Wednesday, November 08, 2017

With a Sad Heart

A little over a year ago, I posted about our son, well actually he is my stepson, but I've been his stepmother for almost 49 years, had to have his leg amputated.   2 weeks ago, he went to the doctor, and they found that his big toe on the other foot was infected, he was in the hospital with 1 1/2 hrs.  On Thursday, they operated, found that the toe had been broken, the bone was dead, and had to remove it.  Friday morning, they got him up, and he walked around the room, which made him happy.   They were talking about him getting to go home on Monday, and he was thrilled.  At 3:45pm we got a call that he had crashed, and was gone, not sure if it was a blood clot, stroke, or his heart.  His wife had to 'celebrate' their 23rd Wedding Anniversary without him, 9 days after his death.  Pray for all of us, as we go through the process of grieving his loss. 

Friday, August 05, 2016

What a summer we've had, and it isn't over yet.

We thought that when school was out, we would take the grandkids places, and do some things.
We did, in a way, but not nearly what we had in mind.

On May 12th, we got a call, Jerry's son, David, was in the hospital and they were looking at having to amputate his toes.  He has diabetes, and had gotten an infection in his foot.  The did first amputate his toes, but found that it was worse than thought, so they ended up taking his leg up to about 4 inches of his knee. He was in the hospital 18 days then in physical therapy for about another 3 weeks.

While this was going on, Jerry's brother was in a nursing home about 40 miles west dealing with cancer of the throat.  So there were days we'd leave the hospital, head  west and spend time with his brother.

Also during this time, I was getting scheduled to have total knee replacement.

David got out of the rehab and got to come home, he is now waiting to be fitted with a new leg.
Jerry's brother passed away and was buried just before the first of July.  Then I had a schedule to get my my surgery done on July 19th.

This is all behind us, I'm 2 1/2 weeks past replacement, but Summer is almost gone, School is about to start, and none of the things we had planned have happened.  But we made it through, and we are looking forward to a fall that will be much better.

Sunday, May 01, 2016


This book is very well written, and you can tell that the author put his heart into it. My favorite thing about it is the PICK OF THE CROP at the end of each Devotional chapter. They give a vivid description of what the chapter is about. I really enjoyed reading this, and I feel rereading it will give me a lot beetter insight into the book of Ruth in the Bible.

You can find this book on Amazon, either in Kindle or paper version.  This is one book that I preferred the paper version, just the right weight and size to hold in my hand.

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I was given this book by the publisher, in return for an honest review. No other compensation was recieved.  I am not required to give a favorable review.  All opinions expressed here are my own.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

No Return by Stacy Claflin

I have a new favorite author.  In the past two weeks I've read 4 of her books.

You are introduced to Rusty Caldwell in the Gone series.  He's lost his wife and 2 sons in a terrible drunk driving accident, so he goes out at night in his tow truck, and tows people who have had too much to drink home from bars to prevent other families from going through what he's had to deal with in life.

He sees a blurb in the newspaper about a suicide, and when he reads it, it is his sister, who he hasn't seen in many years.  He decides to fly to Florida to meet her husband and children, and find the real story.  Almost immediately, his brother in law is taken in for questioning, and he gets acquainted with her children.
The next door neighbor was his sister's best friend, and after talking to her, they start wondering if the story they hear is really what has happened.

This is the kind of book you don't want to put down, until you know the ending, and you may think you have it figured out, but don't count on being right, I wasn't.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Gone by Stacy Caflin

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Gone by Stacy Claflin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book, it has lots of twists and turns, and every time you think you have it figured out, you find you are most likely wrong. Stacy Claflin has done a wonderful job of keeping the suspense alive and the book never gets boring at all. I actually went to Amazon and purchased the rest of te series, because I had to know the rest of the story. That doesn't happen often, in my reading. Thank you Ms Claflin for a wonderful reading experience.

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