Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dad

As most of you will know I am in Western Australia visiting my parents.  My Dad who has been ill for some time and in hospital very nearly passed on Monday.  We don't know how but he rallied and Mum and I stayed with him Monday night until Tuesday afternoon.  We came home for a brief rest and spent some more time with him last night.  Although he was weak, he was alert, pain free and we were able to give him his 85th birthday gifts just a few days early which he loved.  I saw his beautiful smile and cheeky grin again.  It has been so precious to spend a little extra time with him.

We don't know how it will be for him in the next day or so, but as long as he is peaceful while he goes to sleep, that is all I ask.

Some may think this is too personal a subject to talk about on a blog, but I know that you will be thinking of me and my family during this very difficult time.  I do ask that if any of you have any beliefs, what ever they may be, that you think especially of my Mum at this time who is struggling so terribly with grief and sadness.

Thank you all so much for your support and love, it is much appreciated and very much needed at this time.

I hope you are having a lovely week and for those in the northern hemisphere some sunshine and warm weather.

Anne  xx

20 comments:

Joolz said...

Anne, I'm thinking of you all at this sad time. How lovely you could be there for your Mum, with your Dad.
Sending prayers for you all, take care.

Joolz xx

willywagtail said...

Thinking of you Anne and your family and I'm glad that you can be there for your Father and Mother. Sending hugs Cherrie

Jacquie said...

You and your mum are in my thoughts Anne.
Jacquie x

Joyful said...

It's difficult to watch our loves one's struggle. I can only imagine how your mother must be feeling to lose her lover and her friend.

I'm glad you had more time with your dad and were able to celebrate his birthday. He is very strong. I'm sure he does it for your mother.

Praying for a peaceful passage and for strength for your mother and for you and your siblings. Hugs. xx

VintageVicki said...

What a hard time for you & your family - I will be thinking about you all xxxx

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Oh Anne - I'm sending you a massive virtual hug (and one for your mum) and letting you know that I'm thinking of you over the next few days. Glad you have made those precious days special for you all, especially your Dad
fee x

A Farmer's Wife said...

Oh Anne - I am thinking of you and your family. Such a difficult time. I wish your father peace on his journey. And you love and comfort as you watch him go.

Take care.

xx



Helsie said...

Oh Anne, all I can say is I'm thinking of you.

Claire said...

Dear Anne, so glad you are there, to see your dad again and to comfort and support your mum
It's never easy no matter what the circumstances, but we all wish for loved ones to be pain free.
The love for your dad shines through your blog posts and it's been lovely to read them.
Blogs are about our lives and we all know that life has difficult times and seasons.
I will keep your mum in my prayers, I know you will be a great strength for her as she will be to you.
Sending love and hugs......

Claire XX

Claire said...

Oops P.S. Yes, I had been wondering how things were going, so thankyou for thinking of us at such an emotional time.......X

Cheryl said...

Oh Anne, my thoughts are with you and your family, especially your mother in this difficult time :) xx

Kar said...

My thoughts are surely with you and your family right now Anne. Hugs to you all. Be thankful for the time that you have with your father and show him all the love you can.

gilly said...

Thinking of you and keeping you & your family all in my prayers. Lovely that you are able to be together at this time. Be blessed,
hugs xx

Dawn said...

I will be thinking of you. Such a a sad time for you but wonderful that you are able to be there to support your mum.

Mum said...

Hugs to you and your family.
Love from Mum
xx

Susan Smith said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Susan.

Mrs A said...

I've just seen your post and I feel so much sadness for you and your mother..and all your family. Yes, of course it is more than OK to write...this post is who you are. It is a precious time, love and thoughts go with you, love Mrs A

Swallow Barn said...

so sorry to hear your dad is unwell Anne. I'm glad you've been able to spend time with him and I hope he is with you for a lot longer.

thinking of you
Nikki x

head in the sun said...

Anne, wishing your Dad and your family, peace for the days ahead, whatever they may hold.

Diana said...

I will especially hold your mum in my heart...it is a big thing to lose a spouse and long term partner.