Good afternoon, my friends! Hopefully you are having a beautiful, somewhat relaxing day today.
I am sure that if you think back over this past week, you might have found that it turned out differently than you had anticipated that it would, last Sunday afternoon. That is just how life is.
A week ago today, I certainly would not have anitcipated that I would be sitting in the corner chair of a hospital room while my husband was being treated for a totally unexpected heart condition..."atrial flutter". Funny thing is, it is a heart condition he had, that he not even know existed.I took him into the hospital on Thursday morning and brought him home, last evening. In light of what many people are facing, it is minor. For us it was not.
Believe me, we both learned many things through this experience. He is fine now. They did heart procedures on him, which involved him swallowing a camera(tiny one, of course), and some other needed procedures. He was introduced to a new part of his daily life for a while...blood thinner.
He feels much better now. We both have a new appreciation for the medical world and the solutions they offered to him. We also have a new appreciation for daily life and the real gift that it is.
When I came home, I found the following pictures sent to me in an email from a good freind. She was going through her picture files and found these pictures that her husband had captured with his camera. She sent them to me because she knows how much I enjoy flowers, photography and nature pictures. I was reminded again of this guy's amazing photography skills. I thought that I would share them with you on this beautiful afternoon, so that you could enjoy them with me.
"The best things are nearest; breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet,
duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life."
~Robert Louis Stevenson
Today I thank God for my sweetest things, and I thank God for you!