Monday, March 20, 2017

"Heart to Heart" for Mosaic Monday

I was going to say, we need to have some ‘girl talk’! But I have some really nice ‘guy’ blog friends now too so let’s just have a little ‘heart to heart’ talk. We are going through the most difficult time we’ve ever been through since we got married. My husband is in terrible pain and the drug he’s taking hasn’t done anything to relieve it yet. We still don’t have a diagnosis but we plan to get in touch with the doctor today. We are praying and appreciate all of your prayers.



Having said that…I thought maybe I should take a blog break. I haven’t felt like being on my computer.



But then I thought…blogging brings me a lot of joy. And I could sure use a dose of joy right now.



So I’m going to make an effort to write a few posts and do some visiting. It always lifts my spirits when I visit my friends. So that’s a good thing right now, don’t you think?



You don’t have to always say you are praying for us. I know you are. We’ll just be there for each other, like always! Blog buddies! 



I decorated before things got bad so I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE. One day I almost put it all away but then I decided to leave it out.

55 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love the duckies!!!! Happy first day of Spring.Blessings Francine.

Maggie said...

I'm sorry to hear that your husband is suffering bad pain, I hope that his Doctors can find out what the problem is and help him to start feeling better very soon.
I'm glad that you didn't pack all your spring décor away, it's so cheery to see and I'm sure will help lift your spirits. Glad also to know you're still out and about in blogland too because I'd really miss your Mosaics on Mondays.
Maggie Xx

Arlene Grimm said...

Diane, I certainly understand your feelings about blogging while in crisis mode. Do as your heart dictates and keep up posted. Praying for answers for you today. I know it is hard to see the one you love in so much pain.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love your pretty Spring photos. I am glad blogging lifts your spirits, blogging friends are great. Has your hubby been checked for gout? I was not sure where his pain is, my husband had gout pain for the longest time until a doctor finally gave him the correct medicine.
I hope he feel better soon, I will keep you both in my prayers.

Happy 1st day of Spring. Have a great new week ahead!

Karen Ann said...


Hugs, my friend. Keep the decorations out - they lift spirits, they lighten the atmosphere, for you, for your husband, for any visitors. May your husband find good answers and solid relief ASAP.

Joyce Mayer said...

Love your duck collection. Please leave your decorations out, it does help make things cheery, and let's just plan on your hubby feeling much better and wanting to enjoy those decorations.

Praying.

Hugs to you my sweet friend, and please don't forget to smile - it helps, honest.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'm suddenly in the mood for cheese and quackers

Snap said...

I love your collection of ducks -- perfect for spring. Wishing you and your husband well. Hugs and Happy Monday!

Vee said...

You do just what helps now. Sometimes one needs to feel the support of blogging buddies and sometimes one must tend to real life. I am sorry that Ron is in so much discomfort. Ongoing prayers...

It's me said...

Prayers for your huisbrand darling......so sad he have much pain....i hope he Will revover soon...love from me Ria x ❤️

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sending you love and courage. Keep the decor out it is cheerful and you both need that right now. Hugs!

helen tilston said...

Sending you my fondest wishes and prayers.

I agree that your should be joyful and if that means blogging then why not.

xx

Mildred said...

I pray that you will get answers re your husband's pain very soon and that the Lord will give the Dr. wisdom in treating your husband. Please know that I am praying and that I understand if you are not in the mood to post or visit. As you are able, please keep us updated. I do love your sweet decorations, and I'm happy you shared today. xoxo

Susie said...

Diane, Yes, blogging is a good distraction at times, and we need that. I'll be thinking of you and your husband. Be strong. I know you both are strong people. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
p.s. I loved your spring displays.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Diane I'm so sorry. Hope the Docs can figure things out soonest. I've been in your role more than once and I agree that you need to do some things for your own joy.... blogging and whatever else you can.... and don't feel guilty about that. You need to take care of yourself so you can be there and be strong for him. Sending good thoughts and virtual hugs your way.

Kathy said...

So sorry to hear of your husband's pain. I know first hand about that. I'm going through it right now. I love your cute little Easter decorations. I haven't even started. Too busy cleaning up for the new dishwasher coming in this week. After that, I'll get busy putting things out.

