Saturday, November 21, 2009

a month has gone by!!!!

a month without blogging ... how'd that happen? i have visited many of you - a few times - tho' i may not have left a "hello" ... but i DID want to know how you were doing ... and some of you are like me, just a bit quieter on the blogging front!
we have been enjoying an exceptionally beautiful fall ... nicer than our october ... and no snow!!! ya! the temps have been around the 50F mark on many days ... that is a down right heatwave in the prairies, in november!!! even the canada geese have decided to hang around for a bit longer ...
i've taken advantage with bike rides, walks every day ... just enjoying our little town ...

i've also gone to see maria as often as i can ... when i go to the city, it's an all day thing ... she remains in the hospital ... tho' they have thought of releasing her twice now - but each time they reassess her condition they change their mind before she can head out the door! her spirits have mostly been up ... but her body is another story ... at the moment, they are working on her foot ... it has a "tunnel" in it and they just discovered another area of infection in the ankle ... amputation is the dreaded word we've spoken a few times ... a scary thought - we all pray that they get that infection under control and that healing starts to happen ... i pray that her faith grows in the face of these obstacles ...

leo has been "well" ... he has gone for 2 little walks in the past while ... but even though he doesn't get out often, he remains engaged in the life around him ... which is important ...

i didn't go back to the library this fall ... leo and i decided that with family demands, maybe it was best that i remain available to whatever comes our way ... so far i haven't missed going in to work ...

just thought i would chat a bit with you guys ... i didn't want you to think that i've totally abandoned blogging ... just taking a little break! blessings on you!


"Never doubt God! Never say that He has forsaken or forgotten you or think that He is unsympathetic. He "will restore [your] life again." No matter how many twists and turns the road may have, there is always one smooth, straight portion. Even the longest day has a sunset, and the winter snow may stay quite some time, but it will finally melt.

Be steadfast, "because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain" (1 Cor. 15:58). He will turn to you again and comfort you. And when He does, your heart that has forgotten how to sing will break forth in thankful and jubilant song, just like the psalmist who sang, "My tongue will sing of your righteousness" (Ps. 51:14)."

~ Streams in the Desert

19 comments:

Pat said...

Hello my dear friend!
Time flies doesn't it? There are periods when I don't have time to blog, or have nothing interesting to say..then every once and a while a thought will pop into my brain!
I'm always glad to hear from you, and Maria is always in my thoughts and prayers.
I too am loving this milder weather, for however long it lasts!
Give Leo my best, I'm sure he's glad your home instead of at the library. Have you made him any of those great looking pies of yours lately?!
Hugs!!

Mari said...

It's wonderful to hear from you. Glad Leo is doing as well as he is and I always appreciate your updates on Satu. We are having a beautiful November as well. You have taken some beautiful pictures here!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

So nice to talk to you earlier!! I think a video chat would be fine...Take care..Need to get to bed..

Sandy

Susan said...

Your posts are always a welcome delight.
Susan

jel said...

howdy y'all , glad to know ya is still a kick~in :)

Maggie Ann said...

I'm sorry to hear about Maria's infection. I'll pray for her. Your weather sounds great. We've had mild weather here too and we are greedy...=), we want more. I enjoyed your post & pictures. *hugs*

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
I'm happy God has sent some sunny days midst in the usually gray November.
Maria is a hero enduring all that pain. I am praying for her.
It's also so horrible to see someone that dear to you suffering that much. I pray for you too.
Good news on Leo. That he hasn't lost courage and have had two walks.
I feel so empty when I try to comfort someone suffering that much every day.
I know from the four years my father was unable to move something about how hard and depressing this is.
Being dependent of others, wanting, but not managing.
Psalm 126: 5They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

I pray that joy may be your guest and likewise the Lord's blessings.
From felisol

Sita said...

Hi Saija,
It seems a few of us are undergoing a 'blogging' hiatus--except for Amrita--if she slowed down what would we do?!
I sense I am in a 'transition'--and I am seeking God...we also have had a better Fall than summer!..
Blessings to u,
Love, Sita

Amrita said...

Dear Saija, I missed you and was going to come by ask how you were. Glad to read this entry.

Debra said...

Yay, you're back! So glad to see you. Sounds like your November was like ours--amazing, isn't it, to have such warm, lovely days so late! Thanks for updating us on your life--you were missed!... Hugs, Debra

Jammie J. said...

Even though you've been a busy little bee, it sounds like you have peace about what you're doing. I love your email updates. It makes me feel close to you.

xo

Deborah said...

Nice to hear from you! Isn't the weather wondeful!?

daisymarie said...

I have come by often to check on your updates. I pray for you all often. I've been posting mainly on my spiritual blog potofmanna on blogger. Take care!

Tim said...

Very relieved to see you posting again.

auntibeck said...

I've missed you--you always bring a spiritual lift to my day! Praying for you and sister today...

Mimi said...

glad you are still around... I have been so slow on my own blogging that I can understand your taking time to do other things...
so happy that Leo is doing well...and I continue praying for Maria
Hugs
Mimi

felisol said...

Dear Saija,
just wishing you, Leo & Maria a blessed Lord's Day before going to bed.
From Felisol

Catherine said...

Blogging breaks are good sometimes. I go through cycles of wanting to blog a lot and then not wanting to blog at all.

Best wishes to Maria! I hope they get that infection under control and I certainly hope amputation won't be necessary! She is in my thoughts and prayers.

So glad to hear Leo is still getting out and about for the occasional walk. I hope the weather stays nice for you and that you guys can enjoy some more walks together before the snow comes!

Terry said...

oh saija..you have been so kind and visited me quite often with nice comments and you have forwarded me such great things on the email.
you are a faithful friend to all of us and i love you!...love terry