Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Daddy's Girl

Last night I got out of bed after laying there and tossing and turning. For some odd reason I could not sleep. So I got up and went on a cleaning spree while the rest of the house slept. Now this is not normal for me to not sleep like a baby ( of course when I say that I think WOW none of my baby's slept real well, they always seemed to wake up every few hours) But normally I sleep super. At about 3:00am I made it back to bed and tossed and turned until I fell asleep. Never went into a good sound sleep either.

So this morning early the phone rings. You know that ringing early that makes you look at the clock and think hmmmm I hope everyone I love is okay and this is not a bad call. Well it was a bad call but not the worst call I could have gotten. My step-mom called to tell my my daddy was in the hospital. His heart rate went into the high 150's last night and he had lots of other symptoms. Heart attack??? They are doing test today to see what is going on with him. She said they messed with him all night and he did not get to rest and sleep until about 3:00 am. WOW 3:00 am!!! Don't know if you think like me but my hair stood straight up. No wonder I could not sleep! I have always felt a deep connection to my parents. I have always been Daddy's girl!! I still am at 42. My brain knew something was wrong with my daddy and did not let me rest until he could. He is alive and talking so I am feeling better then I did first thing this morning. He was to retire on Friday of this week. He is now retired as of today!!! You can post all your get well wishes here or retirement congrats here too! He is my biggest follower of my blog and will be sure to see it. Show him the power of the Internet!! :)

I don't have any scrapbook talk for the moment but will work on it. If you can spare a prayer that my daddy heals quick and is back on his feet soon I would SO appreciate it!! His plan is to move from CA to OR to be near us. I would love more then anything to have time with my daddy! To have my daddy know his grandchildren better! Please God allow us this.
I love you daddy,
Your girl Stacey

39 comments:

Katirocks said...

Stacey, I'm so glad your dad is doing a little better.
I wish I could relate. I'm not at all close to my dad, & couldn't imagine even calling him daddy. I'm so glad there are good relations out there! It's what I want for my kids & their daddy!
Take care & hope all is well & he recovers quickly!
Your new blogger friend - Kate

Denise said...

Wow! Did this hit home!! I had a hard time sleeping last night too. It's cuz I was planning to go get some film developed that has been sitting in my old camera for the last 2 years. It's of my Daddy. The pictures are of him in the hospital the day before he died. I've been putting it off, but the anniversay of his death is on the 5th of September and his birthday is on Sat. Thought it was time to deal. I knew it would be hard to see those pictures, but just got them back this morning. I was fine, I thought, till I read this. I just lost it. A good cry, sometimes is the greatest thing. My prayers are with you and your family. Best wishes to your Daddy for a speedy recovery.

StephandBaylie said...

Stacey give your Dad get well hugs from Baylie and i. May he rest up and enjoy retirement like he deserves to!

Steph beachbaby said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your daddy. Tell hi to get better FAST and that we're all praying for him!
Love, Steph (beachbaby)

Natalie said...

I'm glade your dad is doing ok. I hope he keeps improving as the days pass. And that he and your family do not have to face something like this again. take care. tell your dad to get well soon!

Natalie from cafe mom

thebionicmom (Cindy) said...

Stacey, so glad he is doing well right now. Just so you know, I work with people that have heart attacks all the time and recover 100%, so keep the faith, sounds like he's going to pull thru just fine. Now he's just gotta stay healthy!
Cindy

AkRobin said...

Stacey, Sending much love and many prayers to your dad! Wishing him a speedy recovery and a long happy healthy retirement!!
Love & hugs to you too sweetie...

Anonymous said...

Wishing you all the best to your dad..Prayers said! I hope for you, a speedy recovery
Dolly

Holly S said...

Stacey,
Just popping over to send a great big GET WELL out to your dad. Here's hope for a speedy recovery and getting back on his feet...fast!!!!
Holly S ckmb-scrappie cat

Cemetery Artist said...

This is to Stacey's Daddy.

I'm an online friend of your wonderful daughter, who has quickly become someone I respect and admire. It is clear she loves you with all of her heart...so I hope you can feel the love she has for you while you heal. I'll be praying for your quick recovery.

Rita

Mary Lou said...

Hope your dad's heart attack wasn't too serious (though they are all scarey)!! Prayers and thought are with you! :)
Mary Lou

noel joy said...

i'm a daddy's girl too... much love to you and yours as he heels up.

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Liz said...

God bless you and yours as you go through this. ma y your father have a speed recovery with no side effects and be able to enjoy many years healthy in Jesus name!

take care and let us kno wif you need anything!

~Liz {CKMB-HICKSCHICK}

Sandy said...

{{{{HUGS}}} to you and your daughter. Hope you are back on your feet real soon and can make the move to Oregon. Take care. Sandy (CKMB)

Linda said...

