Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It Went Too Fast!

My out-of-state family left today. It seems they just arrived and now they are gone. Our days together went too fast. Way too fast. What we so eagerly anticipated is now a memory. A precious memory. We shared our lives, we reminisced, we laughed and, at times, we shed a few tears together. And we embarked on adventures we will never forget. We shared the beauty in our corner of the world and we made the most of every sweet moment we were together. Oh how we wish we could live close to each other.

Thank you for your prayers for my dear little mother. She was very ill while our family was here. They were a blessing to her but she missed activities she had anticipated sharing with them. She experienced serious side effects from the anti-viral medication prescribed for the Shingles. It was discontinued and we are waiting further testing to determine if it caused any permanent harm.

Soon I will share a bit of the fun we had, and some of the treasures we found while our family was with us. We have a new appreciation for our part of the world. We have seen it through their eyes. And it will never look the same again!


  1. Hello,
    Thanks for stopping by, glad I got to come visit you today too! Your post touched my heart, yes, I have seen my state, Washington, through new eyes too! I love my gardens and the cool gentle weather we have here in the Northwest, I feel truly blessed by God to live in such a wonderful place!

    I will pray for your mom to not have any side affects from the meds!

    I am with you on the nice cool sheets, I love buying my 800 count ones at Ross and TJ Maxx! Great deals on beautiful bed things...

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed your company! Sorry to hear your little mother has had a rough time, I pray it will soon be over for her.

    I'll be leaving Friday.

  3. Yes, I am convinced when looking at the world in someone else's eyes that we see things we would have missed entirely!

    Godspeed to your mom's health.

  4. Your mother will be in my prayers for no damage from the medicine. I've always heard how uncomfortable having shingles is. And I'm sure that is putting it mildly.

    Hugs to you,

  5. Hello Adrienne!
    I'm just stopping by to say Hello!
    Yes, the time does pass quickly and we must try to be mindful of the precious, God given moments.
    Sounds like you made some memories with your visiting family! My family will be visiting next week--Summers are for gathering!
    I'll be praying for your Mom--I know that must be so uncomfortable to say the least.
    Blessings to you!
    Claudia O.

  6. Evening, Adrienne! Sorry about your poor little mother feeling so badly. I'll say a prayer for her. I'm glad you took away some beautiful memories.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Hello, sweet lady...just coming by to wish you a happy, happy weekend.
    Love, bj


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