Tonight was a great sunset

Nov 08

You all will appreciate that I typed my blog post last night, did all the bedtime things extra slowly because everything in the hospital is extra slow, rolled over and promptly fell asleep.  At 9:41pm the nurse apologetically knocked on the door and said, “We found you a bed!  You’re moving to your new floor. Now!”

So I settled in for sleep after settling in to my new room at 12:21am last nigh.

Hospital life, yo.  It’s a thing.

Today was a full day on a medically revolving loop.  The net results of it all is that Groundhog-Day-style I’m settling in to sleep as soon as I finish typing tonight.

Tonight Brad called me on his way through the parking lot to encourage me to see the sunset simply because it was beautiful and he knew I would want to know it and see it.

My life is beautiful.


  1. So happy you can view your he sunset (and sunrise) from your new room. Rooting for you to see the next one from home ❤️

  2. Tricia Ethier /

    Your life is beautiful, you are beautiful, your beauty shines in everyone around you. 😘
    Congrats on the new digs. I hope you whip your new surroundings in to shape. I have to say, I was kind of hoping to hear an anecdote about the funky scene you’d set up for your traveling host of medical personnel. Can’t you imagine it.. Lights, camera, action… Open scene… Docs doing rounds open the patients door and find…. A discotheque? A cooking show? An auction of the items in the room? 😜
    As always.. Sending lots of hugs and prayers for smiles and belly laughs in the midst of the madness.
    Keep kicking it hard.

  3. Marlayne /

    Jen ~ You are beautiful❣️

  4. It was indeed. Saw the same amazing sunset from our home tonight as well. I held up my granddaughter to see the view from our bedroom and then called my son and husband in to see it as well. What a beautiful connection you have with Brad that he would call and encourage you to look out your window to see the beauty of nature. Hugs

  5. Your life is beautiful and you are beautiful, Jen. Get some rest, tomorrow is another beautiful day.

  6. Patty Wheeler /

    You are an amazing, beautiful gift.

  7. Praying, praying, praying. 50!

  8. Patricia T Latessa /

    You were constantly in my thoughts yesterday as I was floors away having a a surgical procedure. I am so glad you are on the oncology floor. I think they try hard to let you sleep there. Did you know you can silence a beeping tree by pushing a button. Anyway good luck with your stay. The nurses on 4W are brilliant angels. Love you.🌻

  9. Kathi Roth /

    Yes it was. Precious gift from your husband ❤️

  10. Bonnie Jackson /

    So excited that you’re in a New room but praying you’ll get to come home Soon!! The sunset was indeed Unusually Beautiful last night… A most special gift! Standing firm Always!!

  11. 😇🙏🏻

  12. Conni Carlson /

    As I looked at the beautiful sunset last night, I said a silent prayer for you and Brad and the kids. Glad you got out of ICU and into a regular room. Hope today brings you closer to going home.
    Blessings from above,

  13. Cindy Mitchell /

    You are Beautiful also.. Prayers Jen

  14. Jen, lots of love from your Virginia family.

  15. Aunt Annie /

    We love you Jen! You have forever changed our world and made it more beautiful than any sunset! 💕

  16. 💕

  17. Shelley Carter /

    Checking in you to see how you are doing and am
    So glad there was a beautiful sunset to see tonight. Continually praying for joy and love and peace for you and your family.

  18. Kara Uhl /

    I’m so glad you saw that sunset. I’ve been thinking about you constantly. So much love to you. xo Kara

  19. Terry Reznick /

    You are beautiful

  20. Praying, praying, praying.

  21. Jenna Schroeder /

    May God go before you and His face shine upon you. May you be clothed in His loving embrace- Just like the sunset. You are the beautiful one my friend.

  22. Lauren Sweatman /

    You’re an inspiration to all. Sending prayers.

  23. Woke up in the middle of the night with you on my heart. Praying for you, for Brad, and for your daughters… may the middle of the night wake ups each of you experience in this season be marked with warm reminders of God’s tangible presence and promises.

  24. Karen Gibson /

    Jen, thank you for the beautiful gift of your story. It’s a blessing to the entire world. May your body be overcome with the peace that’s bloomed in your soul. May your family be wrapped in strong arms and full hearts in the coming weeks and months. May love hold you all, now and forever.

  25. RIP dear Jen. You have fought so hard. Be at Peace.

  26. Kristin /

    Praying for you and your family as you continue to walk this road.

  27. Sharon Parson /

    You are a brace ate dear hearted woman, I dmire you

  28. Sara Kerr /

    Thinking about you & praying. I actually saw you in a dream last night, so I know you’ve been on my heart. Sending love from Ottawa, Canada.

  29. Thank God for beauty and the love that shares it. ♥️