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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Coming Out of the Shadows

I'm getting my smile back.
Recently I have spent a lot of time looking at this.
It's a nice back yard -- but it's not that nice! And because it faces east, it isn't long into the day before there are long shadows over the back yard.
I have had a lot of shadows these days as you know. 

But while there is still winter and more to come, and while all things aren't so well as I'd like, I have to say...
...there is a little bit of color poking through!
The sky is bluer and the whites seem brighter, just like I am.
The markers that guide me seem clearer, more accessible. 
So much of this is thanks to you -- to your kind words of support, calls, emails and sweet kindness.
The last of my IVs are done, and now it's just a waiting game to get up to par and get my groove back all the way. It's taking a little longer than I thought, but we're getting there.
My heart is very full of gratitude. Thank you.

23 comments:

rippleeffects said...

These are beautiful winter scenes. Despite the cold, the sky is blue, and the quiet, snow-covered landscape is serene. Above all, I'm glad to see your huge smile. ;)

Jeanie said...

I'm sorry it has taken so long but I hope your healing picks up the pace and gets you back to full health soon. The best pic is the on of you with a smile.

Kathleen McCoy said...

I'm so glad you're starting to feel better, Jeanie. It has been a tough winter in so many ways for you. But the fact that you can enjoy the blue sky and color popping up here and there despite the snow is a wonderful sign of your own healing. My thoughts are with you!!

Retired English Teacher said...

You've been so sick and yet, you express your healing in such beautiful ways that we see the great effect this illness has had on the total you. You look beautiful. I will continue to keep you in my heart and prayers.

Janet said...

It's good to see your smiling face and it's doubly good to hear you're feeling better. Each day brings you closer to that morning when you know you're back to 100%. Thinking of you!

Deb said...

Good to see you feeling better, Jeanie. How awful that you have been through this. I hope each day sees lots of improvement for your health and happiness. Give Lizzy a huggie from me. Here's one for you {hug}, Deb

Annie said...

Hi Jeanie. It's so good to see your smiling face again (even WITH your accessory). Interesting how the world gets so much brighter when WE are brighter. Shine on, Miss Jeanie.

Mae Travels said...

Good to see you are improving. I hope the progress speeds up!

Marilyn said...

So happy to hear you are improving and are finished with the IV's. Take care. Your snowy photos are very beautiful!

Joanne Huffman said...

Vwey gappy to hear that things are looking up.

Susan Bailey said...

So happy to see that smile again! February can be a hopeful month - the birds start singing again because believe it or not, some are nesting! I even saw a couple of robins on a walk the other day and they were chirping. That's a sure sign.

What a long haul you've had. Here's to good health and happier days to come.

shoreacres said...

A dear friend, who fell and broke both an arm and a knee (!) on November 9 is back in the hospital for the final bit of nip-and-tuck. Because her wound didn't heal properly where her knee was repaired, she's having to have a skin graft. Then, she'll be nearly good as new. More healing, more going at half-speed will be required, but she'll be back home, able to drive, with her dear doggie back with her.

Through it all, she's sounded much like you: occasionally depressed, sometimes hopeful, and, always, thinking, "this is taking a long time!" But she's smiling like you are now - and seeing your smile, all I can think is - "It's springtime for Jeanie's spirit!"

It is still February, but time is on your side now. The days are getting longer, and soon that snow won't have a chance! Enjoy the turning season!

culdesacchronicles said...

Jeanie,
It always seems like it takes a little longer to heal than we would like. It's been too long for you, that's for sure. I can't tell you how happy I am to see this wonderful post and your smiling face. I think of you every day. I hope your recovery is fast and complete.

anno said...

Echoing everyone here when I say it's wonderful to see you with a smile on your face again. You look radiant, and everywhere you turn your attention benefits from that amazing Jeanie glow -- you just made a late Michigan winter look somehow lovely and appealing. Here's hoping you are feeling completely better very soon!

paris parfait said...

Well at least these horrid health woes haven't been when it's beautiful and spring-like and you were longing to get outside (continuing with your positive thinking post). So glad you're feeling better! Hope you're feeling in fine form very soon.

beth said...

you have really had a go of it, haven't you.....here area even more prayers for you as the healing continues....

xoxo

Tracy said...

Good to see you, Jeanie! One step at a time. :o) And VERY nice view... you have a lot of snow there! I'm under the weather again, myself and now have the nasty cold-flu crossover my hubby JT had...blah... LOL! Be taking good care ((LOVE & HUGS))

Naturegirl said...

Jeannie:
Being connected to the Nature world I'm sure aids in your overall feeling of inner peace as you heal. I wish you a speedy recovery. I continue to hold you in my prayers. Peace love and blessings ..hugs Anna xo

joyce said...

I'm so glad you are seeing a bit of colour shine through...best wishes to you.

Jennifer Richardson said...

Spring will come
and knock on your door
and you will walk through
and be amazed at the
before and after.
prayers for deep grace
to dive into love's embrace.
-Jennifer

~*~Patty S said...

you are the master of smiling thru hard times dear Jeanie ...

Very happy that you are coming out of the woods and will be be feeling much much better now!!!

your snow scenes are idyllic says I on another rainy day here in N VA ... we have not had a good snow to speak of

the red sumac berries are just perfect in the landscape with the bright blue sky too!

continuing to send healing wishes your way
oxo

I need orange said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! Good thoughts coming your way!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am really happy to hear that the sun is peaking through and shining down on you! This has definitely been a really rough patch for you, and you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the worst is behind you. Now we just need spring to arrive as I think that will make a world of difference for many of us!

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