Changed for Good

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Are you a blogger like me?

I started down this DipityRoad thinking it would be a creative outlet for me to share the beauty I found around me.  I came across so many other talented bloggers who inspired me but mainly touched my heart. (Hence the Bleeding HEART photo — 🙂

Sherry (from Country Wings In Phoenix) was one that from the very beginning took the time out of her busy day to be one of my best cheerleaders and came to be a very cherished friend. She has a lovely blog that inspires and has such a lovely gaggle of friends!

Around Mother’s day she told us all she had a bit of health issue– then POOF!  Typically she blogged often, if not daily at least 3 times a week… not a word. I really missed her and was very worried, called her and emailed her — no word…

FINALLY — yesterday I got a welcomed email. She gave me permission to update all her friends with parts of her email.

Hi Sweetie!

Just a very quick note. I have been in the hospital for 8 long days.
I just got out late this evening. I wanted to drop you a quick line
and let you know I am home. I was admitted a week ago Monday,
they told me if I had waited one more day I would have been on the
respirator. My pneumonia got better, however I still have bronchitis
which triggered a very bad problem with my asthma and my lungs
have not been well. I am bruised, exhausted and so very weak.

You can update me on your blog if you like.
My lungs are weak right now. It will take me
awhile to bounce back. They have given me so
many steroids that I am bruising horribly. I did not
realize today how bad it really has been. I am exhausted
to just walk the hall to the bedroom and back. Family
is taking excellent care of me. Don’t know what I would
do without my sweet Heidi Girl and of course DH. They are
the BEST.
I so want to blog, but I just do not have the extra energy
right now. It is taking everything I have just to breathe.
I am taking breathing treatments every 1-2 hours and many
assorted meds to get back on track. I will be seeing the specialist
next week to update

So… for my Friday Finding Beauty entry — I’m finding beauty in knowing that a REAL friend (while I may have never seen her real twinkling eyes) is being well taken care of. 

I will keep you, sweetie Sherry,  in my prayers! Get well soon!  —

Today’s music selection is from the Broadway play “Wicked”

Take a moment to listen to the words, (here are a few lyrics)

I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you…


TTFN~~ Claudia  ♥ ♥

Remember to stop by Beverly’s for Pink Saturday— such a colorful bunch!

I know I am a wee bit early for the Friday~~Finding Beauty , but I am working later and wanted to be sure and get this up… Pls forgive 🙂

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May 20, 2010 at 11:25 am | Friends | 25 comments


25 responses to “Changed for Good”

  1. Pam says:

    So glad to hear the update on Sherry…she has been so sweet when she peeked into my world.  I am looking forward to my bleeding heart.  I have a little shoot trying to become a healthy plant…hopefully it will make it…they are so amazing.  A neighbor shared a start with me…

  2. Jan says:

    Lovely to come across your “Friday Finding Beauty”, and look forward to contributing.  I have already posted most of my favourite photos, and need to get out and take some more…smile.
    Many Blessings – Jan

  3. Frenchy says:

    I hope Sherri gets better…This is frightening! I have asthma when i have Bronchitis and i broke a rib coughing before…But getting in the hospital for that long is so scary 🙁
    I will gladly follow you and would love the follow back.
    I love this Party because it reminds me to be grateful for the beauty around us.
    Have a great evening.

  4. Kiki says:

    Always  lovely to read your posts..all my best to you and your friend and many blessings to her!
    Happy friday…

  5. Claudia,  What a sweet and beautiful post.  I am glad your friend is better.  I endured about a 4 month bout with bronchitis and had had similar problems as Frenchy stated in her comment.
    The lyrics are so pretty.
    Best to you and Sherri,

  6. Sarah says:

    Claudia, thank you for the update on Sherri.  This is a thoughtful post!  I’ve been thinking of Sherri and appreciate hearing she is home from the hospital.  I wish her well.

