Thursday, September 9, 2010

When French Toast is a Miracle!!!!

Time to pick up, lace up, tie up my boot straps and mosey on. The weather is certainly on my side -cool, dry, breezy and filled with promise of the colors that will soon blanket my world. Vibrant oranges, golds, copper, browns, burgundy, rich yellows and spice. I am already smelling soups and stews simmering on the stove, the warmth and smell of our wood stove taking the chill out of the morning air. We are adding to our wine rack, wines of rich red color, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Charas.for a brisk evening with some soup and crusty bread. Or curled up by the fire with some aged cheddar and sesame crackers.

I/we have turned a corner so to speak. We stayed just this side of that turn for over a week - as we wrestled and reconciled the events of late. Now, we are beyond the hurt and fear and settling in to our lives, as they are and with deep gratitude. We are truly blessed.

And my Mom called yesterday morning. And what she said was prayer and music to my ears. She said, "I am going out to breakfast with Nancy (my Sis), for french toast.!!!!!!! There are so many blessing and miracles in that one statement. I told her it was the best news of the year!!!!!

I/we will savor these blessings and miracles today. I will feel the cool breeze on my face as it tosses my long hair about. I will do my exercises outside today and work through the pain and continue healing. AND, three of my dearest friends are coming later and bringing dinner and birthday cake to celebrate my birthday and another one of our circle of friends birthday. How great is that? AND last night a wonderful couple that I reconnected with after years via Face Book came over and we SO enjoyed out time together. They are loving and kind and beautiful and I/we are thrilled to have them back in our lives.

So, all things considered? I'm okay today, more than okay. :-)


Finding Pam said...

Gail this is a wonderful post to read today. I am so glad that you are healing and that you are in a good place. It is still hot and humid here in east Texas, so I envy your cool weather.

Peace and love my friend.

Diana said...

I never thought of French Toast being a miracle Gail but in this case I can certainly understand!

I feel like Autumn is a hopeful season. It is a feel good season. It signals the beginning of the end of the old year which in turn ushers in hope for the new!

It's great to hear your spirits soar! Much love and hugs for you!
Love Di ♥

Shen said...

What a wonderful post. I'm so glad you are feeling more up and hopeful and seeing the beauty in the world again. Your descriptions made me hungry for life... and for lunch ;-)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, this post makes me sooo happy, Gail!!! God is good!!!! You deserve a beautiful respite!!! Things have been so tough...time for a little beauty and blessing in your life!!! Love, Janine XO

P.S. This is BEAUTIFULLY written!!! Poetic prose!!! Love it!!

Gail said...


I love having you visit again. :-) And I am happy this post made you happy too. I was so glad I could write it. ANd thank you for the compliments onmy writing, wow - coming from you that is a huge compliment.

Love you


Hi love, so good to have you come by. I am glad my post made you feel good and feel hungry :-)

Love to you


How are you feeling girl? Better? ANd the French Taast is a miracle because a few months ago my Mom didn't have the "will to live" or eat and now she is going out to breakfast!! Hallelujah!! ANd yes my friend, Autimn is a hpeful season of change.

Love to you


Thank you somuch for sharing in the glory of this beautiful day with me. And Texas sounds dreadful, weather-wise, phew.

Love to you


peace, hope and healing.....

Cinner said...

What wonderful news for you. I understand. There is so much good in your post today. It just oozes hope my friend. it is wonderful to reconnect with people too. hugs, be well.

Lola said...

Hi Gail,
this is good news: I'm so glad you left fear behind!
enjoy the wines!

Gail said...


I solove that you are sharing in my journey, the u and downs and in-betweens.


Yes, I too amreleived that fear is gone. So good to see you.

Love to you both

peace, hope, and healing...

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Your voice of change and healing so like the gentle winds that whisper the gifts of each season. Prayers and right intentions have been honored and I feel the joy of such blessings brought on to you dearest Gail. I will plan to make french toast with the new meaning you have brought to it, and will savor each morsel in your celebration.

With Birthday Joy!

Rose Marie

Lisa said...

Dear Gail,

I am so glad things are turning around for you. AND I am so happy to hear about your mother going out for French Toast. WONDERFUL NEWS!

I am so proud of you for exercising and pushing through the pain. I am sure it is hard... BUT! if anyone can do it you can.

Much Love, Lisa

Teacher's Pet said...

Thanks be to God for the miracles and blessings of life, Gail. I'm so glad to read of them here at "Know your 'It's' "....and I hope that you continue to feel the cool breeze blanketing your world. I would love to feel those breezes here. I send you smiles, Gail.

Gail said...


So good to see you. so apprecative your sharing in my journey and for your loving support and kindness along the way.

Love to you


thank you for celebrating the miracle of healing and french toast with me. Hallelujah!!

Love to you


Yes, prayers are answered, blessings bestowed, and French toast has been risen up or offered up as true honoring of all that is good in faith. I so love that you are with me in this life.

Love to you

Peace, hope and healing.....

SE'LAH... said...

It's so nice to hear that you are healing...I keep you in my prayers. Sending lots of positive vibes your way, my friend.

one love.

Gail said...


thank you for your love and support and all that you do to spread love around the world.

Love to you
peace, hope and healing....

Tramp said...

Soups, stews, wine, crusty bread, cheese, crackers, french toast, cake... is quite a list on its own, but shared with those you love, that's the miracle.
Happy Birthday and have a wonderful autumn (sorry, fall), Gail.

Gail said...


All blessings/miracles indeed! :-) And Autumn is a fine word - how are you feeling?

Love to you my friend
peace, hope and healing......

Mark said...

You sound great! Happy Birthday, celebrate your life and all the love that you bring to this world! Sorry I have be absent as of late. Work has been crazy. Love to you.

Gail said...


so nice to see y7ou. thank you so much for your well wishes and for sharing in my journey with all its ups and downs :-)

love to you
peace and hope and healing.....

Eileen said...

So glad to read you counting your Blessings in the midst of all the 'not so good'.
It's easy to count our Blessings in good times, it's something that defies all logic to feel Blessed in hard times. But I've found that the more I count my Blessings, the more Blessings I get to count.
And I love the Blessings you are counting now, they may not sound like big Blessings to some, but I think they are profound. These 'little Blessings' are the mainstay of our lives, they are our life's blood. They are what keep us moving forward, and I'm glad you are so Blessed.

So sad reading back on all you've been through, and I hope you are well on the road to recovery both physically and emotionally.
I've always thought about couples in solid relationships who have to face struggles together, and I would be hard-pressed to say which one of the couple has a more difficult time when faced with life altering situations.
You are both in my prayers.
Love to you, Eileen

Gail said...


It is SO good to see you. I have missed you very, very much. YOur insight and immediate understanding of the many blessings despite the challenges is so wonderful and validating. "thank you"\

Love to you always
peace and hope.....

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just stopping by to see how you are...and to send my love!!! ~Janine XO

Gail said...


I so love that you 'stop by'. Things are okay, more or less, ya know? This lovely weather certainly helps in making life more beautiful.
Love to you my friend,
peace and hope.....