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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty and a Reason for Still More Gratitude!!

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
Lee Iacocca
Our family had another scare this week -- my son, David, had to have spinal surgery day before yesterday. He hadn't talked about the problem because our family has had some sad, scary times this year, but when he was suddenly unable to get around without crutches, he finally went to the Emergency Room. He was operated on the same day for what they call Foot Drop Syndrome. He's doing well and we're very grateful for a wonderful doctor!! Hooray! The sun is shining and we can smile again!

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Broadstreet

17 comments:

magiceye said...

phew....
good to know that all is well now!!

Ann said...

no, not nice at all. Hope the doctor fixes all, What is this footdrop thing?

Joyful said...

Oh my! I'm so glad the surgery went well and you can all breathe again. Hugs. xx

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh you have had more than your fair share of scares Sylvia, I have a really good feeling that from now on all will be well!
p.s. loooooove the azaleas!!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

I m glad the sun is shining on your smiling face again Sylvia.
Costas

Mary Howell Cromer said...

My morning was just made sweeter~

Pam said...

Lovely sights and quotes. I especially like the first quote.. it is the essence of you, Sylvia.
Hugs and smiles :)

JM said...

The silhouettes on top and the wavy clouds at the bottom are beautiful!

Glad to know everything is fine regarding your son's surgery. Hope he will recover soon.

TexWisGirl said...

oh my goodness! glad things went well!

(and i like the new header, too!)

DeVona said...

I think you've been thoroughly tested- hope you all have smooth sailing and sunny skies for awhile!

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

omg, i am so happy to know that all is well now.

hope he will recover sooner!

sending positive thoughts your way.

xo

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about your son's problem, but I hope the surgery is completely successful.

Barb said...

Dear Sylvia, What a scare for your family! Thank goodness your son is doing well after surgery. I love your new Header and your photos bring me calm.

NixBlog said...

You really have had some bad luck in the health area in your family lately, Sylvia. Glad to hear that your son's surgery was successful. Hope this is the last of the illnesses that you see.

Lovely photos, as always.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh gosh Sylvia -- that last quote really says it all for your family this year. I'm so glad your son did well (and he sounds like a very good person not wanting to add to your worries... until he had to).

Al said...

Beautiful photos, and I'm glad it worked out well for your son.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sylvia, Sorry about your son. Hope he will be okay.. I had 'foot drop syndrome' once---and found out it was because I was crossing my legs... I quit doing that --and it went away. That was many years ago--and I haven't had any trouble since... Crazy, huh????

Beautiful photos and quotes.
Hugs,
Betsy

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