Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Monday, October 8, 2018

So Sorry

I struggle to write.

Thank you, everyone, for your special words, encouragement, and friendship.

A miracle if I bounce back
always believed in miracles
but may not happen

Told last week
my immune system was shutting down

struggling too even move

So many things I believed in my life
not happening

Hospice has been called in

So sorry for my family
and do not want to linger like this

I will say
the mind is still fine.

A lot of help arriving
but never wanted help doing the things I love....


Nancy said...

Hugs to you. I have followed your blog for years. You are an inspiration.

Starzz said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I have enjoyed your blog for a while and always admired you. Always looked forward to when you wrote. Warm thoughts to you. Thank you.

Carolyn Marie said...

Ernestine, your writings have been a blessing to my life. You have modeled how it is possible to age with dignity and enjoy all the beautiful things in life. I will never forget your courage and joy. Safe travels dear Ernestine.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dearest Ernestine ~ I have been so blessed by your words through the years. You have been an encouraging, gentle soul to me.

I love you and pray that you will feel God's love and peace surrounding you at this time. May you sense His loving angels around you, comforting you. All will be well. You will see.

See you in eternity dear friend. ~ FlowerLady

lil red hen said...

So, so sorry; just no words to describe how I feel. Hugs, prayers, and love to you, dear Ernestine.

Tabor said...

Of course, I do not know what to write to send you energy. May you have many peaceful days ahead and I am sure your family just want you comfortable. Maybe your helper can input some thoughts to blogger for you? You have been so inspiring with your recipes, your gardens, your woods. I look forward to each and every post.

Rebecca said...

I can only imagine the struggle you've had arriving at this place. Youve lived life so valiantly. Even stubbornly at times. Now facing yet another reality, I pray you'll place all your faith in the love of God demonstrated on the cross of Christ Jesus and move gently into best life EVER. I love "knowing" you via your blog. Your verve and zest for living continue to inspire me. ❤️

Judi said...

Bless you and your family.

Tabor said...

You are on my mind a lot today. I always saw you as the Student Council President who was a stylish dresser. I was the hard worker who wanted your admiration. You are special in my Blog world.

Mitzi said...

I will pray for comfortable days ahead of you surrounded by your loving family.

Pienosole said...

I’ve been thinking of you and was planning to send you a note this morning and then I see your post of yesterday. Please know I will be sending you compassionate thoughts of peace and love.🙏🏻❤️

Marcia Morse said...

Dear Ernestine,
I am so sad that you have come to having to write these words. Your writing, inspiration, zest for beauty and life have been such a special place for me to come to and share!!
Thank you for all the enjoyment, encouragement, and honest sharing of your journey. May there be peace, joy and a lot of beauty in your everyday, on this part of your life.
Blessings to your dear family, and those who are helping you.

Meditating on joy, peace and love on your behalf......with love to you, Marcia

Nan said...

My thoughts and prayers and love are with you. I believe in miracles, too.

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh my beautiful lady......this was a sad post for me to read today.. I have read your blog for years but have not often posted. Yet another wonderful soul is leaving his earthly plain. Stay comfortable and calm in your remaining days....we are all thinking of you.


Sheila said...

Oh dear Ernestine, I am so sorry to read this, and sorrier still that you have come to write it. I have followed you for years and enjoyed all of your writings.I send you hope for peaceful, pain free days , enjoying the world around you. Blessings to you.

Wisewebwoman said...

Oh darling Ernestine. So very sorry you have plunged downhill even more. I think of you every day and just hope there might be a turnaround. You have been such an inspiration to me always.
Thank you for keeping us, your on line tribe, in the loop.

I wish you well being and peace my dear friend.


Bobbie said...

Dear Ernestine,

So sorry to hear you are in such pain. I have followed you for quite awhile. I always
look forward to your posts. I love your cottage in the woods. Everything from your flowers to the birds and wild life you observe. I wish you peace and comfort. I will be praying for your comfort. Bobbie

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing the beauty around you there at your home at the edge of the woods. Your blog is an inspiration to me. I'm very sorry to read about the downturn your health has taken.

