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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One Day At A Time

Yes, I'm cheating a little here but carefully. I just couldn't wait any longer to let you know that I am getting better day by day and to thank you, thank you, thank you for your words and prayers of support. I feel that this experience has deepened my compassion for all of us humans who live and at some point suffer loss and crushing blows. I want to gather every one of you in my mother-arms and console you for any pain you experience in this life. I spent a week in the darkest sadness but turned the corner over the weekend at the beach with my family surrounding me. I spoke to my sister on the phone and her strength came to me with such force and grace that I picked myself up again.

I have received love from unexpected places and I have experienced the difference that makes. I am humbled by the goodness that surrounds us all.

And I am seeing again through my right eye; watching the new family of floaters and debris that is getting better day by day. I am profoundly grateful that I get to return to my new normal now. I am even more emotional than usual (big crybaby that I am) and I am so grateful; for life, vision, family, friends and especially for this amazing community of artist friends who are simply the finest humans possible. Thank you. Thank you all for your lovely messages which meant everything to me in a very dark hour.

44 comments:

jgr said...

Judy,
So glad you're feeling better! Blogland just isn't the same without you. I'm sending you lots of healing thoughts. Take care my friend.

dosfishes said...

So glad to hear from you. I was thinking about you every day wondering how you could possibly make it through without your journal and picturing you talking into a microphone, but knowing that it would not be the same.

All positive thoughts, wishes, dreams for a speedy recovery.

Hugs,

Corrine

Judy said...

Your progressive recover has but a smile on my face today!

Buffy said...

awwww I'm so glad you're starting to feel better,all I can say God answers prayers,I prayed for a quick recovery.I can't imagine not being able to do what I do so my heart really went out to you. Keep resting and don't do too much!!!Oh and love your journal pages too.

Clare Wassermann said...

and you will go from strength to strength

Melanie said...

Oh, I am so glad you are getting better, I hope! Of course, I hope someone is reading this TO you and you aren't reading it yourself! Shouldn't you be resting?
But I am glad to 'hear' your voice again!

Deb's Artful Journey said...

I am so glad that you are getting better and are surrounded by those you love. I have missed your blogging, but do take good care of yourself. I hope you continue to heal quickly and easily!

bluepoppy said...

oh Judy I kept checking back in to see if your daughter would give us another update but never expected to find YOU-- lovely, but EEEK-- turn off the computer this minute, young lady! go rest those beautiful eyes of yours!!

We love you so much, Elizabeth

Kelly Kilmer said...

I've been thinking of you....

Rest up. Take care. Be well.

As they say, get better fast! I'm taking your class in July ;) in So CA. I can not wait!!!!! I haven't taken a class in YEARS. It will be a huge treat.

Sending much love and healing thoughts,

XO,
Kelly

lyle baxter said...

I too kept looking for an update - didnt think you'd be at it so soon! good for you. just be very careful! I have often thanked heaven for my vision lousy as it is! what would we do? so be lazy. think pretty thoughts and dream up what you will do when you are ready! lyle

Kim Mailhot said...

Sending more more more light to you, beautiful Judy.
Rest and keep yourself in this good healing place !
Love to you.

PaperPumpkin said...

Welcome back! So happy to hear that you are turning the corner on such a difficult time...Thoughts are continuing with you.♥ Kathy

Sharyn said...

So happy to hear that you are healing well and making progress in your recovery.
Know that I think of you often and will continue send positive, healing thoughts your way.

Lynda Howells said...

Oh Judy....l am so sorry you have been so ill but l am glad you are getting better. I cannot imagen what it must have been and still is for you to worry about your sight. I am so sorry l have not sent healing light coming your way sooner but l too have had a life altertning experience. My husband of 37 years had a heart attack a week or so ago and my world was rocked. Thank god he is now on the mend and all is right in my household as he is now home with me.xx Does make me so grateful for life and l view live quite differently now I have always been grateful for my life but from now on l am VERY greatfully.xxanyway..wishing you keep getting well day to day and that l can still enjoy your amazing art for years to comexxlol lyndax

Helen Morley said...

Hugs and best wishes from Australia, Judy I love reading your Blog and it is a source of great inspiration to me. Glad to see you are doing so well :)

Lynn said...

I too am so relieved to learn you are seeing out of the damaged, now fixed eye. May it heal 110% and soon. April is not so far away...My heart aches for you, your fears, your pains. I send hugs and hope and caring.
Rest please, rest the eye, and get well soon. We are all here rooting for you! So many, you are really treasured by so many.

