Hope and healing

After several weeks of at-home physical therapy and occupational therapy, my husband is recovering from the compression fracture in his spine.

He has very little pain and is able to get around the house now on his own, although he still must use a walker. I am able to get him into the car, and he can ride with me on trips to the pharmacy or the grocery store, but he sits in the car and waits for me while I do the speed-shopping. Sitting for long periods of time still is difficult for him.Β  He is supposed to alternate between sitting and lying on the bed or sofa.

We are hoping it won’t be long before he can walk with a cane instead of having to use the walker.

mourning dove

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune–without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

(Emily Dickinson)


21 Comments Add yours

  1. Olga says:

    Hope is a strong force. Wishing your husband blessings on his journey to recovery. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words.

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  2. de Wets Wild says:

    Glad to read that he is making such progress so early into the new year!

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    1. Thank you! He is making progress much quicker than the medical professionals thought he would.

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  3. simplywendi says:

    May this year bring healing and blessings abound!

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    1. Thanks so much. I am looking for a year of blessings!

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      1. simplywendi says:

        πŸ™‚ i am cheering for you!

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        1. Thank you so much! I appreciate that!

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          1. simplywendi says:

            My Pleasure………..Bless you! πŸ™‚

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  4. Joye Fuller says:

    Deb, hope all is going smoothly. Think of u both every day.

    Sent from my iPhone


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    1. Thank you, Joye. All is going okay here.


  5. full of hope for you and yours – its just that the waiting times get longer! Your image is really lovely and a perfect match for the poem. All the best for 2019

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    1. Thank you. I took that photo out of my kitchen window. I don’t get many chances to get out and take photos lately. I think of you often and wish the best for you, too, in the new year.

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  6. Beautiful and good to hear- so glad for the hope and healing.

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  7. Amy says:

    What a wonderful progress your husband has made! Thank you so much for sharing the good news with us. πŸ™‚

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    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much! Sending love to you!


  9. Praying for your husband and hoping he’s on his way to a speedy recovery!


    1. Thank you very much! He is doing better.

      Liked by 1 person

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