Sunday, June 27, 2010

I will be out for awhile - I have had an accident -

Hello - I have started getting a few emails wondering where I am. I am sorry I haven't posted, but I have had an accident here on the farm -

Wednesday evening while out watering the donkeys - I was struck in the face with a bungee tie down strap. I was alone, Hubby had been out of town, and was on his way home. Thank God our Dr. Neighbor was just driving up the road, I could barely see her in the distance,  and I yelled for her. I have had one eye surgery - and will be going in on Tuesday to be examined... I have lost my right eye. They will start the processes and surgery's to get me a artificial eye as soon as they feel that my face and eye has healed enough.

First thing I want to say... I am OK - I will get through this, I have the most amazing Husband, family and friends that are here with me - I have two concerns and goals... One... I have to get back to coloring as soon as possible, and two I need to train my "good eye" (I say that loosely cuz I have always been as I said before blind as a bat and wore contacts) Now that eye will need to be trained and made stronger so I can get back to life and my second goal... Driving.

Things seem bad... but I have faith in God that this will all end up good. I am not going to let this get me down- it is not my personality to be depressed I am going to get through this and be just as good as new.. just one less eye -

I will try and post updates from time to time, but at the moment, the computer screen really strains my eye so I can't work on it for very long.

Thank you for the prayers and well wishes - I know I need the strength of all of my family and friends - including each of you -

HUGS and

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Cec said...

I am so sorry to hear about this accident and my thoughts are with you. You certainly have a positive outlook and with that kind of spirit, you will prevail. A friend had to have an artificial eye and it didn't take long before he was driving and playing golf so I am sure you won't be held back.
Hugs!
Cec

STAMPING SAM said...

I am so sorry to read about your accident...but with the positive attitude you have, you will be up and around in no time at all! And...you do sound like someone who listens to Dr's. orders!

Keeping you in my thoughts for a speady recovery!

Katie-Louise Oakley said...

Oh no - sorry to hear that Michelle - I hope you recover soon. Thinking of you xxxx

Deana said...

Please know that you are in my prayers. Your positive outlook will really help you through this. And you will get through this and still be the absolutely amazing person you are, only stronger. Sending you big, big, big hugs through the net...
Deana

StampOwl said...

Sorry to hear about your accident Michelle. Thinking of you and hope your are back coloring soon. {{{Hugs}}}

TA Carbone said...

Oh Michelle I am in tears here besides the goose bumps. I just knew in my gutt this morning something was wrong and thats why I wrote. You may be in Texas and me in NJ but after 2 years your get to know someone even though it is through the blogs and some emails. Thank God your neighbor was coming down the road at the time because I know how living in the country can be. Now go lay down and do as the doctor says.

We ALL Love Ya
TA

Courtney said...

I am so sorry to hear of your accident. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

~Courtney~

judy anderson said...

you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss seeing the donkeys for awhile however you take care.

Annie said...

OMG! I am glad you are alive but horrified at your accident. You are in my thoughts and I will light a candle for you.
love and hugs,
annie x

Helene said...

Oh Michelle I am so sorry to hear about your accident. You are so spirited and full of life I am sure you'll get through this.
Love ya sweetie.

Sheri said...

I am so sorry. Your strong determination will get you through. I know a couple of people with artificial eyes and they do just fine. I know that you will as well. Your are a very strong lady. God Bless

Sharyn Davis said...

Oh my dearest Michelle,
My heart is heavy reading your news. Please take the hugs I am sending with this email and wrap yourself inside of them.
I think I told you before that I am a nurse, but more so a caring friend to you right now.
Take one day at a time. Just like you are already. You are very much loved and respected.
All your buddies on the farm and those of us spread all over the country are pulling for you.
I promise to pray everyday for your speedy recovery.

anja said...

hi michelle,
i'm sorry to read this,
believe in your self and in ther rest.thinking of you.
hugs anja

Rainmac said...

I am so, so sorry to read about your accident, sending you lots of positive thoughts and big bear hugs xxx

Martinas Welt said...

Oh my God...Michelle, I am quite shocked to read your bad news! I hope you will recover soon and please keep your positive attitude! My thoughts are with you!
Martina

Archies Mum said...

Michelle I am so sorry to hear your news and the result of your accident. Take care and hope all goes well for the road ahead. Yola x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Michelle, I am horrified to read of your accident & I am so, so sorry. As everyone has already said, stay positive, take care of yourself & know that there are so many of us all around the world thinking of you every day.

Much love, Kirsten.

Karen McAlpine said...

Oh Michelleo, I'm so sorry that you have been injured. I will keep you in my prayers. Our bodies have amazing healing capabilities. I have been struggling this summer too. I fell off a ladder and broke my arm. I have been working on cards anyways, as you say, training myself to use my left hand for everything. I can use the fingers on my right hand a little. You certainly have the right attitude. Us crafters can't be stopped!
Take care.

Penni said...

Oh my Michelle - I am so sorry to hear of your accident. You are in my thoughts.

Take care.

Hugs
Penni
X

lynmcf said...

I am so sorry to hear about your accident. Healing thoughts sent to you.

nicky.pegg1 said...

What a wonderful strong positive woman you are, an inspiration to us all. Prayers to the Doctors, your family and you. Nicky - Nottingham, England

Diana said...

Wishing you a very speedy recovery! You have exactly the mindset to reach all of your goals. We are all praying for you.