Inger said...

I'm sorry to learn about your husband's pain. I hope you will get it diagnosed soon. Then you will at least know where you stand and what can be done about it. I have felt the same way about blogging when I've been sad or upset. And I have left it alone for a periods of time, but I always come back. For the same reasons you mentioned. Blogger friends are real friends, we may not be able to hug them, but they will be there for you. They will always be there for you, that I know from what I went through. I will think of you and your husband. Sending hugs.

Inger said...

PS I will have to tell my friend fishducky about your ducks. She will love them.

Dianna said...

Hello, I'm visiting you from Twenty Seventeen. I certainly am sorry to hear about your husband's health issue. I know this is a hard time for you, but I am glad that you decided to blog anyway because blogging brings you joy. I got out and just walked around our yard this morning and it has made such a difference in my "joy thermometer".

I love ducks, bunnies and birds...and your ducks and bunnies are adorable.

Lorrie said...

Sending hugs across the miles, Diane. I hope your husband's pain is soon dealt with and eased.
Your spring decor is cheery. I haven't done much yet, but WHOOHOO I'm on spring break for two weeks!

Betsy Adams said...

Oh Sweet Lady and Friend... I am SO sorry for what you are going through... Our wonderful lives can change in a split second... I do hope and pray that your hubby can find some relief from the pain.

My love and thoughts and prayers are always with you both.
Hugs,
Betsy

fishducky said...

Sorry about your husband's pain. Love your ducks;ducks always cheer me up!!

Jeanie said...

Oh, I hope so very much that you can get a clear answer on your husband's pain and soon for so very many reasons. Keep faith it is something that can be remedied as easily as possible. Meanwhile, I see you are finding cheer with your Easter decorating -- I am, too. Almost done with it and it just makes me smile.

I understand about blogging. More than once when things weren't so good I thought about an extended break. But I found such companionship, support, love, and cheer from visiting blog friends and a source of relief in posting that I stuck with it. It's a very personal decision but do know that if you break, we'll miss you and if you must, we'll all understand. Till then, celebrate spring!

JG said...

What cute decorations for the first day of Spring, Diane! :)
~Judy

podso said...

So sorry your dear husband is so uncomfortable and that the pain meds aren't working. I trust you get to the bottom of it soon. It's hard to watch those we love suffer so.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh Diane, I am so sorry to hear that your husband is in such pain. That is terrible. I hope the doctors can get to the bottom of this and help him. I will be praying for you and for him and for the doctors to be wise and accurate. Hugs to you my friend. And yes, blogging can be a pleasant distraction. Your posts are always uplifting. Many blessings.

NanaDiana said...

What a fun, sweet post..in spite of the pain spelled out in it. Hope you have a good week and get some enlightenment. xo Diana

happyone said...

Oh I loved seeing your duck collection. They are adorable.
Blog buddies are the best!! : )

Sam I Am...... said...

No relief or answers yet? I'd be looking for a new doctor....fast! Take care and just visit....we understand. Hugs~Sam

Rose said...

Oh, I know what you mean with blogging...when Roger has bad days I can hardly stand to blog...yet it can bring joy...so, maybe I will post a picture on my one blog Time Stand Still but wait for better days on Pics & Pieces.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Diane, we haven't known each other for long, but I do think of you and your husband in prayer. I hope there is relief for him soon. I can imagine it's so hard for you to see him in pain. ♥

Pamela Gordon said...

Diane, I'm so sorry to hear about the terrible pain your husband is suffering and will pray that the doctors figure it all out very soon. It is hard to concentrate on fun things when we are going through trials and I understand your not wanting to blog much but keeping in touch may bring encouragement to you. So, visit and comment when you can and let us know how things are going with your husband now and then. Sending hugs. Pam

Gina said...

I am so glad that you find joy in blogging and visiting blogs. You are such a dear woman and a joy to us, your readers & friends. {{HUGS}}

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Thinking of you both and keeping you in my prayers.

xo

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

So glad you are staying with us - I love your posts and even when things are not going well, they do bring cheer - you have such a great spirit and it shows through your posts. Love all the little duckies - they are just so cute. I have a lot of bunnies but not much in the way of duckies - maybe I need to fix that. Hope you have a better week ahead - and get some answers - my little angel and I are watching over you my sweet friend.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Diane I'm so sorry to hear your husband is in pain, and I hope his doctor will be able to help him find out what is causing it. I will keep you both in my prayers, as I know you are feeling his pain mentally. It's so hard to see a loved one suffer.

