later2nite: (thank you)
I just wanted to thank everyone for your lovely birthday wishes on September 3rd. I know I haven't been here on LJ very often recently, so I was truly surprised to see all the beautiful birthday posts and the many PM's, V gifts, emails, and ecards. My presence has been so scarce I wouldn't have blamed my f-list if you'd forgotten all about me.

Serious health issues have plagued both my aging parents and my disabled husband for most of the past year, leaving me little time to get online at night. Dealing with everything from my elderly mother being diagnosed with anorexia nervosa to my husband's end-stage chronic kidney disease and being put on dialysis three times a week has been overwhelming. A few of you know that my dad passed away two days before my birthday, on September 1, so needless to say, my family and I have been having a rough couple of weeks. Finding out that so many of you had remembered me was a ray of light at a terribly dark time, as well as physical gifts that came in the mail and personal phone texts, and I want to thank you for that.

I still love QAF and Brian and Justin passionately, and the multiple times I've seen Randy in Cabaret since it opened last January have been the highlight of my existence. So just a word of advice: Don't count me out yet!



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Sending a big hug!

Date: 2016-09-14 10:08 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] eurekaone.livejournal.com
You and your family are in my thoughts as you cope with such difficult times. I was saddened to read about the death of your father. I lost my mother earlier this year and know one is never ready for a parent to go.

I'm sending a virtual hug and lots of positive energy - hope it helps a little bit.

<3 Karynn (aka eureka1)

Re: Sending a big hug!

Date: 2016-12-11 01:52 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so very much for your kind words. Sorry for the loss of your mom. No, one is never ready for a parent to go. That's very true.

You've been a wonderful support, and I thank you so much for that. ♥

Hugs,
Linda

Date: 2016-09-14 10:13 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] mrs-koki.livejournal.com
*Super big hug* I hope your mom will get well soon. I had that eating disorder so if you want or need to talk about it with me you can. I'm sorry to hear about your father, I know you all loved him very much. Hopefully the treatments will help your husband out. *sad smile*

Date: 2016-12-11 01:55 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your kind words. It means so much to me to have friends like you here on LJ.

My mom is a little better now. Sorry to hear you were suffering from that disease also. Hope you're okay now. ♥

Hugs, Linda

Date: 2016-12-11 05:18 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] mrs-koki.livejournal.com
Hey darlin. <3

Yeah, I had started out with one eating disorder that intentionally morphed into another. (long story). Hmm, I'm still fighting it tho.

I'm glad to hear she's starting to get better bit by bit. Are the treatments helping your husband any?

You're welcome. You mean bunches to me too. :)

Date: 2016-12-11 07:38 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Ooh, sorry to hear you're still fighting it. Now it's my turn to send positive thoughts your way and hope you can win. I do know how hard it is to deal with it, after going through it with my mom.

My husband is doing well with his dialysis 3 times a week. His kidneys will never work normally again, but it is what it is. The treatments keep him alive. So far, he hasn't refused to go, which was my biggest fear.

Thanks for all your caring and concern. ♥

Date: 2016-12-11 06:07 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] mrs-koki.livejournal.com
Thanks for the positive thoughts. Sends a bunch back at you. Yeah, the battle never really ends, it just gets to where you can manage the urges to either self puke or not at all. I hope your mom keeps getting better.


That's good. I think as long as your hubby still feels like he has something to fight for, he'll keep going to his treatments.


You're very welcome, dear. <3

Date: 2016-09-14 11:31 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] chadmom.livejournal.com
So sorry for your loss. 💜

Date: 2016-12-11 01:57 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your kind words. Things are settling down a little for my family and me now. It was really rough for awhile.

Hugs,
Linda

Date: 2016-09-14 11:42 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] toshiani007.livejournal.com
Big hug, my dear Linda!!!

Date: 2016-12-11 01:58 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so much, Annie. Your kind words and big hug really did help. ♥

Hugs,
Linda

Date: 2016-09-14 11:57 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] predec2.livejournal.com
Please accept my condolences on the death of your father. I didn't realize he had died recently. I am so sorry. I certainly know how it feels to experience the loss of your father, and now my brother.

Thank you for your words of sympathy as well. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, Linda. ~Kim

Date: 2016-12-11 02:00 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your kind words, Kim. Things are settling down a bit for my family and me, but it was really rough for awhile there.

Hgs, Linda

Date: 2016-09-15 01:26 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] har2.livejournal.com
So sorry to hear of all you have been dealing with. Stay strong and know that positive thoughts are coming your way.

Date: 2016-12-11 02:03 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your kind words and positive thoughts. They really did help me at a terribly low time. Things are getting a little better now. Having wonderful friends like you here on LJ helps a whole lot. ♥

Hugs, Linda

Date: 2016-09-15 02:08 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. :(
And your mom and husband's health issues. :(

Please lean on your LJ family when you need us. :)

Just over a month now and I get to see Cabaret. :)
Hugs, Jon

Date: 2016-12-11 02:06 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your kind words, Jon. They really did help me during a horrible time. Things are settling down a bit now. You and my friends here on LJ are a beautiful support system.

(We talked about Cabaret. I'm so happy you got to see it.)