Beth S said...

OMG Michelle I couldn't believe what I was reading. I know with your attitude and support you will do just fine. I know several people who have lost an eye due to accidents and they have adjusted to life in an excellent fashion with time and healing. Sending you hugs and strength to get thru this. Oh and furry friends help so much as well.

Marie said...

My God! Poor you! Keep strong and positive! I'll be thinking of you and your family.
xMarie

Jilli said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your accident and will be sending you lots of healing thoughts! Be strong! Hugs Jillix

Yvonne said...

Oh no!! What a terrible accident you've had. From the Netherlands I send you lots of love and strenght to get thru this. Also for your hubby. You're in my thoughts and keep positive! Hugs, Yvonne

Aunty Sue said...

Oh my how horriblee and such a terrible accident. Gosh if i take my glasses off everything more than a foot away is blurred and loosing my sight is my worse nightmare. You are so brave and with your attitude i know you will get through this. Please take care sending hugs.

Oma said...

Michelle - I am keeping you in my prayers and that all goes well. What a blessing to have such a supportive husband and close friends to help you.

Sonja said...

So sorry to read about your accident. Hope you will recover soon.
Sending you best wishes.

Kendra said...

I am so sorry to hear this....I hope you are up and at 'em soon. I have to admire your spirit, and I'm sure you will be just fine!

Kittie said...

Michelle, I will keep you in my prayers. I am terribly sad to hear this awful news. Please know that you are in my thoughts. Take god care of yourself. YOu have a wonderful and positive attitude. Love and hugs to you, Kittie

Mary Lou said...

I am sad that you had this accident-- your attitude is sooooo moving Hun!! My prayers are with you and well wishes through all the surgeries.
Hugs and Love

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Oh my dear I'm so happy to read you! I was SO in sorrow after reading the news yesterday and getting the call from Heidi. You are so strong and my thought are with you every minute! I miss and love you like a sis hun :)

Big hugs to you
Jay Jay

Janette said...

I am so very sorry to hear this has happened to you,how awful,your so brave to get on with it like you are,I so hope things go well for you,please take care.xxxxx

Rhonda Miller said...

I am sorry to hear about your accident. I'll be praying for you that you can get your prosthetic and get your left eye trained quickly. Take care of yourself.

Tamar B said...

Oh Michelle, I am so sorry to read about your accident. You sound so brave and full of faith!!
I have been following your blog from Israel for some time now and I am always amazed to see your work. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope you come back to us real soon.
Sending you all the best
Tamar

Mina said...

oh my goodness Michele how brave are you, my thoughts, best wishes and hugs are with you for a speedy recovery
Mina xxx

K. Joy said...

Oh, my goodness! I am so sorry!!! I'll be praying for you! I hope that you can adjust quickly and everything. And that you can get back to card making and coloring quickly! Take care! I'll check back for updates on how you do.

The Crafting Cook said...

OMG, Michelle- couldn't belief what had happened to you- such a freak accident. Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery and hope you can try to get back to as normal as possible soon. Thoughts go out to you & your family. Take care, love Teresa xx

Kip said...

You have an amazing attitude, good for you!!! Heal quickly!

lisi said...

michelle, you have a precious attitude. i am hoping w/you that you will have the abilities that you desire to complete... you are an encouragement to me, and i've never met you/or know you. blessings over you and your family and i'm asking for god to completely restore you, his will be done in you and through you as you press forward towards all god has and will give you!
lisette cole (shannan's friend)

PattiM said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about your accident, Michelle. Sending {{{{{{PRAYER'S & HUG'S}}}}}} Praying for a quick healing.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness Michelle!!! I am so sorry to hear this! I'm sending lots of prayers to you and you heal quickly and can get back to crafting/coloring! You definitely will be able to drive again!!! My Grandma was diagnosised with a brain tumor when she was 24 years old and the tumor ended up taking over one of her eyes and they had to remove it. She's only had one eye since she was 24 yrs old. I wanted to share this with you because my Grandma is a HUGE stamper/card maker and she colors with Copics and drives to the store...so have faith you will get to do everything that you love yet! :) Thinking of you hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Randi WS said...

This was really sad.. I'm so sorry 'bout this accident, but as you say: You'll get through it!! ;)
Get well soon!
Best wishes and lots of prayers, Randi

Jo said...

Oh my goodness Michelle what a shock, I am so pleased that you are OK and with your positive attitude and determination you will be back soon. We shall all miss your wonderful creations and those adorable animals of yours but you have to come first. Don't go over doing things and take care, remember we are all behind you. Lots of hugs and get well wishes Jo x

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Wow, look at all the comments here...I hope you know how many of us care about you! I am sending hugs and prayers. So thankful that your neighbor was there just when you needed help! I wish I was closer to help with things. Take care!

Suzanne said...

Oh Michelle I am so sorry but I guess you don't want sympathy from your positive post.. so I will send all my love from over the water and think about you every day. Love and hugs Sue xxx

Marga said...

Michelle whe live far away buth now that I'm thinking off you. Just like Diane I wish I was closer to help with things.Take care and big big hugs.

Carol Dee said...

Michelleo - Oh My Goodness. What a terrible accident. I have only just begun to follow your blog. I am anxious to see more of your fun animals and crafty cards. But 1st. You must take care of yourself. I will check back to see how you are doing and add you to my prayers. Hugs...

Bev said...