  7. Nancy says:

    Oh my Claudia – Thanks for the update on poor Sherry.  She is a definite “shining star” in the blog world.  So glad to see you back.  Thanks for hosting this for us.  xoxo Nancy

  8. Thank you for sharing the update on Sherry, you are both lovelies.  Sending smiles from Australia. 🙂

  9. Ebie says:

    Those bleeding heart flowers are really gorgeous. What a lovely post dedicated to her. I hope that she get well soon.
    My sweet thoughts and prayers for her.

  10. Pat says:

    Thank you so much for the update on Sherry.  She’s been on my mind so much ~ and I’m grateful that she is getting better!

    I am a subscriber and I will ‘follow’ via the new button.

    Brightest blessings,

  11. Glenda says:

    Hi Claudia,
    I am so glad that you added a follower list to your blog. I just signed up.
    So sorry to hear about the lady who is ill…hopefully she will make a speedy recovery.
    Have a good weekend…

  12. Dena Elwood says:

    Hi  Claudia,,love you idea  and blog.. I tried  to add your button to my sidebar yep, I did , but the button won’t show it says its not avaliable…??? Is it me or what… I am adding as  a follower too. Let me know if it is me and if I am doing it wrong ,,I just love your blog!!!
    Just beautiful…I need to link to yours still.
     Blessings & Big Iowa Hugs~~~Dena

  13. Glenda says:

    Hey Claudia,
    the sidebutton is not working for me, either…just sayin!!!

  14. Claudia,
    Thank you for the update on Sherry. I know she has many friends in the blogging community and remains in all our prayers for a speedy recovery. Thank you for your sweet post today. There is so much beauty in the friendships formed here.

  15. […] am linking up to Finding Beauty Friday and New Friend […]

  16. Holly L says:

    Hello there. I saw you linked up to Tickled Pink and came by to see your beautiful blog. I have had that experience where people you are bloggy friends with disappear…I always wonder. I am so glad your sweet friend is on the path to wellness. I am a new follower and thanks for linking up to Tickled pink @ 504 Main.

  17. Dena Elwood says:

    Its me again,,,I sent you a couple contact emails and just saw your note at my blog.. My hubbyhad to help me fix your link into it .. I still want to be able to put your button pon my sidebar too.   Please help as I sent the email about it this morning because the button won’t work for me. Sorry it took me this long to put the url into my post.. I totally get how to do it now for sure..

  18. Kathy says:

    So very glad I stopped by. I am new to you and to Sherry; however, I feel we are similar.
    I will keep Sherry in my prayers – and am thanful for your post on the book Women, Food and God. 
    Is that John Elefante’s Defying Gravity?
    I love his music – Home with a View; Pass The Flame etc…
    looking forward to more,

  19. Nerina says:

    Claudia beautiful Bleeding Hearts…they really produce a great show!
    I also sent Sherry an email and have not heard back, so was very happy to see that you updated me!! She is so very sweet and I hope that she kicks this thing to the curb really soon!
    Happy that you added the follower button, I received your posts in my email, but like the button better! Happy Weekend xOxO Nerina

  20. Hi Claudia!

    I am so glad you shared sherry’s email with s. she has been in my thoughts and prayers. I sent her a card a few days ago. i sure hope she relaxes and gives her ody time to heal!

  21. wow, sorry for all the typos!

  22. Thanks for sharing Sherry’s email … I’ve wondered what happened to her, but then I’ve not spent much time in the Blogosphere lately either because I’ve been busy with ‘real’ life events and activities.  I’ve tried to visit you a few times since I published this week’s Finding Beauty but for some reason your blog wouldn’t load.  I’m glad to add my link this morning and to see your beautiful fuschia too … bleeding hearts are a favorite of mine.  One more thing … since you didn’t add the Finding Beauty label, my link takes folks to LAST week’s post.
    Hugs and blessings,

  23. char says:

    We have only lived in one place where we could grow bleeding hearts. I love this flower, it’s magical to say the least, Char

  24. marydon says:

    Sweetie ~ I posted every day for over a week on Sherry’s condition, daily. She is my bff/sister/friend.  She got sick while she was visiting with me in April … we speak daily. Do not hesitate to contact me for updates as she is not blogging … it is a long road ahead for her still & she is not strong yet.
    Thank you for your concern.  Sherry is a very precious woman.

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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