Monday, November 10, 2014

Thank You For The Flowers

                                               A few kind words, I cherish
                                               worth more than any gold
                                               given when much needed
                                               feeds my weary soul

                                              A simple handshake or nod
                                              spreads the fragrance around
                                              lifts my daunting spirits
                                              when I'm low and quite down

                                              A much needed prayer
                                              a rose of elegance and grace
                                              really touches my heart
                                              I humbly accept and embrace

                                              Ever close beside me
                                              beautiful flowers does grow
                                              or many gardens away
                                              by some I hardly know

                                              Thank you for the flowers
                                              you give to me each day
                                              each petal is worth more

                                               Thank you for the flowers
                                               you give to me each day
                                               a blanket of warm sunshine
                                               a smile's brightest ray
                                              than words can ever say

                                              © Susie Swanson, 2014

Just a little update,

The surgery went well and I'm now home. Praise be to God.
I've still got a ways to go and having alot of discomfort but there will be  better days ahead.
Since my Thyroid is gone I'm now feeling the affects of Hypothyroidism full blast but it will take time to get my meds adjusted . Many thanks to all of you for your messages, cards, emails and gifts of friendship but most importantly your PRAYERS. They have been heard and answered. It means so much to me and I will never forget . I think of ya'll often and will be back soon as I'm able. I'm looking forward to my visits with ya'll and your great posts make my days. May God Bless, ~Susie


  1. Dearest Susie...You are in my prayers during this time of recovery from surgery. I know you are going through a lot of discomfort right now. I am praying that you will begin to feel better very soon. You are such an inspiration to me, in countless ways. God Bless you and your hubby. Love you with warm hugs..xoxo

    1. Thank you dear friend. It has been quite a journey but nothing like some is going through. God has this and he will not let me down now. God Bless, x0

  2. I am so thankful to God that your surgery went well. My family's and my prayers are with you. Wishing you a healthy and happy recovery. Please don't rush to get up and do things. work can wait, so take it easy. Love and God bless.

    1. Thank you sweet friend. Love and blessings to you as well.

  3. This poem is lovely, Susie.

    I'm so glad to hear your surgery went well and you're back home again. I hope you will continue to feel better.

  4. Thanks be to God... Glad the surgery went well and glad that you are home... I know you have a ways to go ---so take it easy and just try to relax..... Continued prayers for you.


  5. Oh Susie, I've been waiting for this note from you! You've been on my mind every day, knowing you probably were suffering. Now I feel better, knowing you're on the road to recovery. The Lord is good!! And ~ a lovely poem!

    1. Thank you so much Charlotte. Yes God is so good all the time. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. God Bless!!

  6. Susie, That's some good news. I pray your meds will be adjust to fit you. It does take time. You are a tough girl from tough can do it. Some times I know I would love to flop down and kick and scream about how unfair liofe can be...but then I know I have suffered through a tough childhood to be brave and endure. God loves us , we are his children and he will take care of us. Bless you dear friend, xoxo,Susie

  7. Great news and lot's of PT Lord's ,glad you're home , and You're on our forever prayer list , we'll keep em coming . Malcolm and Ciejay

  8. So good to hear that you are doing well after the surgery (Thank you Jesus for taking care of our sweet sister)...I continue to pray for your complete recovery, and for the meds to work. I hope you enjoy the prospect of quilt making...There is snow on the ground here in Michigan today, and I already feel like huddling in my nest where it is warm.
    Much love, and ((big hugs))~Lisa~