Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I'm Baaaaa-aaaaack!


HI!!!!

I'm all better! Yay!

YAY!!!!
(doing a little clappy-happy dance)

I still have a little way to go.
Lots more cardio-rehab.
The ginormous bowl of medicines on my night table isn't going anywhere.

But more or less...I'm doing GREAT!!!!

No more leaky heart!




Before I show you more cookies,
I'd like to be a little bit serious for just a minute if you don't mind....



When you hear something serious from a doctor,
something that you know is going to affect you and your family,
it's scary.

It's really, really scary.
And that's okay.

I had to learn that.
(it's one of the many things I've learned)
I had to tell myself over and over again.
It's okay to be scared.

Because....when you're scared, and you let yourself say it out loud....

"I'm Scared"
and 
"I Need Help"

.....something happens.

The people around you, the ones that love you, hold you up.

They hold your hand,
give you a hug,
make you laugh when you want to cry.

And the scared bit....starts to get a little smaller everyday.

Pretty soon....I wasn't crying with fear, or pain.
Almost everyday there were tears of gratitude.

There will never be enough words to thank the friends and family who have taken care 
of me and my boys over the past few months.

I have so many stories to tell you about them all, 
and I can't wait to celebrate them and their generosity.




Thank you to all of you too.

For sticking around and waiting for me to return.
For the overwhelming amount of emails expressing your concern.
For the countless prayers and well-wishes.

I'm a very lucky girl.




All these cookies were baked the day before my surgery.
I packaged them up in three big batches 
and my husband brought them in for the nurses every other day.

Nothing like bribing the lovely ladies in charge of the pain meds.


Which reminds me...





Time to find that big red bowl.

Hugs and kisses to everyone!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
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28 comments:

  1. Glad you are back Lizy! Missing your cookies! Lovely handwriting as always! I wish i can get my handwriting half as good as yours!

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    1. thanks Faithy! it's so nice to be back here!

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  2. Glad you are on the mend! Those cookies are gorgeous as always ;)

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  3. So good that your are feeling better! I love the cookie plaque cutter that you used. Can I ask where you got it from?

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    1. thank you! and you can absolutely ask! I think that one is from Karen's cookies. I'll post a little shopping post today so you can see all the different options out there!

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  4. I've been thinking about you, hoping you were doing better. So glad you're back (to everything)!

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  5. Glad to see you back here! And even more glad that you're doing well.

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  6. So glad you are back and getting better!

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  7. I love your blog and wondered what was going on! Prayers for continued recovery! Happy you are doing well!

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    1. Thank you...I can't wait to tell everyone about all the wonderful people that have helped us.

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  9. Beautiful cookies! Happy for you that you had so much love and support to get you through a difficult time:) Welcome Back! Hugs!

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  10. Amazing cookies! Happy you're doing well...

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  11. Been praying for you, Lizzy! Hope you continue to mend and get stronger every day!!!

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  12. Lizzie - so HAPPY you are doing well. We have missed you! The Ginger Cookie

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  13. I'm so glad you are back and doing well. You were missed!

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  14. Hello and welcome back! I have been checking in every so often and keeping the prayers going. Thank you for the opportunity to pray for your family, it makes me feel more love, hard to express I hope you understand. Congratulations on successful surgery & keep on that recovery schedule. Looking forward to some more wonderful cookies!

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  15. Welcome back! Glad to hear things are going well!!

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  16. Missed you so much!!!! So happy you are back and better.xoxoxo P.S> thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ♥

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    1. I hope you will stop by on Monday (wink)

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  17. Im so glad to hear you are feeling better!
    Love your cookies!

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  18. Love LOVE Love your cookies!! Cutest things ever!!

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