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How quickly things can change …

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Good morning, afternoon, or evening (whenever this message is reaching you).

I wanted to give you a little site and life update. Currently, I am silently sitting beside my dad as he drifts in and out of sleep due recovering from his quadruple bypass surgery.

Everything happened so quickly once I received the phone call notifying me of his heart attack. I suddenly found myself 1,437 miles away from my home… dazed, yet ever so blessed to be holding my dad’s hand in mine as he recovers. I had hoped to reach out sooner with this email, but I haven’t had the time or energy to even open my computer.

With all of this going on, I am going to miss out on releasing a few recipes during this week and possibly the next. It all depends on how things go. I will be staying with dad in the hospital but also for whatever time is required since I will be his primary caretaker at home.

So please forgive me that I can’t hold up my obligation on nouveauraw as promised. Once I find my rhythm back here, I will get back on track and see what I can whip up in my dad’s kitchen to share with you.  But first I need to give it an overhaul as I try to entice him into a healthier eating lifestyle.

In the meantime, keep leaving recipe comments and questions. I will answer them as time permits. I can’t express enough how much your support means. In the meantime, I will be dreaming up my next creations, knowing the excitement I get from sharing them with you.
blessings, amie sue

50 thoughts on “How quickly things can change …

  1. dorothywarda says:

    I am very sorry to hear that. I hope your dad gets to feel better soon ❤️ Best wishes ❤️

  2. sbstults says:

    Don’t worry about us – focus on what is most important and take the time you need. We will be here when you are ready and able. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time…

  3. Sarah603 says:

    Take care, my friend. You are exactly where you should be, doing exactly what you need to do. Everything will be fine here in your beautiful NouveauRaw community. You are loved. I’m sure that I’m not alone in saying that your shift in focus is 10000% understandable and that we’re all behind you and sending healing energy for your dad and uplifting energy for you as you face these caregiving days ahead.

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh Sarah, thank you. Your words bring me great comfort and support. I am so touched. My dad is indeed my priority now and this time has been such a blessing despite the circumstances. love and hugs, amie sue

  4. Nazeen says:

    Wishing your dad a swift recovery and wishing you all the strength that you may need in supporting him on his journey to recovery 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  5. Jokuhgoesraw says:

    I wish you the strength needed to take care of your dad! Give him my regards and that I hope he Will have a quick recovery!
    Things GO as they GO! We just wait till the time is There for you to surprise us with your recipes. But the recovery of your dad is number 1!

    Lots of love and strength,

  6. denjoanlewis says:

    Amie Sue – I am so sorry to read this about your father. I know his heart is lifted knowing you are there holding his hand. I pray you feel God’s presence hovering around you two as you face this difficult time. Joanie

  7. Khadija says:

    Peace, blessings and prayers to you and Dad, Amie Sue. As you have always been here for us, inspired us and kept us going, I am sure we will all be here for you. Be strong and confident knowing you are giving him the best care available.

  8. Cheynne says:

    As you know, I love your recipes. I’m so grateful that you’ve created this website. I’ve used so many recipes from you. Speaking for myself, I’m perfectly content with the current content; if you don’t post anything new for some indefinite period of time, it’s no hardship for your fans. :)
    I’m glad you were able to travel to be with your Pops while he recovers. Take it easy!

  9. Jeanette M. Pyles says:

    Amie Sue, nothing is as important as family and especially our parents. They brought us into this world & they are the ones who comes first, because without them we wouldn’t be here. My prayers are with you and your father & Bob. Thank God he survived!! It will take time & patience & Thank God you are there to take care of him. Please don’t worry about “Nouveauraw.com” We all understands & love you.

  10. Clau says:

    I wish you strenght and peace during this time.
    I wish a great recover for your dad.
    Whenever you are ready to come back we will be here :)
    The kindest regards,

  11. Laura Sickles says:

    Hi Amie Sue, so sorry to hear about your dad. He is blessed to have you taking care of him with your beautiful spirit. Praying for his healing and sending love and light to you all, Laura

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much Laura. That means the world to me. This has been such a blessed time despite the tragic event that brought me here. hugs and blessings, amie sue

  12. Suzanne Jennings says:

    I always place my hands on my dad’s heart for hours to help with energy. Plus a Teddy Bear if he can see it, I did a Grizzly Bear and made him dance and then my dad laughed.

