A Letter from Leslie…….

December 17, 2016

A note from Lance:

I’m going to take a little break so Leslie will be posting this month’s letter to you all.  We have had quite the month, she will tell you all about it and what’s going on here in Birch Bay.

And from Leslie:

As Lance said we have had quite the month and felt we should let you all know what has happened.

Lance had a massive stroke early Thanksgiving morning (1:30am).  I knew what had happened and called 911 right away.  Bless those boys for getting here within minutes, and we were on our way to the hospital in Bellingham where he was admitted and sent right to ICU.  It was touch and go for a while, first reports were not favorable and the doctors thought we should plan for the worst.  Unbelievable.

But one young, optimistic Neurologist came into his room, calmly closed the door, got right in his face and yelled “Lance! Wake up! Come on! Wake up!”  And sure enough, he rallied, like he had just had a very deep sleep.  And I told him, “the Dallas Cowboys/Washington Redskins game is on in an hour, so you better get this sorted.”  Game time, he was sitting up, watching and cheering for his beloved Cowboys.  Thank God they won.

So, two days in ICU, two more on an observation floor and home we went with a walker and all the medical “stuff” that goes along with a stroke victim.  We have had lots of support, Home Health Services have come almost every day.  In fact, they just released him yesterday.  They have all come in and said the same thing.  “You are doing fine, call us if you need anything.”  And all the medical equipment is now stored away.  I knew he would be fine when I fussed at him to use the walker, which he picked up and carry across the room.

So, what was going on in his chart you will probably be asking.  But first let’s look at the Skywatch for that day.  Some damn fool astrologer wrote:

Not the usual energy in today’s Thanksgiving Skywatch.  Morning hours are good for getting the pies done as the Moon trines Mars at 12:40 pm CST. But Jupiter and Pluto form a square in the heavens at 4:42 pm suggesting things don’t go as planned this afternoon and evening.

And what was in Lance’s chart?  Pluto square the Moon (quack) and Mars opposite Pluto (double quack). The good news is he also had Jupiter conjunct the Moon.

And what was in my chart? Uranus square the Sun.  I was thinking a possible culinary disaster not a full blown medical event.  But it’s over, he rallied, and life goes on.

He has had little residual effect from the stroke, which was right side, so his left side was affected.  He of course is mad that he can’t type well with his left hand and his speech is a little slurred, but he is back to doing readings and just finished January Skywatch.  This guy is a real trooper.

The weather has also taken an unusual turn.  We have had snow and freezing conditions for almost a week.  As I write this the temperature is 17 with a real feel of 8 with snow flurries.  Not quite what we expected here, but we are still grateful to be here in Birch Bay!

This cold snap has created somewhat of a crisis for the hummingbirds here. The Anna’s species live here year- round, and this cold weather is almost too much for them.  Lots of us get up right as the sun comes up to bring in the feeders which are frozen solid and refill for the day.  On a local birding Face Book page someone showed his “hummingbird warmer” – a cookie sheet covered with an electic heating pad.  Brilliant!

So, it’s been a rather exciting first six months here in the Pacific Northwest. We are grateful to be here where we are safe and well cared for.  And we are grateful to all of you, who show such great support for Skywatch.  We appreciate your love and prayers and good energy.  If you are so inclined, please send Lance a card, or note.  Our home address is: 4804 N. Golf Course Drive, Blaine, WA 98230.  Sending each and every one of you our very best wishes for a Happy New Year.

17 thoughts on “A Letter from Leslie…….

  1. Christine

    Lance and Leslie,

    Nous t’aimon
    pour tout ce que tu es,
    tout ce que vous avez ètè,
    et tout ce que vous êtes encore à être.

    Never forget that.

  2. Sally Aderton

    Leslie and Lance,

    You and your wisdom make my life better every single day. As I have had the privilege to know Lance’s voice, when I read my Skywatch daily, it is more like Lance is reading it to me. I love that!

    Here is a cyber note sending you the biggest smile from my heart. I can muster. These are not the easiest times on the Earth but she still keeps spinning and the stars keep shining so I think we will keep on, keeping on.

    It is love that gets us all through. I am sending you the biggest smile from my heart.

    Always Your Fan, Sally

  3. Pamela

    Leslie…thank you so much for sharing with us!
    What you give to us all is very special and I know I speak for us all when I say thank you from the bottom of my heart! Wishing you peace, strength and healing

  4. Patte

    I read the daily every morning, and am not surprised that Lance was able to wake up, get up, and get moving. He just needed a little nudge…
    I’ve been through the same thing in the near past and have had to give up my working life totally. But you’ll find that you will recover better if you take it easy, don’t do too much every day and enjoy your life moment to moment, day to day and not worry about tomorrow.

