Pretty flowers from my sweet friend Vonda brought cheer last week.
Thank you, friends, for your sweet comments and prayers last week. I am pleased to report that I am on the mend. At this point my doctors think this latest flare-up was an acute episode of my usual issues, but an upcoming MRI should tell us anything more we need to know. This week I am trying to make wise choices as I seek balance between resting, stretching and resuming normal routines.
To update you on the rest of my family, my grandmother is responding well to her new pacemaker and my aunt is beginning her new treatment regimen. We are awaiting news from my mother's myeloma specialist this week and hope he will have some encouraging words. My sister, Jennifer, and her family were without power for a few days last week, but thankfully their house did not sustain damage from flooding in Nashville. She has many inspiring stories to share about the spirit of service that has permeated the areas of devastation.
I had planned to host my sister and extended family over the weekend for a Mother's Day tea party, but we postponed our visit due to all the difficulties of the past week. I was disappointed to miss out on our time together, but I am hopeful that we will gather soon to celebrate God's lovingkindness toward us.
I did get to have a little fun last week in delivering surprises to our teachers, so stop in tomorrow for a pitcher-perfect gift idea.