Home Sweet Home

These last two months have been filled with trials and, yet, blessings through it all. My husband, with severe illness and that terrible disease everyone dreads...cancer... has been in the hospital more than he has been home. I've spent many nights on a cot next to his hospital bed. Then, when he is stable, I return home to take care of business and Cotton, our yellow lab.
Coming home is a luxury which neither of us will ever take for granted again. First, Cotton and I get to return home and then, in God's time, Glen returns home maybe a week or so later. Right now, many capable doctors and nurses are making Glen well enough to return home to us once again; and hopefully soon!
Meanwhile, life goes on around us. The trees on our property greet us in vivid color this year. 
We had ample rain (record rain, actually!) in September and sunny days in October that made the trees fluorescent orange, red and gold.
While hours of waiting during surgeries, tests and in hospital rooms, I decided to make another tea towel. This one says it all...


Here is the pattern, if you want to embroider one. 

Click on the picture above, print it and trace onto your towel. I used three strands of embroidery floss, with either an outline or stem stitch. It's great when you want to relax by the TV, with music or beside a loved one.

From Cotton and I, have a happy day, count your blessings and give a loved one a hug!

8 comments:

teri k said...

I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I will be praying for you both. Teri K.

Marissa said...

Best wishes and our prayers to both of you.

Katie M.N. said...

I hope he recovers fully and you both are able to return back to your beautiful home.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the easy but pretty pattern. I love your art. I hope your husband gets better and returns home soon.

CJ said...

Thank you for the uplifting blog Nancy. Even with your husbands illness, I felt uplifted by your words. My prayers will be with you & your family. Thank you for the pattern too, the simple truths are the best truths.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

writerattheranch said...

So sorry to learn about all this, Nancy! I'll keep you both in my prayers. And home, you said it best!

Wayne Wilson said...

Prayers from your home town.

Nancy E. Mink said...

Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and encouragement. You are all dear to us. Glen is home and recovering nicely.