yeehaaahhh! jamie's skin graft surgery was yesterday and tho' there was a lot of pain and dropping in and out of reality from the pain meds, i think the very worst is over and we can start looking forward to the healing.
i wanted to thank everybody in my blogosphere for the emails and sweet, uplifting comments on here. when things were tuff and i could getaway from the room and slip down to a waiting room, i'd plug in my computer and throw some thoughts together and give a post update. there were scores of wellwishing notes from people saying they had him (and us) in their prayers. it seems like such a small thing but when your world's falling in around you, those are lifelines to sustained hope. even if youre strong you still can "give out" but those are like cups of cold water along the route of the boston marathon. something to get you to the next checkpoint and the next, until youve run the whole race.
i couldnt have done it without y'all.
i promise i'll take a photo of that little coffee house painting i did the other afternoon, and post it as soon as i change my clothes, get a good meal and get near my upload cable.
i'm going to give it to jamie framed to keep. he loves my little paintings and saves many from the trash can when i throw them away. he's got em hanging up all around and i'll see 'em, and throw them away again. he gets em out of the trash AGAIN and hangs em back up. so Carolina Coffee House is going to be his.