Saturday, May 15, 2010

Because you are my friends . . .

I am about to break my one and only Rule of the Tearoom.

For a moment, I must ask you to follow me outside The Tearoom and into that place we call Reality.

For the times I am absent, I hope you will forgive me.

My Dear Love Mr. V and I left Washington, DC and moved to Maine a few months ago in order to take care of my elderly parents. They are both in failing health, but it has become apparent that my mother has Parkinson's Disease.

And in my efforts to care for her, I have not taken care of myself. Last week, doctors implanted a stent in my heart. I am much, much better now (just tired) and am grateful to the people who devote their lives to helping others.

Here is a belated Mother's Day dedication to my mother.

Please return with me now to the escape of The Tearoom . . .

. . .and thank you for listening.



  1. Oh,my dear,dear Betty!-)*

    I am so sorry for you and you parents...
    I can imagine you feelings and you state of mind,my beautiful Friend Betty...
    Wish I could help you with all my heart and soul!!!
    Realy wonderful video for you Mom:-)*

    My Love and warm hugs for you Betty,

  2. Dear Betty,
    I am so glad you are feeling better, please do take care of yourself. PLease know I will be keeping your parents in my prayers. How lucky they are to have such a loving daughter and son-in-law.
    All my best,

  3. O my Betty! I'm so glad you're feeling better now ! Take good care xxxx

  4. Dear Betty~
    YOU are an Angel to help your parents and I am so sorry your heart was not well...but better now:) I have missed you. You tribute to your Mom is so special and you give us all Magic in your tearoom... For you I am so grateful~~

  5. You are indeed an angel! Please take care of yourself....then you will be at your best for your family.
    Such a lovley escape to come to your tearoom...thank you for sharing...glad I found you :)

  6. My sweet one, please look after yourself. And am sorry to hear of your mother's failing health. Am also happy to hear that you are feeling better despite the stent in your heart.
    Here's a warm embrace for you;-)

  7. I hope you recover quickly from your stent and do well. Thats a hard thing to have to move to take care of parents, but glad you were able to. I know they appreciate you very much

  8. I have just found your beautiful blog... and I am so sorry to hear of your ill health. I hope you are on the mend. My best wishes

  9. Thank you to everyone for their kind thoughts. I am doing much better and am so happy for the times I am able to escape to The Tearoom with you!


  10. Dear Betty, I am absoultely speechless as I had no idea you were going through such a scary experience. Please, darling, take care of yourself! I am wishing you a speedy recovery and much health! Sometimes we keep giving to the point of colmplete exhaustion and this is not the way to go. I am sure your family needs you in good health and happy. You are such a remarkable person with the most beautiful Spirit!


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