I will keep believing in miracles happening for you, that your pain will ease, and that your loved ones will be there for you.

RITA LOEHR said...

My prayers to you and your family for peace and comfort. I have enjoyed your blog so much and admire your spirit and way of life.

PatK said...

You have been my thoughts as your voice has been missing for a few days. You are such an inspiration to me. I am not there with you in the flesh, but I am in spirit. I would hug you if I could, but feel my arms around you, gently.

Lonely Rivers said...

My Dear Ernestine,
You have been my guide and mentor for so many years. You have taught me to value my independence, appreciate my surroundings and resonate in nature. I have appreciated every single post and email and have wished over and over that I lived down the road. In my mind I am sitting with you right now being so grateful for your life and the gifts you have given me and so many others. I want you to know that you have inspired me and so many others with your words and camera to live a better life. I love you my friend. You are in my heart today and always.

Judy said...

What's this? You are my leader. My "someone to look up to."
So many similar life experiences.
Can Callie come home to be with you?
I love you so much Dear Ernestine!!!

Joared said...

Thinking of you. Have enjoyed your writings. Hope loved ones can be with you some. May you have comfort in the time ahead.

Sharon said...

Dear Ernestine ~ You and I have been blogging buddies for years, since shortly after I started 8 years ago. You have inspired me to pay attention, never take anything for granted, and surround myself with beauty. You and I share an intense love for our families. I know your children, grandchildren, and great grandchild bring you joy and comfort. May love surround you. I wish you peace ~

kerrdelune said...

Dearest Ernestine, thinking of you, sending healing thoughts and prayers. Hope you are surrounded by the love you have given others so freely.

Marcia Morse said...

Each day since this post, I have been thinking about you, my friend. All the beauty, and deliciousness, as well as the love of your family you've shared with us. Your special Woodhaven, flowers, dear little dog. Wow, you spread all that joy and beauty and strength out over the internet to inspire so many of us.

Love and ease to you, Ernestine.


Judy said...

Thinking of you all day today, Dear Friend.
Trying to picture you, there in your home.
I hope the sunshine is coming in through every window, flooding every room with bright warmth and your loved ones are near to love and care.

Sheila said...

Dear Ernestine, I think of you so often and send you loving thoughts of peace. I have read your blog for years and you have always shared your dear home in the woods and your family with us. Please know that you have inspired so many with your encouraging words. Much love to you.

Judi said...

Thinking of you and your family. Sending loving thoughts for you and your family.

Maryellen Reardon said...

Continue your beautiful mindfulness. Peace to you, friend.

Val said...

Much love, Ernestine. ♥

Marcie said...

I am, as I have been for so many years now, sending love your way. I cherish our personal connection, through email and snail mail and our two blogs. You are a light and an inspiration. Much love and good energy to you.

Marcia Morse said...

Thinking of you, Ernestine.....may you be surrounded with sunshine, love and understanding.

Wisewebwoman said...

You're in my thoughts and I hold you in my heart Ernestine. Just to let you know that in case you are reading the blog comments or someone is reading them to you.

I wish you a painfree peaceful and soft day in your treasured place in the woods.

Huge hugs.


Judy said...

I hope you or someone is reading these comments to you, because we all want you to know, how much love surrounds you, from all of us.
God Bless you Dear Friend.

Bobbie said...

I second that Judy. I do hope someone is reading all of these thoughts of love and peace. Thinking of you Ernestine. Bobbie DeWitt

Rebecca said...

Coming to assure you of my interest and prayers for your peace, comfort and well-being. Your posts have brought me much happiness, and I thank you. ❤️

co coya said...

I am really inspired with your writing skills and also with the structure to your blog. Is this a paid subject or did you modify it yourself? Either way stay up the nice quality writing, it is rare to peer a nice weblog like this one today..