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Armistice Dedication

By Suehh
No man's land is silent now
Just heavy heart and blood do lay
Upon the fields of battles past
We pray to God the peace to last.

Ninety three years; so long ago
And still brave souls leave home shores
To seek the right, the light, the peace
And pray to God that war should cease.


My thoughts as another Armistice Day is here with us. I prepared this image a couple of days ago to load up today.

And then tonight - my world suddenly changed - Steven (husband) a fit (or so we thought) healthy, non drinking (well only occasionally) non- smoking, non-over weight man felt unwell when we were both in the gym - we had met there and both had our own cars - he came over to me and said he didn't feel well and was going home - I said "tara - see you soon then" but when I arrived home he was not here - I could see he had called my mobile so rang him back, wondering where on earth he was. A nurse at the hospital answered his phone. It transpired when he had got to his car, he felt really ill and knew something was very wrong, so he drove himself to the nearest emergency department - thank heaven he got there in time - he was having a heart attack - unbelievable! They say he will be fine after carrying out emergency surgery earlier tonight - but I am frightened, so very frightened. So, for all you folks out there who think you can work all the hours God sends and take all the stress that your employers throw at you - please take time to look after yourselves - try to find a balance, I know it is hard, especially in these difficult times, but please try - tomorrow may be too late.

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Comments


gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
11 Nov 2011 12:31AM
Very appropriate. Nicely done.
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teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
11 Nov 2011 12:32AM
Exquisite work - a beautiful tribute.
Sylvia
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
11 Nov 2011 12:36AM
A beautiful tribute, Sue, all the more so you thinking of others and the sacrifice they made, and when your own heart must be heavy with the events of last evening. I wish your husband a speedy recovery following surgery.
I shall keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless!
Ronnie.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
11 Nov 2011 12:47AM
What you say Sue is very true.I think all this ''modern day stress'' placed on some people is responsible for ''younger'' people having heart attacks nowadays.I know of quite a few acquintances of mine,which this has been the case.I am a believer when they say the first one is a ''warning'',so I hope you and Steven heed this warning !!
Take care.
Mick.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
11 Nov 2011 12:47AM
Dear Sue, may your beloved soon recover and may the soon take the stress of you.
glad you still found the energy to put up such a lovely tribute.
and I know what it feels like, my heart stood still when I had to leave Chris in hospital for some big surgery.
NeilWigan Plus
6 12 15 England
11 Nov 2011 12:56AM
Nothing i can say to make things better Sue just accept our heartfelt best wishes for a swift recovery and take care yourself.Neil,Joan and family.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
11 Nov 2011 1:06AM
the image is beautiful Sue--- I am hoping that your tomorrow will be a beautiful---Sending blessings to you both!
Jennnn
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 1:14AM
a beautiful tribute sue you are both in my thoughts
andy
11 Nov 2011 1:18AM
Very beautiful work and so fitting Sue.............Sandy
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
11 Nov 2011 5:33AM
A truly beuatiful image, Sue. My thoughts are with you and your husband. So glad he decided to head to the hospital when he did and trust he makes a full and swift recovery. Remember to take good care of your self too.

Ann
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
11 Nov 2011 5:37AM
So sorry to hear your news, Sue, but glad that your husband had the foresight to take himself to hospital in time. All the very best to you both.
A beautiful tribute for Armistice Day, too. Carol
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 7:01AM
So sorry Sue. Hope Steven is back to his old self very soon. Take care.

Barry
moiral 6 12 Scotland
11 Nov 2011 7:43AM
Glad to hear Steve had the wisdom to take himself to hospital when he did Sue, and he is very lucky to live in an area where such treatment can be administered so swiftly. I do hope that everything continues on the right path for him and he makes a good recovery. As you say a worrying and frightening time for both of you, therefore all the more reason for you to look after yourself at this time of high stress and strain. Take very good care of yourself.
A beautiful tribute you have created here. Moira
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
11 Nov 2011 7:46AM
A really wonderful tribute.

Ken
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 8:14AM
What a shock !!!
My thoughts are with you Sue - time will stand still for you both I am sure for a while, but thankfully he made the right decision.
Take care.
The image itself is very beautiful
Helen
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 8:39AM
Wonderful image Sue, I am so sorry to hear about what has happened to Steven, but am so glad he is ok, take care both of you.

