6776_image_libby_lehman_flowers_.jpgLibby loves to stop and smell the flowers and apparently decided to stop and call Ricky as well.



O Happy Day!!!!!!!

I got a phone call today from none other than Libby Lehman herself! It’s the first chat we have had in months - none since her last severe seizure, the one that subsequently put her back into the rehabilitation facility, and ultimately led to her being placed into hospice because she had simply given up hope and wanted to end everything. The prayers of all of us who love her have been that during this time she might, on her own, find the will and strength to survive.

So… back to the phone call. She told her family a bit of news and wanted to share it with me. She said, “This dying thing isn’t working out, so I just might as well live and have fun!!” She said, “I love you!” and I assured her I loved her too. Her words were clear and articulate - better than I have heard from her since her stroke!

Libby enjoys her beauty treatments. I already knew that before calling me she had just returned from a manicure, so I asked about it. She said, “Yes, I had THREE attendants”. After I replied how wonderful that was, she said, “...I wanted four!” Ha ha ha ha! It’s so good to hear Libby in such good sprits - bantering, joking, and being bossy.

I mentioned that tomorrow night (August 6) Justin and I are going to see the Lady Gaga concert in Denver. Her reply was, “Don’t get in a fight!” … which is a comment she made because the first and only fight I’ve ever had was at the Lady Gaga concert three years ago. That’s another story for another time. The point is - Libby remembered it!

She told me that tomorrow she had dinner reservations at 5:30 for Ruth Chris’s Steak House and she was planning on ordering filet mignon.

This truly is the best she has been mentally since her stroke. Libby has been in a position where she had to choose - sink or swim. Our prayers have been that she would find a way out of the dark hole she has been in and reach for a brighter day. I can say with confidence that today is most assuredly a brighter day! I am doing a happy dance! Let me hear a whoo-hoo for our dear sweet Libby!


#10 Lynn from BC 2019-09-16 20:45
Just the best news.... Libby, you are an inspiration... I hope you have tons of fun in whatever you take on. Blessings.
#9 Donna from ABQ 2019-09-16 17:33
I was thinking of Libby today when trying to describe thread painting to someone. So happy to find this relatively recent update! Hugs from the high desert of NM.
#8 Carol0507 2019-08-05 21:06
Thank you for the update. I've been wondering how she is doing. Great to hear she is doing better and is joking around again. Love her work. All the best wishes to her.
#7 E.Smith 2019-01-24 11:55
WHOO-HOO !!! I am so glad to hear that Miss Libby is fighting for the Joy in life that she imparts to so many others, myself included. Just the mention of her name brings images of her spunkiness, her quilt works, and the song, "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine." Well Libby, your light shines as bright as it ever did as you are still an encouragement to me. I love you Libby and pray that you not lose hope but be encouraged. WHOO-HOO thank you for the update I miss you.
#6 Roxi Eppler 2019-01-20 20:13
I knew Libby years ago from quilting. And her mom. Was so sorry to hear of her stroke but am thrilled she’s doing better. Hope that is still the case.
#5 Janet McElroy 2018-11-24 14:54
whoo hoo Libby, keep on fighting lovely lady
#4 Janet McElroy 2018-11-24 14:53
Whoo hoo, Libby keep up the fight lovely lady
#3 Sue from San Antonio 2018-08-17 12:57
I have always followed and loved your work. I am so very pleased that you are doing well. God answers prayers for sure. Sending love. Sue :-)
#2 kcastorian 2018-02-10 21:05
I am so happy to hear she has regained her zest for life! It is such a hard road but I think of you often Libby and send hugs.
#1 Liz V. from Louisian 2018-02-02 11:03
:D I wish you were close to me so I could give you a huge hug and to let you know that I am a fan of yours. The pictures of you are so good and I am elated that you are again enjoying the beauty of life. Joining in with the happy dance especially for you. You assuredly will have brighter days. They are just around some corner and God will provide them for you. Love you, Liz from Louisiana.
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