I’m really late in posting this today. We were out all day. I’ll ramble more about our trip to Ikea and my new little friend tomorrow. I just wanted to make sure I kept to my promise to myself to take a picture each day and post it here. Yesterday’s post was in black in white because it only felt right with the events of the world. Today’s is in live and living color in honor of our nice day out and about.
I took a walk in the snow today. The hubs was asleep and so it was just me and my camera and the silence of the falling snow. Ordinarily you’d find me grouching about the snow and the cold and the inconvenience. I’d silently thought to myself earlier that I was glad to be here to watch the snow fall. We were on our way in after the hubs had his routine blood work and we’d run a few errands. After eating a little lunch we both napped. I woke up and headed out to capture a few snowy shots in place of the daily sunset image. After coming back in I heard the news about congresswoman Gifford. Listening to news about her head wound and prognosis I couldn’t help but remember waking up in the hospital and the days and weeks following that day and all the anxiety and uncertainty. Would I be okay again? Did I have all my faculties? Would there be any permanent damage from the TIA?
I pray for Congresswoman Gifford and I hope that she wakes up and is somehow miraculously fine. I pray for the family of the 9-year-old girl that they find peace. And for all those who lost loved ones or are sitting by their loved ones’ hospital bed stonight. At my last appointment with the neurosurgeon he told me that I did better than anyone believed I would. I’m so grateful. I’m grateful to God for allowing me to heal and for bringing me two amazing surgeons, I’m grateful to Dr. Bussey and Dr. Matthews for saving me and putting me back together. I’m grateful to my family for loving me back to health.
I am so blessed that vanity is the biggest of my problems. I’m married to the most amazing, most kindest man. I have incredible parents. I have an incredible brother and sister-in-law. I have old friends who pray for me. And I’m alive and well enough to take walks in the snow and blog about it and the wonderful people who love me. My prayers are with the families in Arizona tonight.
All You Need is Love
*giddy* I like today’s photo. I think it looks like a cameo profile. Got tired of looking at myself dead on thought I’d try looking at myself from the side. I suppose I should have been looking forward instead of to the side but I like it anyway. *laughs* I need a marathon of America’s Next Top Model so I can learn to “smize”.
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