Monday, July 25, 2011

Blue Monday - Supporter

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Happy Blue Monday!



On the 45th day of my hospital stay, I present a picture of Johnny who’s my most faithful supporter. He has spent most nights with me. He has stayed by my bedside.

During this past month and a half, we have celebrated his birthday, Father’s Day, and our 53rd wedding anniversary.

Johnny and I fit. Everyone at the hospital has noticed how dedicated he is, and so today I salute, Johnny.

Tomorrow I will be transfered to a rehab center where
my recovery can progress.

Thank you to Pierce Tolar for his valuable assistance.





69 comments:

mississippi artist said...

So glad you are getting better, though I know you have a long way to go,you are going to get better. Time stands still when you are stuck in a hospital doesn't it.

Lina Gustina said...

Dear Sally, glad to know your progress :)
Nice to know Johnny...

http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2011/07/overload.html

Barbara F. said...

Glad to know you are on the road to recovery. Rehab does work wonders. This is my first linky for Blue Monday. xo,

Vhen said...

glad to know you are getting better!

God Bless you more!

imriz said...

holding on for that 53 years of togetherness will make each day a better one for you, Sally. You, Johnny and your life and love inspires me.

http://www.bongabonlife.com/2011/07/25/pensive-ode/

Vernz said...

thank God, you're OK now Sally a little more time and you'll be perfectly well ... salute to Johnny too... Get well .. :) God bless you.

Sara Chapman said...

Slly, so glad to hear you are recovering. The blue shirt you see on your faithful Johnny helps, I am sure!

Marice said...

were glad to hear that you are getting better :) we'll pray for your fast recovery!

Jeanne said...

Oh Sally, You can't know how much it means to me to see your post. Johnny is your devoted hubby without a doubt. I have a son named Johnny and I have to say I love that name and your Johnny for being your rock!! I have missed you so much. I pray that your next step to recovery will be speedy.
Love you, Jeanne

RobinfromCA said...

Last week I was up in the mountains camping with 45 of my favorite teenage girls and missed your first 'post-ICU' Blue Monday. So glad to see that you're on the mend! Congrats on your 53rd wedding anniversary!

Robin

kat said...

Glad to hear that you're recovering Sally, and you are such a lucky wife to have Johnny in your life.

I salute you Johnny!

anne said...

I am so much glad you are doing better Ms. Sally, I hope to hear you some more.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Pleased to see Johnny's smiling! That means he must have something to smile about! You!

genny said...

how sweet he is Sally.
happy to see you back. praying for your fast recovery.:-)

mine is here: http://www.bisdakbloggers.com/2011/07/25/blue-monday-37-the-place-to-be.html

Rebecca said...

Thoughts and Prayers coming your way-quickest recovery! What a wonderful man!

Donnie said...

Johnny is a wonderful man and I knew you were in good hands. I'm sure you're anxious to start rehab and each day will be better than the day before. Take care sweet friend and give our love to Johnny too.(((Hugs)))

Eden said...

Hi, Sally!

So glad to hear that you are feeling much better now. God bless always.

I salute to Johnny too..

Tina said...

It´s so nice to see you back Sally and many thanks to Johnny for caring for you! :)) Hope you will be well soon! xo Tina

Beverly said...

Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy Blue Monday, dear friend. I have a big Blue Monday smile on my face because of finding you here.

My love and prayers to both you and your dear Johnny. I know just what a blessing it is to have a grand marriage.

You've come a long way baby is a great understatement for you. You are definitely one of God's miracles. I know you will dazzle the rehab staff with your determination and faith. We will all be holding you in our hearts and holding out our helping hands to you in this big step.

Love to you.♥♥♥

lulumusing said...

45 days is a very long time to be in the hospital. As you take your next step forward, I will keep you in my thoughts hoping for successful rehab and strong spirit. It is good to know that you are being supported by love, not only from someone close to you but by many in blogland who care about you. Take good care.

Becky K. said...

Hello Sally,

It is so wonderful to hear of a very long lasting marriage and the respect you have for each other.
Thanks for allowing us to see how special your dear husband is.

Prayers for the work ahead of you in Rehab.

Becky K.

Jo said...

Sally, I have been thinking of you and your family,so happy to read that you are better.
Prayers for complete recovery!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Emily said...

hi Sally, so happy to hear your better. A move from the hospital to rehab is improvement and I hope soon there will another move from rehab to home.........Thanks for introducing Johnny, what a wonderful guy! God Bless you both. Thanks Sally for your wonderful Blue Monday party.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Dixie said...

Sally... it's wonderful to read YOUR WORDS again... Your Johnny is an ANGEL! Work hard in rehab... we want you back!!

