Hello Bloggies!


Hello Bloggies … here I am! 🙂

Thank you Thank you Thank you … for your patience! I am so grateful to have so many wonderful blog friends … and I have appreciated all the love and care you have shown over the last few weeks. We were very blessed on Monday to have a sunshiny day … even if a little coolish. The service was very low key and humble … and it was overwhelming to have so many come to pay their respects … and to support the family. We had about 80 people here for the refreshments afterwards … and mum sat and enjoyed their company … catching up with some long time friends that she had not seen for many years. My girls were a huge support in replenishing food and serving teas & coffees. They are such a blessing to me! It was sad … but it was okay. I managed a few tears … but Gav was surprised how well I held it together all day. I think you just keep going … don’t you? Yesterday … my two sisters and I went to the grave to lay some flowers … and spend a little time there. It is a beautiful spot under the trees. And … then my mum & I took my younger sister & her hubby & daughter to the airport so they could return to Q’ld. (Her other 3 kids had flown back Monday afternoon.) This photo was taken about 3 weeks ago … when Dad met his great grand-daughter Bree … for the first time. Look at that lovely smile. Parkinsons patients lose the ability to smile … but somehow Bree managed to get one from Dad! 

from Maree

Anyway … after a drive of 3 hours to the airport and back yesterday … I have decided to have a day of just doing absolutely nothing … today! The last few days have been sooo full on … that I think I deserve to sit with my puter on my lap … and be a tiny bit self indulgent! 😉 It is really cold today … so I am happy to sit here all snuggly and warm! I have been dying to see you all … and I am keen to pop by my favourite blogs for a visit … after being absent for so long. I have a small window of being still … before Mum has her hip operation on Monday 20th … and I am back to the hospital runs again!!! 🙄

from Julie A (closed)
from Julie A (open)

I plan to do another post today … with a card creation … but I wanted to share some more blog friend creations first. So … keep watching for more later! 😀 And … I am also off to do some well overdue blog hopping.

from Gabbi

It has been just wonderful to find these gorgeous creations in my mail box! (And … the lovely cards in my previous post) Thanks everyone! And … looking at these has made my fingers so itchy for stamping! I just need to find some mojo amongst the overwhelming tiredness … but … I will be back at my stamping desk again soon!!! 🙂 Hugs xxaxx


  1. Lynda says:

    Heya sweetie. I am so v v glad that Monday went well for all of you. It was me on ur mobile y’day….I think I may have confused ur Mum…u were driving to the airpot…so sorry to intrude…just checking up on you…LOL!! (BTW…ur Mum sounds so v v sweet!!! I love the cards that you have rec’d…again showing how much you are cherished. I am also so v glad to hear that u r taking it easy today……SO good to hear.
    I can save you some time…I have not posted for ages…..lots of stuff going on!!! The other things that I note in the pic of ur parents with Bree…is the serenity and peacefulness of Bree and the wonderful glow of light at the back of the pic. A truly speccy and memorable pic darl. MWAH!! ooxx
    Andrea adds: Hi hun! Thanks for your call … sorry I wasn’t able to take it. Your comment here is very sweet … and I am so thankful for all you have done! Hope we can catch up sometime IRL … but that might have to wait until after mum’s op??? Hugs xxaxx


  2. lisa808 says:

    Andrea, that is such a lovely picture of your parents and granddaughter. What a photo to treasure. So glad your father got to meet his great-granddaughter.
    Andrea adds: Yes … it was a special memory for my daughter (Stacey) … and she will treasure that last visit with Grandad. Hugs xxaxx


  3. Sonia G says:

    It is so nice to see that you got a photo of your Dad with Bree – he looks very happy!
    I am happy that you were able to get through Monday. It is so true, that sometimes you are able to pull through things…. it’s the little things that will remind you of your Dad that will pull at your heartstrings. You are allowed to stop and cry and I hope that you do, as you’ll be remembering such beautiful times.
    Rest up now, as you prepare for the next round of hospital trips for your mum.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Sonia … all these sweet messages are such a strength to me. Hugs xxaxx


  4. Gabbi says:

    What a precious family photo – one that will be treasured!
    I love the other cards – so special.
    Hope you have some “me” time over the next few days to recover.
    Take care.
    Love Gabbi
    Andrea adds: Off to shiver my way through the secondary athletics carnival today … not sure how long I will last!!! My mum is coming with me … so we might end up going somewhere to have coffee and chill out! Hugs xxaxx


  5. Melissa says:

    A beautiful, precious photo, it has me teary, and some lovely cards too Andrea, I am glad Monday went well for you and your family. Stay strong,hugs Melissa x
    Andrea adds: Yes … I am so glad to have this one … one of the last we have taken of him. And … Bree will be able to know that she met her great grandad before he died. Thanks for the sympathy & care, Mel. Hugs xxaxx


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