Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May the month of change.

Two huge things went on during the month of May, John went through hip replacement surgery and I had to take a long look in the mirror and face a possible job change. 

I wanted to write about the surgery.  John is so important to my happiness.  We have spent 25 years together and realize we are the best that can happen to either of us.  I didn't want it to change.  I knew John's hip replacement surgery was important to his mobility and freedom to follow his dream, golfing.  In the past years I noticed change in his gate and getting up out of chairs. 

Surgery was also very scary, no matter what my mind knew, my heart was not sure it believed my mind.  We both stayed brave, going into it as though nothing was going to go wrong.  We both knew the reality and made decisions on where important papers were stored.

With prayers said, John went into surgery, forty five minutes later, the doctor came out and said he did well.  For a minute the world stopped and I knew I had just been given a gift from God. It's been three weeks and he is doing great.  We just went to the doctor today he can now take car trips.  However, he can't hang his head out the window.  Can't ask for more.

God Bless

Monday, May 28, 2012

To my brothers that served.

This picture was in the Minneapolis Tribune.  I don't know who took it but it made me cry.  And I started to think about my brothers that served. Most of them didn't see the fight, however one did. He is a Vietnam vet.  But I know if the others would have had to go to war, they would have been strong.

Why do I know this. Because of their father, my dad.  When you are brought up with a father, that didn't want conflict but stood up when it was needed.  You find that the six boys in the family, do stand up when needed to protect and take care of their family.

I love my brothers, more than anyone knows. I'm proud of what they do and have done.  They are strong, loving and hard working.  When I go to bed at night and when I awake my family is what I thank God for.

God Bless you brothers. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Where's the snapping turtle?

I showed you are new addition a week ago, the snapping turtle.  He lives on the hill and has been staring down the big frog across the stream.  As usual my love for...where's waldo, makes it a delight to have many little characters to look for.  But not too many to detract from the beauty of the yard

As always, God Bless those who travel through my little blog.