You are one amazing lady sweetheart. I am so glad you're home and so positive. You will be in my thoughts and prayers (wish I was closer to help out. Take care and all the good wishes in the world are being sent your way xxxxxx

athleticsecretary said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Get well soon.

Sandra said...

Oh my Michelle! I am so glad you had such wonderful neighbors that stopped to help. Always think positive. Sending very good thoughts your way for a speedy recovery.

Hugs!

Jane said...

Sending you huge, huge hugs Michelle hun, I've been so worried about you since I heard about your accident on the JM forum hun, it is great to "hear" from you. hugs, Jane xxxx

joey said...

Hi Michelle

I dont stop by often but just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your positive outlook is so very inspiring.

Warmest of wishes
Joey.xxx

Jessica said...

Wow, how very aweful and so sad. I will pray for you, that you will heal quickly and that your recovery and adjusting to this will go well. My dad lost an eye on my 15th birthday, so I am just remembering what he went through and am so saddened for you and how tough it must be. Keep the faith and know that you are being prayed for! Hugs, Jessica

Lisa Summerhays said...

So sorry to hear about your accident! Thank goodness for good neighbor doctors. Hope the best for you. Glad you have family and friends to support you too.

sophiesmama said...

God bless you Michelle! Keep that positive attitude, honey...God will get you through this! You're
such an inspiration, and a testimony to what God can do when we just have faith! You're in my prayers, girl!
Hugs,
Mary

Shannan Teubner said...

Michelle, I am praying for you, and have asked my FB friends to pray as well. Please know you are in our thoughts, and like Lisette, I am so encouraged by your attitude. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Monica said...

I am so sorry to read your news. I will lift you up in prayers! I love that you have such a positive attitude and know that God will take care of you! Praying for your strength to get through this and a speedy recovery! Hugs!

Frances said...

OMGoodness Michelle, I've not commented in a while but have still been following/lurking all this time and am so shocked to read this. What a freak accident but such a blessing that your neighbour was passing by when they did.

I wish you all the best in your recovery process and know that with such a positive mindset and the support of your husband and family you will get through this.
Take care & big big hugs, Fran xx

Holly said...

Oh my gosh, how scary. It's so great that you have a wonderful upbeat, positive attitude. That will help you through anything, along with some hugs and prayers. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers.

Marisa said...

So sorry to hear about your accident, but I know that with your positive attitude, support of family and friends, and everyone's prayers and best wishes, you will soon be back in the swing of things.
Hugs
Marisa

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of your accident. Our son lost his eye when he was 10 years old. Bless you and I will keep you in my prayers. I love to live life on the farm through your wonderful pictures and sharing of lifes events. Hugs Ann Lind

scrappinlil said...

I am so sorry to hear about your accident. I hope all things go well and your surgery goes well. My prayers are with you.

Linda w said...

Michelle I am so sorry to hear about your accident. Must have been a scary thing to have happen. Yea for your family (two and four legged) to surround you with love.

stamp on...

Rufus said...

You have one of the most upbeat spirits that I've encountered. Both when times are good and now when they aren't. I know that you'll have down times, but your attitude will define how you continue. You will be fine. You'll be back to driving and crafting and 'putering before you know it. In the meantime please know that you are in all our thoughts and hearts. Take it easy and remember Rome wasn't built in a day or even a week!
Thinking of you,
R/

Shirl said...

I'm soo sorry to hear about your accident, Michelle. I do wish you speedy recovery and hope the surgery goes well.

Take good care,
Shirl

Heather x said...

Sorry to hear about your accident Michelle, hope you aren't feeling too sore and that all goes well with your surgery :)
Take all the time you need, we will all be here when you get back :)
*hugs* Heather x

Redlady said...

So sorry to hear of your accident Michelle.
Please know that all your email friends will be thinking of you and sending their love.
God Bless.
Hilda

debby4000 said...

Sending you loads of hugs and to let you know we're all here to help you through this and reach your goals.
luv
Debby

stardustgemsandribbon said...

So sorry to hear of your accident Michelle.
Thinking of you and sending you lots of love.
Carole x

Bobbi said...

I am so sorry to hear about your accident. I hope all goes well tomorrow. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Niki said...

Michelle,
I'll be praying for you. I'm so sorry to hear of your accident, and hope you have a speedy recovery. Your faith and optimism are wonderful assets--use them fully!

Niki

Lacey Stephens said...

Oh my goodness, Michelle!! I don't even know what to say. But I know that God will bring you through this. You are in my thoughts and prayers, hun!! I pray that God surrounds you with friends and family who will support you in every way. I pray that God gives you strength in your good eye and healing for the rest of your body. I pray for rest and peace with everything else in your life. Sending you big hugs from Florida!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com

Linda Bien said...

MICHELLE!!!! Wow!! How awful! I'm so glad you're doing well, though. You BE SURE and do whatever is required for you to "drive" back up to your compouter and stamping space!! We will miss your wonderful posts, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you ALWAYS!!!

Linda Bien
Bedford

Spicey Cat Chick said...

Sending lots of positive vibes your way. I am refreshed by your positive attitude and know you'll be back in your coloring seat soon. I'm praying that God will be with the medical staff caring for you, provide constant love and support to you and your family and friends affected by that darn bungee, that all your fur babies find comfort while their mommah is healing, and that you will come out of this journey even stronger and more awesome. I know He has you in His hand as He's already surrounded you with angels. {{{{{HUGS}}}}} from Minnesota.

