Sunday, April 18, 2010

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.

Would you agree with me that he is another talented photographer in my life?
Thank you,
Best Things
"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!


Rach said...

Wow. Those are some beautiful moments captured!

Marty said...

My mother used to say "you never know what your day is going to bring you". So sorry your plans were altered this way but so glad your sweetest is on the mend. Keeping you all in much prayer. Trusting your man listens to doctors orders - they can be so stubborn with medical things and work, ya know. =)

corners of my life said...

Thank goodness you caught his condition early and they could treat it successfully. My thoughts are with you as you travel this road back to health together. It certainly makes you realize that every day is a blessing.

Sharon said...

Dear Bloggerfriend - I pray your road to recovery with your husband goes quickly and smoothly. Thank God for His faithfulness in fulfilling His promise to "guard and keep us along the way".

Tracy said...

So sorry about this curveball you and your hubby were thrown this week. Glad he's feeling better and now has medication to take care of those symptoms. Blessings to you both...

Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos! Wow, he is talented, indeed! = )

Happy@Home said...

When I didn't see a post from you for a few days, I was a bit concerned, but thought maybe you were off on a little getaway. The hospital was not the getaway I would have imagined. I was so sorry to read about your husband. It sounds like the doctors were able to diagnose the problem and administer the right treatment. I'm glad to know that he is doing better now. You will both be in my thoughts.

Your friends husband took some beautiful photos and I enjoyed looking at them this afternoon.

Melinda said...

sorry to hear that your husband was "under the weather." Glad to hear that he is doing better.
the pictures are truly beautiful.
Have a nice evening!


Kathleen said...

I love surprises, but not the sort you've been faced with. I'm delighted to hear that it's "minor" in the grand scheme of things, but I sure understand how unsettling those minor things can be.

When I meandered through the amazing pictures you posted, I couldn't help but think that they were a virtual bouquet sent to cheer you. They couldn't be lovelier!

Praying for your hubby, and you. May vigor & amazing health be yours to claim for all your days.

Kathleen said...


I'm so very happy that your hubby is okay, and that it is a treatable thing! How right you are... one day can bring changes we never thought of.

It sure makes everything we hold dear, even sweeter when something catches us off guard like this week did.

Praying for complete and 'better than ever' good health!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Love all your nature pictures of flowers and birds! So sweet and refreshing! Have a wonderful week!


Landis said...

I am SO GLAD to hear that your husband is doing much better!! He's such a blessing to so many! I love you both!

Linda said...

My dear friend, I am so sorry to hear about your hospital news. You guys will be in my prayers. "God is a refuge for us."Psalm 62:8

Anonymous said...


Even in an intense medical situation your grace and acceptance of what is shine through.

You will be an inspiration to me when I next face some adversity..
To be able to still enjoy beauty, as in your pics you shared.

May healing be complete for your dear husband.


Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

So glad your dear husband is home and will be well. Such beauty is meant to be enjoyed and make you both be glad to be alive!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Judy, I'm sorry that your husband had this medical scare, but glad to hear that he was treated and released with a good prognosis. It is a very treatable condition and I'm sure he'll do fine as he keeps up with his follow care and medication.

Life is so precious and I know you both enjoy every moment together to the fullest! I will keep both of you in my prayers.

{{ hugs}}

Anonymous said...

Judy I was so sorry to hear about your husband and yet so glad it turned out like it did. I know how anxious the two of you must have been. I will keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted on how your hubby is doing.

lindsey said...

I have just read this post as I have jad a busy couple of days. I am praying for you both nd trusting God for complete recovery and good health. The photo's are beautiful and a reminder of God's amzing creation. Thank you

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Please know that I'll be lifting both you and your precious husband up with MUCH prayer!!!!

Aren't you glad that NOTHING...catches God by surprise!

I also love the photo' doestn' even describe them!

Praying you have a GREAT week.

Connie said... happy that your husband is doing better and you were able to get him to the hospital as soon as you did. We never know when life will take a crazy turn and then you do see things differently. Our pastor said this week " if God is working in our lives, we will face things daily that we need to lean on Him for." He is so right.

God Bless YOu and you are in my prayers,

The Redhead Riter said...

Your pictures are beautiful and your family is lovely!

Judy said...

I'm just catching up on a few posts here...and am so sorry to hear of your hubby's heart issues. Wishing him all the best as he copes with his heart irregularities.

It all sounds so familiar...since my hubby has had atrial fibrilation many times over the years...and is on blood thinners as well.

Stacey said...

Oh Dear! I'm glad your husband is ok. I know that must have been very scary! Keep us posted.

Kathleen said...

So glad your husband is going to be OK. Coincidentally, my sister only yesterday had to visit a cardiologist and thankfully she too is going to be fine. The photographs are just beautiful.


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