the month that was….and good riddance!


To all the good souls who are kind enough to follow this blog (if you’re still out there!)…..

Dear friends,

I was losing steam this past spring, and decided to be more intentional in grabbing lots of ‘holy leisure’ this summer. Time away can be energizing and revitalizing. Hubby and I had a glorious July and August, splitting our time between the lake and the office. So good, in fact, that I began having visions and dreams of retirement. Wouldn’t it be glorious??? We headed out on the Labour Day weekend to enjoy one last summer bash. On the Saturday afternoon, we received a call from one of our employees. There was a bigger bash happening back home. Someone had driven a car into our dental office!

It seems that a novice driver was still learning the subtle difference between the brake, the accelerator, and the forward and reverse gears. My cell phone began ringing off the hook with texts, calls and offers to help. By the time we made the three hour trek home, the frontage had been secured. We owe a debt of gratitude to friends and family who dropped everything on a holiday weekend to help us out. Thanks to a friend who is also an ace contractor, a temporary facing and door was installed so our office could stay open while we waited for the permanent renovations. All was good. We headed out on the Friday, joking with the staff about having a drama-free weekend. It was not to be…

The next day, I was driving hubby to the city for emergency surgery for a detached retina; a mere week after the office crash. Really God???? Are you kidding me???? All of a sudden, visions of retirement turned to a very real possibility. I could still do my work with some impaired vision in one eye – but I don’t do the detailed, fine-motor work required of dentists. Again….dear Lord…what were you thinking????

It’s been almost three weeks since the surgery. Hubby is still recovering. The prayers and love of many are supporting us through the unknown. Each day, his eye looks and feels a wee bit better. All we can do is wait to see how much vision is restored. There is reason to hope that all will be well….

3 thoughts on “the month that was….and good riddance!

  1. Dear Isabella,

    My goodness, what a time you have had with “the month that was…”. I hope your husband is recovering well. I have a friend whose wife went through surgery for a detached retina a couple of years ago. Although it took some time, she has regained her vision in the affected eye. My understanding is that the outcomes for this surgery are usually very good. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers.

    When I think back over the last decade, I can recall feeling the same way – “you must be kidding”. There were times when it felt like a impish genie was sitting on the roof of the house, plotting the next crisis.



    Louise McEwan 365 Laurier Drive Trail, BC V1R 2N2 250-364-1781

    1. Dear Louise,

      Thanks so much! And now you know why I’m behind on answering emails. 😉 Your friend’s experience gives us hope. We were hearing so many different scenarios. I like to hear the positive ones! Here’s to those impish genies taking a vacation for awhile….

      It feels good to get back into the writing mode. I really did miss it. Looking forward to reading your next piece…as always!

      Peace to you and yours,

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