Tuesday, December 19

Keep him in your Prayers

my nephew Mark at our wedding, photo by Robin Nations

Thank you so much everyone for your prayers and well wishes for our family.

Mark is in the ICU and in critical condition. They had to take out a big portion of his small intestine, part of his colon and I believe bits of his liver. We just found out that he also broke his back...but not his spinal cord. At this point, we are not sure if he needs a second surgery for his large intestine or his back. He is not breathing on his own as of yet. We are hoping by tomorrow, he can. He is a very strong individual both physically and mentally...so he definitely has that going for him.

Mark's friend was driving at a high speed when they turned and hit a poll, then rolled into a canal. Mark had to crawl out and move himself onto the road to call for help. He must have been in shock in order to move at all. Mark's friend is also in critical condition but I am not sure of the details.

It is really difficult for us to be away from him at this time. We are leaving early Thursday morning to be with the family and am not sure how long we will be gone.

Please continue to say your prayers, light your candles, meditate and send healing energy his way. It will be a long recovery but Darlene and the rest of our family will take wonderful care of him.

My sister Darlene will keep everyone updated on her blog here. I believe in the power of people circling together. Thank you for circling...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

and circle we will ~~~

a healing circle has arisen,

with mark and dars and the whole family in the middle.

in love and light,

December 19, 2006 at 1:37:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update- Mark has been on my mind and in my heart the whole day. Love to you and the whole family right now...

December 19, 2006 at 2:22:00 PM PST  
Blogger liz elayne lamoreux said...

we are circling with you. all of us with your family. prayers and blessings and healing to Mark and to all of you.

love and peace my friend,

December 19, 2006 at 2:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sarah .B. Scott said...

I am so sorry to hear about Mark. He will be in my prayers. My husband's mother is currently in intensive car on a ventilator. She had to have a massive tumor removed from the area behind her eye near her brain. She had breast cancer a few years ago, so we are waiting to see if the tumor was cancerous. (The tumor was the size of the surgeon's fist.) My husband is flying out to CA on Friday to see her, then flying back Saturday. I know how you feel. It is never easy to have a loved one in the hospital, but it is even worse around the holidays.

Hugs to you,

December 19, 2006 at 2:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger Susannah Conway said...

Sweetheart, as you know, there is a very powerful beam of healing love and light coming from the UK to Mark, and Darlene and to you... Keep us posted if you can, but more than that, look after yourself... i love you xo

December 19, 2006 at 2:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger Alex S said...

I read on your sister's site about your nephew too and just wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Every time you or your sister write and post pictures of your family they vibrate with such joy and love, and that surely will be an immeasurable healing force in his recovery. I thought of you all while I drove to work, as I drove home, and just wanted you to know my prayers are with you all right now.

December 19, 2006 at 3:12:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was so sorry to read this news.

your family sounds like a wonderful and strong one. i hope you find comfort in being together at a difficult time.

take care,

December 19, 2006 at 4:10:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh dear goodness. Your beautiful nephew; your beautiful family... You are some of the strongest and most beautiful spirits I have encountered (even if it has just been via blogland) and I know you will all prevail; it will be O.K.

You have my warmest thoughts and prayers. I will be certain to include Mark in my "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" prayers starting right now.

Big hugs encompasing your whole tribe...

December 19, 2006 at 4:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger Guatyen said...

your family will be in my prayers. sending lots of love to you and family.

December 19, 2006 at 5:03:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are all in my prayers and thoughts.

So wonderful that you are able to go to them.

Give Dar a HUGE hug from me and I know you will give her the love, strength and support she needs right now.

Bless you Deni.
BIG ((hugs)) to you too sweets.

December 19, 2006 at 8:21:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know that I definitely believe in the healing power of the supportive circle, so consider me part of it. I will be holding powerfully good thoughts for him, sweetie. So very, very sorry to hear this news.

December 19, 2006 at 8:39:00 PM PST  
Blogger Deirdre said...

You are all in my heart.

December 19, 2006 at 9:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger bronxbt said...

so i'm not redundant, read my passage on your sister's site.
you have my positive thoughts, energy and more.
he will overcome. he will prevail. i would not have survived if people hadn't taught me the word WILL in lieu of TRY.

love you all.

December 19, 2006 at 9:40:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sending you all love and light and healing and prayers...most especially to Mark. I love you.


