Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Blogging Break........

Hello to each and everyone of you! I surely hope your week was a lovely one and you have plans for a beautiful weekend! My week was busy as I knew it would be but oh boy was it full. I am happy to be up early this morning enjoying a quiet Saturday morning. I know I have said it often, but I thank each of you so much for all your kind and encouraging comments, your emails, e-cards and more. I think of you often throughout my day. Each one of you are indeed special. I made a promise on last week to visit the new bloggers who dropped by to say hello and remind me that I was indeed in their prayers. I like to apologize for not keeping that promise, time simply would not allow me to do so. But know that your comments mean so much to me and you will indeed be hearing from me in the future. :o)

The last couple of days brought rain showers and I must say I am really enjoying it. :o) The air is crisp and cool, the leaves on the trees gently swaying beneath the cool breezes. Have you ever took a walk along the beach during a light shower or after a rain. The sound of the ocean's music is so clear and oh so beautiful. With camera and binoculars in hand it is a perfect time to capture wonderful photos and get up close and pretty personal with some beautiful birds who feel quite comfortable on winter's shore. The ocean in winter is truly a different experience than in summer, a beautiful experience indeed.

February 17th is right around the corner. Only two more appointments to go! :o) I had a visit with cardiology on Wednesday and one on yesterday. I am surgery ready, but my blood pressure has been a little on the high side so I have been given a more aggressive medication to bring it down. But all is well. :o) As time approaches I am getting a little nervous, I think my biggest concern is anesthesia. I have never been under anesthesia for such a long length of time. But I have been assured all will be fine. I often tease my doctors, "when I awake and get to take a look at my little face, I do not want to see an eye in the middle of my forehead" I want everything to be in its proper place! :o) I will be spending at least six days in ICU to monitor the new vessel that will be placed to supply blood to my new jaw. Once the vessel is given the ok I will be placed on a regular floor for a few days. I know I will need lots of mending time. But it is in these times when one can make new plans, read new books, and when I can, do lots of knitting! :o) Speaking of knitting, I made a lovely kerchief scarf made with the softest baby alpaca ever! It was my goal to finish it to bring along to the hospital, and it is finished! It feels like a gentle hug, and its softness reminds me of the touch of my Mother's hand.

This will indeed be the longest blogging break I have taken, and I am missing all of you already! :o) Honey will be leaving a little post the day after surgery so look for it ok. :o) Well my friends I will be away for a little while but I will be back, and don't you forget about me. :o) I feel a little teary eyed so I guess I better go before I am unable to see the screen clearly. Much love to all of you.

Friends are like flowers
from the garden
of your heart.

Smiles...

Beverly

61 comments:

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OH~~~ We can never forget about you. We will be thinking of you more this coming couple of weeks than ever.
God Bless,
Ginger

Mimi said...

You will definitely missed. I love to come over to your blog on Saturdays. Keeping you close in prayers.

Marianne said...

I wish you strenght for the operation and the period after.
I am sure you will be fine though.
Take care,
Marianne.

frommylefthand said...

I'm new to reading your blog so I don't know exactly what is going on with your surgery, etc. I will tell you that I have had more than 100 surgeries over the past 28 years. When I was 18 years old, a drunk driver in a car hit my boyfriend and me on a motorcycle. The car amputated my left leg and hip. In a nutshell, God has brought me through each and every surgery and He will do the same for you. I'll be adding you to my prayer list. You're a beautiful lady with a beautiful blog!

May God bless you with each and every breath you take.

Lesley Ann
West Virginia

Shell said...

I am sure you won't wake up with a third eye or a second nose from your surgery. I know all will go well.
I will keep you in thoughts. I look forward to your return.

Love,
Shell

Susan said...

OH DEAR. I just find your refreshing blog and find out you are having what sounds like serious surgery. I will pray for you. I will also go back on your blogs to find out what is going on and keep you in my thoughts. Get well quickly and know that there are a lot of people out here in blogland that love you. Susan

secondofwett said...

Oh..we will all be thinking and praying that the Lord will give you the strength and courage that you need in the next few weeks. The waiting is the worst isn't...I pray that the Lord will calm your thoughts and your heart.
God Bless.

Renna said...

I'm subscribed to you in my Google Reader, Beverly. You can rest assured that when I get feed for a new post on your blog, I'll come straight here to read the good news I'm expecting. Isn't it comforting to know that the Great Physician will be overseeing your surgery?

Great idea about the alpaca kerchief! I love to 'pet' alpaca. It soothes me. When I go into a yarn store that carries it, I have to resist the urge to just stand there and pet it. ;-)

You will be in my prayers, Beverly. (((hug)))

Koleen said...

