Ups and Downs

I want to thank you all for the sweet comments you left on my former post!
It’s good to read all your kind words!

This is just a short post to keep you all updated.

On Sunday Evening, Lisa should have the first surgery (her elbow) but she got breathing problems, went into a coma and was brought to the IC instead. 
Because of the time difference between Canada and the Netherlands, we learned this only yesterday morning. (My brother writes an update every evening when he comes home from visiting the hospital, but we read that only the morning after…) so yesterday our family had a bad and fearful day again.

This morning, the e-mail brought better news… (Well, what’s “better” in a situation like this?) She woke up out of her coma. She’d had the breathing problems because a lung folded up… and they discovered she had broken ribs as well. Anyway, she’s awake and today they’re gonna start surgery on her elbow. Let’s hope and pray everything goes well and stays that way.


My brother also sent this picture… OH MY…
this is her car after the accident.




Today, our family is full of hope and I got a bit more energy to DO something, so in the background I hear the printer spitting out some nice photo’s and I’m gonna play with patterned paper for a few hours! I’ll keep you informed…

Again, thanks for all your support! Je t’embrasse!

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11 Responses to “Ups and Downs”

  • jessica Says:

    Marit so glad to hear she is out of the coma…and I hope her surgery goes well today. I will be thinking of her! Have good day Marit and looking forward to seeing your creations!

  • Nancy Jones Says:

    Oh dear my thoughts and prayers are with you and all of you. (((((hugs))))) Bless your heart. I am happy she is out of the coma hope surgery goes well. will put her on my group prayers. I have some funny posts and photos on my blog if you need a smile to get your mind on something else I know its hard for you right now.
    my 5 now turned 6 year old had a really big adventurous week last week and boy did i learn some things just check out the past post from day before yest lol. she got into lipstick. It might make you smile for a second. (just wanted to make you smile for a sec anyway. I hope everything goes well for you all and I hope you can get your mind relaxed for a few I know it is hard not to worry when it is such going on.
    I cant wait to see what you scrap.
    hugs. and god bless and all of our prayers with yall today.

  • Sheila Says:

    Oh my! Sending good thoughts your way.

  • iris Says:

    Ooh jee wat verschrikkelijk wat er gebeurd is! Heb net pas je vorige post gelezen. En deze natuurlijk. Pff die foto. Krijg er de rillingen van. Zo jong en dan zoveel gebroken, coma etc… Ik wens jullie ontzettend veel sterkte!!!

  • Norma Kennedy Says:

    Oh my…new to ur blog and am not sure who is in a coma but it sounds like a loved one. So sorry and sending prayers ur way ! Norma

  • Michelle LaPoint Rydell Says:

    So sorry to hear about all this! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

  • helen salthouse Says:

    Hi Marit, I have a lot of catching up to do after the holidays! So sorry to hear about your niece – that photo of the car sent shivers down my spine. She is so lucky to be alive. Do you know how the accident happened? I hope she is recovering well and has no more set-backs. And then I saw the LO of you at 17 – the same age. Bit spooky…I will go over to SIStv – if I can remember my log-in – and have a look at your circle journal, it sounds like fun and I haven’t done one of these yet.

    Also, your gift is in the post. I’m still uncertain about it, I just did something I’d been wanting to try for a while and it’s nothing if not interesting! Let me know when it arrives, I forgot to take any photos of it! xxx

  • Revlie Says:

    omg, Marit, how horrible! yes, you so hope that phone never rings… and that car, it’s probably a wonder she got out there alive, with all the huge injuries, but alive.

    hugs and strenght and prayers for you and your family!

  • Nout van Deijck Says:

    Hi everyone, it is wonderful to read that all of you care so much and sympathize with us.
    I just felt the need to thank you all, too.
    We really appreciate it!

  • Denise Cousins Says:

    Oh My gosh friend!!! sending big hugs your way!!!! MY heart is still beating fast just thinking about that pic of the car!! Wow, I sure hope she gets better soon, I will say a prayer for her and for you guys! Talk soon, D

  • Vivian Says:

    Jeetje, die foto…….. ik leef mee met jullie en wens je heel veel sterkte toe!!!

    Heb je nog lekker gebruik gemaakt van die paar uurtjes die je had om te scrappen?

    groetjes Vivian