Tough Times Never Last …

… But Tough People Do.

I’ve been thinking about that saying a lot lately. I find it rolling around over and over in my head. I guess it is my subconscious trying to remind me that this too shall pass.

I have been going through a rough time lately and only now feel like I can breath enough to tell you about it. My husband came down with a very serious infection in his knee and tibia bone. He was in tremendous pain and it was very scary … operations, blood clots, blood transfusions, IV antibiotics. He was in the hospital for 12 days and then in a rehab center for another 33 days. He was finally well enough to come home last week. He still needs another month of IV antibiotics, which I was trained to give him through a PICC line, and he needs continued physical therapy to get him up and walking around on his own. But the pain has subsided, and we are beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

So, it has been a lot of worry and a lot of prayers and a lot of running around. And life will probably stay hectic until he is back on his feet. Needless to say, blogging has taken a backseat right now. I have been pulling a post together here and there from things that I had lined up. But I am missing linking up to my usual parties and haven’t gotten to visit my favorite blogs lately.

But I have actually been crocheting quite a bit through this all … it has been my way of coping and keeping my anxious mind at bay. I keep thinking of Kathryn Vercillo’s book Crochet Saved My Life and how she is really onto something there. When my hands are busy crocheting, my mind becomes quite and all the “what ifs” are banished for awhile. 

Hopefully soon things will calm done enough for me to share some of the things I have been working on and to catch up with all of you, my bloggy friends :) 

This Thanksgiving I have a lot to be thankful for!



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