Ila said...

Oh Michelle..I'm so sorry to hear about this terrible accident. I'm also glad though that it wasn't worse. I'm praying your recovery is speedy...and that you'll soon be back doing the things you love. Sending you a Great Big Hug!!...Keeping you in my Thoughts and Prayers..Ila

dawnmarieg said...

Oh my Michelle! I really hope you are ok!! You are being very brave and you are in my thoughts and prayers.xxx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Oh my goodness what a terribly unfortunate accident! I am so . glad that the dr. just happened by at that time so you had some help. You have a very positive attitude and I will be praying for you to keep it and to be strong through the coming days of recovery
please take care of yourself and a speedy recovery!

Basteltiger´s Welt said...

I know you through JayJay and the challenges you two are having.

You are such a fighter, strong and head up, I am really admiring your character for this.

I really hope that you will achieve both of your challenges as soon as possible and that you keep your positive spirit even when times get rough.

I am with you in my thoughts.
Nadine

Joan B said...

I don't know you but want to extend my best wishes to you. I am sure you will achieve your goals! hugs

Wendy said...

Oh Michelle, I am so sorry to hear this from you. You are a fighter though and will not let this stop ou in anyway!! Keep you chin up and I'm sue we'll see you back to coloring and driving in no time!!!

Hugs
Wendy
Digital Delights

Bubbles said...

Oh my goodness Michelle, what an awful accident. You were so lucky to have your neighbour coming home when they did. I so hope you have a speedy recovery. My auntie lost an eye and now has an artificial one due to a road accident, she gets on fine, she drives and does everything she used to, so please don't worry.
Sending you very best wishes and lots of (((hugs)))
Joanne x

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

geee.. dear Michelle... iam so terribly sorry sweetie.
iam sitting here iam totally shocked.
sweetie.. you can do that.. you are a very strong woman! iam glad somebody was close to help you and you have not been hurt even more.

i will pray for you and your speedy recovery.

big hugs from me and my family
love
claudia

Lorraine said...

oh hunni i am so sorry about your accident and can i just say i think your amazing you have such a good attitude to what has happened to you ,you are such a strong person and i just know you will pull through this 100% my thought are with you and i am sending grat big cyber hugs your way
ready................................................GOTCHA MWAH take care huni thinking of you always
hugs
Lorraine xx

Nicola said...

I am so sorry about your accident. Your positive attitude is inspiring. I wish you a speedy recovery.

Hugs
Nic

Christine said...

Wow, I'm so sorry but with your attitude and the love of crafting, I know you will reach your goals soon!

Blessings,
Christine

Rosette said...

Oh my!!!

I hope you will be better soon Michelle. Keep strong, we are supporting you as much as we can!! Huggies hun xxx You are in my prayers

Karen said...

Hi Michelle, so sorry to hear your news, but you have great strength and a fantastic attitude and I just know that this along with the love and support of your family will help you through this. Will be thinking of you during this difficult time for you all.
Hugs.
Karen x

lin70 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. You sound really posotive though which is really good. With your posotive attitude i'm sure you will be crafting and driving in no time.
Big Big Hugs
Lin
xxxxx

Cindy Adachi said...

Michelle
My thoughts are with you. I usually hit your blog up at the start of the week (mondays) but was a day late and stunned to read of your accident.
Get well soon.

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Michelle
I was so sorry to hear about your accident but reading your blog you are full of determination and not letting it get you down, so I will wish you a speedy recovery,
Hugs
Christine x

paola said...

Hi Michelle
I was so shocked and sadened by the tradgedy of this accident, i wish you a speedy recovery and strength during this difficult transition. My prayers are with you
smiles
Paola

Kellie Winnell said...

Hi Michelle,

I am so sorry to hear about your accident you will be in my thoughts and I am wishing you a speedy recovery and good luck with all that eye training and look after yourself. Your positive attitude is an inspiration to everyone!

Hugs Kel xx

SannaS said...

So sorry to hear about your accident, wishing you a speedy recovery and all the best!!
Sending you lots of hugs!! =)
SannaS x

Diamond Doll said...

Michelle so sorry to hear about your accident,it sounds like you are a strong willed woman and will get through this .I,m sending you (((((BIG HUGS)))))
Trish (-:

Caroljenks said...

Michelle I'm so sorry to read about your accident. I praise you for your attitude and commitment to achieving your goals - keep that up :)
I just wish I didn't live the other side of the planet - any excuse to 'pop over' and I'd be there to 'help' you in your craftroom or with your animals!!!

Sending you huge hugs and love,

Carol x

Allison Cope said...

Wow Michelle! You have gone through a lot! Sending you healing prayers and hugs your way. I hope you get back to colouring soon and that your wounds are ion the mend. Take care!

Wendalyn said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your accident. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Danni said...

I am so sorry to hear about your accident Michelle! Healing prayers for you and hope you're not gone too long!!

The Wired Angel said...

I am so saddened to hear this Michelle.. I only hope that you are without pain and on the mend. Sending huge hugs and kisses, Peggy x

Caroline said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. You have an amazingly positive attitude. You're in my thoughts and prayers. :)

Angel said...

michelle I am so Sorry to hear about your accident my love and prayers go out to you and your family, that you are up and crafting agin soon you have such a posative outlook on life which is the best way to be sending love hugs and kisses xxxxx luv Chris F xxxxxx

mamacynsmith said...

