These last few weeks I have been reminded of just how fortunate I am to be surrounded by people who care about me and and of just how blessed I am in my life.
One such blessing was this beautiful package that I received in the post from my lovely friend Donna from Rosebuds and Bluebells
I was the lucky winner of her recent giveaway and this gift arrived on one of those days where it really made a huge difference to the way I felt.
I adore pretty things and this set is definitely pretty, in fact I still have it set up just so, near my desk at home so I can admire it.
If you haven't been over to Donna's blog yet you should, she is so creative and always full of inspiration.
Isn't that teaspoon divine?
I love a bit of bling and Donna's personalised tag made me feel very special indeed.
For anyone interested in my current health drama I visited the Gynecologist today and we have been advised to wait and see if the Uterine ArterioVenous Malformation heals itself. He is recommending that we wait for 4 months to see what happens. It seems to be an uncommon problem and if you have ever come across it and can share what you know I would love to hear more. It seems that the way that the way to deal with it used to be a full hysterectomy, however given we wish to have more children this is not really an option.
Speaking of health I want to say a really big thank you to everyone who left me supportive comments and for all of your prayers. I really am so grateful and can't thank you enough!
Another big thank you goes to Sandy from Paint me White. I was the very ecstatic winner of her gorgeous lamp and lampshade. Sandy is so crafty and always has fabulous projects to show off. She made this lampshade herself and I was so thrilled to win it.
If you have somehow missed Sandy's blog then head straight over, she has a beautiful house and revamps all sorts of fabulous furniture that she then sells. Her house is always changing as she makes room for her finished projects prior to sending them off to there new home.
I will show you where my adorable new lamp lives in one of my future before and after posts.
I hope you all still remember me! It seems that my break ended up being a lot longer than I anticipated.
I was hoping to be back to share exciting news with you all but unfortunately it is not the case. I initially took a break from blogging because I was feeling really tired and sick and by the time I got home from work I had no energy to do much but fall asleep on the lounge. I was planning to share with you all when I was three months pregnant however when we went for our three month ultrasound we discovered that I had a missed miscarriage. The following few weeks were pretty emotional as I came to terms with the loss and ended up miscarrying naturally. All seemed to be going better until I started bleeding again and went for another ultrasound, then had more blood tests and met with specialists who believe I have a uterine AVM. It is essentially bleeding in the uterus that shouldn’t be there. I have googled it and the results were a bit scary.
I am still in the midst of further appointments and test and scans but I am feeling ok and I am back at work. I am trying not to dwell on it and I am praying that the AVM heals by it self and I would appreciate any prayers that you would like to send my way.
I have missed you all and I am so amazed by the friendships that I have developed through this blog. Thank you to you all for your lovely comments and thank you for continuing to check up on me in my absence, I have had some really beautiful emails from some really beautiful ladies that cheered me up immensely even though none of you knew what was happening.
I am looking forward to catching up with you all again but please be patient if it takes me a while to visit you or if my blogging is sporadic. I still have a lot on apart from the health issues and life still seems to get a bit busy occasionally.
On a good note though we have been very busy at our place and have managed to finish a lot of projects (or nearly finish) so I hope to share them with you in the coming weeks.