Monday, April 23, 2012


 There’s one thing I’m really, really good at doing:


I am the Queen of Procrastination.

But this can’t be put off any longer.

I need to go ahead and state the obvious:

Margery is taking a break. A hiatus. A sabbatical.

For an indefinite period.

I suppose I have dreaded making it official, fearing that I will lose what readership I have left.

But it is necessary and unavoidable.

A cervical disk situation is making it almost impossible for me to use my right arm (and hand) without triggering fairly severe pain and relentless, fierce muscle spasms. (Had to go to Urgent Care at UCLA last week.)

Unlike my resilient eldest child, I can’t type with only my left hand.

I have doctor’s orders to begin a new round of physical therapy as soon as I return home.

And to lay off the laptop for a while.

I have been here before, in a place of “enforced rest.”  To fight against it is frustrating and futile.

But it is always a place where much learning happens.

I look forward to sharing new lessons-learned-the-hard-way with you when I’m back.

In the meantime, please keep checking in with Hope Heals for updates. (And who knows… I may cheat a little and still post a tiny something here every now and then. Shssssh.)

I love and appreciate all of you faithful friends. Your prayers are invaluable.

One more request: Katherine faces another minor surgery this Thursday. (Vocal chord.) Please keep that procedure in your prayers.

Many, many thanks,


p.s. I need to ask for forgiveness from anyone who may have written me a sweet email in the past few weeks (months), and gotten no response. Chronic pain and sickness have contributed to my failure in this department. Please know that every single word of encouragement is a blessing for which I’m very, very grateful.


Sab·bat·i·cal [suh-bat-i-kuhl] 

*of or pertaining or appropriate to the Sabbath.

*any extended period of leave from one's customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.


Anonymous said...

Praying for you during this tough time. Hope you get plenty of rest. We will still be here when you return :)


cheryl Doerr said...

Well... I was wondering.. and praying.. and hoping it wasn't an illness or pain.. but was and is.. I understand back pain.. not to your degree.. but know the excruitiating muscle spasm kind that truly leaves you down flat and out of control.. But it has healed. And I know yours will also heal.. because you have waaaaay to much to do, and because there are a whole host of righteous people praying for you. Which by the way is powerful and availeth much. So here goes my prayer. Dear Father.. I know you know what I'm going to say.. but you want me to tell you.. so I will. Please heal Kim's back..she is a precious child of yours. A precious wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She can handle some rest.. but would you not make it too long.. or too painful..I'm thanking you for answering this and putting it in my Grace book now.. Eucharisteo..Thanksgiving always precedes a miracle. Love and Blessings to you Kim.. All is Grace. Cheryl Doerr

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for patience-for- the-patient, AND for those of us who will have to wait a while for your wise words of encouragement to resume.(I know more than I care to know about back and shoulder pain.) May this period of recovery be a blessing with time for reading, resting, and reflecting.

Love and many prayers for both you and Katherine.

Sue White

CeCe said...

You will be missed sweet sister, but we will be right here praying and waiting for your return.

Anonymous said...

I will miss you Kim. I check in daily for your inspirational writing. I will pray for you and your dear, Katherine.

Come back soon,


Trish said...

Praying for your swift recovery! I follow Katherine's blog so prayers will continue for all of you!

Trish Jones
Millbrook, AL

Donna said...

You have been, and continue to be, missed! I knew there must be something wrong. Praying for complete rest (yes you better rest) and full recovery and look forward for your return. Come back when you are ready and only when the good Lord says you can!

VirginiaA said...

You will be so missed!! Thank you for all you do and I pray for a speedy recovery!

VirginiaA said...
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The Retarded Mother said...

I miss you already. I mean it.

The Retarded Mother said...

I miss you already. I mean it.

Anonymous said...

Count me in as another reader who will miss you and is praying for you as you heal.


Karen T. from VA...often anon. said...

Oh, I will miss you! Does your doctor know how good you are and how much we need your wisdom and enjoy reading what you write? Can you dictate? Am I being selfish? : (
I do hope you feel better soon, and please, please don't stop writing. I don't know of anyone who has your take on life. It's compelling, and often profound. You have a gift. If you had a book I would buy it. I think you are as good as Voskamp. I do- : ) I hope you will remember your fans out here.

Katherine Wolf said...

Mom, your original blog and then this one have been a beautiful gift to come from such tragedy and suffering. It has been such a joy to read your words. I agree - WRITE A BOOK!!! We will all read and treasure it! Love you, "Boo"