Darlin' Michelle, it matters not that you know me, I know your need, prayers and His blessing on your and yours.. Inky hugs and Happy stamp~y cynD

Christine said...

Michelle, I was so upset to hear of your accident but I am glad to hear that you are feeling positive and ready to fight and not let this get you down. You've got a lot of people who are pulling for you and will be there for anything that you need. Best wishes and prayers for your fast recovery.
xoxo, Christine

Cheryl Walker said...

Michelle, Im sooo sorry to hear about your accident hun! I hope and pray that you will be back coloring as soon as its made possible! God bless you hun, and take care!

Sending hugs your way!!!
Cheryl

Marie said...

Oh my Michelle - I am so sorry to hear of your accident. You are in my thought, swishing you a speedy recovery and all the best!!

Linda S. said...

Michelle, Like so many others, I am shocked to read of your accident, but relieved to read that you will be O.K. You are surrounded by loving family and your "Furry Friends" that want to help you recover....so LET them help. Keeping you in my thoughts for a speedy recovery. Take care.
Linda S. in NE

cats whiskers said...

Hi Sweetie sending you the biggest cyber hugs ever, so sorry to hear this but with your wonderful attitude I am sure you will be back with us soon, I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers hun. Cannot wait to see you back with us all and I am sure with your strength it will not be too long. Sending you both my love and best wishes
Jacqui xxxxxx

mycardz said...

Ohh Michelle! My God woman, you are my hero. Seriously. You are so in my thoughts and prayers. What a trooper you are. Isn't it just like you to not whine and cry at a time like this. Well, woman, you better get better and be right back to where you belong . . . Right here, making smiles and joy for eveyrone in blogland. Take care sweetie... prayers to you for a quick recovery. hugz, Mary

Irena said...

Michelle, very sorry for what happened.
First I want to say that the important thing is that it not happened something worse than that.
Now you must be strong not to fall into depression, positive thinking at least as far as possible. Do not give up, you can cope with everything.
Say you: This will pass.
May God watch you and protect you!

Elizabeth said...

I am so sorry to hear of your accident. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

ribenaruby said...

My heart goes out to you Michelle, you're a real positive trooper and a wonderful crafter with so much talent to show on your blog,you will be in my prayers and thoughts, sending you comforting hugs, Ruby x

Ingrid said...

Hi Michelle, I'm so sorry for you that you had this accident. It must be so hard for you. And yes, you can count on my prayers. I really admire you that you don't get depressed. Wish you all the best and much love.
Hugs Ingrid

Tara said...

I'm so sorry to learn of your bad news Michelle and I think you will need to draw on your faith in God and the love and support of your family, but I'm sure that with the attitude you've got you will get back to doing what you love sooner than you imagined!
Sending you big, healing hugs for a speedy recovery.... Tara xx

pixie sparkle said...

Hi Michelle
So sorry to hear that you're hurt. Wishing you a speedy recovery so you can get crafty again.
Love
Charmayne, SG

Andrea said...

Hi Michelle! I came across your story from one of the gals at Alota. I am so sorry to hear that you have to go thru this but I am so happy to hear that your attitude ROCKS and that you are so positive. You really are a special person like everyone has been saying.... will be praying for you.... Hugs.....

Anonymous said...

Michelle,

You are such a brave person. I am so sorry this happened to you. You will be in my prayers for a return to health with your eyes. God Bless you Michelle.

Rene

Toneloni * Tonje said...

Hi Michelle
I am so sorry to hear about your accident. But with your strength and support from family and friends, I'm sure this will go well. I send you strength, courage, and I'll have you in my prayers

Lots of love and hugs from
Tonje

Becky said...

I am so sorry to hear about your accident. But you are right, you are blessed with a strong and committed family and your faith in God. You will be in my prayer.

Lydia said...

You are incredible. You have my prayers and complete admiration for your grace and strength.

Lim said...

Dear Michelle,
I am so sorry to hear about this accident and my thoughts are with you. I know you are a strong woman and you will be coloring and driving, not doubts about that. You are such a brave and amazing person!!!
I wish you the best.
God bless you!
Hugs and Love,
LIM

Gibmiss said...

Hi Michelle
So sorry to hear about your accident how awful for you ...you seem a very strong person..and i know you will pull through
hugs and much love
Sylvie
Gibraltar xxxxx

Monica said...

I am so sorry to hear about your unfortunate accident, Michelle. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope that you are able to resume your normal routine as soon as possible.
Hugs,
Monica

Jóna said...

Oh Michelle, I am horrified to read of your accident and I am so, so sorry. I have to say you take this in an extremely positive way, you are brave and sensible and I hope you can stay that way, take care of yourself. You are in my prayers.
Big and warm hugs from me.

cheribella said...

Michelle...There are no words to express my empathy for you right now. I have followed your blog for a couple of years now and it is one of my very favorite's.
I still have a posting on my blog of your last baby, right after she as born and your hubby was holding her.
You are so talented and also driven that I'm sure the Lord will have you back to making cards soon. In the meantime I will add my prayers to all of the others that are being sent your way.
Hugz,
Cheri

Broni said...

Michelle, I'm so sorry to hear about your accident, but I am so inspired by your positivity and faith! You WILL get back to where you want to be! I'm sending my thoughts and prayers for your recovery along with big hugs.

Kathi said...

