Dear Mr Postman .. thank you for coming today so I can give you another few stories and then I'll ask you to start delivering our letters again ...
Today - we're not so good .. I need to go back and see how Mum is later on. However a couple of quick stories to give you a little more background .. the kind of thing I encounter on a daily basis when I visit ...
The ward is noisy .. there are only 5 beds, but what with nurses, doctors, care workers, cleaners, tea trolleys, visitors and patients - it's somewhat busy .. in fact positively terrible .. no peace at all. Poor Mum .. she wasn't too happy .. and eventually said "are we in a brothel!!??" I just burst out laughing ... no, I don't think so!! "where are we .. are we in Tokyo?" No .. unfortunately not .. we're still in Eastbourne.
Another couple of stories are in previous posts: Palm Sundays, Strokes and Reminiscences and She's Gone Cuckoo
Today though I wanted to thank some of you who are being so kind to me and supporting me through my mother's journey, while also guiding me on the positive letters blog:
Giovanna Garcia, of her Imperfect Action blog, together with her husband Craig Garcia .. have been my role models and guiders through this process. I couldn't have got where I am today without their support, their wisdom and their humility within the online community - I embrace them.
Tess came over from The Bold Life (as a guest speaker for Lance on the Jungle of Life) - and she talked about treats - appropriate for my Ma and brought me a few memories. I love her quote at the beginning of her post "If a child smiles, if an adult smiles, that is very important" -how true in my present journey. I think there's a conspiracy here .. they both completed their tax returns and disappeared off the planet for a while ...??!! I just hope they've had or are still enjoying a well deserved break - it'll be good to have them back.
Daphne from Joyful Days has been amazing .. and actually wrote me an open letter on her Joyful Days blog .. for which I feel truly honoured - entitled "A Positive Letter for Hilary" - I used her lovely picture for yesterday's post.
I am overwhelmed .. and so blessed by you all .. I haven't forgotten Positively Present, Liara, and all my blogging buddies who've been so supportive since we started with Gio .. - I will be back with some more endorsements. Forgive me - I need to get to the hospital ..
Thank you Mr Postman .. it's really nice to have someone who listens and who understands our life at the moment ..