Monday, March 19, 2007

Prayers Welcome - 7 o'clock Monday


We just received Keith's surgery time. If everything is on schedule - it's 7 o'clock Monday morning, March 26. We're 'Hanging In There'.
My friend, Anne, dropped this ceramic frog off last week with the kitty card. She explained that the frog is a 'hang in there' frog. (Do click on the picture) The tenacious frog is meant to cheer up my own dearest who now faces his round of gender-specific surgery. I found the perfect perch for his frogginess - a tulip - harbinger of Spring and renewal - of hope. Life is good when you've got friends who give a 'frog's behind' about your welfare. I love the way he's peering cautiously at the patient kitty. There's a lesson there, too. Patience. Things will sort out in their own time.

Keith's surgery is March 26th. We'll probably be in Detroit for just two overnights. That's barring any complications.

Spring arrives tomorrow. Ahhhhhh. It won't look like it weather-wise, but that's OK. It makes it easier to stay indoors and get things done. I've got a lot of winter detritus to set right.

So, dear blogging friends, I'll be checking in on you quite often to fill some anxious hours. I may not post for quite a while or I may post as the mood or need arises. For your kind thoughts and warm wishes, I thank you from my heart.

Happy Spring! Bring on your posts with the pictures of buds and blooms and Spring air laced with birdsong as life celebrates itself again outside your windows. I'll be sighing contentedly.

27 comments:

KGMom said...

It is good you have thoughtful friends.
So, one week away from surgery--all your friends out here in blog-land will be thinking of you both and saying our prayers.

Cathy said...

Donna,
It means so much right now - thanks for your thoughts and prayers.

Laurie said...

You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that we are all here for you in any way that we can be. If you need to talk, just email your phone number to me at dmmgmfm@gmail.com and I'll call you.

Hugs

Bonita said...

Yes, thoughtful friends are a brightness to every day. I too look forward to the first day of spring, the beginning of a new year. We call it 'Naw Ruz', and it is a holy day. We take the day off, have breakfast with friends, then go canoeing. Best to you, Cathy.

Cathy said...

Laurie - I promise. If I'm needing a phone hug from a good-hearted friend, I'll send that number along. And I'd love it if you needed a connection too. I'm mushduck@yahoo.com.

Cathy said...

Bonita, Thank you. It makes such lovely sense that the vernal equinox be celebrated as a holy day. Food, friends and canoeing. Ahhhh.

Lynne said...

You and your husband are in my prayers tonight. Spring and then Easter- renewal and new life!

Cathy said...

Lynne - Yes! Hope and renewal - the promise of Easter. Thank you so much for your prayers and good wishes.

LauraHinNJ said...

I'll send along *easy man surgery* vibes to your DH and *be calm* vibes to you Cathy.

Mary said...

Cathy, I will be thinking of you and Keith. When I stop by to see you, I'll say a little prayer.

That frog is priceless. I collect them and one day I'll post my best ones.

Hang in there, Cathy and Keith. Good times are ahead. Stay in touch when you can.

Laura said...

Cathy, do you have friends or family in the Detroit area? Though I'm in California, you will be in my familial stomping grounds and I would love to hook you up with my mom, dad and brother in case you need any support. They've played this role before when my neighbor had surgery in Detroit and they are awesome at it! Just say the word and I'll email you their contact info.

As soon as I get my vacation pictures off my laptop and onto my desktop computer, I'm posting a spring photo on gigglefern just for you.

Laura

burning silo said...

I like the hang in frog's message. Yes, hang in Keith and Cathy. How good it will be to get the surgery over with and return home after. You're in my thoughts -- all the best for next week.

Anvilcloud said...

Good luck to you and him with his m-s surgery. Our previous home was only an hour away from Detroit — an hour and a country. And spring weather should get here on Wednesday and Thursday and should still be decent for the weekend, or so they say.

Pam said...

Sending prayers and good thoughts...and thankfulness for spring and the energy of renewed life.

Cathy said...

Precious Friends!

We're running to Doc appointments this morning, but I had to quickly drop a note to all you dear people with your offers of prayers, support and reminders of hope and Spring. You are wonderful. A big hug through Spring air to all of you!

Cuppa said...

Sending you a hug filled with fresh air and spring sunshine today.
Take care dear friend. Curl your fingers and hang on!

Laurie said...

I'm thinking of you.

Patrice said...

I'll add my fond wishes to your bouquet of friendships and warm hugs. What a gorgeous array it is!

Sandy said...

Cathy,
I will be sending some good vibes your way.
Nice frog!

Bonita said...

I wish I could give you my two dozen roses.

Mary said...

Keep "looking up", Cathy. I am still wishing the best for you and your husband. Delight him with your grace and energy!

Cathy said...

Love you all! :0)

We're hanging in there - surgery is 7 AM Monday. Keith insists we'll be on our way home Monday afternoon. I've learned not argue with him when he has a plan.

Rurality said...

Well I would have sworn that I left a comment but it seems to have disappeared. Sending good vibes your way!

Rebecca Clayton said...

I'm joining the "thoughts and prayers" brigade. Thanks for visiting my blog, and seconding my thoughts on peonies. It led me to your lovely blog, which I'm continuing to discover.

Mary said...

Cathy, hope you both are resting well. Tomorrow, I'll be at work and thinking of you. You are blessed with prayers and good karma from many friends here, including me. God bless you and your husband.

No kidding - my word verification is HEALI !!!!!

Cuppa said...

Good Morning Cathy - just a note to let you know that I am thinking of you this morning and sending lots of extra love and hugs your way.

How neat that Mary's word verification was Heal! Couldn't have said it better myself.

My word verification is "hvpenhdc"
Having trouble getting any special message from it so will just send one from the heart! Hugs!

Laurie said...

Checked back hoping to see a progress report. I'll check back again soon. You are both in my thoughts and prayers!