Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

All of your prayers and ours have been answered. I am happy to report that my dad is now back home and doing much better. He has an uphill road to recovery ahead of him due to his age and the fact that he has lost an incredible amount of weight and is now extremely frail. We are taking it one day at a time and are praying that upon the removal of the Halo Brace his neck will remain adjusted and not shift back into the previous injured state. As we have been told this is a possibility which will ultimately result in permanent paralyses. Please continue to pray for him as he needs it now more than ever.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your encouraging words and prayers expressed through your comments and for the vast amount of emails I have received from those of you who have gone or are going through similar ordeal with a loved one. I thank you all for sharing your experiences and for your heartfelt advices.

I thank those of you who have honoured me with an award. I promise to proudly post each one in the coming week. I am anxiously looking forward to my return to blogging and to visiting you in a few days. This sounds cliché but please believe me that I truly was not prepared for the effect blogging would have on my life. I immensely enjoy blogging and cherish each and every one of you.

You are the jewels in my teacup!!



86 comments:

Michela said...

Welcome back wonderful Lady!
So glad to hear that your dear Dad is doing much better, I will continue to pray for him and your family, please give him a big hug from me!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me such lovely comments, they mean a lot for me!
Hope to hear more good news in the next days!

Dragonfly said...

Dear Duchess,
Glad to hear things are improving for your family. Wishing a speedy recovery for your dad,
Cheers, Karen

Dustjacket Attic said...

HELLO my darling Duchess. I was beyond happy to get your lovely messages, they were so touching. I missed you so much too, and am so so happy for your father.

Please God that all will go well for him with the removal of the brace.

Love to you my dear,
xxxxxx DJ

Ps I feel the same way about my blogging world/friends too :)

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Ah Duchess,
thank heavens! So good to hear the update on your Pa is looking more positive. It is wonderul the effect that being at home can have on the soul, I am sure now he is under your care at Rose Cottage he will continue to improve day by day.Sending you all lots of get well wishes and love,

Sarah x

debi said...

Duchess, I'm glad to hear that your dad is doing better. I will continue to hold him in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs, Debi

Homemakers Tales said...

Thats good news ..Praise the Lord he is our healer x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Oh I am so glad to hear he is improving! And let's hope he continues to do so.
Much love.

Florrie x

Susie's country cottage said...

I'm so pleased to see you back and that your dad is on the mend. I hope and pray that he will make a full recovery.
Love and hugs,
Susie

MISUKO said...

Your blog is so lovely! and so glad your Dad is doing better.Have a beautiful day!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess.. so happy your sweet daddy is improving... my prayers will continue for all of you that things will continue to do so... love to you and your dear daddy... xoxo Julie Marie

Lynns Lovelies said...

Dear Duchess,
So happy to hear your Dad is improving. Praise God, for He is the Divine Healer of us all.
Have a great day and get some rest.

Stop by to enter my giveaway, when you get a moment...

Hugs,
Lynn♥

mica said...

*huggs* i'm glad u've returned to blogging! i missed u heaps too... n i'm happy to hear ur dad's recovering. it'll take sum time but i'm sure @ the end of it all, everything'll smooth out & he'll regain some weight & strength!

will continue to pray for his early recovery & continued good health :)

Coastal Sisters said...

Dearest Duchess~

I am so glad to hear that your Dad is improving. I will continue to keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Sending light and healing,
Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Madeline's Album said...

Glad to hear that your dad is home and doing much better. My prayers will continue to be with him and you. Looking forward to your up coming post. Have a great day. Madeline

Linda J. said...

I am very happy to hear your dad is improving.

Deanna said...

Dearest Duchess,
Praying for your dear Dad and your whole family.
May God bless you.
Good to hear from you and wish you all the best.
d

koralee said...

So glad to have you back...I really missed you! Happy to hear your dad is doing better...will continue to have him in my prayers. xoxoxo

Preeti Kashyap said...

I was just talking abt u to my husband that you haven't blogged in a while due to ur dad's condition. I am glad he is recovering, but don't u worry a bit, we are all there for u and so are all our prayers dear.

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Dear Duchess,
I'm glad to hear that your dad is doing better.Our prayer contiues to be with him and you.
Take care.
Love & hugs
sangeetha

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Dear One, I'm so happy for you and for your whole family.