Beverly- I love reading your blog. You are such a warm and caring person. I hope everything goes well for you and I will be praying. Looking forward to your return. Bless you!

Deanna said...

My darling Beverly,
I didn't think that the day would come so fast but you are right...it's just around the corner. I have my Beverly Angel on my blog and she is watching over you. It's natural to be worried but you are in good hands. I know the love of your dear mother will enfold you as you are sleeping through the surgery.

I will miss you terribly but I know that you will be back better than ever. Look how long I was gone..almost a year and you didn't forget about me. I'll never forget that about you. You are a very special lady and you are so loved by us all. I know Honey will take good care of our Beverly. You'll see, it will be over and you will be in your room before you know it.

All my love and hugs,
Deanna

Amy said...

Beverly...you are on my mind and in my prayers. God Bless You.

Love,
Amy

Patty said...

We'll be waitng for you Beverly! I know you'll be in the loving arms of our heavenly Father and He will hold you tight..I praye peace for you these days of waiting..and a smooth and speedy recovery.

Take care, sweet Beverly, I wish I was just a little bit closer so I could bring you a meal.

Blessings,
Patty

Rose Haven said...

You'll NEVER be forgotten Beverly...just MISSED!!

We'll continue praying for you...and looking for honey's message the morning after!

~Blessings and Hugs...
Jan and Tom

YayaOrchid said...

Beverly, I will certainly be praying for you my friend! I know the Lord will see you through this, and after the surgery is past and behind you, you can look forward to more crafting and blogging. Take your time and rest and mend and heal. We will all be waiting for your return.

Judy Hartman said...

Dear Beverly,
I know that you will get a record number of comments on this post. You are dearly loved by everyone who has ever seen or read your blog, including me. I wish I lived closer so that I could help you in some way, but I will be there with you in spirit and prayer.
Wishing you strength, humor, and peace as you go through this surgery. I will look for Honey's post and look forward to your return.
Los of love,
Judy

Tea said...

Hi Beverly,
A little bit of concern about your surgery is just normal as can be. I can remember myself being so nervous the first time I had surgery that my limbs were shaking not unlike frog legs jumpin'in a fryin' pan. I got through alright, though, and I know you will, too. Take all the time you need from blogging to take care of yourself. We'll be right here when you get back to blogland again. In the meantime, we'll keep you in our prayers and anxiously await your return.

Hélène Glehen said...

You know Berverly I think and will think of you...Take care

c|ara said...

His strength is made perfect in our weakness. You're in my prayers.

KJ said...

Love you, dear Beverly. I will be sending you an email tonight. God is soooooooo with YOU!

I am catching up with blogging and your blog was my first stop. As always, LOVELY!

KJ

Tracy said...

Glad all is well there, Beverly...and that you had a little time to share with us here! :o) Thinking of you and sending ((BIG HUGS))

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

We are praying for thr Great Phtscian to touch you with his healing hand and to restore you to good health so very soon...Love...mary

Lynda ~ Among the Hedgerows said...

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Beverly! You'll be missed but it's important that you take all the time you need to heal.
**hugs**
~ Lynda

Jeanne said...

Blessings my sweet friend.
Love Jeanne

LisaShaw said...

Hello Beverly,

So much I want to say after visiting for the first time and reading through many of your posts for the last 15 minutes but let me just say that I found you via bj who visited one of my blogs today. When I visited her I saw a pray for Beverly and a photo of a beautiful woman on her side bar so I stopped over. The beauty which I saw and now see all over your blog is the BEAUTY OF OUR LORD.

I stand with everyone praying for you in your upcoming surgery. God is with you and He is in control as I know you know already.

I will be back to check on you but will be praying for you. I look forward to getting to know you better.

Lovingly in Christ...

annie's abode said...

dear beverly

don't worry about the operation as everything will be fine. i felt the same way as you many hyears ago when i had a major operation and there was no need.

i will be thinking about you and wishing you a speedy recovery and hoping you will be back to your blog very soon.

kind thoughts and heartfelt good wishes'

lol ax

lady jane said...

i'm praying <><

you're such a lovely lady and i so enjoy visiting this sweet blog of yours.

Inspired Tokens said...

You will definitely be missed while you are gone. I'm sending angel wings to surround you while you are recovering from your surgery. I wish you a healthy and speedy recovery. You have many friends who are sending their best wishes, so many angels are surrounding you.

I'll check back from time to time to see how you are mending.

Ginger said...

I came over from BJ's blog to wish you well on your surgery. Since I haven't been following your blog, I don't know what is happening, but I pray everything will turn out just fine for you.
Ginger

Anita said...

We'll be checking in to see how you are doing. Don't worry bout the anestesia- they know what they're doing there...you just worry about getting mended.

