Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It was a clear and sunny Spring Sunday afternoon. As we do at times, my husband asked if I wanted to take a drive. There are so many scenic, country roads in our part of the country. However, during our routine weekdays, we rarely travel on them. And, as we often do,
we pulled into the Retirement home where his mother lives, and picked up her. She also,
enjoys these drives. We drove for almost an hour, until we came to this lovely village.

At the center of this quaint village was this old historic old Inn. We chose to walk to through
the Inn, to the back porch, where we found round tables and comfortable chairs. It was the
perfect place for a light Sunday evening dinner, and quiet enough for us to talk.

Here we are. What makes this a special event and worth sharing blog space, is
that two of these wonderful people in my life, both had heart issues that required
hospitalization in this last month. Hers was of a much more serious nature. It involved
a heart valve replacement, and his was of lesser seriousness. It was atrial/flutter of the heart.
Both of them are now feeling better than they expected to be. Both of them are so thankful
to have had the excellent medical attention that was given them, and both of them have
a new appreciation for their healthy hearts.
Me...I am just so thankful for both of these dear people in my life, and can't imagine
life without them, making me more appreciative of this time of sitting and sharing together,
without a hurried time schedule. Funny how illness and hospital stays of loved ones, can
add a new dimension to time spent together.

When I glanced to my left from the table where I was sitting, this is the scene I saw through
the rails. The largest amount of huge rocks that I've ever seen, with water running under them.
People were on the rocks, enjoying the late afternoon sun. With the afternoon breezes, the
sound of running water, some cups of coffee on the porch and spending time sharing with people I love...
what could be better!

I stood up and took this picture. See what I mean. I've heard those rocks have been there
for a very long time. I am going to look this place up and read about it's history, and how all
those rocks got there. It was a beautiful place to visit on a perfect Spring afternoon.
Just a reminder...look around at those in your family, and take time to let them
know you love them. Time spent with my husband is more treasured than ever, and I no longer take his health for granted.
Thanks for your visit here today.


Love Being A Nonny said...

You are so right! I guess it came with age...the appreciation I have. I wish it had come earlier...but for now, I will be thankful. WE are blessed!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

A sweet gathering, especially when one realizes how close it came to not happening.

Finding a quiet place to have a meal is such a challenge. My father has hearing difficulties and I admit, I have a bit of a struggle too now. Some cities have started rating restaurants by noise levels...we just try to go out to eat during the off hours to try to find a place where we can converse over a meal without resorting to basically lip reading.

Unknown said...

What a nice Sunday! I wish I had some place like that to drive to on a Sunday afternoon. Very beautiful.

Lee and Pam said...
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4evergreene said...

I agree. Time is too precious to not enjoy each other while you can. I believe that as long as we have love then we will never be lost. Thank you for your touching post I enjoy reading them everyday.

Kirsten said...

What a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing.

Miss Debbie said...

Sweet post! I can relate with my dad having had a major heart attack and hip surgery since Christmas. We, too, are grateful for excellent medical care and for God's protection, provision, and healing! Glad your husband and mother-in-law are doing so well.PTL!

corners of my life said...

Sometimes these "small moments" are huge . . .

Melinda said...

What a tranquil place to spend time with special people.
Your husband is lucky to have two beautiful women to spend the afternoon with.
Glad to hear that each one is in great health.
Have a nice Thursday.


Judy said...

So true...let's enjoy those precious times we have with those we love! A beautiful Sunday afternoon rendezvous...thanks for sharing.

Tracy said...

So very true, my friend. What a lovely place you found and what a special time together with your husband and mother-in-law. Those rocks are fascinating!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So happy for all of you that recovery and good health has returned to those you love, Judy.

I wonder if those rocks were left behind by a glacier long ago during the ice age? I've seen that in Pennsylvania.

Happy@Home said...

Your Sunday drive ended up at a beautiful location. It looks like the perfect place to share a relaxed lunch with your loved ones. Your message today is so true.
I'm glad to hear that your husband and mother-in-law are healthy again. That is a great picture of the three of you.

LisaShaw said...

How beautiful and peaceful the scenery and the precious time with your husband and mother in law. Beautiful.


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