Today for the first time since my last post, I found a free moment to log into my blog. Words to describe how I felt when I tearfully read the 90 plus comments cannot be found in any dictionary of any language. To simply say thank you seems so inadequate. I am completely lost for words. How I wish I could reach into my screen and hug each and every one of you. I am so blessed to have such a caring circle of friends who have reached out from all over the world to pass heartfelt wishes, comforting words and loving prayers.
I thank God for you all.
A few weeks ago, my dad tripped at home and ended up with a displaced neck and two broken cervical vertebrae. Because of his age and current medical condition, surgery was out of the questions; therefore, we opted for plan “B” which took place last Tuesday. While under minimal anesthesia, he endured a three hour procedure to re-align his neck and to be fitted with a traction called a Halo Brace which is a metal device screwed into the skull and secured onto a heavy vest to keep the head and neck from moving and to keep them straight while healing. He is currently hospitalized and will likely spend several weeks at a rehabilitation facility to learn to manage the massive amount of weight on his head and shoulders.
I had to explain to my dad the concept of a “Blog” and then I read to him each comment whilst letting him know where the blogger resides. He was astonished at the magnitude of distance and the kindness displayed by total strangers. Needless to say, I caught him with teary eyes several times. He asked me to thank you for your kindness and prayers, not to mention he now wants a blog of his own!!!!
I am dying to return to you all, to know what is new in your lives, and to visit your lovely blogs. However, with so much to deal with I will be unable to do so. Please forgive my absence for the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, join me for a cup of tea each day at and let’s drink to good health and good friends.