Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Hello everyone,

I wanted to pop by to thank all of you for your kind and loving messages in the past week as my Mom has been in hospital. To give you a little update-Mom had surgery last night for a bowel obstruction and she has come through the surgery as well as expected and she slept peacefully all morning. the next few days will be very difficult but the Doctor seems hopeful that all can go well if there are no complications such as infection or pneumonia.

My Mom was still pleading for a cup of tea( no fluids for a few days - only ice chips ,and not even that for hours before surgery) as she was going into surgery last night. So please pray that we will soon be enjoying the best cup of tea we ever had!

Thank you again- it is amazing to have support from friends all over the world.

Take care,



ღ M@ddy ღ said...

Ciao Carolyn,
il mio blog si basa sulla religione cristiana, pregherò senz'altro perchè la tua mamma sia assistita da Gesù in ogni fase di questa vicenda!

Con affetto ♥

♥ Maddy

Unknown said...

Dag Carlolyn,
Ik was wat achter met lezen op je blog. Las dat je moeder in het ziekenhuis ligt. Ik hoop dat ze snel weer beter is. Omhels haar van me en wens haar veel sterkte en beterschap. Hoop dat je haar snel weer bij je hebt voor een heerlijke kopje thee!! Zorg maar goed voor haar.
Lieve groet, Marja

Unknown said...

Hi,hi, Carolyn, ik schreef je naam verkeerd, maar zonder alcohol hoor!! Lijkt wel of ik met dubbele tong schreef. Grapje!
Lieve groet, Marja

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....That is good news about your mother! I hope her recovery goes just as well and you will be having that wonderful cup of tea with your sweet mother soon!~Hugs, Patti

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I hope your mom has a speedy recovery, free from complications and is enjoying her tea with you very soon.

jninecostumes said...

Thanks for the update on your mother. Hoping for a speedy recovery. Thank you for posting the pictures of such sweet flowers as well.

NanaDiana said...

Carolyn, I will continue to send up prayers for your Mom's speedy recovery. That is not a pleasant surgery to recover from...but they have so many little "miracles" now with modern medicine. I hope she is soon sitting up and sipping tea with you and still have time left after getting out of hospital to enjoy a bit of late Summer. Diana

Lebenslust was sonst said...

Oh Carolyn,alles Gute für Ihre Mutter,ich denke an Sie.Liebe Grüße Edith.

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

I'm sure Carolyn, Soon, very soon you'll enjoy together the best of tea in the prettiest cup , and all will have this so particular flavour of joy and comfort; ♥ Hélène

A Garden of Threads said...

Carolyn, Thank you for the update on your Mom. It is good news and all will be well, I will keep you and your Mom in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. Jen

Erin | Bygone Living said...

Your mom will certainly be in my prayers *hugs* ♥

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, I'm so glad you've posted and let us know about your mother. Poor little thing, she's still in my prayers as well as you!
Sheia ;)

Sarah said...

Carolyn, I'm happy to hear that the surgery went well. Now continued prayers for a speedy recovery. Thank care and know that you are thought of. ~ Sarah

birdie blue said...

I'm glad they were able to identify what was ailing your mother and perform surgery. I hope her recovery is quick and problem free.

May she have that cup of tea sooner, rather than later!


podso said...

Glad your mom has this behind her and on the road to recovery. Trust she soon is on the mend and back where she lives.

Bernideen said...

Will keep her in our prayers for sure!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your mom will be in my prayers always.. meanwhile you take care and hopefully she will recover soon so that she can enjoy a cup of tea with you.


It's me said...

Thanks for the update on your mother............ Hoping for a speedy both ar in my and blessings from Ria.....

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Thank you for the update on your Mom. I will continue to pray for you both and soon you will be enjoying that cup of tea together.


Anonymous said...

Carolyn, I have been thinking of you, and you and your mom are in my prayers. Thanks for the update.

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

Hi Carolyn,
So happy to get a possitive update on your mom...I hope she makes a quick and full recovery really soon and yes enjoys that first cup of tea.
*hugs to you both* kelsie

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn,
Good news about your Mom :-)
Tea time will be before you know it!
Sending a big hug to you both:-)

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Carolyn :) I'm so happy to hear that your mother came thru the surgury fine. I will continue to send you both my prayers and best wishes for her recovery. Take care, warmest hugs to both of you, Brenda

Pam said...

Carolyn, I hope your mom has a speedy recovery without any complications. Looking forward to hearing she is once again sipping tea with you. Hugs to both of you, Pam

Ro said...

Hope your mother is enjoying a lovely cup of tea real soon! I wonder if doctors realize how horrible it is for us to be separated from our very necessary tea. There's just something so restorative about a hot cup of nicely brewed tea!

Deanna said...

God bless you all and have lifted your sweet Mom up in prayer.

Blessings to you,

Islandsparrow said...

Hi Carolyn,
I haven't been blogging this past while but have had you and your mom in my thoughts and prayers. Glad to hear your mom came through her surgery safely - praying for a full recovery and that nice cup of hot tea soon!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

A big all around hug for you and your Mom! Sounds like great news so far. Oh, how sweet the moment will be for having that first cup of tea after she's being dismissed from the hospital!
Overigens, spreek je ook Nederlands?!