Sandra said...

ohhhhh, prayers are answered - you're getting better is all the encouragement I needed to hear : ) have missed you, your art, your words, and yes, even your laughter thru your writing. glad you are taking it easy, take it very easy, so you can come back 100% even sooner : ) my prayers are and will still be with you : )
Blessings, Sandra in AZ : )

Andrea Stern said...

So happy to hear from you, I have been keeping you in my thoughts. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Irene said...

YAY! JUDY'S BACK!!! :-)

carol in ca said...

It's great to see you back at the computer and hear you're on the road to recovery. I'll miss you in Las Vegas but will see you in Los Gatos.

Maija said...

I'm so happy you are recovering!!

Jackie Wood said...

We are all rejoicing that you are starting to heal. Big healing hugs for you and your eyes.

femminismo said...

Wonderful to hear from you again. So glad you have picked yourself up, as if you could or would do anything else but that! Best wishes - Jeanne

Judy said...

Thankful that you are getting better. We miss you xo

Ocean Lotus said...

it truly is your blog that brightens my day, i am so happy and relieved that you are feeling better. keep healing!

snowbird42 said...

So glad to see you are back. Ive just found your blog and I love your little face book.
Please do what you are supposed to to get well fast.

I need orange said...

I had to get a sty in my eyelid lanced a couple of weeks ago.

That was not vision-threatening, but having anyone cutting that close to my eyeball had me thinking about the extent to which so much that I love is inextricably bound to being able to SEE..........

So very glad for you that things are going better, and, along with everyone else, wishing that your eye heal up swiftly and smoothly and your vision be as good as new.

Bonafyde said...

So happy to hear that you are turning a corner and doing much better. I continue to pray that your eye heals nicely and that you move past this into the future blessed with the eyesight to see it's brightness. :)

Blenda said...

So good to read that you are on the mend. Continue to grow stronger with each day. And thank you for reminding me to appreciate the things I take for granted, like my eyeballs.
My best,
Blenda

And so it goes... said...

Woohoo!!! I'm doing cartwheels over here, you just can't see me (even with your good eye!). Continue your healing path...Have patience & don't overdo! Love your journal pages as usual.
xoxoxo deb/debbie/debra

lynda Howells said...

JUST CHECKING IN AGAIN, TO LET YOU KNOW THAT L AM STILL THINKING OF YOU AND WISHING YOU WELL. KEEP THOSE EYEBALLS ROLLING GIRLXXLYNDA

La Dolce Vita said...

I am thanking my eyeballs right now! get well fast, so you can art it up! xo

Laura said...

So good to hear that dearest Judy, you are one amazing & brave soul, I'll hang onto that as I go through my own health issues here :>

Blessings, light & cont'd healing,
Laura

Lilith's Children said...

I'm so very glad to hear that you are doing better!

Meri said...

So thrilled your eyesight was preserved. That must have been terrifying.

Anonymous said...

good to hear from you and that you are getting better with plenty of support.....take it easy....take it easy.....take it easy.....
missy from the bayou

the GyPsY said...

So glad you're recovering and blogging again. Take care of yourself. Sending you a handfull of scented jasmins from the middle east.

paperbird said...

So happy to hear that you are feeling better- sending sweet prayers your way.

peggy mcdevitt said...

So glad to hear from you and that your starting the healing process. I was really worried about your eyesight and from experience know how precious that is. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Peggy

Tina said...

Sending you prayers for healing and ease and lots of comfort all around. I'm thankful you're feeling improved so quickly.

Marit said...

Oh Judy, I'm so glad you got better and can see again! My dad was in the same dark place last October, so scary! We artists need our vision, and things like this makes you humble and reminds us to not take it for granted... Have a nice weekend!

Jill Berry said...

Judy, I have been thinking of you, praying for you, lighting candles for you and sending you all my best thoughts for a full and fantastic recovery. I am so sorry you have to do this, sorry anyone has to. Glad you had your family time at the beach, that is my idea of a prescription that works!
Love to you.

Paula McNamee said...

Glad to hear you're doing better and healing. It's great to see you back doing some of the things you love to do. You deserve all the love and good wishes that come your way.

pancho villa said...

been standing outside at night
finding orion
with my trusty astro slingshot i've been shooting love right through the middle of his 2 left belt loops.
i'm a good shot so i know they landed on your roof.
i'll send more tomorrow. cloudy today.