Friday, September 12, 2014

Mr. Mom




Mr. Cardinal was busy recently satisfying the voracious appetite of this youngster.




The little one is growing quickly and learning to fend for itself.


Two and a half weeks ago, my husband, Don, had an emergency procedure that repaired a tear in his esophagus and saved his life.  He was in intensive care for a few days, and now he's home and on the mend, and we are very grateful.  It's interesting how something like that can rearrange your priorities, and a lot of things that seemed important before have taken a backseat for the time being.

What stands in our memory is the kindness of strangers, the caring professionalism of the medical team at the hospital, and mostly, the support of our loving Father.


As a father has compassion on his children, 
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him;
for He knows how we are formed,
He remembers that we are dust.

Psalm 103: 13, 14



25 comments:

Sharon said...

So thankful we have a heavenly Father who remembers we are but dust. Praying for you both!

Marco Luijken said...

Hey Connie!!
That's nice, the action in your shots. You must have photographed many shots from the real same place. Not easy, but you've done it very well!!
The last shot of that bird is very great with that tuft on his head.

Greetings, Marco

Felicia said...

Praise God for His mercies. So happy your hubby is improving and praying he continues to improve.

Felicia said...

Ps your cardinal images are wonderful.

Sandra said...

So glad to hear that Don is on the mend after his health scare.
Yes, priorities come to the fore in such situations.
Cute bird shots.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

adorable images of the cardinals,
good to hear your husband is on the mend

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, Connie, how scary for both of you. I am so glad that he is doing good, and recovering now.

That little baby cardinal is just precious.

Sending prayers and good thoughts to you. xo.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute birds! I'm glad to hear he's doing better.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shots of the cardinals.. The young one is well cared for.. Sending my thoughts and prayers for your hubby. I am glad his procedure went well. Thank you for sharing your post with my critter party. Have a happy weekend.

S. Etole said...

Thankful to hear that your husband is on the mind.
Wonderful photos of the birds.

bailey-road.com said...

Happy to hear your husband is on the mend. What a scary situation.
I LOVE the cardinal animation.

Kerri Farley said...

So glad your husband is OK!!!

Brian King said...

Glad your husband is doing well now! I'm sure that was scary. Great shots of the cardinals!

Marie said...

Thank the good Lord his injury was found quickly and has been repaired! You're so right...these scares remind us to get our priorities straight. Glad he is doing well now.

Jennifer Richardson said...

So grateful you're on the other side of that storm, friend,
and that you've found Him again
and always to be faithful.
Sometimes His faithfulness
just blows me away.
Thanks for sharing these snippets and the good news that healing is happening.
-Jennifer

Sharon said...

He is the Anchor for our soul! No matter what may come, I know, he won't let go!
This is the chorus to Michael W. Smith's song by the same name. It has been a blessing to me, and a great reminder that we are in the Father's hands. Hope it is for you to, Connie. Psalm 31:2-3

mick said...

Great photos and so glad your husband is home and doing much better.

Chris Rohrer said...

Glad he's home and doing much better. Love that first intro shot. Cool!

Arija said...

You have been through quite a dramatic learning process. It certainly sorts out your priorities. So glad it had a happy ending.
Remarkable shots and perfect little animation Grace. Thank you.

Susan (ABON) said...

Beautiful shot and animation of the Cardinals, among my favorite. May your husband continue on the path to a full recovery.

Breathtaking said...

Happy to hear your husband is getting better,God bless you both.

Beautiful shots of the Cardinals, I especially like the youngster.

Janice Adcock said...

Was your husband in the Branson hospital or one of the Springfield hospitals. The doctors at Cox in Springfield saved my husbands life in 2007. A couple of the doctors attended the same church as we did. Definitely, heavenly help.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Great captures. Love the time lapse.

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous shots.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Wonderful bird.. Love it.. :-)))