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What a sweet example you and your husband are setting for all around you, including those lovely grandchildren! Continuing to keep you in my prayers. I'll be interested to hear how it goes at the rehabilitation center as a dear friend of mine will be going to one after an upcoming surgery. Monday blessings to you. :)

Judi said...

Hi Sally *tiiight hugs*
Salute to Johnny for being so dedicated to the love of his life. Marriages such as the one you both share are not known by so many. How special you are to each other and how comforting that is.
I am SO happy to hear you are feeling better and can move on to rehab. You have been through so much....and you are in my thoughts...
I hope today is a wonderful uplifting one for you...and Johnny
Judi

Kim, USA said...

Sally I am so glad you are doing pretty good. I always continue to pray for your fast recovery. And with Johnny at your side I knew it made a lot of difference. Congratulations to a 53 wedding anniversary, gush I don't know if in this generation many could make it. You could make a book for it Sally ^_^ Who could have the authority to talked about married life..is the people who made it beyond 50 years, right?? Okey now I knew you are smiling because for sure you have soooooo many things to share. And for me who is married for seven years would love to hear those times where both of you also had to struggle but won at the end.

To Johnny: Thank you for taking care of our beloved Sally. I think this is my first time to see you in the blogland and you are a handsome man inside and out. And hey is that smile made Sally's heart melt?? ^_^ ^_^

Happy weekdays ahead and God bless you and your family!!

xoxo
Kim, MI

Ann said...

Oh what a blessing He is for you. What a wonderful thing to see that you two have "fit" together for 53 years. So glad you have graduated to a rahab center after such a tedious 45 days.
Ann

LV said...

Sally this is the best news I have had lately. Thank goodness things are moving in the right direction. However, you are one of the lucky ladies. You have two great men watching over and taking care you. The heavenly man and your earthly man, Johnny. You have been down a long, tough road, but you have passed those spots now. Take care.

Needled Mom said...

I am sure the rehab will be a lot of work for you, but it is something that YOU will feel good about doing to help with your care. It is a big step forward. It is nice to have such a faithful cheerleader!!!!

Happy belated anniversary.

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Sally! God bless you and God bless Johnny for being by your side. What a witness of love! Love you and still praying for you, sweet friend.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Sally, I'm so glad to learn that you continue to make progress! I'm sure it's in no small part due to the attentive care you're getting from your Johnny. Bless you both!

barbarah said...

Aw, Sally, how sweet. A belated happy birthday to Johnny and happy anniversary to you both. You got a good one! (Then, so did he. :-) ) Glad to hear you're continuing to recover and pray you will still more.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you are doing better, Sally... Your hubby is wonderful... Aren't we glad we have such wonderful men in our lives?

Hugs and PRAYERS,
Betsy

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sally!

It is so wonderful to see you back online. You do have yourself a keeper; I'm so glad that you and Johnny make each other so happy.

I'll try to do a post later today. God bless,

Kathy M.

Pblacksaw said...

I am very sorry but I had the wrong link in my first post.. I would have removed it but couldn't find a way.. I hope you are feeling much better?
Patsy

Loui♥ said...

Dearest sally!
So glad to hear you are doing better!
am wishing you'll join our surprise birthday party for Shellbelle..
we are having such fun..
and she was so busy, she had not a clue until checking her blog this morning..
have a beautiful Blue Monday..
filled with smiles!!
hugs.
Loui♥

Loui♥ said...

ps..
what a dear sweet delightful man..
no wonder you two fit so perfectly!!
hugs to Johnny!!
Loui♥

Fe said...

I'm happy to know that you're getting a bit better. I pray for your fast recovery. Get well soon Sally!

peggy gatto said...

Love you and pray for you and send you some energy hugs to help you get better faster!!!!!!!!!!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Sally, Praise God you are on the mend. Your husband reminds me of my h so dedicated. Blessings to you both. Debbie

Francisca said...

So glad you've had reasons to smile, Sally! 53 years with a soul mate is awesome and needs to be celebrated. Trials such as you are going through are so much easier to bear when shared with someone you love deeply. Congratulations to both of you. Belated happy birthday to your Johnny. I'm sure the best gift you could give him is for you to be on the road to full wellness.

LivingSoAbundantly said...

That brought tears to my eyes! I hope you are feeling better, Sally! What a man you have! :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm so glad to read that you are feeling a little better, Sally, and will be going to rehab! Hopefully very soon you will be home! Your husband is such a dear sweetheart. {{Hugs}}

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Hello from Frog Hollow Farm! This looks like a fun meme - glad to have found you at LuLu Musings!
Ciao, bella! xxoo

Joy said...

