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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

AN ACCIDENT, EARTH ANGELS AND A GIVE A WAY

THIS IS A PICTURE OF ONE OF MY EARTH ANGELS, MY MOM. SHE HAS BEEN HEAVEN SENT IN MY RECOVERY FROM MY ACCIDENT.
AS YOU KNOW, I WAS ON MY WAY TO CANTON, TX TO ATTEND THE FLEA MARKET. I MADE IT TO THE AIRPORT, WAS GETTING READY TO CHECK IN, AND THEN IT HAPPENED........I WAS PULLING A SUITCASE AND PUSHING ANOTHER. FOR WHATEVER REASON, THE SUITCASE I WAS PUSHING, CAME OFF THE WHEELS MAKING AN ABRUPT STOP, THROWING ME OVER AND I LANDED ON MY RIGHT SHOULDER. OUCH WAS NOT THE WORD I WOULD USE HERE.
A WHEELCHAIR AND AMBULANCE RIDE TO THE HOSPITAL WAS NEXT. THE PAIN WAS WORSE THAN ANYTHING I HAD EVER ENDURED. SURELY I HAD DISLOCATED MY SHOULDER......WOULD YOU BELIEVE I STILL THOUGHT I COULD FLY OUT THAT DAY??? YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT I HIT MY HEAD, WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!???
HOURS IN THE ER, X RAYS AND THREE ATTEMPTS TO PUT BACK MY SHOULDER DIDN'T WORK.
NOW I NEEDED AN MRI TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON. A SIMPLE FALL???? NO, NOT ME.....I HAD TO DO THE MOTHER OF ALL FALLS, A TEN ON THE SCALES OF INJURY.
AFTER A MORE THAN FIVE HOUR SURGERY TO MEND THE BROKEN BALL JOINT, THREE TITANIUM SCREWS, DRILLING INTO THE BONE TO WEAVE WIRES, MENDING OF TORN MUSCLES......I WAS DONE, PUT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.
I HAD 14 STAPLES IN MY BODY, PICTURE BELOW. QUEASY TUMMY? DON'T LOOK, BUT ITS NOT THAT BAD........REALLY.


THE STAPLES WERE REMOVED AFTER A WEEK, THE WOUND HEALED AND NOW I AM WEARING STERILE STRIPS. I CAN TAKE A SHOWER!!!!! ONE OF GODS LITTLE GIFTS.
I AM IN A BODY SLING, UNABLE TO MOVE MY UPPER ARM, BUT HAVE USE OF MY HAND. I AM LEFT HANDED, SO THAT IS A BLESSING TOO. THIS HAPPENED A LITTLE OVER TWO WEEKS AGO AND I HAVE STARTED PT.
THE FIRST WEEK WAS THE WORST, BUT I JUST HAVE TO SAY THE ANGELS CAME FROM ALL AROUND TO HELP US. I HAD NO IDEA OF THE LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP THAT WAS THERE FOR MY HUSBAND AND I. OUR DAUGHTER TOLD THE CHURCH AND THEY CAME. EVERY NIGHT FOR A WEEK, ONE ANGEL AFTER ANOTHER SHOWED UP AT OUR DOOR OFFERING TO HELP AND BRINGING DINNER. PLANTS, FLOWERS, LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP OFFERED AND ACCEPTED, WITH BLESSINGS OF GRATITUDE. WE THANK EACH AND EVERYONE FOR THEIR ENORMOUS GENEROSITY. OUR DAUGHTER IN LAW, GRANDCHILDREN WITH DRAWINGS, HUGS AND KISSES. OUR DAUGHTER, WILLING TO RUN ERRANDS, GRAND BABIES AND ALL THEIR SWEET SMILES. HOW CAN I EVER REPAY THEIR KINDNESS. MY MOM, HERE EVERYDAY COMBING MY HAIR AND HELPING TO MAKE MY DAYS MORE COMFORTABLE.
MY HUSBAND, TAKING ON MORE THAN HE SHOULD HAVE TO.....I LOVE YOU SO.
A PACKAGE ARRIVES.....MUCH NEEDED. IMPATIENCE BEGINS TO SET IN. THE INABILITY TO DO THE THINGS I WANT TO DO. I DIDN'T ORDER ANYTHING, WHAT COULD IT BE?! SO MANY BOXES, THEN A NAME.....MARY, SWEET MARY FROM ROSE BROOK COTTAGE.
I WON HER GIVE A WAY!!!!! I REMEMBER NOW. MOM WAS HERE AND HELPED ME OPEN EACH BOX. ONE SURPRISE AFTER ANOTHER. WE COULD NOT BELIEVE THE GENEROSITY MARY HAD. WITH BREATHS HELD, WE STARED AT EACH GIFT AND WERE SO GRATEFUL. NOTHING IS TAKEN FOR GRANTED, NOTHING!!! EVERYTHING IS APPRECIATED.

