Elizabeth Melton Parsons

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Thank-you! And Some Snow Photos

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Wow, what an outpouring of support all you wonderful bloggers offered. I doubt I could ever thank you enough or explain just how much it means to me. Normally that kind of nastiness doesn’t get to me like that or make me so angry, but I’d been terribly stressed over a number of other things. I had my annual cardiologist check coming up and I didn’t think it was going to go well. But, the most important thing was worry about my brother. Most of you know I’ve lost two brothers and I cherish every moment with my remaining two as well as my sister.

The brother I’m closest to has spent the better part of two years in the hospital due to complications from surgery. He seemed to finally be on the mend, but then this autumn he’s had four bouts of pneumonia and called me from the hospital with even more distressing news. They’d done an MRI and found a spot on his lungs that had grown considerably bigger than it had been two months earlier. The doctor said it could possibly be scar tissue from the pneumonia, but he didn’t think so. He suspected cancer and wanted to do a biopsy. I told my brother not to worry because I was sure it was just scar tissue. I said it and I meant it, but that didn’t keep me from being totally freaked out.

I was trying to stay positive and one of the the things I do to de-stress is to come on here and see what all you guys are up to. And as usual I was offered a smorgasbord of beauty, inspiration, and humor. I was feeling pretty good until I read that comment. It was not the right time for me to deal with it and I became angry. Very angry. Thus my Goodbye post. And at the time I meant it. My brother’s biopsy came back 98% not cancer. Thank God. They will check it again in two months, but for now it is good news. My doctor visit went well. Much better than I was expecting. I still have other huge stresses, but at least those two are behind me for now. And when I saw all the wonderful, supportive comments, I decided to change my mind and continue blogging. So again thank you!

Now here are some snow photos I took yesterday. It was beautiful, especially when the sun came out with the white trees against the blue sky. They sparkled like crystal against the vibrant blue. No way could my phone capture such beauty, but I wanted to share them with you. I appreciated the beauty, but it is way too early for this much white stuff, not to mention the 10 degree temperature this morning. Burrr…..

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is Β© Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

60 thoughts on “Thank-you! And Some Snow Photos

  1. Sublime photographs, Elizabeth. And I’m so glad to see you back and fighting fit! Stress is horrendous and I know all too well what it’s like when it piles up to such an extent. It feels so unfair sometimes. We can but laugh and support each other and pass round lots of hugs! πŸ˜€

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  2. Wonderful photos! Best to you and everyone you love!

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  3. Whew!!! You are amazingly strong … strong enough to reconsider your decision and make us all happy (Well, ALMOST all of us!!!) by continuing. Thanks for continuing your lovely, interesting and inspiring postings. Peace …

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  4. I am pleased! The photos are gorgeous.

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  5. A lot if good news here… And beautiful pics too! Welcome back!

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  6. I don’t recall the comment, which is probably a good thing πŸ˜‰ , but can say I am glad for your return and even more delighted about the improved prognosis for your brother! Psitive energy your way πŸ™‚ Peace . . .

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  7. “What do you care, what other people think!”…I think it was better that I was away from blogging for this long a period…i did not have to spend any time thinking that you would not post anymore!!! It’s good that you decided to ignore the stupidity of people….and allow your already large fan club to grow further!! πŸ˜€

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  8. It’s nice to have you back secure among us. It’s also nice to hear so much in the way of good news from you. I’m thrilled. It would be great to have your brother home for Christmas to enjoy it with the family and you can both celebrate the lifting of your spirits.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  9. So good to hear from you, Elizabeth.
    Thanks for sharing the good news about your brother’s results.
    And that you are feeling better.

    I hope you will blog for many years, and continue to enrich our blogging circle.

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  10. I warmly welcome you (but not the snow) back, Elizabeth. πŸ™‚

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  11. Yeah! Score 1 for the good guys! Welcome back, Little Buddy! I so hoped you wouldn’t let the “butt-head(s) win!!!! And beautiful pictures! I used to love it when there was a fresh dusting of snow – so clean and totally serene when you first get up and see it!!!! Hugs! Lucie πŸ™‚

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  12. This post made my day, Elizabeth. I’m so happy to hear your brother is doing well and you got a good health report as well. I’m also thrilled you didn’t succumb to the WP bullies.
    Thank you for blessing us with your spectacular photos, Elizabeth…so beautiful!

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  13. Welcome back my friend! Ignore haters and continue to spread love.

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  14. So glad you changed your mind….seems a new day came with clearer skies and a brighter outlook…..this news has also made my day, love and koala hugs xxxx

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  15. Good, I’m glad you changed your mind. Hugs, N ❀

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  16. Hello Elizabeth!
    It’s wonderful to see you again πŸ™‚ I am glad the test results have been good. Please continue to take care, you now you know you’ll always have friends and genuine supporters πŸ™‚ I love your photos, although it must be very cold with all that snow!
    Warmly,
    Takami
    ❀

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  17. Glad you reconsidered! 😊

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  18. A good decision and wonderful photos πŸ™‚

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  19. I completely understand my friend. Real life issues must come first. We never get to know the whole story but the pleasing news of your brother must be such a relief.
    Snow ? What’s that ? 25C (76F) here today. Lovely behind the bike sheds πŸ˜‰
    Big hug to you Elizabeth xox ❀

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  20. Elizabeth dear you know what , its one of the great blessings of almighty that everything that exists is mortal——means that it comes to go away——– pain or gain- both—— so dear one just relax , all your worries will perish soon inshaAllah. you are a brave girl πŸ™‚ wash away the ails with your smiles—– love you

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  21. Very wise and touching post.. And the photographs are stunning, Elizabeth.
    Best wishes, Aquileana πŸ˜€

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  22. Beautiful photos of your winter snow. Best wishes to you and glad to read that you are continuing your blogging. It’s wonderful that you’ve been blogging for so many years and made many friends. I do appreciate your visits to my blog. My sincere thanks. Kind regards, Iris. πŸ™‚

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous pictures Elizabeth. They even sound quiet.

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  24. welcome back, young lady! πŸ™‚ stay healthy, “cool”, optimistic and positive! my very best, cheers and have a splendid we! ❀

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  25. Sending healing energy for your brother Elizabeth. ❀ for you and your loved ones on Thanksgiving. Xx

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