Tuesday, June 18, 2013

When Times Are Dark



When times are dark
When illness strikes
Our spirits falter
And fears collide

I look to my garden
Continuing on without me
As if I don't matter at all

But that's not it
It continues on
Shining its light
To show me the way
Out of the dark



One of my daughters
A beacon of laughter and light
Has been diagnosed with leukaemia

We are devastated and frightened
But gather round her
With hope and love
With science and faith
And a magical lamp
Provided by my garden
To show me a way
Out of the dark

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  1. Rosemary, I am holding you and my thoughts and praying for your daughter's healing.

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    1. Thank you Linda, a scary time made better with the healing power of family and friends.

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  2. I'm very sorry to hear the news of your daughter. But cling to hope and faith. It will bring so much encouragement and strength for the journey. You & your family will be in my prayers. Hugs. xx

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    1. Thank you and yes, hope and faith will get us through.

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  3. My Dear Rosemary - morning here has suddenly switched from bright and sunny to one of great sadness and darkness for you and your family on learning about your lovely daughter. I know that she will be receiving the best medical care available in Canada which will hopefully lead to the happy outcome we all wish for her. Your daughter, you and your family are in my thoughts.

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    1. Thank you so much Rosemary. Morgan's grandfather is a surgeon in the hospital she is in and I know he will not stop until she is cured. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts.

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  4. it was really bad news to read, I wish you good luck and hope the best for your daughter and your dear family

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    1. Thank you Tim, grab your children and hug them tight :) I appreciate your good wishes.

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  5. So sorry to hear your daughter is so very ill Rosemary. I wish you, your daughter and your family a lot of strength in these difficult times. I'm sure doctors will do everything to help your daughter and with the support from her loving family I hope she will heal and conquer this illness to a full recovery. My thoughts will be with you.
    Marian

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    1. Thank you Marian, this is really a difficult time, but my daughter continues to smile and is doing well. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts.

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  6. Molto bella!! Un abbraccio...ciao

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  7. Oh my dear Rosemary , what a sad news, I really hope the best for your daughter and all of you. The garden can be a great place to find momentary peace of mind , wish you lots of strength , and I know all the best cures will be made to your daughter. Big hugs and thoughts.

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    1. Thank you Jane, I stay at the hospital all day right now to keep my daughter company and the first thing I do when I go home is take a walk around the garden. Thank you for your good wishes.

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  8. Dear Rosemary: I'm so very sorry to hear this news. You have such a beautiful heart and I wish only the best for you and your family. I will be including you all in my prayers and thoughts.

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    1. Thank you Jill, your words mean a lot to me. I appreciate you keeping us in your prayers.

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  9. Dear Rosemary, Oh such devastating news. Wishing you faith, hope, love, and light. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope all goes very well for your sweet daughter and your wonderful family!

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    1. Thank you so much for all the good wishes, a sure recipe for healing.

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  10. So sorry to hear, Rosemary. Will keep you in my thoughts. Wishing you the best.

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    1. Thank you so much, we're all thinking positively.

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  11. Dear Rosemery!
    I love you like a sister. News of chorbie your daughter gave me a sad.
    I will pray for her health. I hope it will be good.
    Doctors will do anything to help her. Be of good cheer.
    She kisses and greetings:)
    Lucia

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    1. Dear Lucia, you are so sweet, thank you so much for your prayers, they are much appreciated.

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  12. Much strength, and resilience to you. I know you'll be there for your daughter, and she will be there for you. Hugs,prayers, and good wishes to you all, Urve

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    1. Thank you Urve, we are doing well, all things considered. Thanks for your good wishes and prayers.

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  13. É uma má noticia que lamento, certamente que a sua filha com toda a força e o forte apoio da família, vai conseguir ultrapassar o que aflige.

    ag

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    1. Thank you so much for your good wishes, I appreciate all the positivity I can get.

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  14. I am so sorry to hear this. I wish you and your daughter the very best, and may your garden be one of many sources of consolation.

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    1. Thank you for your good wishes, and my garden is just the balm I need at the end of each long day.

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  15. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have a friend who battled a blood cancer and won. She went on to have 2 more children.

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    1. Thank you for this encouraging news and for keeping us in your thoughts, much appreciated.

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  16. Hi Rosemary,
    Wonderful, wonderful how you get this done?
    such beautiful pictures of a delicate flower made ​​SUPER HEAR
    You have so much sense of beauty!
    grt
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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    1. Thank you Annie, I am learning Photoshop, very slowly, but finding it amusing.

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  17. Rosemary,
    I'm really very sorry...
    you will need a lot of strength and courage and your daughter will, too
    The treatment may be long but I hope she will be well!

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    1. Thank you Nadezda, luckily we have a lot of family and friends to help us out.

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  18. Rosemary, I do hope your garden and your art will dull the pain, as we know they can.

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    1. Thank you Lee, I did have a moment when I thought I would not post while we battle this, but thought it would be better for my sanity to continue.

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  19. I love this...finding solace in the garden :)

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    1. For me, it always comes back to the garden, or at the least, to nature.

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  20. Dear Rosemary,
    I am so sorry to this about your daughter.
    I sincerely hope she will get better soon, I am wholeheartedly with you.
    You have much strength to offer her, with your help she will fight back.
    Much love to you and all your family.

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    1. Thank you Noushka, and luckily we are not alone in this battle and have many people to help. Thank you for your positive words.

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  21. Your garden continues to shine.
    Beautiful pictures! hug

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    1. Thank you Tossan, yes, my garden grows with or without me.

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  22. Dear, dear Rosemary,

    what is that scare! One of your beloved daughter has leukemia and that's terrible. I will pray for you and for your daughter and you see. Very, very much strength this difficult time.

    Kind regards, Helma

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    1. Thank you kind Helma, we are doing well and will continue to help our daughter through this challenging time.

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  23. Jest mi bardzo przykro z powodu choroby córki. Wierzę jednak, że będzie dobrze, musi być dobrze. Pozdrawiam.
    I am very sorry because of illness daughters. However, I believe it will be good, it must be good. Yours.

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    1. Thank you Giga, for your positive thoughts :)

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  24. Dear Rosemary,
    I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your daughter!
    Rosalie

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    1. Thank you Rosalie, much appreciated, I will take all the prayers I can get.

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  25. Rosemary, so sorry to hear of your daughter's illness. I will be praying for you both as you fight this battle. Wishing you strength, comfort, and love.

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    1. Thank you Tammy, for all your positive wishes :)

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  26. Rosemary, I am late getting to your blog, and am catching up. I too, am sorry to read about your daughter. I am keeping you all in my prayers that you find comfort and peace as you navigate through this challenging time.

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    1. Thank you Kim, luckily I have a strong group of family and friends (and of course, my garden) to help me through this :)

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  27. Rosemary, I'm so sorry to hear of your daughter's illness. This fall my husband will mark six years of remission and eight years since his diagnosis of leukemia so it is possible to not only survive but continue a full life with treatment.

    If you should have any questions or need information, there is a great support group here:
    http://community.lls.org/community/bloodcancer/livingwith

    Wishing you and your family all the best.

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    1. Thank you for sharing that with me Shirley, that is wonderful news :) I am on my way to visit your link right now.

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  28. Dear Rosemary, with medical advancement, I'm sure your daughter's condition can be ameliorated or go into remission, to say the least. Miracles can happen too. Some types of the disorder can be curable. All the best to you and your family under such tiring times.

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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