Hugs,
Linda

Date: 2016-12-11 04:33 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
I imagine the holidays will be tough, but hopefully good memories will help you get through it. ♥

Date: 2016-12-11 07:40 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Yes, the holidays are going to be sad for us, but we do have our memories. ♥

Date: 2016-09-15 03:53 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] guavejuice.livejournal.com
So sorry for your lose so close to your Bday my dear Linda. I know how you must feel. I know it's kinda corny but stay strong through all this and try to hang on to the those small rays of sunshine <3
I'm keeping you in my thoughts and please know I'm here for you.
Oh and you're such an amazing friend, and you're welcome.
HUGS
V.
Edited Date: 2016-09-15 03:54 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-12-11 02:09 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so very much for these kind words when I was in a very dark place. Things are a little better now. You have been a great friend ever since I joined LJ, and I thank you for always being a ray of sunshine when people need it most. ♥

Hugs, Linda

Date: 2016-09-15 07:58 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] o-nika55.livejournal.com
Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry.

Date: 2016-12-11 02:11 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your kind words. They helped tremendously when the world was a very dark place for me. ♥

Hugs, Linda

Date: 2016-09-15 10:48 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] balrogtweety.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear about your family. Will send prayers and Angeltweety to be with them in their time of need. Take care of yourself.

Jane

Date: 2016-12-11 02:14 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so very much for these wonderfully kind words. You are so nice to send prayers and Angeltweety when I was in a horribly dark place. They really did help, too. ♥

Hugs, Linda

Date: 2016-09-15 12:49 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] 7wildwaysup.livejournal.com
My heart goes out to you and your family. I can't imagine what your going through.I'm sending you all my love...

Hugs you tight ~ Kathleen

Date: 2016-12-11 02:15 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your very kind words. They really did help when the world was a terribly dark place. ♥

Hugs, Linda

Date: 2016-09-15 01:44 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] yessibolson.livejournal.com
I'm really sad to hear that. I lost my father 2 years ago (on September 4), nine days before my birthday so I can understand how it hurts. My thougths are with you and your family.

I send to you a lots of positive energy and good vibes.

God is with all of you.

xoxo

Date: 2016-12-11 02:19 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so very much for these beautifully kind words. They really did help when I was in a dark place.

I'm sorry for the loss of your father, too. Similar situation for us both. Losing our dads at the beginning of September so close to our birthdays.

Your positive energy and good vibes were wonderful to receive. ♥

Hearts, Linda

Date: 2016-09-15 02:53 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] kinwad.livejournal.com
What a trying time for you, Linda! My sincerest condolences to you over the loss of your father!

Date: 2016-12-11 02:22 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so very much for your kind words, Kin. They were a huge comfort when I was in a dark place. Having wonderful friends like you here on LJ means the world to me. ♥

Hugs, Linda

Date: 2016-09-15 05:12 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] tera10.livejournal.com
I am so sorry. What sad news!
I send you a big hug

Date: 2016-12-11 02:24 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so very much for your kind words. They really did help when the world was a horribly dark place for me. ♥

Hugs, Linda

Date: 2016-09-15 05:18 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] shinya-diey.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to heat about your family. With everything that's going one, please, do not forget to take care of yourself *hugs*

Date: 2016-12-11 02:27 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your very kind words. They really did help me when the world was very dark place. Having wonderful friends like you here on LJ means the world to me. ♥

Hugs, Linda

Date: 2016-12-11 11:54 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] shinya-diey.livejournal.com
Having friends like you, so cheerful and radiant, on LJ is a blessing. Seeing your posts make me smile, so I would say it goes both ways. I'm happy we were able to help a little :)
I hope all of you are getting better and that instead of pain what remains are fond memories of the time you had together.
Take care of yourself *hugs*

Date: 2016-09-15 05:21 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] 0815hi.livejournal.com
❤❤❤❤ keeping you and your family in my thoughts, so sorry for your loss. Sending you many hugs 😘😘

Date: 2016-12-11 02:28 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your kind words. They were a huge comfort to me in a horribly dark time. ♥

Hugs, Linda

Date: 2016-09-15 09:34 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] kellankyle.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry, Linda. I wish I could give you a big squishy hug. You are in my thoughts, beautiful lady. *Hugs*

Date: 2016-12-11 02:31 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so very much for your kind words. They really did help when I was in a horribly dark place. Having wonderful friends like you here on LJ means the world to me. ♥

Hugs, Linda

Date: 2016-09-17 01:29 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] gaeln.livejournal.com
I am so glad you have the fantasy of Randy/Cabaret to balance, to some extent, the pressures of real life.

Take care of yourself. You are obviously needed.

Date: 2016-12-11 02:33 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your very kind words when I was in a terribly dark place. They were a huge comfort when I needed them most. Having good friends like you here on LJ means the world to me. ♥

Hugs, Linda

Date: 2016-12-13 12:24 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] gaeln.livejournal.com
I can only agree with you :)

Date: 2016-09-18 09:44 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] bibiherz.livejournal.com
Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry.

PS: Sending a BIG HUG!

Date: 2016-12-11 02:36 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for your kind words and big hug, Bibi. They were a huge comfort to me when I was in a very dark place. Having good friends like you here on LJ means the world to me. ♥

Hugs, Linda

Date: 2016-09-22 10:25 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] mander3-swish.livejournal.com
so sorry for your loss! ::hugs::
I've been pretty absent too, but luckily without the difficult times you're going through! We're all here for you!

Date: 2016-12-11 02:37 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] later2nite.livejournal.com
Thank you for your very kind words, Mander. They were a huge comfort for me when the world was terribly dark place. ♥

Hugs, Linda
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