Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Life Lessons

A fellow blogger lost her husband on Sunday.
He suffered a heart attack, and he was gone...
Just like that!

We have become blogging friends over the
course of several years. I sent her my favorite
book when she was dealing with a challenge. She
made me this sign below for my blog when she
was back up again.

She writes about life and always ends her post with
"Stay on the sunnyside of life."
Her husband was her everything.
My heart breaks for her.

Sears is due to deliver a new mattress and box
springs today. At 7:30 a.m. they called to say they
only had the mattress on the truck, no boxsprings.
"Deliver the mattress anyway" I said, without
my usual moaning and groaning...

We have lots of company coming, they need a
place to sleep. As long as we're all here and healthy,
a mattress on the floor suits me just fine.

Wild Bill went to the podiatrist this morning.
His foot has bothered him for a couple of weeks.
The doctor said a couple of small bones are broken.
He needs to wear a stiff boot and stay off his feet
as much as possible. Even with company coming,
as long as we are all here and healthy,
that suits me just fine.

A friend lost her husband Sunday.

It makes you realize that as long as we are here
and healthy, nothing else really matters does it?


  1. You are so right, Sugar. It is all about being here and being okay...not even perfect....just okay! I am so sorry for your friend. Her life is forever changed. xo Diana

  2. You're right, things like that tend to put our priorities into perspective, don't they. I am so sorry for your friend's loss. We never know. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

  3. That is so true. It is easy to forget how thankful we should be each day that, like you said, we're all here and healthy.

  4. My daughter was flying to Sacramento a few weekends ago to her boyfriend's house. Her plane was delayed and normally she gets frustrated when her life doesn't run smoothly. But, as she was driving to the airport, her dad texted her that I was in the hospital getting a blood transfusion. As she sat waiting for her plane, she texted me to wish me well and said that my health had put her delayed plane in perspective

    Life is short so we need to appreciate everything!

  5. so sorry for your friends loss.. your post is wise and reminds us to keep whats important in mind and let the rest float on by.

  6. So perfectly said. So sorry for your friends loss. You have the perfect outlook. As long as we are healthy. we have it all. Nothing else is as important.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. That is so very sad and I am sorry for your friend's loss. Life can change in a matter of seconds. It's important to keep things in perspective.

  8. So true and so sorry for your friend. I'm sure Ben would think sleeping on a mattress on the floor was a party. No worries! Poor Bill. Tell him to rest up!

  9. Thank you my friend. You are a good friend. Hugs.

  10. That is so sad about your friend. I know if I lost my husband how bad I would feel. He is my everything. Hugs to your friend.

  11. Oh, dear...this post makes me breath deeply...the thought of losing my Mr. Sweet scares me so much, I can just about faint. If he sleeps a little too late, I'm almost afraid to go check him...he will be 81 in April...I'll be 77 in Dec...I can't decide which I hope goes first..if he goes, I can't imagine how to get thru it...if I go first, I so worry how he will take it...wish we could go together, like they did in THE NOTEBOOK.
    I'm getting a little paranoid about it all.

  12. my daughter and I delivered Meals on Wheels today...a lesson/message very near like yours

  13. You are SO right! My FIL died suddenly a couple of weeks ago of the same thing. However, he was in the hospital having trouble at the time. Still it was a surprise! I feel so bad for your blogger friend going through her sudden loss especially during the holidays. I hope she is being comforted by her family right now. Death has a way of putting things in perspective!

  14. Rivercrest Cottage,
    Prayers are coming your way for your friend whom recently lost her husband, dear one. Also, prayers for Wild Bill that his foot will heal properly and for comfort during the process.
    Recent changes in "Mr. Ed's" health and surgery make you stop and place emphasis on the important things in life, indeed. . ."as long as we are all here and healthy,
    that suits me just fine."
    Thank you for the reminder that life is a gift.

  15. I am sorry for your friend-prayers!