What a great feeling when you go through all the trouble to make a gift for someone and they REALLY DO APPRECIATE IT!! RIGHT?! I always get that reaction from my mother, and don't get me wrong, I am grateful for that every single time, I am! But to have that reaction from a NONrelative, that is priceless!
By the way, since I have been discharged from physical therapy I am to continue working at home daily with my exercises. I am at 80% Bridget tells me from the measurements she took this week. It takes time and work to get to 100%. I am talking about the mobility in my shoulder. The pain is mostly gone. I just suffer very little pain, and that is after I work it hard with the exercises. That is it.
Do any of you exercise daily? I do use the treadmill daily, but I am not used to doing these additional small weight exercises and elastic band/resistance exercises also. What a commitment!
I am still stitching away on the pink sampler for myself to hang in my kitchen. I am one half done now.
Austria, 1938. Kristoff is a young apprentice to a master Jewish stamp engraver. When his teacher disappears during Kristallnacht, Kristoff is forced to engrave stamps for the Germans, and simultaneously works alongside Elena, his beloved teacher's fiery daughter, and with the Austrian resistance to send underground messages and forge papers. As he falls for Elena amidst the brutal chaos of war, Kristoff must find a way to save her, and himself.
Los Angeles, 1989. Katie Nelson is going through a divorce and while cleaning out her house and life in the aftermath, she comes across the stamp collection of her father, who recently went into a nursing home. When an appraiser, Benjamin, discovers an unusual World War II-era Austrian stamp placed on an old love letter as he goes through her dad's collection, Katie and Benjamin are sent on a journey together that will uncover a story of passion and tragedy spanning decades and continents, behind the just fallen Berlin Wall.
A romantic, poignant and addictive novel, The Lost Letter shows the lasting power of love.
Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26
Stitching and praying,