4/20/2017

Difficult times...

I haven't posted anything in the last couple of weeks and I got a lot of questions about this. I suppose it's time to tell you why. My life is very tough again. My daughter's brain tumor is come back again and she had surgery thrice in the last 8 years. And now can’t be any more surgery. The situation is hopeless,she is in the final stage now.  She is 31.... and her daughter is 12. I was crushed again and the zentangle is my single handhold to I stay sane. I need to be strong because my son has autism and epilepsy and I'm alone. I appreciate everyone's patience with me right now. Thank you....



28 comments:

  1. I follow your art silently. Look at all your posts and hardly ever comment. Have to voice now - you have my heartfelt sympathy. I can't imagine what you are going through, but I do understand grief. I lost my husband 5 months ago. All I can do is send you long distance hugs and wish you strength and peace. You are in my thoughts.

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  2. I am so very sorry to hear this, Lily. Thinking of you and sending healing, comforting thoughts your way. Take good care of yourself.

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  3. My heart felt sympathy. You art is always an inspiration. Life can be so cruel sometimes 😔 Xxx

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  4. oh,my dear Lily, I am so saddened to hear of these troubling times you are going through. I'm glad you shared this because it is the most difficult thing about dealing with life's tragedies, reaching out to others. You share so much of yourself with your art and this Zentangle community loves you. Sending you a giant (((((ZenHug))))

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  5. Hello Lily, I am so sorry to hear this! Our children are precious to us! I too have been walking a difficult journey with our daughter. She was in a car accident 18 months ago and received a severe brain injury. It has been a slow journey to this point - slow progression and yet her future is so unknown. We don't know if she will become independent and living her own life. Things like tumours and accidents and a miriad of other things in life turns it upside down, not just for the person directly involved but also other family members. Your journey so far has been much longer. I just wanted to reach out to say you are in my prayers. I "get" some of what you may be going through and experiencing as a mom. My heart hurts for you!

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  6. By the way, I have loved your Zentangle art pieces for about 3 years now. I am sure in times like this, it is a definite plus in your life to be able to sit down and do a small piece!

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  7. Dear Lily, I'm so sorry... Sending you {hugs}.

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  8. Dear Lily, I am one of your fans. I am from Taiwan. I am so sorry to hear that you are just in the tough time. Please take good care of yourself too. I hope to see your nice works always. Best wishes from Taiwan. Julia C.

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  9. my sincere sympathies Lily...what difficult days these are for you and your family..I hope your granddaughter will be a comfort to you and your son in the days ahead..try to remember and talk about happy times with them...blessings to you...sigh..

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  10. Hi, Lily,
    You don't know me, but I wanted to comment because I didn't want you to feel alone. Please know that I read your post and I grieve with you.

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  11. Dear Lily ~ Please know I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. I am so sorry to hear your news. I send prayers and love.

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  12. Will be keeping You,your Daughter and Son in my thoughts and prayers for strength and courage for what lies ahead for You and the family.

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  13. I'm so sorry to read this bad news.
    It is very brave of you to write this awful news on your blog. I admire you very much and wish you and your granddaughter courage to go on.
    I don't know you in reality but my thoughts and these of many other tanglers are with you now.

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  14. Oh Lily! My heart is with you, your daughter, granddaughter, and son during this very difficult time. I'm glad you have Zentangle to give you moments of stillness. You are all in my prayers. Blessings for comfort and peace.... and sending some virtual hugs too.

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  15. Dear Lily! I'm so very sorry for your pain. I wish you strength during this difficult time. Art is a powerful companion, especially during times of sorrow. Your work is gorgeous and always inspires me. I'm wishing you peace.

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  16. Ohhhhhh Lily ... I am so VERY sorry to hear about your daughter ... I am a mom too and I can't begin to imagine the pain you are feeling. I know you only through your lovely art, but I will keep you in my heart as you endure this incredibly horrible experience. I'm sending a gentle hug to you all the way from western America. ❤️

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  17. You all give me strength with your support and these lovely words . God bless everyone... ❤️

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  18. Prayers to you and your family.

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  19. Dear Lily, I am so sorry for your pain, please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I follow you silently, I get in a hurry and don't take time to comment on your beautiful art. You are an inspiration to me as an artist and a human being. I know it took a certain amount of courage to share such personal pain on your blog, but please know that although you may not know us personally, you have a lot of love and support out here in the world. I hope your tangles give you moments of respite in the days ahead, as mine give me in my battles with my lymphoma. Art gives us a bit of breathing space on those most difficult days. With Love, Rose

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  20. Dear Lily, Thank you for having the courage to share with us. Words cannot express my sadness. You bring joy and wonderment to so many of us through the beauty of your creation. I pray that you find what you need to carry on. You are much loved.

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  21. Oh my Dear Lily, I am so sad to read such bad news! A mother should not have such destiny. I feel with you and wish you a lot of love and power in this very hard time. Take care! I send you a huge Zen-hug!! Simone

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  22. Oh Lily, what heartbreaking news. I am one of your many distant admirers and have already been missing your somewhat fortnightly publishing. I feel deeply for the sorrow you are going through and hope you have pillars of strength surrounding and helping you during this hard time. My thoughts are with you.

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  23. Your art is amazing Lily....your trials are heartbreaking. I hope you feel all the love and support through thoughts and prayers of all in the Zentangle community to lift you and carry you through these extremely difficult times. Concentrate on those vibes as you tangle and go into zen mode. Prayers to you and your family.

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  24. I'm so sorry! My heart is breaking for you!

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  25. You have my sympathy. Sending you hugs and prayers.

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  26. I just found your site today. My heartfelt prayers are with you and your family! I just lost my aunt 4 mos ago and her husband 23 days ago and I can understand part of the pain. It was a long journey, but, Zentangle help me through those times. Your art is beautiful as you are. Please remember to take deep breaths and don't forget about taking care of you! Also, accept help that is offered, it just makes the day a little bit easier, or ask for help too! Take care!

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