Sunday, November 11, 2012

A further Update and a note of thanks!

Hello All!
Many thanks for your kind thoughts and words.  My dad is still with us, though we think that he will be moving on in the next couple of days.  While the last couple of days have been hard, and my back is a mess from sleeping on a very cheap cot beside his bed, I have been rewarded by lots of time with him and the true kindness of the staff who are taking such good, and respectful, care of him.  I have also been heartened and humbled by your kind words and I do feel those prayers and thoughts and they are so appreciated! 

We have been playing a lot of Christmas music with him in the last day as he loves that music so.  It is amazing how both lovely and sad that is all at once. 

Anyway, will be keeping you posted.  And I do want to post on the purple trousers as I think everyone should have a pair!  And Dani - I got my brown silk polka dot trousers and almost wore them to the nursing home yesterday.  They are sooo comfortable.  It seemed a tad overdressed, but as I have said, my dad loved to dress up!

As a small token of my thanks, am sending you all an electronic bouquet of my favourite flowers, peonies.  The card attached reads "With much love and appreciation.  Every kind act makes our world a better place and you are making mine better every day.  Love Wendy"



Hello All - early this morning, my dad went to take his last walk in the woods.  It is a sad day indeed.

25 comments:

  1. Wendy I'll be thinking of you today. I'll be lighting candles for your family at church.
    I'm so happy you like those pants, lovely to have something pretty and comfortable during a hard time. Thanks for the electronic bouquet, I love peonies too!
    xox

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    1. Thanks Dani - you strike me as a peonie girl for sure! I appreciate the lighting of the candle. We had the minister in the other day and took communion with my dad which was very lovely and comforting.

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  2. Thanks Wendy, you are so very welcome - you really give us all so much pleasure when we read your blog every day, it's the least we can do. Thinking of you.

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    1. Thank you Patricia - you folks have been a real source of comfort to me!

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  3. Oh WMM, what a sad sad time in your life, thinking of you.

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    1. Thanks Tabs. You will not be surprised that my dad wants The Skye Boat Song, good McLeod that he is, piped on his day.

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  4. So bittersweet Wendy. Thanks for the update and my best wishes. X0X

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  5. BONNIE PRINCE Headed toward Remembrance Day ceremonies WMM, will say prayers for your dad, your mum, and all the WMM clan. Imagine we may hear bagpipes for "Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, Onward! the sailors cry. Carry the lad that's born to be king over the sea to Skye." And if not, I will be playing the Corries or some Cape Breton version soon as home. Peace, and thank you for the blooms.

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    1. Thanks GF! It is such a beautiful song isn't it?

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  6. Thank you for the update, Wendy. I have been thinking about you and wondering how things were going with your dad. You will both continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you have a beautiful day together. :)

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    1. Thanks FFM - i truly appreciate that!

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  7. I am sure he is so glad to have you there with him. Wishing you both peace and comfort. Peonies are so beautiful, thank you!

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    1. Thanks Cate! Peonies and lily-of-the-valley - guess i am a june flower kind of gal

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  8. I did not have a chance to comment before but I have been thinking about you and your dad. Sadly, I did not have a good relationship with my own dad and he passed away when I was a young teenager so I think this is wonderful that you can live those last moments with him and that he is at peace, sorroundered by the love and dignity.
    Xoxo

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    1. Thanks AJC - you are so right - i feel incredibly lucky and though i am very sad, i am heartened by having such a good relationship with my dad, especially during the last 11 years since my mum died

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  9. WMM, I'm sorry about what you and your family are going through, I love my dad dearly and cannot fathom that. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  10. Wendy, my heart is with you at this difficult time.

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    1. Thanks Fred. Are you back yet? I have been thinking of your little house on Long Island! cannot wait to hear about Gordon Ramsay restaurant on Hospital Rd(I think that's correct!) we were going to do when we were in London in 08 but never got there!)

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  11. You are a good and faithful daughter; the memory of staying by him during this time will be a comfort to you.

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    1. Thanks Lane - has been really sad, but I was glad we were with him when he died

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  12. I don't often comment but read your blog faithfully and enjoy your wit and charm. It's lovely that you can be there with your dad, and I'm sure he's grateful for your comforting presence. Wishing you and your family peace during this difficult time.

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    1. thank you so much! I love faithfull readers as I am one myself! I am feeling badly as there is so much to share! Oh well, it will all still be in my rattled brain by week's end!

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  13. So sorry to hear about your Dad. Lovely that you were with him, that is what my sister and I did with our Dad. Sleeping in loungers in his room, playing music and making sure he heard us tell him we loved him right up until the very end. My thoughts are with you.

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