And the Color Returned to My Life…

17 07 2011

My boys, fishing off our dock on a perfect summer's eve. Photo by Amy Rauch Neilson.

I was greeted by two men — one small, one big — who came running out to the car when I got home from the hospital yesterday around lunchtime. My cuz Lori brought me home to the fanfare.

Though I spent much of the day resting (translated: reading Oprah Magazine and snoozing — they never do let you get any rest in the hospital), last evening, I wandered out to one of our Adirondack chairs and watched my boys fish off of our dock.

The color, I realized as the egg yolk of the sun dripped and dipped toward the horizon, had returned to my life.

Amen to that.

Copyright 2011, Amy Rauch Neilson



26 responses

17 07 2011
Kristi Rugh Kahl

I’ll second that!! Welcome home! Enjoy the rest and relaxation and getting back to better health!

17 07 2011
Laura Kasischke

Welcome home! You are loved!

17 07 2011

Amy, I’m so, so glad that you’re home. What a blessing. Love you! Amy

17 07 2011

Beautiful photo Amy – so happy you got to take it last night, and that you’re back where you belong.

17 07 2011

i need a “like” button. 🙂 rest well, sweet Amy.

17 07 2011

So happy you are home, know keep that rest thing going with slowing down. Love from the Schultz’s

17 07 2011


17 07 2011
Laurie Horn

Love that! What a beautiful picture you paint with your words.

17 07 2011

Welcome Home!!! I love your picture. What a beautiful sight!! Thank you for sharing your appreciation for the small things (but most important) most of us take for granted.
I look forward to seeing you soon.

17 07 2011
Michelle Hicks

Sending you and your amazing men all my love!

17 07 2011
Sharon L-S

As Ty Pennington is heard to say “Welcome home Miss Amy, Welcome Home”

Hugs & Prayers

17 07 2011
Rita O'Connor

Those are two happy boys you have Amy. Lucky Mama….lucky wife. lv. Mom Reet

17 07 2011

Welcome Home! How sweet it is!!

17 07 2011
Debby Neilson

Welcome Home!!!

17 07 2011
Karen J. H.

Keep counting those blessings!

17 07 2011

Beautiful! Welcome home (HOME)!!!! ox kel

17 07 2011

Praise God

17 07 2011
Deborah Ann Peters

Welcome home….enjoy!

17 07 2011

Amy, so glad you are back home where you belong! God answered many prayers for you 🙂 Praise Him!

17 07 2011

Amen sister!! Welcome home pretty mamma!!

17 07 2011

Very glad you are home and able to rest. Also happy to hear you live on a lake, I think there is something very healing about the water.

18 07 2011

Amy, I am so happy to hear you are back home with your boys! We are thinking of you and wishing you well. Much love!

18 07 2011
Terry Loumakis

Keep your spirits high!

18 07 2011

Glad to hear that you are home with your special men.

18 07 2011
WendyH from FLX

I’m late to these updates, but wanted to say I’m thrilled you’re finally home with your boys! 🙂

19 07 2011
Sara Nickerson

Amy, that is so wonderful! Take care, rest, and enjoy! The picture is beautiful, too!

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