Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thank you

Some of the things I would like to do~

Everyday I want to tell my family they are loved

To take a few moments each day to really look at the beauty that is all around.

I am going to plant some hyacinths and freesias bulbs, now that it is Autumn with the hope that when Spring comes will be able to see them bloom.

Many thanks for the kind words you wrote for my Mother, I appreciate your kindness and love so much. She is still in hospital and with her being elderly, pneumonia is such a serious illness so I only hope that she will be able to make a good recovery.

Also my nephew and his wife have safely returned home from Japan - because the airport they had planed to leave from was closed, they had to travel 500 kms to Osaka airport to get their flight back.

Have a beautiful week my friends.
Hugs today to you


  1. Hello Carolyn,

    I am so happy that your nephew and his wife are home safely. There was another earthquake yesterday I think it was! I am still waiting to hear from my brother.

    Your mother and you will continue to be in our prayers.

    We should all do the same thing, sweet Carolyn, tell our family we love them and stop and smell the roses. That's how I felt yesterday spending the day with my hubby and my sweet Sophie. I had work to do and housework to do but I put it all behind me and enjoyed the day with my family and took in all the beautiful surroundings. I kept saying to myself what my Aunt Nena used to say, this is the day the Lord has made.

    Love to you and your family


  2. It's always good to have a reminder of what's important and to count our blessings. I hoping your mother's condition will improve soon. I know you can't help but worry! Take care and bless you, sweet friend.

  3. Hi Carolyn. May your Mom recover and be full of good health very soon.

    Just said a prayer for her.
    God bless you all,

  4. I do hope your mother recovers soon. Illnesses take longer to recover with the elderly but I'm sure she is being cared for well. Good news about your nephew and his wife making a safe journey home.
    I think I'll go and buy some hyacinths - I love the fragrance.

  5. I am so happy your nephew and his wife are home..sending your mom oodles of love for a fast recovery.

    Hugs and love to you all. xoxoxo

  6. I am glad to hear they are safe now...and hope your mom will recover soon darling...i will pray for her....love and blesings from me .....xxx...

  7. Tesoro.

    E' sempre un emozione passare da te!!!

    Un piacere per gli occhi...un attimo di relax...

    Il cuore è favoloso...

    Un bacio grande con tutto l'affetto possibile! Smuak. Kisses a lot. NI

  8. Dear Carolyn,
    Yes dear, it is so importent, to show love, and take the beauty in--
    I so hope your mother will soon be out of the hospital, dear--and I`m happy for you, your family are safe home--so terribly that those earthquakes goen on-and on.
    Here spring finally startet to show her face- and you are waiting for autumn--still we can communicate here-I`snt it wonderful.

  9. I hope your mother recovers soon.
    I am glad, that your nephew and his wife, are already safe.
    It's nice to see the flowers bloom in spring!
    I hope your week is great.



  10. Sorry to hear about your mother being in hospital. My grandmother is also in hospital and is not very well at present. I am praying that she recovers but she is 89 and a little tired. Guy said this morning that she is like a candle. I think that this is true but it did not stop my tears this morning as I am very close to my nana but know that she cannot live forever.

    Sending you a big hug from SW France,

    Leeann x

  11. I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR that your family has returned safely from Japan. What an ordeal, and your dear mother. May she be at rest and you my dear, you too, may you have peace in your heart and just love her. That is all we can ever do. HAPPY DAY TO YOU! Anita

  12. Happy for your nephew and his wife............You are a most wonderful friend and I love all you post about
    I love you

  13. All the best wishes for your mother!

  14. Oh Carolyn, it sounds as if what ever will be will be. I know this sounds funny but sometimes you have no idea.
    I am so glad to hear of the safe arrival of your family and know that your mum is in the best hands.
    much love to you my friend.

  15. Hi Carolyn,
    I hope that your mom gets well soon. It is so difficult when they become elderly. My mom is 85.

    I love that you look around and enjoy all the beauty. I think that sometimes when we have adversity it makes us even more aware of our blessings. I felt that way when I went to see my mom for her eye surgery. I kept thinking how I take my eyesight for granted.

    I will say a prayer for your mom.


  16. Dear Carolyn,

    I´m so happy to hear your nephew and his wife arrived safely. And I really hope your mum recovers very soon, send you all my love for both of you dear Carolyn.

    All the things on your list are so sweet and nice!! :)

    A big hug and all my blessings to you.

  17. Hi Carolyn,
    I am happy to hear that your nephew and his wife made it safely back...And please know that I will be keeping your mom, you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May she get well soon.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  18. Hello Carolyn...
    Love your still life photograph...your collection is lovely.
    And your buttons...don't you just love creamy buttons?!

    Keeping you and your Mom in my thoughts and prayers...
    It is never easy to see someone so sick....

    Wishing you much happiness,
    Hugs, Nancy

  19. Dear Carolyn, your dear mother is always in my daily prayers, I wish she recovers soon.
    Good to know your brother and his wife are at home and safe.

    Will love to see the fresias and hyacynts when the time comes. I will also plant fresias again, they dissapeared because some seed of malvas rosas sprout in the same pot.
    hugs my dear

  20. So happy to hear that your family is home safely. Keeping your mother in my prayers, love! xoxo

  21. I like your blog's mood, I am always curious to see your posts! Your choice of photos is special!

  22. Here's my little secret, I love to make a to-do-list for the coming days. It somehow makes me feel that life's really worthwhile, that there's some important things to look forward to tomorrow. It helps me get through rough times, reminding me that there's always hope :)

    What a joy to hear that your relatives are back safely... May God protect them always.

    Have a sweet day, dear Carolyn...

  23. Dear Carolyn
    I am glad meeting you again

  24. loved loved your post! so true and simple and emotional!
    take care Carolyn,

  25. Keeping your mom in my heart and sending lots of healing prayers her way. Glad your newphew and wife are ok. Such a scary time in the world Carolyn.
    Know I'm thinking of you and sending you lots of hugs for your heart. Wish I could be there in person.
    xx, shell

  26. Hi Carolyn, such a sweet post.... so sorry that you Mom is sick I will keep her in my prayers, glad that your nephew and wife are home safely. I wanted to thank you for your precious comments on my recent post, I can't tell you how much it meant to me! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed week!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

  27. Hugs to you too, dear Carolyn. And continued prayers for your mother.


  28. Dear Carolyn,

    I am glad your nephew and his wife arrived home safely. I heard there was another heavy earthquake on monday.

    Hope your mother is feeling better, but with pneumonia it may take some time indeed to recover.

    Have a lovely week!

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  29. A lovely post Carolyn. Hope your mum gets well soon. We have friends still in Japan and it is so worrying.

    I haven't been blogging for ages and this morning has been the first time I've found a spare moment to catch up with everyones blogs.Lovely to read yours as always, Best wishes, Sarah x

  30. You inspired me today, Carolyn. Those things you mentioned are so important and still so easy to forget! Thanks for reminding me and good luck to your mother!

    Kristin xo

  31. Your observations and images are so lovely and inspiring, Carolyn – all positive thoughts and wishes to you and yours for the coming week. xo – g

  32. I love your little button heart - it's so cute!
    Sorry to hear about your Mom - pneumonia is awful (many people have had it here this past winter). I hope she is on the mend soon and your worries will be gone.


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