Friday, January 27, 2012


Dear Hearts,

Some of you may recall that last summer one of my older sisters had emergency quadruple bypass surgery and then had a stroke.

She was in a coma for a while, and for the first time in my life, I thought I was going to lose a sister.

But she very slowly began to get better, though some days were tougher than others. She moved from intensive care to a regular hospital room. Some days she worked very hard at rehab, and others she slept all day.

The plan was that when she was ready to leave the hospital, she and her husband would move into a duplex at an assisted living community. I was so sad that she would never again see the beautiful Victorian house she and her husband had restored and filled with antiques.

But God had other plans.

I hadn't had an update on my sister in quite some time (information can take months to filter down to me -- the youngest). But I had a reason to text my niece -- my sister's only daughter -- this morning.

She let me know that her mom is -- drum roll, please -- AT HOME. That's right. No assisted living. In her own home with all her pretty things around her.

And to put the icing on the cake, she's back at work two afternoons each week!

I thank the Lord for this miraculous recovery.

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

P.S. Dear God, Please help her to not start smoking again.


  1. Dear Janie--I'm happy for our sister & even happier that you are feeling better enough to post!

    Did you see Melynda's blog today? She really needs your prayers & your love!

  2. That is good news, hon. Now give me some good news about you. What did the doctor say?

  3. This is the best news! I read some of your earlier posts and got concerned about whatever is ailing you. I hope you will see a doctor if you don't get better soon. Please take care.

  4. fishducky, If the only blog I'm well enough to read is Melynda's, I will do it. I'll go there in a couple of minutes. Would you like me to email you my phone # in case of an emergency?

    Coffey, I love being called hon. My appointment is Tuesday. That's the first time available, and I'm not going to sit in an ER for hours until I feel worse.

    Inger, I am so happy about my sister - God said YES to our prayers.

  5. It's so nice when the surprises life hands us are good ones. I'm happy for your sister. Take care of yourself, and good luck with your doctor visit.

  6. Wahoo for answered prayers! That is fantastic news! Now if only you could get to feeling a bit better, some more prayers would be answered :)

  7. Thank you for sharing my joy about my sister with me. I'm sure I'll be fine soon.

  8. That's great news about your sister! I am happy for you and for your family.
    Is that picture on the comment profile you?

  9. Thank you, Rick. If you mean the photo of City Lights Bookstore, then yes, that is the back of my beautiful head.

  10. Thanks for giving us the update. I'm so glad she's in her own home...that in itself can be quite healing.
    Thinking of you and hoping you are feeling much much better.

  11. Stephanola, I knew she would be miserable in some assisted living facility duplex. Her house is beautiful and comfortable. I bet she did everything she could to get better so she could be back in her own home. It's good to have a motivation.

  12. i've read some sad posts on facebook today, so it is good to hear good news:) everyone wants independence. glad she has it.

  13. Ed, I'm really happy for her, too. It's the best news I've had in quite a while. The last couple of times I thought something good was happening, I was mistaken. I hate to be wary of happiness, but I also have to protect myself.


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