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1 Shot Wednesday: Fall Hike

In the last two weeks, much has happened in my world. Guess which events are true and which are false:

  1. An unfit mother discards her daughter.
  2. A grandmother becomes a mother.
  3. A mother discovers a mass on her spine.
  4. A mother to many becomes the mother of a puppy.
  5. A mother’s book is published.

All of the above statements are true. I have been overwhelmed with the sudden squall that has slapped me in the face. I wish I could say I have seen movies and read books and have the time to blog about them. Instead, for the time being, I will have to enjoy your posts from afar.

I can share a photo of a recent hike in the woods at Flagstaff.

fall hike in Flag

36 thoughts on “1 Shot Wednesday: Fall Hike”

  1. Such overwhelmingly bad news to deal with, dear Cindy. I feel for you, my friend.
    Not much, I know, but you always have my very best wishes, and sincere thoughts from across an ocean.
    Pete. x


  2. By your comments above Cindy, am I right to assume that not ALL of these events happened specifically to you, but in your group of friends and family? Regardless, so sorry to hear – but that gorgeous photo shows that there is light ahead…


  3. Oh Cindy, you don’t deserve bad stuff happening to you. I’m so sorry! Your one shot is absolutely brilliant. At least you can take pleasure in the beautiful surrounds you obviously enjoy and in quiet contemplation you can gain strength to deal with the downers of life.


  4. I am so sad to hear about some of the things that happened to you lately 😦 I hope everything can get settled, so you can feel happy again. While 2, 4, and 5 are happy things, numbers 1 and 3 are just so sad. I pray that things will get better for you. Once again, I love the pictures you posted 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂


    1. It was a strange time because the news I kept getting was either horrible or good. Certainly the book is a joyous occasion. The puppy brings joy. The other events, quite a few tears. Quite an emotional roller coaster. I’m happy to report that my granddaughter who has come to live with us is an angel and is a delight in the household. So the mother who discarded her, as far as I’m concerned, doesn’t deserve her. She won’t have the opportunity to say or do another mean to her. The last one, my mother, I will see her on Thursday and find out the news about the mass. Life dishes up catastrophes and what can you do but try to “Keep calm and carry on” as W. Churchill advised. Thank you for commenting, John.

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    1. Hi Abbi. Yes, I’m good. It will be hard to visit my mother. She’s the one with the mass on her spine. We discover the results of testing and will know what the next steps are. I pray it’s benign. The worrying will eat one alive!


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