You're very lucky to be so close to your dad. I am saying prayers and good wishes that he is up and around very soon. Medicine is amazing these days, you won't believe what they can do. Linda (CKMB linda in socal)

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey,

I want to wish you and your family warm hearted blessings through such a hard time. Look at it like an obstacle that all of your family members will pull through. One of life's great happenings. A special comment to "daddy"....it sounds like you have an amazing family and I wish you absolute happiness and good health from here on.
Take care,
Melissa (caydrensmom)

Erika/CKMB journeyfan said...

Ok, you are making me cry too. My dad passed away 14 years ago and the anniversary just passed. We did not have a connection like you two, but we were working on that when he left. I'm jealous of what you have with your daddy, and admire that you both appreciate it so. I wish him all the best in getting better so he can move to Oregon. Take care, both of you!

Amber said...

Stacy I am so sorry about our dad. My grandfather had a heart attack, but he is doing good now. I hope he has a great recovery. I will pray for you.

Michelle said...

I read your original thread on the CKMB today, & just want you to know I'm praying for your dad. It sounds like a very special connection & relationship that the two of you have. God bless him & his family. And please give him my best wishes on his retirement! He'll have lots of time on his hands now to spend with his loving family! Take care, Shelle's 2 Girls on the MB (Michelle)

Anonymous said...

TO DENISE'S DADDY. HOPE YOU ARE DOING OKAY. HERES TO A SPEEDY RECOVERY. I HAD A HEART ATTACK IN 1991 AND AM DOING FINE. GIVE IT THE GOOD FIGHT

Whippet said...

Stacey:

More good thoughts for your dad and your family. Hope he's feeling better in no time:-)

Anonymous said...

Sending happy thought to you and your family during this hard time. I hope that your dad has a speedy recovery:)

jennyscraps-ckmb said...

i love my daddy very much and after glancing over your daughters blog i know she loves you a lot too! get your self better soon! sending you get well hugs :o)

Anonymous said...

Stacey-
Prayers are being said for your Dad and your family. Hope that he will have a speedy recovery.

angie (CKMB- craftyscrapr)

Carly said...

I read about your Dad over at CKMB and just wanted to let you know I am keeping him in my prayer's. I was very close with my Dad as well, who also had a heart attack. It can be such a scary time. I hope he is feeling better soon. Carly (craftiegal at CKMB)

me said...

Wishing you and your dada all the best. :) It's amazing how connected we are to people we love - even when they are miles away. What a story.

Angelina said...

I am praying that healing is fast! God bless!

Sherri said...

I am so sorry you are going through this. I can soooo relate and want you to know Emily, Mikey, Mike and I are praying for a quick recovery so your Dad can enjoy his retirement!
Many Hugs your way!
-Sherri RI

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pamela said...

Stacey,
I just read about your daddy on Creating Keepsakes site. I wish your daddy the best of health and a speedy recover.
I talked to my daddy that lives in Louisiana, he's been to the doctor. He has an aneurysm (can't spell) behind his stomach and it's getting bigger. My daddy is 78 years old and has never really been sick. I'm the oldest of four girls and I live in Alabama so I don't get to see him but about once a year.
Sorry, I haven't seen your blog before. I wish your family best wishes and good health.
Your new blogger friend, Pam

Atomic Design Group said...

Hi,

Hope all is well. Good luck to you and your family.

Chris

Aunt Bree said...

Totally had experiences like that with my parents too. I saw your earlier post on the MB about scrapping this, I'd love to see what you do and see if it would help me scrap some about the connection my mom and I have.
Tell your dad that I hope he feels better soon! Rest and know that I will keep you both in my prayers.

scrappinmomma CKMB

Leea/CKMB luvzen2 said...

Thoughts and Prayers to you and your dad ......Hope for a speedy recovery

Nancy said...

I will likely be up early tomorrow morning, so I'll light a candle for him. I hope all turns out well.

M. Rose said...

Oh I can't wait to meet your Dad, and am so glad he is going to be okay. You know I didn't have a Dad (okay I did but he left this earth before I arrived) You're so lucky to have him to love!! And, he's so lucky to have you for a daughter!! You created your relationship with him and what a great job you both did - Love yah....

Anonymous said...

Stacey, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Your family is in my thoughts.
Hope he recovers quickly so he can enjoy a long and happy retirement. - Rachel

Steve said...

WOw, I'm glad to hear that you are doing better. So, you are one of Scraphappy's biggest blog fans...hey, you're just gonna HAVE to get better so that you can keep those HITS coming her way! Happy retirement too, a little more time on your hands now to get the NEW and BETTER way of eating and exercise down pat. Totally sending your way a "spare prayer" from my personal bowling alley! (using my hubby's account), All the best to you and yours, Joyce

Heidi said...

Hey Jim,
Don't be pulling this crap before you get up here! I still have a lot of hugs to catch up on : )
Feel better soon!!