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Monday, 1 June 2015

Am still here.

I wish that all the children in the world , especially the ones that are suffering at this moment.That they  Could experience -love, peace, and happiness. To be able to play as children should.  To join all the loved children .. My flowers below, are for them. That they can find some joy in this very troubled world.    I think of how my own children and grandchildren are loved. This dove of peace .. help all those little children who need help and love.. 

My dear blogging friends.. I took these photos earlier today..  the 1st of June.  Wishing you all a wonderful happy day with your children and grandchildren.

I have been absent for a while.     I am now at home recovering from major spinal surgery I had 14 days ago.    I take it one day at a time.    I have to see the neurosurgeon at 3pm today.. and I will take it from there for the next phase.
I don't like to ponder on my illnesses.. its boring.  However, this has been a very delicate and major operation.    I have suffered with my spine for many years.. having already had 3 discal hernia operations.   I have now had 5 discs replaced by false ones.. and steel titanium rods and screws to support my vertebrae..  sounds like out of space film... Not ' iron man'-  now 'Iron woman'):-
Its a slow precess.  Each day i am better, I find what are the best positions for me.
I have to walk , and sit in an upright chair and then rest.   Have had a few sleepless nights, but these last couple of nights have been better.

Ok.. thats enough of that.

I hope that you are all well and enjoying life to the fullest.  We don't know , what tomorrow will bring. Enjoy this day.

Thank you all for your kind comments on my last post.

I miss you all.   Send you all my best wishes for a wonderful month of June.
please forgive me, if i do not reply to your comments.. sitting too long at the computer is too much.
You all know that i appreciate them.



  1. Oh dear, Val, so sorry to hear of your spinal operation. Back pain is the worst thing, and I do hope you feel much better soon. I will be thinking of you. As always your flowers are lovely - I really like the white lily, beautiful. Thoughts and prayers for a good recovery my friend. xxx

  2. beautiful blooms!

    i am so glad to hear you are doing a little better. i cannot imagine having to find a new way to be comfortable as 'iron woman.' :) amazing what medical technology can accomplish, though!

  3. Oh my dear Val, I am so very sorry for the pain and difficulty you have been going through. I'm glad you are home and able to enjoy your flowers. Your sentiment to the children is lovely and so meaningful. xo, Jen

  4. Val, I can't believe that you had spine surgery. I am so sorry that you have to go through this, and so many times, but if it makes you feel better that it is worth it. A bad back is no fun and especially, I imagine, to the extent that yours is. Take care, just know that I am thinking of you, and don't worry about answering back. Everything in good time and take it very easy. Your flowers are beautiful. I imagine you feel better just seeing them.. XXO,Judy and Jerry

  5. Wishing you a swift and complete recovery!

  6. Val, I'm so sorry to hear that you had to have major surgery. I do wish you well, my dear friend, and it sounds like you are on the road to recovery. Just take it slow and don't worry about commenting. I know you're around in spirit. Take care of yourself, you mean a lot to us. Your flowers for the children are so special and what a beautiful thing to do. Children are God's special little people, and they should be protected and loved at all times.

    Thinking of you, Val, and I wish you comfort and healing for your body in every way.

    love, ~Sheri

  7. Dearest Val,
    hope you are getting better day by day. I would like to add my prayers to yours for all the children of this world who suffer and grow up without love. I feel so weak to all those terrible things that happen around us and I feel guilty and so sorry about it.
    Your flowers look fantastic.
    Wishing you a quick recovery

  8. So sorry to hear that you haven't been well Val - I do hope you are feeling better soon - back problems can be so painful.

  9. Dear Val - I have been away but I am sad to learn that you have gone through such difficult surgery - take care and give yourself time to mend, and let those around you do as much as they can for you. Love and best wishes to you Val♡


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