Your duck ceramics are the cutest! They put a smile on my face as well as the bunnies and chicks.

(((hugs)))

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, Diane, I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope your poor hubby can find relief soon! Being in pain is so awful and takes the joy out of life. Love your little duckies. I hope they bring a little smile to your face while you both are dealing with this. Sending hugs and blessings xo Karen

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Bonita decoración de Pascua!!

handmade by amalia said...

I love seeing ducks enjoying a good gossip.
Amalia
xo

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Sending positive and happy thoughts your way sis. Life can sure throw some curves at us but we always manage to pull through - leave your spring and Easter things out to bring you joy!
Hugs,

ann said...

I have been slow to get around. I am so sorry to hear about your husband. We will keep him in our prayers. I think you have to right ideas, to keep blogging, leave out the cheerful Easter decor to keep your spirits and your husband's spirits from going away. We will will keep you in our thoughts.

Debby Ray said...

Oh Diane, I am so sorry to hear this. I do hope that you will get some answers soon...and that the news will be positive. You need to do what makes it easier to get through this, whether it is writing on your blog or not...you certainly know that we would understand! Yes, I will pray that answers will come and the pain be relieved. Hugs to both you and your hubby! ♥♥♥

Carla from The River said...

I like your Spring decor.
We had a nice day in Wisconsin yesterday. We are back to cold today. Spring is slow at arriving. I guess that is alright, I have several indoor projects to get done. ;-) Once the weather really turns to Spring, I will be outside.

Love you,
Carla

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Well I certainly hope some good will come soon! It's difficult not knowing. May you both be well soon...I know how worrisome it is for you two.

Cherdecor said...

Waiting for answers is one of the worst situations we can find ourselves in. We wish we could be there and hug the both of you.

I talked on the phone to my friend who lives in Orlando today. We talked for two hours. She has so many health issues yet she continues to work. She just needed a friend today.

If you need a friend to talk to, I am here for you. Just say'n.

BeachGypsy said...

OH what cute little ducks!
still thinking of y'all.........any answers yet? Whatever it is I hope it's figured out very soon and they can get his pain stopped.

Helma said...

I get totally Easter mood when I see those nice items :-)
Very cozy and very atmospheric.
Very nice Diane done
A hug

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Dear Diane, sending you and your husband soft huggable hugs from Prunella Pepperpot :)x

Wandering Wren said...

Warm hugs to you both from Thailand, I hope the Doctors get the right diagnosis for your husband to have a swift recovery soon.
Wren x

marcia said...

Thinking of you, blog buddy/sis. I'm glad you're posting. I always arrive at the same conclusion too, blogging brings me a lot of joy, so I push through.
Hang in there.
LOVE and HUGS.
xo

Red Rose Alley said...

I hope the Easter decorating made you feel a little better, Diane, and it's always nice to know that our blog friends are with us in spirit. That little yellow duck is darling. She looks porcelain to me. I do hope you get the answers and help you are seeking. I hate to see anyone in pain. : (

love, ~Sheri

Pam Jackson said...

Pain can mess with you, it is wicked esp. if you don't have an answer to why you have the pain. I went from 2006 to 2008 in really bad pain and thought it was due to weight gain......but then I learned I had Fibromyalgia. I hope your hubby gets some answers soon. Love your little Easter ducky's. So adorable.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

God bless both of you, Diane, as you try to find the cause for your dear hubby's pain. I'm sending prayers and healing hugs your way.

Poppy said...

Sweet Diane,

Your hubby continues to be in my prayers, and I hope that the awful pain he is suffering is only temporary, with relief being very near.

You are so right; our blog buddies give us so much, including daily smiles and happy hearts. Stay positive, as that is always how I envision you.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
BIG hugs,
Poppy:)

Louise-Arden said...

Your blog is so sweet, I love the little ducks and bunnies :)