As I was thinking of how to transition from several years of blogs filled with photographs of my sweet Bear, to writing the first one without him, I came upon a quote from Anne Lamott. She said, “Grief is like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly. It still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”
That about says where I am right now. . . . I’m beginning to learn to dance with the limp.
Life does go on though, doesn’t it. And if anything could have started my heart on the path to dancing, it was the arrival of Blake last Monday. One of my readers said on Facebook, “I’ve heard that sons always know when their moms need them.” And although Blake’s trip had been planned for several weeks before everything that happened with Bear, I believe God, who knows all things way ahead of all of us, had Blake’s trip in the works for a reason.
We’re putting Blake on a plane back to Colorado late this afternoon. It’s been a super-great week!
MACKINAC ISLAND NEWS
Another reason to smile is our upcoming trip to Mackinac. Still almost eight weeks away, but you all know how I like to plan ahead! Jill returned to the island last week and has been TORTURING me with photos ever since she got there.
But first- can you believe they had SNOW on the island a couple of weeks ago? Unbelievable! Residents were beginning to wonder if spring would ever come. And then . . . it did!
Our dear friend Lowell Greene will be having heart surgery on Thursday, May 26 at the Cleveland Clinic in the Sydell & Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. Lowell has had a pacemaker for many years, and it seems one of the wires has become frayed and must be replaced. The problem is the wire has become imbedded in the wall of his heart, and it’s going to be a pretty tedious procedure. He tells me he’s in excellent hands (his surgeon AND his God), but I think he’d appreciate knowing we’re all lifting him up on Thursday that things go well, and that he’s home quickly with no complications. Please remember his sweet wife Faye and his sons also – as they wait.
I guess that about catches us up. Many thanks one more time for all your love during the last weeks. You kept me going in more ways than one, and I am beyond grateful for every card sent, word written, and prayer lifted. You are simply the best.