Gentle hugs...

Claudia said...

So glad your Dad is doing better and I will keep in my thoughts as he recovers.

Good to be a Queen said...

Dearest Duchess, I am going through so many family issuses myself and understand your pain...My heart and prayers are with you, your family and especially your dear father.....Keep us posted

Vintage Amethyst said...

Hello lovely lady
So glad to hear of the improvement in your father.
Wishing him a speedy recovery & sending love to you & him.
Love
Alison
x

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Oh Duchess I am so glad to hear your dear father is doing better..I have missed you and your wonderful blog so much. You are in our prayers
xx
Bunny

Heavenly Housewife said...

I was thinking of you the other day. What good news that your dad is on the mend, may he continue to have a successful healing process. Both of you will be in my thoughts. *kisses* HH

Rose Charles said...

Hi Duchess,

My appearance in blogland has been very little of late, and I was unaware of the terrible news about your dad until now. I really hope he is on the mend. My own dad is in hospital (again) at the moment. He has spend much of the last few months backwards and forwards, and is really not well.

They will both be in my prayers :-)

Rose XXX

maría cecilia said...

Dear Duchess, be sure that your dear father is in my prayers and visions and it´s so good he has returned home were he will be much loved and taken care of.
How I love your pictures!!
Be strong and have your faith untouched.
Many hugs
María Cecilia

Mimi said...

HI DUTCHESS!!!!
I have so missed reading your wonderful encouraging words!!!! It makes my day feel lifted just reading something you wrote!!!! If all people could be so uplifting wouldn't this be a great world to live in????? I will continue to Pray for your Daddy, I know how important Daddies are to us girls!!!!! I adore my Dad and Love him so much, he is my guardian Angel who watches over me!!!!
Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog as well, really made my day!!!!
I do agree my blogging friends are the best!!!! They all touch me in some way, and you my dear really do!!!! If you ever make it to Southern, Cal. to visit your daughter in Law school there , we should meet up!!!!!!I could drive over to Calif and we could shop or window shop in Beverly Hills!!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Marilyn Miller said...

Good to see you here today. You are indeed a jewel also. So good to hear your dad is doing better.

Pauline said...

So please to hear that your dad has improved and back home. God be with you all :o)
Hugs

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I so apologize for not keeping up with your news. I feel horrible for your father & for you all going through such heartache. I got the news yesterday that my mother's cancer has gotten much worse & she will likely only live a few weeks more. Just know that my prayers go out to you all that his recovery will be a full one. Life can bring such joy but it can bring such sadness. Hugs to you from America dear friend. Xxx deb

Shelia said...

Dear Dutchess, how are you? I've missed you! Glad your Dad is better.
Pray there will be many more improving days ahead. Take care of yourself.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kelly said...

I'm so happy to hear your Dad is feeling so much better, Lets hope he continues well on his road to recovery!
So lovely to have you back, I really have missed you, your wise words and lovely pictures xxx
I continue to pray for you all xxxx

Lots of Love always

Kelly xxxx

Stella said...

So happy to see you are posting again. I pray your Dad will continue to get better. Have a joyful week.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

My dear friend, I am so glad you are back! And I want you to know that I am continuing to pray for your father (and you too). It's been such a difficult time for you, take care of yourself! Thank you so much for your loving visit! Come back when you can but please please do not feel pressured. We all know how busy you have been and will be. Blessings to you for a beautiful week...Hugs, Coralie

Bella said...

I am so glad to hear your father is improving! I hope things continue to get better. :)

m.e (Cathie) said...

sending you hugs and well wishes and hope that he is not in too much pain. hugs to you as well because I understand how difficult it is to care for someone so sick.
♥ love to you all

OceanDreams said...

I am so glad to hear that your dad is doing better...you are so kind and sincere with your words, bill be praying for you and your family!

Shabby Cottage Shoppe said...

I am so glad your dad is on the mend. Welcome back!
Gail

Vicki said...

Hello, dear Duchess,
I am so glad your dad is home once again. I am praying for a speedy and full recovery for him. Blessings to you and your family! Vicki

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

Was wonderful to have you visit my blog thank you and I am with you there, great to have so many lovely friends all around the world.
I was happy to hear that your Dad is back home and I am sending well wishes
that he will make a full recovery.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Simply Colette said...

