Monday, July 15, 2013

What have I been up to?

As life is prone to do, it has thrown me an unexpected curveball. Two months ago my dear husband suffered a stroke. At first we thought it was a mild stroke, but I’m not sure there is such a thing. The rose garden looks utterly abandoned, because there is no time for anything else.

Today I wrote the first post to a new blog about the stroke. It's meant to be a help to someone out there who is walking in my shoes, and I'm trusting that they find it. Click the “Strokes happen” tab below the top banner if you think it would be of interest to you or someone you know.  Or, if perchance the tab isn't clickable (grrr), here's the link to Strokes happen. Someday I’ll get back to the roses that have proven themselves to be truly care-free and weed-proof. I foresee several posts on garden renovation.

I hope all of your gardens are bearing up well in the various excessive heat, excessive rain, excessive  drought conditions that are out there this year. I miss you all and will be back as soon as I can. To those who believe in prayer, Tom and I are in great need of God’s grace and strength. Thank you all so much.