This has been a rather tough week, yet one full of thoughtful acts of kindness.



As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and I were preparing to go to the doctor with my father-in-law who is suffering from a fast moving form of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

As many of you know, doctor’s visits can be exhausting.  Well, imagine not only seeing your doctor, but also a dietician, an occupational therapist, a speech therapist, a respiratory therapist and a physical therapist in the same visit.  That is what my father-in-law’s appointments consist of and they take about 3 hours.



There were moments during the appointment when I found myself on the verge of tears, especially as I watched my father-in-law struggle to complete the simple tasks that were asked of him.


After I came home, I scarcely had the energy to make dinner, but I did throw something simple together before I went on the computer.  


As I was reading the many thoughtful comments from my last post, I was so overwhelmed by one particular comment from my fellow garden blogger, David.  He had created a bouquet for me from his garden and posted it for all to see….




You know what?  It didn’t matter that I couldn’t smell the fragrance of touch the beautiful flowers of his bouquet.  It was just as special.

David lives in Houston and writes the blog “Tropical Texana” and has been one of the faithful contributors to the Monthly Garden Bouquet.  I did not create one this month, so I have posted his on my sidebar. 

I just wanted to thank you all of you for your support.  It means so much to me and my family.  I often show my husband what you write in your comments and it does bring comfort.

I promise that I will get back to my regular posts about gardening and other assorted subjects.  In fact, I have a fun posts coming up that has to do with a recent visit to Starbucks and how they helped me with my garden 🙂

I hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

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