    My love and respect to you both!

  5. jane dann

    Lance and Leslie,
    My love, thoughts and prayers are with you.
    You enrich my life, I’d be lost without my daily Skywatch….. and I think Lance still has way too much to do….so, it’s not his time!
    Know how much you both are appreciated and cared about.

  6. Pat

    Hi Lance and Leslie,

    Sending positive thoughts, love and light to you!

    Hope each day brings more health & well-being.

    May this yuletide grace you with healing joy and

  7. Carol

    Lance and Leslie,
    It is a testament to you just reading what everyone wrote.
    I read the skywatch everyday, you all have added to my life in so many ways.
    I hope your recovery is swift, but as one said, and do rest and sleep.
    Your body will heal with that rx.
    May you have a lovely holiday season with family and friends.
    Your reader and follower,

  8. Sandy

    We love you, Lance and Leslie,
    You are BOTH troopers of the highest order – and we all ( who so enjoy Lance’s wise words daily) are grateful for the caring and commitment you give to Skywatch – and the model of a great, loving relationship you teach us!
    I can speak to Lance’s resilience and devotion. He completed a reading for me ridiculously soon after he came home – unbeknownst to me. I am grateful that Lance and Leslie let everyone know what happened – to allow us the chance to support him with our prayers, love and words.
    I am AWED at the story of the angelic neurologist who yelled at Lance.
    May angels hang with you for the rest of a LONG LIFE TO COME!!!!

  9. Tippy Trevitt

    Oh My..Busy daze….Sorry to hear this news, but ever so happy Lance is recovering nicely….Rocket speed….keep healthy and Blessedly together..xo.. TT

  10. Wendy

    Dear Leslie and lance,

    Shock & Awe. Uranus and Jupiter. So glad The big Protector won. What Sandy said- you are both Troopers of the highest order! I can’t explain my feelings of gratitude that you are with him. That love has found you in eachother. I just love you guys! So glad I got to know Lance in his many visits to Peace of mind Center in Shreveport. He’s the Best. Thank you for all you do Leslie and the share, so important to know! All Love & Light & prayers are with you both! Geaux Cowboys!

  11. Janet Dutra

    Bless you, Lance and Leslie. Thank you for the update. I am so grateful for all the work you do and happy to be part of the Skywatch family.

    Lance, I am so happy that your recovery is phenomenal! You are a real trooper! Please take care and continue to get healthier.

    Leslie, God Bless you for all you have taken on. Lance is so lucky to have you has his partner. We all are.
    Love/Light & blessings to you both. Wishing you a joyful, loving, happy and healthy New Year.

  12. Lelle

    May you both have strong, healthy bodies and a very happy, joyful long life.
    re: stroke…you may want to look into CoQ10…

  13. Julie

    Dear Leslie and Lance,
    Thanks for keeping this letter from December up as I’m just now reading it and wouldn’t have wanted to miss the news.

    I’m hoping Lance is continuing his recovery and by now is as good as new. Hugs to you both for I know this was quite an ordeal for Leslie, too.

    The Skywatch dailies and Datebook make an important contribution to my life and I’m glad I’ll be able to count on them from now on. Lance, keep up the good work!

  14. Linda Martinez

    Dear Lance and Leslie,

    I just read the news. Thank you both for all that you do! I am so glad you two have each other. I am very fortunate that I have seen Lance in action. I too hear his voice when I read my skywatch. It really has made an impact on my life. It will be a sad day when you two go on your journey to the other side of life, but a joyous day for you, freedom of bondage of the physical body. I know that you two are angels here on earth. Love to the both of you. Lance grow stronger every day…. Leslie stay strong as you always have been. Love is strong and healthy!!
    Have a bountiful 2017 with health, time and love.

  15. Lance Ferguson

    a big thanks to all of you who leave these kind words to Leslie and myself.
    the good vibes and love really help me stay strong and bring me back to the keyboard
    with a smile and desire to keep you in the know about the planets and signs.
    It’s wonderful to know that my work helps you navigate the highs and lows…
    And it feels like we are all family…it does…
    Leslie feels the same way…and we both are thankful for your support, cards and mail you’ve sent.
    And i’m on the mend…working on February action . As times change.

  16. Kathleen Nicholls

    I just read this news. My husband had a stroke two years ago Easter. He is doing great! I am so thankful for you two. You are in my healing prayer as I meditate each morning. Take it easy as you are God’s blessing right here on planet Earth. Wrapping you in LOVE!


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