Monday, April 3, 2017

My Recovery and the Awakening of Tulips


A week ago today I had my stomach surgeries and have been recovering at home trying to get back on my feet and back to regular activities. It will be a slower process then I would like as my body quickly reminds me if I push it too far, but I am grateful it went well and hopefully when the healing time is up I will feel much better then I did before.

My sincere gratitude goes out to everyone who has prayed for me and written me such lovely emails, texts and more. I am so blessed by the blogging community and all the amazing, wonderful friends I have had the pleasure to make.  :-)

This weekend my restlessness got the best of me so with Jerry and my daughter Hayley by my side I ventured into my yard for a brief walk to see my tulips awaken...

They did not disappoint and I am always so happy seeing flowers in bloom... it made me feel better just being in my yard with nature. Though this post will be short today, I wanted to share some of the beauty of my tulips with you.

"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love"  Hubert H. Humphrey










                                                                           Blessings,
                                                                                Jill

26 comments:

Lisa said...

Tulips are one of my favorite!! I love daisies too! They will sure cheer you up! Glad to hear your getting back on your feet. Dont over due it and take it easy! Prayers for quick full recovery!
Lisa

Billie Jo said...

Dearest Jill,
I am happy to see you here!
Prayers will continue for your recovery.
Some advice...
Don't hurry to get up and dressed
Once you do, you are tempted to do too much.
Let that awesome family take care of you.
Hugs and love!

Mildred said...

Hi Jill, So nice to see an update from you. I'm thankful your surgery went well and I continue to pray for your recovery. I know it was a blessing to venture outdoors and enjoy the beautiul tulips and breathe the fresh air. May God bless you and your family.
Mildred, Georgia

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your tulips are beautiful and I'm so glad you were able to get out and see them!

Sylvia said...

Praising God for answered prayers. May your recovery be soon and you're back to doing the things you enjoy and love.
I love the tulips, I have never had luck growing them. These are beautiful!

Nonnie said...

Beautiful tulips and I'm so glad to hear you're recovering. It does take time. I had abdominal surgery about three years ago and it is just a slow healing process. God bless and take it easy.

Dianna said...

I'm so glad to know that you are at home now and that you were able to go outside to see your tulips blooming. They are lovely. I continue to pray for your healing.

Hena Tayeb said...

good to know you are feeling and healing well.

Melanie said...

Please be careful with your healing, Jill. I know it's good (physically and mentally) to be up and around a little bit after surgery and I also know how boring it is just sitting around, but your rest and healing have the highest priority right now. You can't take care of your family unless you take care of yourself, first and foremost. I will continue to keep you in my prayers!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Jill, I'm so glad you were able to venture into your garden as you are recuperating. I know seeing your lovely tulips made you smile. I have one lonely tulip that is budding. The voles around here adore tulips!
Take your time as you recover to full health. ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so glad you got to go outside for just a little...to see these beautiful tulips! Take care of yourself and take it easy. I'm keeping you in my prayers. Hugs, Diane

Karen Ann said...

Glad you're on the mend, wishing you speedy healing - our tulips are just starting to come up out of the ground here in New England..

Laurie said...

Ahhhh, your tulips have put on a beautiful show for you. Continued prayers for you as your body heals. It was such a pleasant surprise to make a new friend today. Thanks for coming by my blog this morning. Take care!

Connie said...

Hello Jill, I am delighted with your good news and thank you so much for following my blog. Take care, listen to your doctor and get well soon. Your tulips are lovely, mine are probably a couple of weeks away from blooming, they are such a welcoming sight in the spring and one of my all time favorite:) Have a wonderful week and take care.
Connie :)

Gina said...

Jill, I am glad you are home and on the mend though it may be slow. Your tulips are gorgeous! Spring has arrived in NC as well as all that rain today! Stay warm and cozy!

Wanda said...

I'm joining your beautiful flowers welcoming you back! So glad the surgery went well, and very happy you are home recovering. Take it slow, and know all of us in blogland are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Hugs.

Kay G. said...

OH! Those tulips!! That is why we must enjoy nature, it is GOD GIVEN!
God bless you!

Amy at love made my home said...

Glad to hear that all went well and that you are OK. I hope you continue to recover well and quickly. The tulips are beautiful! A real treat to see.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Jill, a pleasure to meet you. You are so welcome for the healing thoughts and prayers. Good to see you up and around. Your tulips are beautiful and I am sure bring a smile to your lovely face. Continue to heal and recover. Many blessings to you.

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello Jill, I'm so glad you're recovering from your surgery. What pretty tulips on here today, and I always seem to stop for red flowers. : ) This is a sweet quote by Hubert H. Humphrey, and so true. Thank you for following us, and I'm following you now as well.

How wonderful that you are a stay-at-home mom. I was for many many years. By the way, that was my daughter on the recent post who went to Baltimore. You can see me and my other daughter in my next post. : )

Take care,

~Sheri

God's Grace Overflows said...

Hello! Glad to see you are moving a bit, but don't rush into it.
Take time to heal! I will continue to pray for you as you recover.

I just love your blog and those tulips are so pretty.
A very cheery flower. I love pansies, daisies, well...almost any flower really. ;)

Have a delightful week...

Blessings, Amy

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Your tulips are beautiful! Being outside always makes me feel better. Praying you have a quick recovery. Blogging friends are wonderful, aren't they!
Looking forward to getting to know you better.
Hugs,
Cecilia

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your tulips are beautiful! Sometimes getting up and out for a little bit does wonders for the body and soul. Will continue to pray for your recovery!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Jill, how wonderful to feel well enough to take a stroll in your beautiful yard. There's nothing like seeing gorgeous tulips to make you appreciate God's handiwork and love. God bless you.

~Pam~ said...

Hi Jill! I will continue praying for your recovery. :) God bless you and thank you for visiting my blog. The tulips are gorgeous. We are in Michigan and things are still mostly in winter mode. HUGS

Annesphamily said...

Pretty tulips! Such a Springtime favorite. I am ready for spring to come on full force. We had snow yesterday and mid fifty temps today. Lovely photos Jill. Take care HUGS