Many thanks to our friend Amanda who baked all the treats and goodies for the event, and a special thanks to our friend and valley neighbor Brenda for allowing us to come and pick from her gorgeous garden - the flowers gave the display that extra touch. Thank you both!
In fact, this weekend couldn't have come together without the help of so many. My mom especially, with her keeping our kids entertained and happy during our epic work days and the event itself. With the event under our belts, I was just in fact congratulating ourselves on how we had indeed (almost) pulled off the most crazy summer ever. And as it happens, that's when every so often, life throws you a curveball........
I now find myself back in Calgary, after having driven here all night last night with Robin from the Kootenays to get here in time for an early morning appointment with a retina specialist. It has been discovered, quite unfortunately, that both my eyes have partial retina detachment. Apparently this is quite a serious medical condition, I am realizing, with all the fuss everybody is making about it and me. But without any symptoms, it has been a harder realization to make.
So, what's next? A surgical booking, a wild sounding re-attachment procedure, some considerable healing and recuperation time, and some major changes to our lives for the time being. What I am most grateful for is the people and love that I find myself surrounded by, and knowing that in a year from now I'll be hopefully blogging about something else.