Friday thoughts

When I look back over the last few days I’m reminded of just how fragile and precious life is.  All it takes is a little old virus to knock you flat on your back for a few days to make you appreciate good health.  My Mom’s diagnosis and subsequent surgery to remove cancer has left me very aware of what can so quickly unravel, what we so often take for granted.  

My heart is full of gratitude today because I can tell you that Mom is doing well and hopes to return home tomorrow.  There are doctors and nurses who have taken good care of her, especially nurses who have shown her compassion and love.  We do not yet know what the future holds for Mom, or any of us for that matter, but we celebrate today and the progress that has been made.

Life goes on.  New chapters begin. The cold that made me a zombie a few days ago is leaving.  My husband took a few days off and is sawing wood for bookshelves as we speak.  (We never seem to have enough book shelves.) The cats are napping in their favorite spots on our living room furniture.  And I wish you could see the sun shining here this lovely autumn morning… it is just beautiful. 

Speaking of lovely things, there is a website I want to share with you today, one that I came across because of the Photo Heart Connection series that many of us participate in.  Indigo Janson, who currently lives in Scotland, celebrates “creativity, crafts, cats, and art, and other things that delight the heart!”.  I’m both humbled and honored to be among those she lists as one of her inspirations.  Please visit her site and take the time to read what she has to say.  Getting updates from her in my inbox is a wonderful gift.  

Kind of a rambling post today…but it is what is on my heart. Sickness and health, new chapters, and beautiful things. 

Enjoy your day to the fullest.


7 Replies to “Friday thoughts”

  1. I came by as always to find out what's new with you… and what a sweet surprise to find my website mentioned! Thank you Deborah!

    I'm glad to know that health is returning to you and with luck to your mother too. I too wish I could see that sunshine as it's a cloudy day here and the wind seems to be working itself into a temper too. But your lovely photo of the golden Autumn leaves was the next best thing.

    Thanks for giving me a moment of joy today. Have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones — two legged and four!

  2. Glad to hear your Mom is doing well – she continues to be in my thoughts. And that you are also on the road to recovery – able to enjoy the beautiful autumn sunshine.

  3. I'm so happy to hear that your mom will be coming home and you are feeling better. Still keeping prayers going for your mom and hope that she will stay strong and healthy. Thank you for the reminder to appreciate everyday and not take it for granted.

    How awesome that you have been an inspiration to someone and being mentioned for it. I am always inspired when visiting your blog, thankful to know you.

    Happy weekend!

  4. So glad to hear you mom's on the mend…and so true that none of us really knows what's in store for tomorrow. Gotta soak up and enjoy the beauty of today!!!
    Love the simple image of the gorgeous golden autumn leaves and sun!

  5. So glad to hear that your Mom is headed home and that you're feeling better!! I'm enjoying this photo with it's golden leaves and beautiful sky this morning!! All I see out my window is fog, which of course is beautiful in it's on way! But, I do enjoy the skies and colors of fall!

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