So glad to hear from you and what a good man you have there with you.
Keeping you in my prayers and hope you do well in the rehab center!

Mildred said...

May God bless you, Sally, as you enter rehab. Congrats to you and your husband on a long and happy marriage.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

So glad you're getting better. Johnny is truly a keeper! I know you feel blessed.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Best wishes to you Sally! Keep smiling!

SavannahGranny said...

Sally, We are so glad that you are doing better. Yes, I would agree that you and Johnny are a perfect fit. My sweet Bob and I were married 53 years on June 15th. We are also a fit so I know what you mean.
Young lady, take care of yourself and get back in the "blue" very soon. Your family is precious for keeping us informed on your condition. Hugs, kisses and prayers to all of you. Ginger :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

God bless you, Sally. Happy Anniversary to you and Johnny too! What a wonderful testimony! I pray you will enjoy good health very soon. Take care and I hope your week goes well for you.

Blessings,
Sandi

onangelwings said...

Sweet post. So glad to know you will be leaving the hospital. Loads of luck for rehab. You have a good man there to support you, nothing but good thoughts are sent your way.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, I want you to know I've been praying for you. Lots going on here, too, which I can't even begin to put into words, but it's been a whirlwind to say the least. Mr. Magpie is still recuperating, and I am the nurse. I haven't had my computer (I left it in S.A.), but I stole Fred's laptop to catch up with your news. I love you and think of you often. Get well soon so we can go to lunch!!!

XO,

Sheila

Ellen said...

Hi Sally, sending you all my thoughts and prayers as your recovery begins in rehab. I have been out of the blogging world and was so sorry when I clicked your blog to see you are so sick. I wish you well.
Hugs,
Ellen

La said...

Hi there, Sally!

I'm so glad you are feeling better and ready to begin your rehabilitation.

I missed you and was so pleasantly surprised to see the link up and running this week.

I hope you continue to progress swiftly and are home with your prince, Johnny, soon.

I'm sending healing thoughts and hugs your way. La

Annesphamily said...

I am late linking but have had my post up since Monday! I am glad you are getting better. You sure have a faithful following and a devoted gentleman at your side. You are so blessed. I am so happy I came over here a few weeks back and joined, I have always enjoyed reading all the posts but am enjoying more by participating. Love to you! Anne

Charlotte said...

You AND Johnny are both so blessed. You are an inspiration to so many. My prayers are with you as you continue to recover.
Charlotte

Cass @ That Old House said...

Dear Sally,
I am glad to see that you are able to start rehab --that's the beginning of the real "get better" marathon!

If it's like most Rehab places, the cushy hospital life is over and you'll be in boot camp! Good luck, God bless and hold you in His loving hands thru this ordeal. What a wonderful family you have -- a true testament to YOUR love and caring.

Get well, my dear!
Keep smiling....
Cass

Cindy Adkins said...

Dear Sally,
Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery your way. Happy Anniversary to you and Johnny...Sending (((hugs))),
Cindy

teamom said...

life is good when you have someone like the two of you are to each other...may your recovery be quick so you can regain your life at home and out and about...a beautiful story, Sally...God Bless...

Meredith said...

Sally,
I'm happy to hear about your recovery and what a sweet husband you have! Praying God's blessings on you both!

Carol said...

Sally,
Visiting here from BJ's. I've been reading your blog, and just wanted to tell you and Johnny to add me to the list of people praying for you.
I am going to become your newest follower. I just realized that I have something blue to post!
Blessings.

bj said...

Bless your heart...and bless Johnny's heart...I am so glad you are leaving the hospital. Praying you make a full recovery and get back in the middle of Blue Monday again. We have really missed you.
I wish you would post an address where we could all send cards..
lots of love, bj

Cathy said...

Praying for you and Johnny, Sally ~ Hugs ~

Dorincard said...

It's good to have a trusted spouse/friend. Best wishes to all of you! :)
This was last week: http://dorincard.blogspot.com/search?q=blue+monday

Susie Q said...

He is a treasure dearSally but I thin khe would say the same about you too dear heart! You remain in my prayers...sending you hugs and love.
Sue

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi! I'm a new blogger, and this is my 3rd "Link Party!" Anyway, thanks again for hosting this. Can't wait to check out the other posted links on here too! ;)

Cheers,
Jessie
acozycottageinthecity.blogspot.com

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Hi Miss Sally, hope all is well with you. That is really nice that you found nice people and good friend in the hospital.

Joyful said...

Oh my Sally. What a wonderful pair you make. Thank goodness for her great support to you!