How could this be? Two years I’ve been away. What happened?
The last two years have been interesting, to say the least. In the interim I have had two total knee replacements, have enjoyed some (forced) quiet time, done some studying and, in general, life has moved at a slowed pace. My surgeries and recuperation have greatly improved my mobility and I have now resumed a near normal lifestyle.
Being quiet is not a bad thing.
Our family has grown by three great-grands, two boys and a girl, and we’re expecting a third girl in a few days.
We anxiously watch the daily news as we follow the events in Japan where we have a granddaughter living through the nightmare of the mammoth earthquake and tsunami. She and her Navy husband are finishing out a tour of duty there, soon to be returned stateside. How we wish that had happened sooner. So far, she is fine although she is quite anxious as the aftershocks continue to come.
Spring has come to Florida and the plants are flourishing. Azaleas, dogwoods and Bradford pear trees have exploded with pink and white color to awaken our senses after the long winter chill. We experienced the coldest winter on record, I believe, certainly since we came here from South Carolina in ‘71. Hard to believe we’ve spent over half our lives here and yet still feel so very close to SC. Great family and great friends never grow distant. God is good!
So as I begin anew to open my life experiences up to you, I trust that something I might share will lend encouragement and inspiration to your life.