bad flu that you ended up in a hospital. Please take care … you and your Mom is in my prayers. xx 🙂

  17. Fida | Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

    Hi Nancy, I’m just catching up on reading your blog posts and I wanted to say how sorry I am about the sudden passing of your mom and about you being sick with pneumonia. I’m happy to see from your more recent posts that you are feeling much better.


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