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God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

We Appreciate Company Right Now

Joe just laid down to rest when our friends down the street called. They wanted to come visit and we told them to come ahead. The door bell rang and there they were, Ron and Mary, holding a cake...just freshly baked.French Vanilla with butter cream icing. I had set up chairs in the bedroom and we visited there for a while. Then Joe got up and we all went into the living room, where we had cake and coffee. They really brought some cheer to us and we laughed and forgot the surgery talk for a while. Friends like this are so important as we grow older. We can joke and laugh at ourselves with these people.You'd never know that Joe just had surgery with the sounds of laughter coming out of our house.

Earlier in the day Betty, who has that wonderful garden up the road, sent down a freshly baked loaf of bread. I had just made chicken salad and the bread was perfect for that meal. I love warm bread and so does Joe.

The day before a friend,  Joe, and his daughter Andrea from Church brought him a devotional book about the Korean war...and a plate of Kolaches. We learned that Andrea will study in Rome after this holiday season. We spent time talking about her trip and learned that she'll be there during Holy Week.

They all brought interesting talk and food...We love company and really appreciate it right now.

PS...Did you notice the remotes next to Joe? A man can't be without his remotes! And that cookie sheet...I'll tell you about that next week.


Earlene said...

That is a happy smile!!
Get well soon!!!!
Happier Healthy New Year to you!

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

Glad to read that Joe is recuperating nicely and that you too are fine. Thank God for friends and neighbors! Wishing you both a Happy & Healthy New Year!

Judy said...

Starting out the new year with a new hip--what could be better. Joe will be playing in the garden come spring time. So nice to have neighbor's--excited for Andrea to be in Rome during Holy Week and get to hear and see Pope Francis--he is truly a wonder.

Glad to see 2013 get outta here!!!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

It is great that you are having such wonderful company right now dear Balisha. It raises your spirits.

Love and hugs to you and Joe and may his recovery be swift and complete.


debra @ HOMESPUN said...

Hmm...I thought Joe had the cookie sheet there as a hint for you to bake him some cookies :)

Clearly there is no lack of good food and friends there right now! :) Happy New Year !

Margie's Musings said...

Oh Balisha, Joe appears to be doing well.

I am so glad you have good neighbors!

Friends and family are so important during the stressful times.

Anonymous said...

That is heart warming! You are so fortunate to have caring friends nearby! Happy New year!

Barbara said...

Prayers for quick and complete recovery.