Friday, April 27, 2018

April Coming to a Close

Wow.  It's the end of April!  I am still at my daughter's home helping out.  Life has been busy.  I really needed to focus today on what I am thankful for.  I so appreciate Susanne leading us to remember what happened during the week that we see as a blessing.  Here is the Friday Fave Fives link.

1.  After the weekend, my daughter began to experience more exhaustion than should be normal and started having a rash.  We were able to get her in to see her surgeon on Thursday morning--the diagnosis is that she has an allergy to surgical glue!  With proper medication for the allergic reaction, removal of the glue, and more sleep, she is finally returning to normal surgical recovery.  I'm thankful for good health care.

2.  My other (older) daughter, who is The New Boy's mom and lives nearby, has been a great help, too.  I'm thankful for sister love.

3.  I was thinking today that I haven't been posting much lately and I haven't even had my camera out ONCE during this trip.  But some people still stop by my blog and read and comment.  I'm thankful for every one who does.  And if you are reading this, you are one of them.

4.  Last year, I met a woman who lives in this area, used to lived in Southern California, attends my daughter's church and her husband works with my daughter.  We connected and enjoy each other's company when I am here.  This week, I had lunch with her and I'm thankful for a friend I've made far from my home.

5.  As I noted above, I haven't taken any pictures.  But I accidentally photographed the edge of my purse with my cell phone.  It made for an interesting 'abstract photo'.  At least it made me laugh.

As we close down April, why don't you think back and choose the best thing that happened to you this month?  Share it with someone - you can share it in comments here, too - and maybe it will encourage someone else.


ellen b. said...

Hello dear Willow,
So good to hear that your daughters are close enough that they can support and help each other. An allergy to surgical glue...yikes! Glad that was diagnosed. The best thing this month was celebrating Easter. Hope you have a good weekend.

Patti said...

Thank you for stopping by my Friday Fave Five, Willow. I am glad to meet you and to pop by your cottage as well.

It's a blessing that you are able to go be with your daughter and help her out after her surgery. I'm sure your presence is a comfort to her. Wow, an allergic reaction to the surgical glue! I'm glad that was figured out so quickly and that she is now on the mend.

Its' wonderful that your girls live close to each other and are able to, daily maybe, enjoy a sister relationship. I always wanted a sister. I do have a wonderful sister-in-law and a couple friends who are like sisters. But, still, the sisterly bond is something to treasure.

How fun that you have made a friend to meet up with when you are in town visiting your girls.


Gracie Saylor said...

Dear Willow, so glad you are able to be with your loved ones to help! I rather like your abstract photo :-) As I sit amidst boxes that will need to be moved more than once, I am thanking the Lord for His many every morning! xx

Barbara H. said...

Oh wow - I am glad they found out what was causing your daughter's problems. Hopefully there won't be a "next time" any time soon, but if she ever does need surgery again, she'll be able to forewarn them next time. It's so nice your other daughter lives close by, too. I'm sure they're treasuring the time with you there. And how nice to have a friend in the area!

Wendy said...

Glad to hear your daughter's problem was identified. I hope she's doing much better by now. Love the abstract photo. I have lots of accidental photos but none as interesting as that one.

Mereknits said...

I am sorry to hear about your daughters reaction, hope she is feeling much better now. You are just the best to help, they are blessed to have you.

Susanne said...

Glad they figured out what was going on with your daughter and that she is back to a good recovery now. Sounds like you are having a busy but good time. I'm kinda really liking your abstract photo. You many be onto something!