Dear Michelle,
I am feeling with you and sending lots of warm hugs your way. You are always in my heart!
XOXO Kathi

okienurse said...

You know what they say about being unable to keep a good...down? I didn't want the h word around the donkeys but... You are tough and a keeper! Will be following to see how things go. Can't offer any advice...seems you have a plan. You are in my prayers!

Dee said...

So Sorry to hear this. My Prayers are with you and your family. So thnakgful that you have the love and support of such a wonderful family.

Craftyanny said...

oh my goodness Michelle how brave you are. You must've been terrified whilst on your own.
Thanks goodness your neighbour heard your cries.
My thoughts, paryers, best wishes and hugs are with you for a speedy recovery.
Anne x

Francie G. said...

Praying for you speedy recovery! Blessings!

Lauretta See said...

OH MICHELLE i am so sorry to read this... You are amazing, keeping the high spirit and all.. WOW!! You go girl! I am sending all good vibes down your way... You lost an eye.. but you still have life! I love your spirit!

Take care sweety!! BIG HUGS! XXXX

Deb said...

Hun, I am so terribly sorry to hear about your accident, I wish for you a speedy recovery and that your good eye becomes strong quickly to allow you to meet your goals. You have such strength and I am sure you will quickly achieve your goals and be colouring again soon! my thoughts are with you, big hugs Debx

Anonymous said...

What a frightening situation! I'm so sorry it led to the loss of your eye. Your positive attitude & courage is so inspiring. Wishing you a swift recovery. Big Hugs, Karli

One Creative Queen said...

Oh my!! I am so sorry to hear about the accident and loss of your eye - I cannot imagine. Your faith and outlook are inspiring. I have been dealing with some issues I thought were difficult...but you put my junk in perspective. You are amazingly strong, positive, faithful, loving, and spunky. It is only when God puts unexpected events in our lives that we truly learn the full capabilities He has given us. I'm sure you will go through periods of anger, resentment, grief, hope, and a myriad of other emotions...but keep your strength. It will help you more than you can imagine.

So will those amazing friends and family you spoke of. There is nothing better than a good friend or family member, just being there. They don't have to fully understand your situation to feel the pain you're in. Lean on them - lean on everyone. Any one of us will be more than happy to help in any way we can...and remember, when you ask for someone's help, it's usually a bigger gift you give the giver, than they give you.

You're in my thoughts, prayers, and heart. I will keep checking in on your progress - and take as much time as you need. You're loved and will be back at "normal" before you even realize it!

xx,
Katherine

A Cards Delight said...

Hey girl! You have a road to travel and you will do fine with just a few bumps. My father lost his left eye when he was 17. He faked an eye exam with the Army and served three years over seas. Afterwards there was nothing that he could not do. In fact I never knew he was blind in the one eye until I was much older. He is 87 now and has lived fullfilled life. I know he is not you, I am hoping when you hear others stories it helps you see the light at the end of the tunnel. Speedy recovery and give your donkey's a hug for me! God bless.

Monica-FC said...

I am so sorry to hear about your accident. going thru that is tough but you have the right attitude for it. a happy onme and plenty of faith. I am going blind and deaf and have already lost my right eye and I walk with a sight cane for the blind. plus i wear 2 hearing aides and my hearing is getting worse each day. SOOOO, I know just what you are going thru. it is hard for me to do things with my cards but if i jkeep to simple and try things i know i can do everything is just fine and i can still do what I love the most stamp/scrap. I am so glad you have support around in this as that what we all need when something comes up. my husband is mine. your family is yours. how great is that. :)

diane mcvey said...

I am so very sorry to read about your tragic accident. I hope that you are healed and able to get your "new eye" very soon.
My Mom lost one of her eyes many years ago, and she did drive again and do all the things she had previously done.
I wish you the very best, a speedy recovery, and many blessings. BIG HUGS!!! :D

Grandma Nancy said...

I am so sorry about your accident and the loss of your eye. You have a wonderful attitude and faith. I know you will recover and be back doing all the things you love. God bless you!

cabio's craft corner said...

I am terribly sorry to hear about your accident Michelle. Hope things are getting better and better everyday for you. You definitely need stamping and coloring therapy to heal!!
Wish you all the best best!!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my goodness Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about the accident. You have such an amazing outlook and positive attitude that I am sure you will be back doing your favorite things soon.

Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Hugs, Kelly

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Girl! God has truly blessed you with a "WINNING" spirit and I know you'll be fine. There's just too much to do. Take Care of yourself.
Keeping you in prayer.

Vina said...

I just learned about your accident via 7kidscollegefund blog & I just wanted to offer my thoughts & prayers for your speedy & peaceful recovery! Stay strong & take care of yourself!!
hugs, Vina

Maricelle said...

God Bless you and hope for your speedy recovery.
Maricelle from SWEDEN

Mary Friederichsen said...

Praying that you feel Our Lord's tender embrace and His healing Grace!

My dear friend lost her eye to a post-op infection, and now has a artifical eye. She is now doing well, but I know that there are times where she is frustrated and upset. I only say that so that you don't get to hard on yourself if you experiance that yourself and that you allow others to help you when you have times like these. Your Faith in the Lord will bring you thru it all as well as the support that you have around you! As well as all of us out here in blogland that will be praying for you!
Take care of yourself and

May God Bless you and Heal you,
Mary

Sharon said...

I was so sorry to hear about your accident Michelle. Wishing you all the best for a very speedy recovery.