JUST LOOK AT ALL THE BEAUTIFUL ITEMS MARY SENT ME. WAY OVER THE TOP. I LOVE IT ALL. MY HEART IS BURSTING AND I CAN NOT WAIT TO PASS THE LOVE ON.

A HANDMADE BOX, DECORATED WITH BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS, PAINTED, TIME TAKEN FROM ONE LIFE AND PASSED TO ME. THANK YOU SO MUCH SWEET FRIEND.

I HAVE A NEW BEST FRIEND, HER NAME IS IDA GOODFRIEND AND I WILL CHERISH HER FOREVER.

A LOVELY CANDLE, WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE.

A BEAUTIFUL SACK FULL OF GIFTS AND SCENTS TO SPOIL YOURSELF WITH. YUMMY AND EVER SO SPECIAL. MARY, SOMEHOW YOU JUST KNEW, AND I WILL NEVER FORGET.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT CARES, I WILL HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART FOR ALL OF YOU.

30 comments:

CC said...

You deserve each sweet thing coming your way. You're such a loving, caring lady and it just shines through. I so hope the PT goes well and that you get through it with as little pain as possible,
Your giveaway surprise was wonderful..even the box was gorgeous.
The roses there are just beautiful and all the sweet wonders inside..I know they made you so happy. Feel better soon..

Donetta said...

Oh I do hope for your continued recovery. Keep courage during therapy this will get better. Growing in patience and bravery will be ahead of you. Hard but enduring gifts that will continue to grow your compassion towards yourself and others. When It gets hard think "this too shall pass"

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You have really been through the mill, but what a blessing to have so many wonderful family, friends and angels to help care for you. Your surprise gifts are all fabulous. Such precious gifts and such thoughtfulness. I am so happy you are on the mend. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Oh, Char....see, you were on my mind for a reason! Only I am so sorry it is that you have had such a terrible thing happen to you...
I am glad to know you are recuperating now and have your mom there to help you, and all the wonderful family and friends you mentioned. It is times like this that we know just who they are!!
And what a great surprise you received from your friend...I bet it went a long way to perk up your
spirits!! Love all the "goodies" she sent to you!!
Please take care and do not rush your recovery.....I will be thinking of you and reading your Blog daily.....Sunny hugs, Francy

Debbi said...

Char, you sure did have a few angel's in your pocket! and to win that lovely blog prize! Until the next trip--cheers! You will be all ready and rarin' to go--with a lesson learned LOL

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Char....I am so sorry to read of your accident. How wonderful that your mother is there to help you.

I am sending love, healing nad prayers your way for a quick recovery!

Love,
LuLu♥

Charlotte said...

My goodness, Charlotte. I am so sorry to hear about this. Accidents happen so fast. We just never know. I was happy to hear about your angels. I'm so glad you won that giveaway. Hurry and get well. I'm praying for you.
Charlotte

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

My goodness...all that and you didn't even get to Canton. What an awful thing to have happen, but it sounds like you're making progress and the longest journey begins with the first step. Hang in there!

sissie said...

Oh my goodness I can't even begin to imagine the pain that you have endured. Those stitches look as though you have been taken apart and sewn back together again. I'm sure the healing process has been long and difficult.

I hope that you are on the mend and I'm so glad that family and friends have stepped up to the plate to help. Your Mom has been wonderful.

I'm glad that your gifts arrived just in time to make you happy.

Take care and get well soon.

hugs
Sissie

Mari said...

OHHH WOW GET WELL SOON.....
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR ACCIDENT....WHAT A TERRIBLE THING TO HAPPEN TO YOU, I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS FOR A FAST RECOVERY :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Char, I am so sorry to hear about your accident! Bless your heart, you've been through the wringer, that's for sure! I'm so happy your mother has been there to help and sounds like you are surrounded by other angels too. Wishing you a very speedy recovery and you will be in my prayers.

Blessings,
Sandi

Rebecca P said...

Char,
I am so sorry to hear of your accident. Wow, you sure hurt yourself.
Prayers going up for you that you are up & well very soon.
I'm so glad you had angels helping you.
I'm sending a gentle hug.

Shirley said...

I been thinking of you my friend. Your shoulder reminds me of my sons. He still has the scars, but the physical therapy will be worth it when you get the use back. I am glad that you are left handed and that mom is there helping you. You always have angels and loving caring friends to help when you need them the most. Take care Your Missouri Friend.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh U poor thing!! I hope U feel better soon! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Mary said...

