Thursday, May 31, 2012

Shelley, the writer

Shelley has always been a writer. When letters were the main means of communication, hers were always a treat to get--several pages of the details about homefolks that you really wanted to hear about but no one else took the time to put on paper. Pictures were always accompanied by notes in her familiar script.  When electronics moved into the landscape of our living, you could count on lengthy, newsy accounts of family life, much to the delight of the faraway aunties.  When blogging arrived on the scene, Shelley was a natural. Visiting their home, you would see evidence of Shelley's love of the pen and paper--journals, lists, letters.  So, you can hardly be surprised to hear that Shelley has been furiously scribbling notes this morning, frustratingly hampered by not being able to have her glasses.

Jim is very excited about Shelley's alertness this morning, although technically she is still sedated.  She is yet on the ventilator, but they are working toward removing it very soon.  That will be a great relief to her--it's the subject matter for some of her notes!  She looks really, really good for all she has been through.  The incisions on her nose are barely noticeable, and while there is some swelling, it isn't bad at all.

They got to first see Shelley last night about midnight, and then they all dispersed for the night--Shelley's parents went home; Jim and Lynette went to the motel, and Rod and Deb F. spent the night in Omaha, and will return today, likely taking Lynette home with them.

So far, so good!  We all have much to be thankful for, and a crash course in not taking life and health for granted.

16 comments:

Dan & Cyndie said...

oh what good news!!! and yes I whole-heartedly agree that we all take so much for granted and aren't grateful enough for good health...things can change so very quickly. keeping them close and appreciating the updates!
with love & care, Dan & cyndie

Renee said...

I so very much agree with what you wrote about Shelley's writing ability!! I am completely THRILLED to hear she is writing notes!! How tremendous after her ordeal yesterday. THANKS again for the update!!!! Jim, if you are reading this, tell Shelley a special hello, and we aim to get down to visit the two of you after she has a bit more time to recuperate!!

Unknown said...

Keep the good news coming!! :>) Loren and Laurel

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for keeping us updated! This post made my heart smile! :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry...Love, Janet :)

Anonymous said...

That is our Shelley! Sending smiles and happy thoughts
to you all. Luanne

Anonymous said...

GREAT news!
Never a doubt about Shelly's courage and strength. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ALL! Chuck & Lynda

The J's said...

What great news! YAY Shelley!!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the good news. Hope it will only get better each day.


Wayne and Darlene Jensen

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you in Wisconsin-- so glad the surgery went well-- we will keep track of your progress thru this awesome blog. Bonita is in our field- thank you for sharing her with us. Smiling with special memories from Menomonie convention in Sept.. Gentle hugs, prayers and love from the Smith's- John, Sally* ,Addie and Landon

Ruth said...

Loving every little bit of positive news! Our thoughts and prayers are with every one of this precious family.

Anonymous said...

WONDERFUL NEWS!!! Praying for a speedy and healthy healing! Hugs and prayers~ Layne and Amy Schnacker

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update. Love to you and all the Kleebs =*) brandie

Lanae said...

glad for the update. will continue to keep all in my heart and prayers.
love, Lanae

Raimie @ The Prairie Hen said...

Dear Aunt Shelley,
Ma (Caroline Ingalls) would be so proud of you... facing each new portion of your journey with willingness and courage... and as her quote on your sidebar says, "What must be done is best done cheerfully." And it sounds like you are doing just that!

Thank you, B. for the updates, they are precious and make all of us "waiters" on our vigil for Shelley rest a little easier.


Love,
Raimie Lu

gkey said...

Dear,Dear Kleebs,

Thankful to read every post....thinking of you all these days and know 'time is standing still' in a way, as this battle continues.

Keep strong & of good courage.

love,
Keough family