Annika said...

I am so sorry to hear about your accident - have been a lurker on your blog for almost a year and always admire your wonderful work and bright spirit! You are incredibly strong - I know you will get through it. Lots of hugs from far-far away land of Ireland! If I had any magic healing fairy dust I would post a bucket load on your way right now!
Hugs
Annika The Messy

mjnix said...

God Bless you...Stay strong

Lynda Nielsen said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH my goodness Michelle, What an incredibly strong person you are. I don't know that I could be as brave as you are! I can see your determination, and I know that you will make it through this horrific accident. I know things seem bleak right now, but I can tell you that where I work, our school nurse has one artificial eye. And she does lots and lots of different things, including driving. You would never know. You too will get there! Keep the faith and know that we are all supporting you!
Many blessings, and wishes for a speedy recovery.
Biggest Hugs,
Lynda

Tiffany said...

Oh dear. I just learned about your accident from 7kids post. I'm terribly sorry and pray for your speedy recovery. Keep the faith.
Tiffany

Daisydaze said...

Ijust found your blog today, and was so sad to read this had happened to you. You sound like a very strong woman, and I am glad you have a strong support system as well. You have my prayers for recovery and training your eye to continue the wonderful things you create. Best wishes.

Jessica said...

You are a strong & postive woman! May God bless you through this "bump in the road". I say that because with your positive attitude everything will work out. ;)

Jessica said...

You are a strong & postive woman! May God bless you through this "bump in the road". I say that because with your positive attitude everything will work out. ;)

Rach said...

Hello honey.. keep up the fabulous positive attitude babe...
thinking of you and sending you lots of healing vibes...
mwah..xxxx

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Oh Michelle, so sorry to hear your news. Thinking of you and sending huge positive vibes and hope you're on the road to recovery soon xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Michelle I am so very sorry that you have had this awful accident. Please know that you are in my thoughts and I wish you a speedy recovery! Take care.
big hugs
kim x

Pam said...

I am so sorry and am keeping you in my thoughts and praryers for a speedy recovery. Hugs

PBrown9624 said...

So Sorry to hear of your terrible accident. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. It sounds like you are taking this quite well. I'm sure that will help tremendously in the healing process!
Take care of yourself.
Pam Brown

Niki Estes said...

Oh, Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about your accident. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH my sweet, Michelle!!! My love and prayers are with you and I'm sending big hugs from Canada!!! Sorry you are having to deal with this but it sounds as though you have the most wonderful attitude!! Much love to you, sweetie!!

JACKIE said...

Sending you hugs and get well wishes from Scotland...hugs Jackie xx

Vanja said...

Hi Michelle! So sorry to hear about your accident, you will get through it, just keep your faith strong! You are a great person and an amazing crafter and I admire you so much!!
Sending you lost of hugs
Vanja

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you. Sending thoughtsand prayers your way. Meredith from Perth Western Australia

Deb said...

Heard about your accident - such a shame, but you have an amazing outlook and a strong belief that God will get you through this. Best of luck Michelle - my prayers are with you!!

Deb T. from Canada

Sandy Hulsart said...

Sending well wishes your way for a speedy recovery and that you are back to your beloved crafts soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

flati said...

Oh my Michelle.... I am so sorry to hear of your accident. You are in my thoughts.
Hugs, Sonja xx

My name is Wynneth said...

So sorry to hear of your accident, how awful for you. Sending prayers and hope things work out as well as they can for you with the surgeries and training for your good eye.
hugs
wynneth
x

mckinkle said...

Wishing you a speedy journey down the road of recovery.

What an amazingly positive lady you are, that strength of character will help you deal with everything.

Best wishes
Keryn x

Lorraine A said...

with your lovely positive attitude I am sure you will recover from this nasty accident very quickly x x The whole of blogland is thinking of you and wishing you well sweetie x x x

sending you BIG gentle hugs x x x
luv
Lols x x x

Shelly said...

Hi Michelle

I'm so sorry to hear about your ordeal, it must have devastating for you. I have a horse and know about the dangers of looking after animals, but I suppose you never think something bad will happen. I sincerely wish you a speedy recovery, and hope that this will not discourage you from crafting but will instead make your will to craft even stronger. Your cards a truly beautiful! Sending hugs, Michelle (Shelly) x

Teres said...

oh no!!! I am so sorry to read about your terrible accident:(
Big hugs from Teres (sweden)

Jo said...

Michelle I'm so sorry and shocked to hear of your accident...thank goodness someone was close at hand to help you. Your positive attitude is inspiring honey and I know that very soon you will be firing on all cylinders again. Wishing you a speedy recovery with lots of hugs from me and my boys xxx

Jerusha said...

Michelle, I am so so so sorry to hear about your accident and will pray that God will be with you at this time and that he will heal your eye and that you will be able to be back to crafting very soon. xox

BA said...

dear michelle
sorry to hear about your accident thinking of you and hope your are back coloring soon.
big xoxo BA

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle
I have only just found out about your accident, I am so sorry. I am praying for a speedy recovery for you, and will keep you in my prayers, try to keep strong.
take care
love & hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

gila said...

Oh, wie tut mir das so leid, michelle, ich wünsche dir alles liebe und viel kraft
lg gila

Mel said...

Sending you all my love and well wishes at this trying time
big hugs
Mel x

Anesha said...

