Saturday, September 26, 2009

Two Weeks Later

Sometimes life interferes with blogging.

Almost two weeks ago, my hubster had heart bypass surgery. He's doing fine--gaining strength every day. I don't have the words to express how grateful we are for his incredible doctors and the competent and kind staff at the hospital.

During those hospital days, the Clapotis was my companion. The predictable knit was soothing and became a meditation for me, "Knit one, knit through the back, knit, knit, knit, knit through the back." Over and over again. My own heart was aching as I watched my hubster hooked up to monitors, tubes, wires and saw his incisions. "Knit through the back, knit, knit, knit. . . " I thought of each stitch as one more stitch closer to recovery.



Right now, the hubster is home and we're establishing a new rhythm to our life. During the little walks he needs to take during the day, we take in the world around us. They go a long way towards his healing .

I realized I also am healing when, during one of our walks, I noticed this flower and thought it reminded me of something. Something yarny.



When I got home, I dug through the stash. Oh, yes! The koigu! I bought it before all this happened and had intended to make a cowl or scarf for the fall.



Sometime during the past two weeks, fall began. It's not too late. Maybe I won't finish it--the cowl or scarf-- for this fall. But I can finally see a future of many autumns ahead for the hubster and me.

13 comments:

minipurl said...

How wonderful. Welcome back and happy fall and happy everything. Missed you.

EileenNY said...

Mary, this is beautiful. Give Bob our best. Love to both of you.

stringplay said...

How very important are our relationships with those closest to us. So glad Bob doing well. Lovely flowers and lovely yarn.

yarnjourney said...

Watching a loved one go through heart surgery is so scary. Those overwhelming feelings never really go away, just lessen in intensity with time. Happy to hear that your hubby is on the mend. The yarn for the cowl is beautiful. Perfect for fall. Hugs.

Jane said...

What a wonderful post, Mary. I'm glad Bob is getting stronger. Isn't knitting a grand way to get through the hard stuff?

Devorah said...

Oh! Hugs to both of you! And a speedy and complete healing as well!

rosi-r said...

Oh Mary,
What a frightening time for you. So happy you're both on the mend. You are in my thoughts.
Rosi

rho said...

so glad everything went well - it is so hard to see the people we love go thru anything like this - but isn't knitting the best meditation and calming ever.

Susan said...

I had no idea, but I'm so glad he's doing well. And I hope he gets better every day. I'm glad you had your knitting to keep you company during all that.

The DeDe said...

It is so good to hear that your hubby is on the mend after a difficult ordeal. Knitting is such great therapy during difficult situations! I hope recuperation goes quickly and easily.

Iron Needles said...

Sending peaceful and healing thoughts your way, for both of you. Take care.

Lynne said...

I had no idea!

So glad your hubby is on the road to recovery and mending well. Knitting those stitches, each and every one, is a part of the knitting and mending process that he is going through at the same time. One stitch at a time.

Thinking of you and sending good vibes your way.

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

OHH MY GOSH i came over from Knitting Alone and decided to back surf your blog-WOW my husband is having by pass surgery during the third week of this month... I am so glad yours is doing better I will keep you both in my thoughts.
RaNae
it's nice to know others have recently come through this I'm trying to finish a big blanket and start a smaller meditative project to take with me.