Monday, June 30, 2014

Prayers and Well Wishes for Jon Katz

Little House is calling for all prayers and well wishes to be sent to Jon Katz this week. None of us never imagined the last time we saw Jon at he and Maria's Bedlam Farm Open House the weekend of June 21 and 22, that he would be hospitalized a week later and scheduled for major bypass surgery tomorrow, July 1st. I would refer all my readers to Maria's website where she is keeping us all posted on his progress. Jon refers to her as Nurse Ratched for she is working hard to keep him entertained and in-line with all he needs to do to get better!

Jon Katz is the heart behind all artists in our Common Thread Group, as he most generously shares his huge readership with us and supports blossoming writers and artists alike through his inspiration, writing workshops, interactive blog on facebook, personal friendships and he and Maria's Open Houses and Art Gallery.  As most of you know, he is a New York Times Best Selling author and many know him through his beloved stories about his and Maria's animals they have rescued, though his history in the journalism world is not to be dismissed!

Jon currently writes Bedlam Farm Journal that many of us follow as our choice of daily, alternative, good- news from their Bedlam Farm in upstate New York. In it Jon shares the wisdom of Simon, his donkey; dedicated hard work of Red, his sheep-herding/therapy dog along with the day to day happenings of their other dogs, cats, sheep, donkeys, and chickens on the farm. Many of his pictures and stories feature Maria, his dearest sweet, strong, country, farm/artist wife. His writings seem to glean what is most essential about life regardless where we live. Seeing the world through the lenses of Jon's camera and heart is to see and taste life anew. Jon doesn't believe that aging need curtail having a meaningful and on-going life well-connected to all that surrounds him including his interesting friends and passions. He supports everyone to make the most of their life by the example he sets as he takes each day and embraces the experiences that come his way.

We hope and pray that Jon's surgeons know just what to do to fix him, as those of us who know Jon know that he has lots more living to do! Take care Jon!  You are in our thoughts and prayers for a full recovery and we are glad that Nurse Ratched is by your side to keep your energies directed on your healing! We hope that you are back at your computer soon, despite needing to carry a lighter weight camera for a while!

With love from us all at Little House, we are praying for and wishing you a speedy recovery!

P.S. You can leave your personal messages for Jon on Maria's website, at FullMoonFiberArt.  Maria will likely not be able to respond to them now, but know that she and Jon would appreciate your love and support at this time!