Hi Sweet Char,
I am so glad your recovery is coming along after that horrible fall and surgery. What a blessing to have so many wonderful angels to help you through!
I am so glad the package arrived when it did, just in time to cheer you a bit!
I continue to pray for your quick and painless recovery.
You are such a sweet, sweet lady and I am so blessed to be able to call you my friend!
Many blessings and big hugs, Mary

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Oh my! That really must have been quite a fall! I am glad to hear that you are recovering well. And you are very blessed to have your family and friends be with you and praying for you.

I hope and pray that your recovery be continuous.

Mizpah,
Li

Mimi said...

Hi Char!!!!
OH MY GOODNESS, Oh honey why did you not call me???? I would have been there in a new york minute to help out, so many great angels are so near by!!!! That is so fabulous!!!! Love them all, and your Mom combing your hair , what a sweetheart, and the kids and grand kids, oh gosh you are surrounded by love, PLEASE-PLEASE let's do lunch one day and get you out of the house!!!!
Please call me and we can go next week if you are up for it!!!!
So sorry this happened to you, I am so so sorry
I hate being laid up, it is so not fun
hugs,
jamie

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow, you've really been dealing with a LOT lately, thank goodness you do have so many angels looking out for you!

I'll keep you in prayer, we want you back to 100%.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Anne

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness you sweet dear! May you have a speedy recovery.

Thank you so very much for your recent kind thoughts and comments.

Couture de Papier said...

OMGosh! Thank you for blogging today rest and bless your sweet angels..in my prayers and thoughts..
Thank You HPS!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Charlotte Gal...I've been 'Someplace Else in Thyme' and didn't know about your 'Wheels Falling Off Fall'...hope that didn't make you laugh to hard! OK, I'll get my straight mouth on...I sure don't want to keep you in anymore stitches....dern it, I did it again...sorry! OK, I'm done. There are some wonderful Angels on this Earth and it sounds like many of them are there for you. So you take care and don't let anyone tease you about being an Official ScrewBall....Ok, I'm going! I'll be thinking about you and wishing you a speedy recovery!

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Oh my goodness Char! I'm speechless! I did not know about this. I so hope you are doing much better now. You are so deserving of that wonderful giveaway!!! I can imagine how wonderful it was to open up all those boxes of sweet pretties; to bring a smile to your face. Take care of yourself, my friend!!! Warmest always, Brenda

My Grama's Soul said...

Wow.......what a time you have had. I'm so glad you are on the mend. Please take care of yourself and DO YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPY. I know that it can be tough at times but sounds like you have oodles of love around you.

Blessings friend,


Jo

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Oh honey you surely did do it up !
May you mend quickly and good as new.
(())

stefanie said...

goodness what a fall, you poor thing!!! you really needed that package, hope you are doing better.

Meri Wiley said...

Dear Charlotte,

I'm so sorry, I didn't know about your accident. I've been so busy with my own crap that I haven't really checked blogs until today. I've been through 14 surgeries honey, and probably 4 of them were similar to yours only on my knees. I hate to think of anyone in that kind of pain, and again I'm so sorry for your fall. Thank God you've got a wonderful support system and family, too. To win the giveaway at such a time was surely to bring you some joy in the midst of pain. I'm keeping you in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

Take care and God Bless,
Meri

Nancy said...

Oh, Char! I had NO idea you had such a bad fall! Thank goodness for all the wonderful people who helped you out. Oh, bless you Mom!!! Wow! I'm just amazed at how something seemingly so simple could turn out. I do hope PT and recovery goes well.

M's resume has been presented to a company in AZ. I've been looking at little mid-century modern homes in Scottsdale online. It's always a good idea to know a little about the area to see if he should go any further. Very early stages.

Wishing you the best!

Herbgirl said...

What a horrible accident as you are filled with anticipation for a super fun time. I'm glad to know the outcome is a good prognosis. What would we do without our family and close friends and our new-found blog friends too!
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Char Sweetie...
I am so sorry that something so horrible happened to someone so sweet. What a shame you missed Canton, but there is always next year.

I had such a wonderful time, and I will post pics soon. I was so sad, as I hunted and hunted for my egg scale and did not find one. I stopped counting after 12 antique malls. I hope you find one for me. Keep you eyes pealed.

Please email me your mailing address, I would like to drop a little something in the mail to you. Please take care sweetie. I will be saying extra prayers for you. Country hugs and so much love, Sherry

vickie said...

Oh my Char! I wondered what happened, you usually stop by my blog off and on. What a horrible fall and ordeal. I hope you are much better by the time you read this. Take care!
Vickie