December 19, 2006 at 9:51:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love and prayers...Nel

December 19, 2006 at 11:38:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed, circle we will. Take care!! Sending much love, Sophie

December 20, 2006 at 12:06:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Circling with you, praying for all of you.

I left a note on Darlene's site, but remember that I am close by. If there is ANYTHING I can do...be it errands, food, company, tea, hugs, etc. PLEASE let me know. I would be more than happy to support your family in any way.

Love you guys!

December 20, 2006 at 1:03:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My best energy will be sent to you. Courage !

December 20, 2006 at 1:13:00 AM PST  
Blogger Toni M Photography said...

All my best positive thoughts are with you all.

Big Hugs,

December 20, 2006 at 2:46:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safe travels to you and boho boy as you make your way north to your family. I'll continue to send healing thoughts and prayers out west. xo

December 20, 2006 at 3:41:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Travel safely..
And I'll keep Mark in my thougths and prayers. Healing vibes are sent his weay..

December 20, 2006 at 3:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger Left-handed Trees... said...

I am thinking of your family at this time...wishing you (even more!) strength to carry with you and share with your amazing sister...

December 20, 2006 at 4:24:00 AM PST  
Blogger Unknown said...

thank you for keeping us updated.

i will be circling.

love to you & your fam.

December 20, 2006 at 4:58:00 AM PST  
Blogger JP (mom) said...

Dear Denise,
As I said on Darlene's blog, our family's thoughts and prayers are with yours. Give your beautiful sister a hug from me.
Much peace, love and healing energy, Deborah

December 20, 2006 at 7:05:00 AM PST  
Blogger kelly barton art + design said...

hang in there....i am thinking of you, mark and darlene. my prayers
are coming your way!


December 20, 2006 at 7:26:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely Boho,

I prayed for you all this morning. at first I didn't know how. But then I summoned the strength I've found from the successful circling of my own tribe around my own Marc this past twelve months to pass it own to you and your Mark.

A year ago the doctors told us he had a 3% chance of living until now. He is alive and very well. Over the past year we have learnt about prayer, meditation, yoga, the power of positive thought and generally the power of love and of family and friends coming together.

I'm passing as much as I can of that across the miles and the unknown to you, Darlene, Mark and all the family.


December 20, 2006 at 8:18:00 AM PST  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

i'm in the circle spreading my arms around your shoulders and praying for your dear mark

love you sweetie!

December 20, 2006 at 9:37:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sending love, prayers and positive healing vibes to you, your entire family and Mark.

December 20, 2006 at 9:39:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy that you can circle with your family around Mark at this time. You have a very powerful and loving family and I am sure that will heal your nephew.

Best wishes...

December 20, 2006 at 9:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger Georgia said...

I am circling.

Your family had been in my heart and my prayers since the second I found out. I have been in tears just knowing that this has happened.

I am sending all of the healing energy I can, and saying many prayers, lighting candles, and sending all my angels.


December 20, 2006 at 9:58:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you from PDX.

December 20, 2006 at 10:00:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

energy, peace and stregnth are being sent to you sweet boho. we are all thinking, praying and circling for you.

keep us posted and know so many people are there for you and your family.

December 20, 2006 at 10:29:00 AM PST  
Blogger Lianne said...

Sending angels to Mark, his friend, his mom and to you.

Circling up inded!

December 20, 2006 at 10:45:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey there. i've commented on your sister's blog, and i'm here as well to say your family is in my thoughts and prayers. i've been telling people via e-mail to keep mark in their prayers as well.

December 20, 2006 at 12:34:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know you and Darlene, but this tragedy has touched everyone who hears of it. You are all in my prayers.

December 20, 2006 at 2:06:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thinking all good thoughts for you and your family ... hang in there. xx

December 20, 2006 at 4:52:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEar wonderful Boho,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. My herat is wrenched and tears come to my eyes when I read your sisters blog.

December 20, 2006 at 6:10:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh sweetie-I have been checking in on Darlene's, for some reason I thought you had left already. I thought of you so much today and kept praying all day for Mark.

These photos did make me smile and I am so impressed by your work.

You are fabulous darling.

Hugs and kisses
toe to toe

It's me T

December 20, 2006 at 7:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

much love and prayers, for your nephew and with you.
What terrible sadness to endure, i am praying for healing and courage.

December 20, 2006 at 10:05:00 PM PST  

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