Catching Up

  • By artistservicesllc
  • 10 Feb, 2016

So much has happened since I last posted. . . .

In my wildest dreams , I never thought in a million years that when I painted this beach scene that I would be living near a beach that looks very similar to this. My journeys have brought me as far east as I could possible go in the continental U.S. That brings me to explaining how I got so far away. 
This is my son, Jeremiah. He is the reason I find myself in Florida. As I was heading east to a Roadtrek rally in Nashville, I got a call from the hospital in Atlanta telling me that my son was dying of congestive heart failure. My son? My 34 year old son? I headed straight to Atlanta and drove over 18 hours to get to him before I lost him. I made it! He didn't die that night and thank God is still with me now. He is terminally ill and on hospice.  Things looked very bleak for awhile.
After nearly losing him a couple more times and another lengthy hospital stay, he managed to amaze everyone and get back on his feet. The prognosis still wasn't good but he was making progress.
During this time , my dear little Nicki passed away. She was 16 years old and it was her time to go. She had cancer and although it was hard to say goodbye, it was for the best as I didn't want her to suffer.
Even though it was really hard on him to travel, he made the best of it. He didn't want to die in Atlanta and was determined to find a place to live on the Florida coast. We explored the Destin area and down the Gulf side of Florida but that just didn't suit us. We headed down the east side of Florida and found an ideal place just outside of Jacksonville. It has turned into a Godsend as Jeremiah has gotten excellent medical care and actually is thriving here.
Not long after getting here we had to say goodbye to another friend. Jeremiah's beloved dog, George, died of complications to a simple procedure. He also had cancer, that we were unaware of until too late.
So to end this post on a good note, we have settled into the Florida lifestyle and are enjoying discovering new places. Jeremiah is improving and will be off of hospice soon. He is looking forward to continued good health in the future. Right now he's still a bit shaky but 2016 is looking much better.


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