Regards and best wishes to you both

Hugh
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 9:16AM
A particularly fine composition that includes most stages of the poppy's maturity; an eloquent tribute.

My thoughts are with you and Steven.

Bill
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
11 Nov 2011 10:51AM
A beautiful image Sue. Wishing a speedy recovery to your husband, I can understand your fears - be strong.
Brian.
SlowSong Plus
7 6.2k 29 England
11 Nov 2011 10:54AM
Oh Sue! You describe so well that these things can happen to any of us at any time.
And a beautifully poignant picture on many levels. I send you both all my best thoughts.
Chris
11 Nov 2011 12:16PM
Hope things work out Sue and your other half makes a speedy recovery best wishes

Bob
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
11 Nov 2011 1:01PM
A very beautiful creation and tribute for today, Sue.
My thoughts are with you and Steven, and wish him a speedy recovery.
Trev Smile
AshTree 6 1.7k 6 England
11 Nov 2011 2:32PM
Oh Sue, you must have been so scared, what a horrible shock for you - and for Steve, of course. Hats off to him for keeping his nerve and getting to the safety of hospital. We should never take anything for granted, should we.... And of course, after this warning, you won't, I know. My thoughts are with you both.
And - almost a by the way in the circumstances - a lovely image, pleased to give your the 30th vote Smile
Theresa
BarbaraR 10 16 1 England
11 Nov 2011 3:51PM
A beautiful image, so well done.
What a shock for you and your husband.
Hope he is soon completely fit again.

B.
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 3:52PM
Dear Sue, how terrible for you and Steve. My thoughts and prayers are with you both today and I hope that he recovers quickly.
Much love,
Carol xxx

PS: this is a beautiful tribute x
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 5:31PM
nicely thought out and worked on

just read your intro (I always do things back to front) sorry to hear about your husband but so glad he is going to be ok - thinking of you and hubs Sue
Sezz 11 617 15 England
11 Nov 2011 5:51PM
Sue your image and words are a beautiful tribute.
Sending you my thoughts and best wishes for both you and your husband! x

Sarah*
11 Nov 2011 6:13PM
My husband was exactly the same ... he was riding his motor bike..
Steven will be fine.... I know .....
But my thoughts are with you both
Suehh 9 39 6 England
11 Nov 2011 9:50PM
Thank you so much for all your lovely words and thoughts - you will never know how much they mean to me today after what has been the most difficult 24 hours in my life for many a year. I know we never meet but I consider you my friends and my sustenance - I wish I could do more than just say "thank you".

Please forgive me for not looking at your images - I will catch up as and when - hopefully in the morning when I have had some sleep.

And it is still the 11th day of the 11th month. If I feel as I do today, I can only imagine how those who have lost loved ones, or how those who have been injured in recent conflicts feel. I so respect the bravery, stoicism and dignity of all concerned.
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 11:01PM
So sorry to hear your news Sue - hope Steven is back up on his feet real soon and you can both put this behind you. We will all be thinking of you.
Jason
User_Removed 8 26 2 United States
12 Nov 2011 2:29AM
Sue, a fitting tribute - very touching.
Christina
(I'll PM you - so very sorry about your husband.)
astyag 9 12
12 Nov 2011 1:23PM
I am shocked! I'll pray to God for Steven. May he get well soon. May God give you patience and wisdom to come over this.
Astyag
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2011 10:17PM
Wow Sue, so sorry to hear of your shocking experience and Stevens too. Sounds like they caught him in time and my thoughts are with you both at this trying time. here's to a speedy recovery the medics can do so much these days. Paul
14 Nov 2011 5:51PM
Wonderful words Sue, and a very nicely worked image.
Thank you so much for your comment on my latest upload Smile

John Smile
15 Nov 2011 12:29PM
So sorry Sue to hear about your ordeal,take care..Lin
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2011 7:58PM
Beautiful words and a great tribute to our brave hero's that will never see the freedom they fought and died.
So we must remember them all.

Ian
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2011 8:02PM
I hope everything works out ok for you and your hubby and sorry to hear the news, if any consolation my dad had 2 heart attacks at the age of 50 and is now a healthy 72 year old.

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