Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Evening news

After Dr. Souf left, Shell was even more determined to get moving. Sat up twice and walked once to the door of her room. Needless to say, that took a lot out of her and she was in lots of pain tonight. Was given pain medication and was able to settle for night.

I just wanted to share with you something Shell did before her surgery, that shows her love for her family.
I took her to the hospital and stayed with her until she was wheeled into the operating room. When I got home I found a beautiful card to which she had inscriped:

To my beautiful family.
Please take a deep breath and help each other out...even if you are not asked to help.
Please remember to say "I love you" and give a hug...it doesn't cost a thing.
Please remember I love you....have a great lunch today,work out....stay busy,stay together,stay strong!
Thank you-for you,your prayers-your strength!
Can't wait to see you.
Love Mom xoxo

Then you wonder why her children love her so much.



  1. Thinking of all of you. Stay strong!

    gregg drinnan

  2. I am officially a blog stalker as well! Have been waiting to read your evening post BSB! And you're full diclosure of Shelley's thoughtfulness prior to going to hosital is making me teary eyed. Glad to learn Shell's determination is shining through. Hope you all have a god night's sleep . . . including Zoe : )

    And wow . . . a whole other place to blog on this site. Who knew!
    Big Love

  3. Wow, Shell, you are so strong, I know you'll make it through this and continue on being the amazing and beautiful mother that you are. Thanks for everything you've done for Aly's friends, including myself and the ride to the Owl a couple weeks ago! Love you so much.

  4. Typical Shelley. Always thinking of everyone else. We are all so lucky to have her in our lives.
    And way to go Shelley getting up and around last night! I can just picture your gritty determination to get the job done! Might I suggest a nip of gin (at least 25 years old) to keep you charged?? We could keep a bottle by the door just to make sure you go at least that far a few times a day!!

  5. Dear Lowes family,
    I am a colleague and friend of Bob's, whom I hold in very high regard. In the rinks, he is always eager to share his love of his children and wife to anyone who asks. The Lowes family values and love will help you beat this cruel challenge. Believe!
    My thoughts, prayers and love are with you all.

  6. Shelley,
    All the best to you and your family on this journey. With love, great things can be accomplished. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Wade Hackl and Family

  7. Dear Blog Star Bob.
    Sanks a bunch for keeping us updated. I can only imagine that it is probably the last thing you want to do at the end of a very tiring day.
    You are our connection to our girl so what you do is appreciated more than you will ever know.
    Cathy "Traut"

  8. Shelly, Bob and Family,
    This truly does show how isolated we can all become even when we are close. We live across the street and didn't even know that you were all going through so much. I heard about your surgery at work, imagine that.
    I just want you all to know that we are thinking of you and if you need anything at all just let us know, we are here, and we are close by. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, and we know you are a fighter and will get through this.
    Linda and Rod Jacob

  9. Hi Shelley

    Just a quick note to let you know we are all thinking of you, Bob and the kids! Having survived my own bout with Cancer I have empathy for some (not all) of the emotions you are all going through. I know you are a fighter and your faith and your family will carry you through this difficult time.
    All our thoughts and prayers....The Parkers

  10. Shell, Bob and Kids,

    Karen just sent me the link to your blog - I am inspired by Shell's strength and the love that she shares so freely.

    You have been and will be in my thoughts every single day - your a fighter Shell - you will beat this!

    Karen Rawlyk

  11. Shell, Bob and Kids.
    I knew that challenging things were unfolding in your household but until I saw the blog this morning I did not know the extent of the challenge.
    Thank-you for continuing to be a family of faith in a real time setting.
    After reading the blog today I have been able to put some of the things that I thought were spoiling my day into perspective.
    God will continue to strengthen you as the hours, days and weeks unfold.
    Remember whose you are as the healing grows.

  12. Bob and Shell: Sounds like a couple of tough East Enders are keeping their stick on the ice. Good for you. Be assured of my good thoughts and prayers for you all.

    Gary Merkowsky

  13. Hey Shelley,

    I was on Greg Drinnen web site and he had a link to your blog...just wanted you to know we here at St. Francis are thinking and praying for you and your family. Reading some of the updates truly show the love and support you have from your family and friends...inspiring!


  14. To Shelley and the whole Lowes family, my prayers and complete admiration are with you. For you all to show such love during a stressful time is truly amazing. Stay strong and if I can help in any way, please just let me know.

    Tara Fisher

  15. Hi Bobby - I haven't met you but I feel like I know you from working with Shelley and from reading your posts. Just wanted to offer you some encouragement by letting you know how much I respect all that you are doing to support Shelley and your kids. Thank you for keeping us all up to date. Please let Shelley know she is in my thoughts and that we are all pulling for her. Trevor