Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Twists & Turns


Every once in a while life throws you a curve ball.

Long story short, we've been thrown such a ball. Tomorrow my hubs, GB, will undergo surgery to ~fix~ two of the vertebrae in his upper spine. It's pretty critical he has this done as if he doesn't, he'll end up in a wheel chair sooner than later for the rest of his life. It's a surgery that's really quite common, but when it's happening to you/your family, it's quite unique and quite scary. To say the least, I've been preoccupied of late and have spent minimal time here or anywhere else. And it looks like that's going to continue for the foreseeable future.

I know we'll be in the thoughts and prayers of those who know us, and that's appreciated more than we could ever tell you. Thank you, thank you! I'll get back to visiting all my favorite haunts as soon as I can. Until then, know you're never far from my longing to visit you/talk to you!



Photo: July 2009, in the garden of our VA Blogfest landlords,
Mathews County, VA


  1. You, your husband and family will indeed be in my thoughts and prayers. Here's to a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Stay strong.

  2. You know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Channeling good thoughts your way all day....

  3. NN filled me in this weekend. Many hugs and thoughts and prayers for GB and all of you.

  4. surgery will be a great success...prayers to you and your family as you wait...hugs today!

  5. Annie...I'm so sorry and any sort of surgery is scary when it is someone you love. I'll be praying for both of you! God is his love for you.

  6. i'm sending warm thoughts and prayers.

  7. I know Lala will be there, right there, as will Jules .. but if you need back ups ... I can be there in an hour! xoxo

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Annie. Surgery of this kind is always scary, but I'm sure all will go well.


  9. Hey hon...haven't visited for awhile but I'm glad I did! I will keep hubs in my prayers that everything goes well and he's chasing you around the Christmas tree next week!!


  10. This is indeed a curveball - and what a lousy time of the year for it too.

    However - look on the bright side. By Christmas he'll actually be on the better side than the worse side.

    I will be thinking of you and yours along with everyone else who is.

    Positive positive positive. That is always my mantra these days. Do it times 3 girl.

    If it were me - and with my back it just might be sooner than later - I'd be having the surgery too in a heartbeat. I'd rather walk than ride and I'm sure you hubby thinks the same way.

    I'll be keeping an eye out. And my heart goes with you and yours.
    And if you need someone - ya - Daryl is so close and would be there before you put the phone down. She's so like that!

    xo from a very cold Alberta!

  11. Praying for a successful and uneventful surgery for your husband. Hugs to you, my friend.

  12. Thoughts are with you Hubs and your family. Not too far away if an extra hand is needed at any time.Hugs

  13. thrilled to know (thank you face crack) that all went well... love and hugs and prayers

  14. Sending prayers that all will go well so that hubby can regain an active life, sans wheelchair.

  15. I came by from Daryl's to tell you how beautiful I think Stella is

    I hope your hubs is recovering comfortably
    my son had that surgery years ago and has been fine ever since

    I hold good thoughts for you all

  16. I SO know about those curve balls girl! Sending big time prayers!


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