October 18, 2012

New Beginnings!

Happy Fall!

Can it really be Autumn? Is Halloween only a few weeks away? Ten months have passed since my husband became ill.   It's been an amazing journey of discovery for our family. We've had our share of laughter, tears, frustration and pride. We've experienced more up's and down's than riding a rollercoaster! We've witnessed miracles and have acknowledged the presence of angels. We've made a few new friends and have truly appreciated our old friends' love, generosity and support.

I'm married to an amazing man who's truly defied every "odd" that was placed against him. Together we've taken first steps (literally) and have been establishing a new level of "normal". Jim is up and about without the aid of a cane or walker. He's working on a part-time basis, and although our days are still chock full of  labwork, physical therapy and appointments, we're grateful for every one of them!

That being said . . . . the time has come to dust away the cobwebs from my beloved "Pringle Hill". My blogging sabbatical is over, and I'll begin to post on a regular basis. The plan is to write at least once a week. It's a commitment to myself, to my art and to you. Art does heal. I'm living proof!

Maybe Fall is the "time of new beginnings". In my humble opinion, Spring is greatly over-rated!

May your day be blessed with the sound of laughter!

 



25 comments:

libbyquilter said...

welcome back~!
looking forward to seeing you post more often.

LOVE the pumpkin image~!

:-)
libbyQ

Cameron said...

I'm so glad to hear things are looking up for you and your Hubby....I'll be sending continued wishes for improved health your way :)

Effie said...

Nice to have you back.....

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Terri, this is WONDERFUL news. I'm so, so glad you will be back. It's like a Christmas gift that keeps on giving.

It's nice to know things are healing at your home, too.

Willy said...

Great news, Terri! Hope each day will be better...

Caterina Giglio said...

with all you have been through, it should be such a glorious celebration! congrats and great to have you back in blogland... cheers!

WW said...

Terri...good to have you back. I'm thrilled things have gone so well for you both. Seeing you back here just confirms that things are back on the right track. Yay!

Lorraine said...

So pleased to hear Jim's health is improving and welcome back!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Yeah, so happy for you and glad you are back. WE missed your cheeriness and generosity. So happy Jim is doing so well. xox

Lorelei said...

I am so happy you are back in blogland. It's like having a cuppa tea with a friend!! So glad things continue to go well with you and your hubby. I, too, am thankful for all the appointments and therapy sessions AND grateful for friends like you to remind us we aren't alone in the healing process and it will get better each day. Welcome back, Terri!

~*~Patty S said...

here's to new beginnings
good health
resilience
good friends
and more
...gratitude lists can get long can't they ;)

I am also grateful that you'll be back in blogland a bit more...I've missed you and your creativity Mz T
oxo

indybev said...

I have admired your strength and resilience through the last difficult months with Jim's illness. I am sure you both have a new appreciation for each small moment of each new day. It's good to know Jim's able to be back to work part time, and it's SO good to see you in blogland again!

Lisa Purcell said...

Good to see you back. Art is a balm to the heart, solace for the soul. It breathes new energy into a body. And, yes, there are angels - some walk among us... I am glad you are back.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Welcome back Terri! What happy news!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

So glad eveything is going well for your husband.
And glad that you are able to start fresh on your blog journey! I love your commitment to blogging once a week so much that I may have to adopt your idea. I too have allowed life to get in the way of my blogging- to be honest it's life & Facebook that have both gotten in the way. I miss blog hopping terribly.
So welcome back!!!
hugs to you!

Janine said...

I am glad to hear that your husband is feeling better now and that you both kept being strong.
I´am happy that we all can see more of your vibrant and colourfull art.
It is as positive as you are yourselfe.

Healing Woman said...

Glad you are back. Hope you'll tell more about the miracle of health that has been given to your husband's life. Art does heal the soul. So happy for you.

Audrey said...

Thank you for your sweet words on my blog! Glad you're back, x

Lizbethem said...

I'm so glad you are back and able to enjoy "arting" more often, Terri. Glad, too, to hear that your husband is doing so very well that he is working part-time! Really a miraculous recovery.xx

Marit said...

Thanks for stopping by at my blog Terri... Yeeehaaa... you're back! Oh yes, let Fall be the season of the beginning! I like that so much better then Spring!

"MOI" Freubel said...

YABADABADOOOO !!! :-)

. said...

I love that Yabadabadoo posted avove! At one time while I was raising my daughters, AD, we would make every person that entered our home say it as a way to promote fun while they were there.

I am very happy ,very very , to read your post Terri. Welcome back !

Marilyn Rock said...

Terri! I'm so glad you're back and thrilled to read that you and your husband are returning to life as it should be. I will continue to send prayers and positive thoughts for both of you that his healing continues. This really made me smile!

Art truly saves....it's helping to move forward a bit after such a trying year.

Love ya - Marilyn

Sharon said...

Sooooo glad your back. I had been missing you.

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