Hugs and prayers-

Anita

Nan said...

Not a chance of forgetting you, Beverly! I'll be thinking about you and praying for you, and waiting for you to return. Love to you.

Katherine said...

We are wrapping you in arms of love and faith. I hope you can feel the warmth of our love.

Deanna said...

I will be thinking of you tomorrow and I want you to know that all of us are praying for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Take care my friend and until we meet again......May the Lord shower you with love and many blessings.

Deanna

bj said...

May the Lord hold you closely tomorrow and guide the doctors hands as you go thru your surgery. I just KNOW everything is going to be fine. I can hardly wait until you are back home with HONEY waiting on you, hand and foot...then you will be up and around in no time.
Blessings and much love, dear one...
hugs and kisses, bj

bj said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you today, Beverly. May God bless you!
love, bj

YayaOrchid said...

Beverly, sending prayers for a VERY speedy recovery! I know you are in good hands, and I can hardly wait to hear from you!

Mimi said...

Keeping you close in prayer, cuddled in heart. Thinking of you at this moment and asking our Lord God to watch over you as you convalesce.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am praying for our Sweet Beverly. I know the Lord is Blessing all of you in his special ways....Hugs...m.

Chris said...

Dear Beverly,

I am finally back and now you're on a break! At least it will be good to have your surgery done! I'll be praying for you and for your surgeon and caregivers.

Thank you for your prayers & encouragement during my surgery & recovery. Isn't blogdom wonderful?

Blessings, Chris

Rose Haven said...

Hi Beverly...

We're still praying that all went well and that your recovery will be blessed.

We'll be waiting to hear how you're doing.

~Blessings,
Jan & Tom

lisa said...

Beverly

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Will see you soon. Take care.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

2L3Bs World said...

Dearest Beverly,

I may not be among your list of friends but please accept our prayers for your early recovery. I hope you get well soon and continue to give us your inspiring up-dates..

I got your site from our good friend Deanna of Timeless Things. She always provided me with ideas somehow about who's good friends to visit and among those are yours..

With prayers,
Loida of 2L3B's

Marie-Monique said...

superbe blog !!! raffiné poétique...j'adore... à bientôt

KJ said...

Praying for you, sweet Beverly!

KJ

Marilyn said...

Oh you dear precious lady... know that you are thought of. I will pray for you too. Can't wait to meet the new you on here ;) Marilyn

jeanne said...

Beverly, your surgery was on the 17th and I am thinking about you each day. I pray you are doing well as can be. I am praying for you and anxious to hear all is well.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

Marcela said...

I am praying for you dear Beverly

Blessings!!!
Lots of kisses to you
Marcela

bj said...

I know it will be awhile before you are feeling well enuf to post for us but please do let us know all is well as soon as you can.
Blessings, bj

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Just wanted you to know your still in my prayers. I hope you are feeling well.
God Bless,
Ginger

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Wanted you to know I am praying for you. When you can please let us know how you are doing....m.

annie's abode said...

just to let you know i am thinking about you and missing you - i hope you are feeling calm and peaceful and without pain.
look forward to hearing from you very soon
love anniex

Margaret Cloud said...

Stopping by to see how you are doing, God Bless and I am saying a prayer for you.

LisaShaw said...

Thinking of you.

cd&m said...

Oh Beverly I just popped by to than you for the welcome back I hadn't realised that you were having surgery. Wishing you a very speddy recovery.

Rose Haven said...

Beverly, dear...we continue to keep you in our prayers!

~Blessings,
Jan & Tom

Aimee said...

Can't wait to see your next blog. God bless you with a swift recovery!

bj said...

So hoping and praying that all is well with you, Bev.
Please know I think of you often...
xo bj

Lisa said...

Thinking of you...hope your recovery is going well.

Lisa

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Beverly! This is my first visit to you (via Jan)! I wish you the very very best of luck with your surgery! I look forward to your return so I can start visiting you more. You have a pretty blog and I enjoy the same things you do (knitting, crafts etc.) My best to your family also as I'm sure they are very nervous! By the time you see this I hope you are knitting away and relaxing! Oh and I only go to the ocean in the winter!!!lol Sincerely, Jeannette (If you do wake up with that third eye just think of how much more you'll be able to see!!! Don't worry!!!!)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I wanted to let you know I think of you daily and I am lifting your name to our Lord!! i miss you and am praying you are doing better....m.

YayaOrchid said...

Hi, Beverly! We are all so anxious to hear from you. You are sorely missed here in blogland. We are all praying for you, dear friend!

Deanna said...

Honey, please let us know how our Beverly is doing....we miss her so much.

Deanna :D