    Health and Happiness

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Suzanne, thank you for sharing that. It sounds like you had a great relationship with your father. I am taking up a Winnie the Pooh bear today. It has been a special bond between us since I was 4 years old. :) hugs and blessings, amie sue

  13. Carol Reynolds says:

    My prayers to you and your Dad. I hope his recovery is quick.

  14. Kathleen Johnson says:

    In my opinion, I think you should take a “leave of absence”. Everyone will stay with you. I will send prayers and light a candle for your family.

  15. Paula Caudill says:

    Amie Sue,
    You are doing the absolute right thing by being with your dad and not worrying about this site. I just lost my dad 2 days ago. I spent every moment I could with him and I wouldn’t change that for anything. I’m sure everyone else agrees with me. May God bless you. My prayers are with you.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you for opening up and sharing that with me Paula. I am so sorry for your loss but thankful that you did have those last moments together. I appreciate the encouragement. hugs and blessings, amie sue

  16. Benita says:

    I hope your dad fully recovers, and does so as soon as possible. You are where you need to be right now. Enjoy your time with your dad. We’ll be here when you’re ready to send us new recipes.

  17. mrpastewart says:

    My thoughts are with you and your family. I just went through my own scare last sunday I had 2 minor heart attacks which woke me up and sent me rushing to the ER from bed to surgery was a total of 1 1/2 hours ended up with 2 stents put in hence why I have joined this site so I can eat better and hopefully stay alive. My prayers for your dad’s healing process….

    • amie-sue says:

      OH goodness. Bless your heart. I am so sorry to hear that you went through this. So happy to have you here with us. You, just like my dad have been given another chance. It’s never too late to make positive changes in your life. Thank you for opening up and sharing this with me. love and blessings to you! amie sue

  18. Shelly says:

    Family comes first. Thought & prayers sent your way.

  19. GG says:

    Hoping to hear the good news from you about your dad, I am sending you all my spiritual hugs, positive energy and the sunrays of a March sun who is trying to bring us the spring.
    May you return home soon with a smile on your face.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much GG, I so appreciate that. :) hugs and love, amie sue

      • Marilyn says:

        Your Dad is of most importance right now. You have given us so many other recipes to try. We will be happy to receive your future recipes when your father is feeling better. Take care of yourself and your Dad! God Bless You Amie Sue.

  20. Shirley says:

    Hi Amie Sue,
    I will be thinking and praying for your Dad and your family during this challenging time. I am sure you feel blessed to be there with him. Your main focus as should be is your family. Please keep us posted. Take care of yourself so you are there for him. Your beautiful spirit has to be uplifting for him.
    Many blessing to you!

  21. Amyah says:

    Dear Amie Sue

    Your dad is the most important thing for the moment… be with him, show him your love… recipes and us can wait. Sending healing energies his way.

    Keep us informed, please


  22. Sharon Ellis says:

    Amie-sue, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your father recover 100%; he is fortunate to have such a dedicated daughter. Please take as much time as he needs. You have given us so much – enough to keep us busy in the kitchen, for sure.

    Peace and Blessings!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much Sharon. I really appreciate your support and understanding. :) Knowing I have all your understanding takes a lot of stress off of me. blessings, amie sue :)

  23. GrontTina says:

    My thoughts are whit you and youre family and hopefully he gets well son. Can´t wait for you to come back, i’m realy happy that i found youre page and became a member!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much GrontTina. I really appreciate that. We had our first followup appt. yesterday and the doctor was very pleased with his progress. I miss my husband and puppy back home and do look forward to getting back into the swing of things. But I have to say that great blessings have come from this major scary event. Thanks for being here and your support. hugs, amie sue

  24. denjoanlewis says:

    Hi Amie Sue – Just checking to see how your Dad is doing. I hope all is well.

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning. Thank you so much for checking it. How sweet. :) My dad is doing pretty good. He got a slight infection in the incision site but each day gets better. Like anything else, healing is a bit like a roller coaster. Filled with ups and downs. We are waiting for the results of a CT and xrays to see how the sternum is healing. Such an amazing healing process. Thank you again for asking. amie sue

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