Greetings from Georgia,


Susan said...

Hello Carolyn...I pray your Mom will regain total strength and health. Susan

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Carolyn
I am hoping your Mother is still doing well and she was able to have her cup of Tea! Take care..we are thinking about you both!


Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Carolyn
I hope your Mum are going to be well very soon
Your Clematides are lovely,I never get that they grow in my garden!I think here is too hot and dry for them

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

I hope you will be able to enjoy tea with your mother very soon.

Best wishes,

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

This must be such a stressful period for you. I am glad your mother was still cheerful before the operation. That's a good sign! I hope there will be no complications and that she will recover. I wish you and Andrew and your mother all the best and will be thinking of you! If I can send her anything please let me know!

Lieve groet, Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn

Pleased to have read your blog update. It must be a stressful time for you and the family. Hopefully now your mother has had the operation she is well on the road to recovery and you and all the family will be enjoying the best cup of tea
(Yorkshire I hope)ever!!

You and your mum are in my prayers, keep strong,blessings, Jackie in UK.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I am sure that knowing her family is around her during this time will be a comfort to her as she heals.

Pamela said...

Very sorry to hear about your mom Carolyn. Hope everything works out for her.

maría cecilia said...

Dear Carolyn, your mother is constantly in my daily prayers, as well as you are. Wishing you both can drink a lovely cup of tea together soon!!
maria cecilia

Georgianna said...

Thank you for the update, Carolyn, and you have all positive wishes and thoughts. And hoping you share that cup of tea very soon with her!

Yvonne said...

Zoals altijd weer prachtige foto's
Heel mooi!!

Gr Yvonne

Thilie said...

I hope she`s feeling better and she`ll get better soon!
Be strong for her :) You are on my prayers!
Have a lovely friday (somehow)! xo, Thili

Tammy said...

Thank you for the update....your family has been in our prayer circle.

Perhaps you could ask the doctor if your sweet mama could get a shot of caffeine? A literal injection? They gave me one every day when I was in hospital on IV fluids only. Helped the headache!

And how sweet of you to post pics at a time like this!

Anonymous said...

Lovely to visit. Lovely your mum is doing much better. Have a wonderful day ~ Alexandra

My Ugly Garden said...


Wishing a quick recovery for your mother and peace strength for you. I am sending up prayers now.


Ann said...

It is heartbreaking to see your parents go through health issues. Glad to hear that she is doing better.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Dear Carolyn,
I add my best wishes to the other friends of yours and I am sure you will enjoy very quickly a nice cup of tea with your mother.
From my heart, I wish all the best to you and your familly.
Helen Glehen

Lacy said...

I hope all go's well!

Monica said...

Dear Carolyn,
Will keep your sweet Mom and you in my prayers. Hope you can treat her with a cuppa and cookies soon, in your beautiful garden. Flowers have such a comforting and 'healing' power.
Sending love to you!
Big hugs,

Magia da Inês said...

♥♥ Olá, amiga!
Que lindo!
Que delicadeza!...
Seus trabalhos são encantadores.♥♥
Bom fim de semana!...
♥ tudo de bom!
♥ Itabira
Brasil ♥♥

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Carolyn,
I hope your Mom is feeling better and on the mend. I know how fragile older people can be when they are ill. You and your Mom are in my prayers.
Warm hugs, Laura

Entertaining Women said...

Your mom is blessed to have a daughter who will walk with her in love during this season of her life's journey. I pray that God will touch her with His healing hand. Take care of yourself in the need to be healthy to maintain your strength to better help your mom...not to even mention that I'm sure that the rest of your life/family goes on as usual. It can be exhausting. Thank you for letting us know so that we can pray for you. Cherry Kay

Elzie said...

Oh, I do hope you will be able to have that lovely cup of tea soon. All the best to your mom.
Love Elzie

Kathryn said...


I am one of the silent contingent that has kept up with your delightful blog for some time without ever stopping in to tell you "thanks" for such a pleasant haven.

I began reading blogs in earnest in 2008 as I was coping with the deaths (from cancer) of my entire small family. I have sat at the ICU bedsides of my beloved husband, mother, and mother-in-law and helped them through (as best I could) multiple surgeries such as your mother went through.

Unfortunately, after visiting them with such great suffering for amost three and a half years, God took them all away from me anyway. At least I know that He took them home.

So I know what it is like to go through what you have been dealing with.

And I know what it is like to lose everything (I retired from my long-time teaching career to care for them, so that is gone, as well).

I send my prayers that all continues well with you and your mother. God bless you! Thank you so much for providing a lovely respite from care and sorrow via your work with your blog.

St. Louis, MO

Amy Chalmers said...

Best wishes and prayers coming your way for your mom from Boston!

CIELO said...

Oh Carolyn, I haven't been here in a while and didn't know about your mom until now... sending my love and prayers for a total recuperation...