Checking In

I am still home until Tuesday – arrangements have taken awhile and I had a ton of stuff to get done here before leaving for Arizona. Your comments here, in emails and on Twitter and Facebook have really meant the world to me, and to the others in my family who have come and read them. Remember in the late 90s and early 2000s, it was predicted that the internet would be isolating and turn us all into a bunch of antisocial, twitchy freaks? They were wrong. Either that or I just plain like twitchy freaks, because your kind words have touched my heart, as well as those of family members who have read them, far more than I ever thought possible. So, I just wanted to say thank you.

These Ostrich ferns are growing in the back shade garden. Larry and I dug them up a few years ago from by the creek that runs along the bottom of our property. They continue to prosper and spread and they make me think of a very happy day every time I see them. This photo has a Ghostbones texture applied. We are in the gloom these days, but there is sun out beyond this, and we’ll get there again.Ostrich FernsHave a great weekend friends.

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19 Responses to Checking In

  1. Charlane says:

    beautiful light in this shot – hope you can keep a light in your heart during the dark times. thinking of you….

  2. Vonda says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your sister in law. Prayers and love your way from all of us here. I too have never flown so I feel your nervousness. Big hugs.

  3. Debbie Jean says:

    Just wanted to let you know I am thinking about and praying for your family. Hope that your trip is safe and you will find comfort in each other.

    God Bless~
    Debbie Jean

  4. Kate says:

    This is beautiful and I like it with the texture too. It’s nice to gaze upon things that make us think of happier times. It’s funny, too, because today I made plans to dig up some ferns I’ve found growing on the property and moving them to the shady side of the house.
    I was thinking of you just about an hour ago, wondering how it was going for you and your family. I’m glad that the words in our comments have somehow helped. Good to know.

  5. Daryl says:

    Keep breathing .. keep moving forward .. there’s comfort in family and friends .. xox

  6. Amanda says:

    I am just so sorry for you all, but so glad you are able to still find the beauty in life in the midst of loss. I will pray for your brother and your entire family.

    Many blessings-
    Amanda

  7. Trisha says:

    What a lovely picture to focus on during the tough time ahead. I am thinking and praying for you and your family!

  8. Weezee says:

    I also thank you for your prayers and kind words.

  9. Flea says:

    I love your ferns, and I’m glad you know we love you, twitches and all. :)

  10. Janis says:

    The ferns remind me of sea horses…very pretty.

    I’m sorry you’re having to go through all this. Please know I’m thinking about you and keeping you in prayer.

  11. Ashleigh says:

    We all love ya Dlyn!
    Great photo.

  12. Oliag says:

    I was just catching up with your post and was very saddened to read of the death in your family…there is never the right thing to say at these times …but will be saying prayers for you and your family…May you find peace….

  13. CM says:

    Miss you! Hope to talk soon!

  14. Still praying for you! Take care…

  15. Sandra says:

    dlyn — I haven’t visited you in a long time, but I saw your blog on a blog list today and decided to see how you were. I am so sorry to see that your family are going through a hard time. You have all my sympathy. Best wishes.

    Sandra

  16. JoeInVegas says:

    Sorry for the reason for your trip.

    The ferns do look nice.

  17. Janis says:

    Thinking about you today, D. Holding you up in prayer.

  18. olivia says:

    So sorry dlyn … sending hugs and prayers.

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