Dear Duchess,
Glad to hear things are better. We missed you. Welcome back. Much love, hugs, and prayers. xoxo

Nicolette

inspiredcomblogulations said...

I too have aging parents and it is very difficult to watch. As I pray for mine I will remember you.
I am glad he is home.
I pray the Doctors are wrong... he will make them look silly and God will bless him with vitality and engery and youthful mobility.
Your comment was a jewel of light that sparkles like multi facets on a common blogger.
Welcome back Duchess.
Lee

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Dear Duchess, So thrilled to hear that your Dad is doing better and that he is home. I know that it can be quite challenging with someone ill in the family. All schedules change and your lives as well. My DH lost his Mother to Alzheimers, and his Dad to Lung Cancer. It was a horrible process that I will never forget. We truly understand the need for much needed time, whatever the problem is. I am so thrilled that you are back. Please stop by and say hi when you can. I miss visiting with you. Country hugs and love, Sherry

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

So nice that you stopped by and let me know you are back. I'm so happy your father is better. ONE DAY AT A TIME is the best that any of us can do, for that is all we are given. Love and Hugs to you and your family through this fragile, thankful time. ♥

Elyse said...

hi duchess,

so nice to hear from you today.

i will continue to send warm thoughts across the sea to you and your family.

warmest
xo
elyse

MiniMadWoman said...

Duchess, thank you so much for visiting me today and for leaving your very kind comments! I was very happy to hear from you!

I'm so glad that your father is doing better and I will continue to hold him in my thoughts and prayers as he recovers at home.

Your post is just lovely and I'm so glad to see you back!

Blessings,
Teresa

yyam said...

Hi Duchess

Glad to know that dad is on the mend...sending your family some sunshine from Singapore!
Take care!

Cheers, Y.

Florence and Mary said...

Welcome back Duchess and so pleased that it is with good news.

Hugs to you and your family

Victoria xx

Smitten by Britain said...

Oh dear, that was a nasty fall Duchess. So sorry for him and I hope he is on the mend. We missed you around here.

Torie Jayne said...

Hello darling! that is such wonderful news, Wishing you and the family all the best. I adore your photos of all those jewels in the tea cups, Have a sweet day! x

Beach Vintage said...

Oh Duchess, please stay strong. Love your dear father as I know you will.

Beth said...

It is good to see you back. You have been missed. I pray that his recovery will continue to go well and that heal completely. I am sure having your wonderful spirit around helps alot!

YSLGuy said...

Im glad he is doing better. I cant wait to see more posts from you.

parTea lady said...

Duchess, I'm so glad to hear that your Dad is home and doing better. I'll pray that he can regain some of his weight, and strength and that his neck will remain adjusted. He is blessed to have such a devoted daughter to look after him.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour! Thank you so much for following my blog and for your kind comments. I have enjoyed going through alll your posts, where fo you find such lovely photos? I am so sorry to hear about the troubles your father is having, will definitely pray for a speedy recovery and much comfort - for him and for you and your family. It would be wonderful for him to have his own blog!! I'll stop by again soon for more updates. Take care.

Queen B. said...

Dearest Duchess,
I'm sooo happy your dad is doing better.
My prayers will continue.
{hugs}

Cathy said...

Oh my..welcome back!!!

How wonderful to hear the good news of your Father's recovery...I am thrilled!!!

Thank you so much for your sweet visit today...you are a darling...I appreciate your sweet comments more than words can say!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Dear Duchess, I am so pleased that you are back here with us, I can honestly say that you have been missed.

I will keep your dear father in my prayers and hope for a slow and steady recovery.

I know that with you and your family looking after him he will begin to gain his strength and weight back.

Blessings to you all and give your dear daddy a gentle hug and peck on the cheek from me......

Yankee Girl said...

Welcome back, dear!

You and your family will remain in my thoughts. Thank you for your sweet comment. You are the one going through the difficult time and you still make a point to make others feel special. You are an amazing person.

Lynn said...

So many blogger are here for you and praying for your father as I am, isn't it a wonderful world?
I am happy to hear that he is back in his home and doing better, you need to get some good food in him now :)

Wendy said...