So very sorry to hear your news. Sending you prayers and I admire your attitude. Hugs

xxxtglxxx said...

Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about your accident, like other comments above me, I was bought to tears and had goosebumps.
I am so pleased you are staying positive, and I hope you can achieve your goals as soon as you are able. :)
Take care, and keep strong

hugs
alisonx

xxxtglxxx said...

Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about your accident, like other comments above me, I was bought to tears and had goosebumps.
I am so pleased you are staying positive, and I hope you can achieve your goals as soon as you are able. :)
Take care, and keep strong

hugs
alisonx

Marcea said...

My darling Michelle, I was so upset when Bev told us all of your accident on the JM blog. I have been thinking of you and am so relieved to hear you are coping with this terrible accident. You have such spirit and are a real fighter. We are all here for you sweetie. With all my love and best wishes
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

RubyM:) said...

though i don't know you personally and i have seen you visit me before.I do remember your picture with your sweet donkey.I feel terrible and a bit shaken of the whole accident.You are a strong woman more power to you.Thank goodness that the dr was passing by!!!! I wantto wish you a speedy recovery and just to let you know ALL YOUR CYBER BUDDIES ARE THINKING OF YOU!!Your definatley not alone.Always rememeber that were praying for you and i will definatley keep checking on your blog for updates.I AM SOOO SORRY (((hugs)) With much love and concern,RubyM:)

Allison said...

Oh Michelle, this sucks for sure! I have total confidence in your determination to pull through. My mom is a donkey lover (they are her symbol of strength) so I have sent her pics from your blog more than once. I am off to buy that stamp and then will make some donkey cards for her in your honor. I am thinking of you!

Loopylou!! said...

michelle, i was told about your accident by a friend today and I came to the blog to see how it had happened. I am in awe to find such an amazingly brave lady with such a strong sense of faith and i think you are awesome.keeping you in my thoughts hun xxxxx

Messi Jessi said...

I was so sorry to hear about your accident and my thoughts are with you - please know there are people all over the world thinking of you, and I know your faith will guide you through. A million hugs and best wishes, from Jessi in Norfolk, England xxx

A New Crafter said...

May you have a speedy recovery, we are tested every day and sure you will get through this, thankfully your neighbour was able to help as matters could have been much worse. I am new to crafting and admire the beautiful creations that may of you are so talented at creating - good luck to you and hope you get back to feeling well once again, Anne (Scotland).

Jennifer N. said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Your upbeat attitude in the face of adversity will speed your recovery along that much faster. May this just be a "blip" in the radar of life someday!
-Jennifer Nenni

Piali said...

Oh Michelle!! I'm so sorry to hear about your terrible accident...wishing you a very speedy recovery.
All the crafty world loves you a lot..we all are praying for you...
HUGS~
Piali.

RobynAnn said...

Michelle, I am so sorry that you had this accident.. Omg You are one strong women!! Please take it one day at a time.. Mourn that eye if you have to... Being strong is great being too strong can be harmful.. You will be back on your feet and crafting in no time at all.. Take the time to rest and don't push it, it will all come back to you I'm sure!..

You are a very talented lady and
I have the deepest respect for you. I wish you and yours all the best.

Big Hugs
Robyn

Sue said...

So sorry to hear of your accident, I wish you a speedy recovery.
extra hugs
Sue xoxoxox

~*Joni said...

Michelle, as a mom of a soon to be 6 year old daughter who lost an eye to cancer 3 years ago, I want you to know that we have been through a range of emotions. I am here if you ever want to talk!! Just send me an email and I will happily give you my number. Sending you hugs and prayers - our strength is all yours...
Love, the Wilson family

Susan said...

I am so sorry to hear of your accident, injury and 'new" disability. I was newly disabled in 2005. You are right, you will survive, there will be some limits and changes but you are alive and that is what counts. You may deal with some depression in the coming weeks, do not fool yourself. THAT is OK, deal with it, let it wash over you and then be gone, it is when people do not have outlets or good support (me) that the depression takes hold.

I hold you up in prayer, not just for healing, and comfort, but also for strength and sense of contentment and triumph. lean on whoever allows you to, and let your "humanity" deal with this event as it will, in stages. God and your loved ones will get you through :)

Gentle hugs,
Susan

Mondy said...

ich bewundere ihre Stärke und wünsche ihnen alles gute für die Genesung.

Eine wunderbare tapfere Frau.


Gute Besserung wünscht ihnen

Moni

Donna said...

Michelle I'm so sorry about your accident, but with your positive attitude that will go a long way in your recovery, sending you best wishes and big hugs for a speedy recovery........keep positive
hugs
Donna xx

Househund said...

Wow What a terrible thing to have happend.
I've heard said.. that it's not what happens to us.. it's how we we deal with it that make us the person we are.

Your an inspiration to all of us

Wishing you courage..determination and love

xxRosxx

terrie said...

So sorry to read about your mishap
wishing you a speedy recovery and the love in your faith will keep you strong...take care

Rosa-kreattiva said...

guarisci presto, noi aspetteremo con pazienza e fare una preghiera per te che tutto possa andare nel verso giusto... kiss dall'italia

debbies said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your accident and keeping you in my prayers!

Martine said...

oh my goodness, i cant believe i am only hearing about this now, where in heck have i been, i am so so sorry darlin, i cant even imagine how you must be feeling, i am sending you all my love and hugs darlin, keeping you in my thoughts through this tough time

xx
Martine

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