Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Life Is A Bouquet

In just a few short seconds you can find your life dramatically changed. I stepped out of our pontoon boat on to the boat ramp like I have done a thousand time in the last forty years.
Only this time my feet slipped from under me and I landed on my hip.
The last few weeks have been painful and sometimes frustrating but also filled with blessings.
My first blessing was a young man at the boat ramp who lifted me into the truck for the ride to the hospital. When the decision was made that it was best for me to remain at the lake to recover while my husband returned home to work my lake neighbors and friends rallied around. My neighbor D fixed a hot breakfast for almost every morning and sat on the porch with so I didn't have to eat alone. My other neighbor B fixed dinner for me and delivered it each night. They gathered up my laundry and returned it cleaned and folded. I have two long time friends who have houses at the lake who took me to Dr. appointments and cleaned my house. Althought my daughters couldn't stay they left me books to read and crosswords puzzles. So again I was truly blessed by all the people who surrounded me with love and care.
Knowing that I was by myself my family, cousins in Montana, and friends called me everyday to make sure I was OK and not lonesome. I spent lots of time reading, doing crossword puzzles and wishing for my computer so I could talk to my blogging friends.
Today I am home but stilled chained to my walker for at least two more weeks. The flowers posted are from my sister in Alaska. Not only are they beautiful flowers but they remind me of all the friends and family who helped me in the past few weeks. Each one is different, but beautiful in their own way. All of their kind acts and gift of love have bestowed on me a lasting bouquet of grateful thoughts and memories. I truly learned you don't know who will show up when it is the darkest.

11 comments:

nancygrayce said...

So, so sorry about your accident...but what great friends! Recover quickly!

Chatty Crone said...

I am THRILLED to see you finally post. Good for you. Hated to hear of your accident. The flowers are gorgeous . I didn't know you had a sister in Alaska - I love it there.
sandie

Mimi said...

HI STELLA!!!
I am so glad you are feeling better and 2 more weeks to be strapped to the walker isn't bad. I am so glad you were not hurt worse then you were, some folks who take a fall have to have surgery and take months and months of therapy, so PRAISE GOD it was not that bad. I know you are thinking it sure is BAD as I have had to spend all this time alone and not getting to fully enjoy the summer, but you will be up and about in no time!!!REST and READ and enjoy the beautiful view out your front window or out into your yard and that lovely lake!!!LUCKY you!!
SO great to hear from you and those flowers are indeed lovely!!!Yes, we are all unique in some sort of way!!!
hugs,
jamie

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Stella, well, I guess that's one way to get some r&r. Yikes! I know that must hurt. So glad to hear that you had so many kind souls, friends and family, to see you through. Here's to a full recovery soon and very soon. Blessings, Tammy

Granny Annie said...

Glad you are home and hope you are receiving the same loving care and attention you had at the lake.

Rebecca said...

What a JOY to ready about the blessings of friends Miss Stella. I'm so sorry to hear about your accident but hope you will continue to improve and recover as quickly as possible.

Thank you for visiting me today. Always a JOY to hear from you!

Blessings to you...get well and be safe. And tell your neighbors they firmly planted a few more jewels in their heavenly crowns.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh my... as I age I have fears of falling and breaking a hip.. My mother did in her later years... I am so very sorry this happened to you.. I am very careful now although I know it is showing my age to slow down It is a good thing... I hope the doctors think you will make a full recovery.... Thinking of you and sending specials blessings your way...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Stella -- I was so happy to see your new post b/c it means that you are recovering. Glad you're home -- please continue to take care of yourself and don't rush things (I guess you really dob't have a choice!).

Your attitude is the best and I know that always helps.

Just Breathe said...

You are blessed with caring family & neighbors. Hope your better soon.

daylily777 said...

Hi Stella,
I am glad you are doing so well, I will continue to keep you in my prayers . The flowers are beautiful !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Marfa (Crafting Marfa) said...

Stella, I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. It took me a while to catch up on my blog reading. It must have been so painful for you. I'm glad to know that you're back home and doing better.