I have missed you Duchess.
Your posts are always beautiful and full of all good things, it's always a joy to stop by your lovely blog.
It has been awful to think someone so obviously loving and caring is going through heartache.
My thoughts are with you and your family. I'm sure your father will improve daily with the TLC you will all be giving him at Rose Cottage.
Wx

Snigdha said...

Thanks a lot duchess,the rennovation went well though it took longer than we expected.Thanks for the comments it encouraged me to add new posts

my cup of tea said...

Still praying for you, your dad and the rest of your family! Glad to hear there is progress!
~Blessings~
Donna

jordiegirl said...

Welcome back Dear Duchess.

So pleased to hear your Dad is back home and I hope things continue to improve for him.

I have really missed your posts of late, thank you for stopping by my blog and posting your comments.

Your posts are always so bright and cheery and uplifting.

Thinking of you and all your family, just take one day at a time.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Dear Duchess,
Good news Dad is doing better, like you say still a long road ahead,but he sounds like a strong man full of determination and with such strong family support and all the prayers, I think he will continue to grow stronger day by day.
God bless him,and big hugs for you.
Elizabeth

Fifi Flowers said...

VERY pretty trinkets... jewels!!!

Marnie said...

I love this Blog. I will be visiting again. Beautiful pictures and enchanting stories. Cheers, Marnie

icandy... said...

Hello sweet~pea!
Thoughts and prayers are definitely being sent in your direction!
Hugs,
Christina

Cat said...

this is good news...praying for a full recovery from Canada!

Carla B. Reeves said...

Dear Duchess,
Wishing continued and full recovery for your Dad. It sounds like he is a real Duke! Love your blog, the gorgeous pictures and the wonderful music.
hugs, Carla

French Kissed said...

Your dad is wearing the Halo, but you are the angel for taking such good care of him. I hope and pray he continues to improve and that you are getting the help and support you need during this challenging time. Thanks for stopping by ~ so very good to have you back ~ the very best to you and your dad!

~Jermaine~

Priya said...

so happy ur dad is much better now..i was busy in my household works...My best wishes is there always for u

♥zoe♥ said...

Hello Sweet:)
It's great and so happy to see you stopping by, you make my day! Wishing healthy for your dad,
Feeling so calm and peace reading through your words, you almost welcome beause you deserve love from all of us in this wonderful lovely blogland. Yes it's true blogging could actually give us so much of love and care for one another.

Wishing you and your dad living healthy life. And last but not least Happy Halloween!
XOXO
Zoe

Riet said...

Good morning Duchess. Glad to hear that your dad is doing better. Glad to see you back and thank you for visiting me and my new blog.
Have a nice day.

Tomorrow said...

thanks for dropping by at my place and for following! I adore your blog it is such an intellegent idea and love the quote at the top!
I shall visit your cottage more often!!!
Tomorrow x
www.inthebedroommirror.blogspot.com

Sher said...

Darling Duchess,

I'm so glad that your Dad is feeling much better, you must have been so worried. Your blog is a wonderful magical place, my dear, and that is why we all love you!

Much hugs and love,
Sher

Muneeba said...

Having a blog is so therapeutic, isn't it? We're kindred spirits in that, dear Duchess. So happy for your dad, now that hez back at home and doing better ... if he's anything like you (a real trooper) then I'm positive that he'll stay strong and push through the next few months of recovery with complete success! And thks so much for the sweet comments u left on my blog ... I'm very touched, truly.

Pomona said...

Hope things are progressing well - and thank you for taking the time to visit when you are obviously so otherwise occupied.

Pomona x

Maggie said...

SO glad to have you back Duchess. I've missed you. Glad to hear your dad is on the mend. be well my dear!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Duchess,
Thank you so much for your lovely message. We have missed you so and so happy to see you are back! You and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful day,

Betty

Kristin said...

Good to hear things are looking up!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Welcome back!! I am so pleased that your dad is doing well!! May it continue!!
Kindest wishes and love
xxxx

Lynn said...

I am new to blogging and new to your blog. Just wanted to say how glad I am that your dad is improving and will continue to keep him in my prayers. Your blog is beautiful.

JASTIKA said...

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Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful..love the aqua! Happy Holidays

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