Thursday, March 13, 2008

Two weeks ago today...

...I was looking at this same view, had my hands on the wooden porch-rail you see...



It was different today.

Today, I could breathe. I wasn't listening for the sounds of an ambulance headed this way.

And I didn't have Holly and Ernie trying to convince me I wasn't dying.

When you get right down to it, it's a pretty damn nice view, all things considered. Mainly because I was here today to enjoy it.

I'm pretty grateful for that. To the hospital, the paramedics, and all the wonderful friends who made me realize that it really does matter that I'm here.

But mainly, my gratitude to Holly and Ernie is steadfast. Stronger today, in fact.

7 comments:

maryjane said...

I'm looking for something profound to type but the words aren't coming because I'm so exhausted.

So in lieu of words...
*hugs*

Anonymous said...

And a nice view it is, too. I hope you can enjoy it every day for many years to come.

S

Kim said...

Well done on the article btw. And it's a nice view :)

susananne said...

i am just happy you are feeling well enough to enjoy the view today my friend. God bless you

Susananne

Betty said...

You scared us all. I emailed you but I don't think you ever got it because it was from my rossandmirum name. I should have sent from lyiniiistx.
Anyway, I'm just glad you're still here with us.

TheLubeFaerie said...

Glad you are still there to enjoy it and to let us know you are enjoying it~

benb said...

Actually, that IS a pretty nice looking place you're living at!
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