Monday, June 2, 2014


Oil on Stretched Canvas

Eucharisteo is a beautiful word, simply meaning gratitude or thanksgiving.  Today I'm feeling healthy and whole and I'm grateful.  Back in April, I had an unexpected thing happen to me.  I caught the flu.  The kind that involves vomiting and that kind of thing.  Usually people rebound from this after about three days.  But I wasn't getting any better.

My husband had previously had the same thing but recovered quickly.  And he kept telling me that I should at least sit up, not lay down.  Long story short, my kidneys had stopped functioning and fortunately I got to the hospital in time.  After four days, I was discharged but the recovery took over a month.  

Now I'm back to normal and feel extremely grateful.  Eucharisteo.


Pat O'Driscoll said...

Hi Janelle,
Beautiful lighting, I like the blanket of light the sky has covered the landscape with.
Glad you are feeling better now.

Maggie Latham said...

Janelle, what a beautiful painting. I am so sorry to hear about your ill health, but very happy to hear you are/or have recovered. What a dreadful thing to have happened.

Jill Berry said...

Beautiful painting. Sorry to hear you suffered that illness. So glad you are well.

Patrice Erickson said...

Wow! You must have eaten something that shut down the kidney? There are some bugs that can do that. So glad your kidneys are working again. I'm alive thanks to a kidney transplant, so I know what you went through. Great painting by the way!

Celeste Bergin said...

so sorry to learn you were so sick! oh my gosh, that was harrowing! Love the beautiful painting and glad you are all right now

Anita Johnson said...

This is beautiful! I often stop to look at the small streams that flow here in Wisconsin and often try to photograph their beauty. Your paintings capture them perfectly. So glad you are feeling better...the flu can be dangerous. Eucharisteo...I have been reading Ann Voscamp's writings about that word. Gratitude...yes. We were in Glen Ellyn yesterday...just 2 short hours from here. You are always welcome to visit here.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Pat, Thanks so much!

Maggie, Thanks, I'm feeling much better now.

Jill, Thanks for the lovely comment.

Patrice, Oh dear, you had a kidney transplant? What a blessing that you received such a gift.

Celeste, Thank you, you're a dear.

Anita, I always love looking at your beautiful photography. It's so inspiring. Thank you. I would love to meet up with you someday!