Monday, July 21, 2014

AT THE BOATYARD

KEELHAUL 'IM!
Here I am playing make-believe on my brother Geordie's 48-foot commercial fishing vessel, the Brittany Lynn--which just happens to be docked in Gloucester, MA, the very town in which I've been staying.

My dear friend Ellen treated me to breakfast the day before my birthday, and she, too, took a turn at the wheel.





BASICALLY, A BOAT IS NO PLACE FOR GIRLS
MY HEARTY SEA-GOING NEPHEW JERROD
I've had a bit of a bout of Lyme Disease as you may know, and this morning, Monday, is the first morning in almost three weeks where I at last feel "good." The whole time I've been pondering the unbelievable grace, mercy, and gift of the sound health I usually enjoy. I never exactly take it for granted but maybe you have to feel bad once in a while to ponder the mystery of the zillions of people on earth who NEVER wake up feeling good. Who never feel "100%." And who never complain...In heaven, they will be at the very front of the pack, dragging their crutches and feeding tubes, lending a helping hand to the others, trying to hold their wobbly heads up straight so their crowns don't slip off...

On "Week Three" of the Spiritual Exercises. The Passion...I'm a little bit homesick.

OUR BELOVED CAPTAIN GEORDIE

6 comments:

  1. Fabulous photos of family, friend, and facilities!

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  2. since moving from LA to CT three out of the six of us have had Lyme Disease....although, while I was diagnosed with Lyme for nearly a full year with zero positive change, I finally saw an infectious disease specialist who looked at my chart, said "You don't have Lyme" and now I am being treated for a UCTD, otherwise known as pre-Lupus. Maybe that little tick brought out the autoimmune disease I already had
    ?? Who knows. But I did find another poppy seed sized tick on my dog this weekend and pulled one off of my freckled daughter...it was a freckle with legs. Good grief. Welcome back to the East Coast Heather!

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  3. As I said before, my sister-in-law suffered with lyme disease before it was diagnosed. Then it was months and months before she began to feel "normal" again. So it's good to hear that you're getting better really quickly (for lyme diseases, that is).

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  4. All this time I thought you were in England for the retreat, but it is New England.
    Nice boat and your family looks great! And you look well on the mend? which makes me happy.
    The Passion...tough subject. I guess that if you wade in slowly and peacefully He will keep you breathing...

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  5. Whoah! A toilet! Joe said the last one just had a bucket!

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  6. I felt the same way when I had pneumonia last Christmas. I was down and out for 4 weeks, then I started to notice I had a little bit more energy, and slowly got better until I felt well. I was so grateful for my health, even with all the stuff I still deal with. If I ever think I'm too tired to do something menial I try to remind myself how wonderful it feels not to have pneumonia!

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