Thursday, September 10, 2009

HOPE is like a bird . . . . . .

My dear friends and fellow bloggers,

As some of you already know, this past week has been a difficult one for my husband Lee and me, as well as for our sweet greyhound Harley. Lee has been in the hospital for the last nine days, with a complication of an ongoing condition that has been under control for quite some time.

In between long and sometimes stressful stints at the hospital with Lee, I have managed to spend some time quiet time here at home with Harley who, despite being lonely, has been amazingly mellow throughout all of this. But productive, I have NOT been. And there has been very little time for my usual creative pastime (indeed, my "therapy") of cardmaking.

Nevertheless, because my Blog is also a creative outlet for me, as well as a valued connection to the outside world, I've been trying to continue to post a few entries during the past week. Not surprisingly though, I don't have many words right now to go with my blog entries, so I've been relying upon some of my favorite photos and photo memories, as well as some of my previous card creations and favorite quotes to carry the "messages" of my blog posts of late.

Tomorrow, Lee is scheduled to undergo another diagnostic procedure to help the doctors figure out what's causing this current health issue and to help decide where we need to go from here. Lee and I are both relieved that we now have a plan, and we are thankful to have a group of skilled and knowledgeable physicians involved in his care.

So it is with a hopeful and confident attitude that both Lee and I are approaching the next few days. Hence, the theme of my Blog post today is HOPE . . . . .

(Click on photo to enlarge.)

Until we meet again. . . . . may all your days be filled with hope.


Holly said...

First, let me tell you how much I love that quote. Next, that card? You make me jealous.

Third, Reiki still winging its way to all of you.

I'm so very sorry you're going through all of this, but know that Lee has, in you, the perfect champion and guide through the complex maze of health care. He is lucky to have you; you are lucky to have him; Harley knows he's lucky to have you both.

Blessings, Prayers, Energy for all of you.

Budrow Wilson Spain said...

BEAUTIFUL! Such talent you are amazing!

Bridget said...

I am hopeful everything will turn out exactly the way the good Lord has planned. My thoughts & prayers are with you & Lee.

fonziemom said...

Beautiful quote, beautiful card.
I'm glad Harley is there to help you be strong, and to not feel alone. Lots of prayers your way.

Jane said...

HI Jan,
Love the "Hope" card. My friend in NYC had an ill friend, and I sent it to her awhile back and she also loved it.
All our love and hopes are with you and Lee. I'm so thankful for your medical're so "on top" of everything and that's so wonderful. Take good care of yourself!
Thinking of you both, Jane

Jan said...

Thank you so very much, each of you, for your kind and thoughtful comments. I can't tell you how very much they mean to me, but suffice it to say that they mean a LOT.

I'm very lucky to have such sweet friends sending their good wishes, thoughts, energy, and prayers from afar.

You're the Best!

The Bird's Staff said...

The new day brings yet another ray of hope for you, Lee and your little birdie. Thinking of you, saying prayers too.

ajordan said...

Prayers and positive energy to you, Lee and Harley.

Chester said...

Wonderful card with a beautiful message. Keep your hope in God and He will see you through.

We are looking forward to hearing good news about Lee very soon.

(((HUGS))) to you and Lee and also to Harley for being such a good boy through all this.

Chester's Mom

Life With Dogs said...

As you can tell, there are many of us sending every last bit of goodness we can find your way. I know Lee is in surgery now - I will patiently await what I fully expect to be good news.


BeccaRoo said...

This is very nice I like it! Love the little saying you put with it.