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The Update I promised .... Plus Glastonbury Photos 
14th-Aug-2016 01:42 pm
M&D wedding
I am actually sitting with dad and typing this update - the great thing about a Chromebook. Dad's home has Wi Fi, so thought I could actually do an update.

Firstly, sadly, when I said Dad is poorly, I mean that he is now drifting, having had yet another stroke. He just wants to go Home. He is very peaceful and the care is stunning so although I don't want to say Goodbye, but I know he will be going to Heaven, and I will see him again one day. He told me yesterday he wants to go Home, and that he is missing Mum. So hard to realise, but a lot of positives in such a negative time. I have had the privilege of knowing an amazing man for over 55 years, and even now is is half asleep with a beautiful smile on his face.

As I said my back had been playing up ... well my osteopath said I could look on it as good news!!!! For the last 3 years I have struggled, some days terribly, with the CFS ... yet he thinks I am doing so well that my horrific injury of 1982 is now able to become a separate entity. So looking at it that way I could see cause for celebration, and certainly nice to be able to tell dad that after he and mum have been so worried about me.

Jiffy has also been to the vets as he has a small infection in one of his anal glands. Marni has seen him 3 times now, and if there is no improvement next time then he may need a mini op. He was not great on his walk this morning. I had told him dad was poorly and I wonder if he has understood what I was saying.

Anyway, on a brighter note, here are the photos of Glastonbury Tor I promised you ... we had a great day for the walk as the view was amazing.



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Yes, steps a lot of the way, infact pilgrims are meant to go up on their hands and knees
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At the disolution of the monestry, the last Abbot was actually hanged on this tower!
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Proof I made it
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... as did Christine
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Dad's asleep at present so I will try to get some more bits done, but doubt I will be focused enough to go through my f-list ... sorry
Comments 
14th-Aug-2016 03:56 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

BTW.... the view at the top of the hill at Glastonbury Tor is gorgeous!
28th-Aug-2016 10:26 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends. It is hard to see him so frail, but good to know he doesn't need any painkillers other than Paracetamol.

Glastonbury Tor was stunning - I will go again.
14th-Aug-2016 05:02 pm (UTC)
Still is a sort of fantasy of mine to stand at the top of Glastonbury Tor on a snowy xmas day (or New Year's/Midwinter's Day); though nowhere near as strong as when I could visit the place almost every year :-)

kerk
28th-Aug-2016 10:30 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends.

Glastonbury Tor was stunning - I will go again. However I don't think it would be in the snow - the climb was leg-aching on a warm day!
14th-Aug-2016 07:41 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry your Dad is so poorly and I'm sure you both take comfort in your Faith at such a sad time.
28th-Aug-2016 10:39 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends.

That is true - we have said all along that we know where Mum is, where Dad is going, and one day we will be together again.

Thank you
14th-Aug-2016 08:00 pm (UTC)
I am sorry to hear that your Dad has had another stroke, but glad to know that he is ready, now, to join your Mum in the life to come.

And thank you for taking the time to share the photos - they are lovely.
28th-Aug-2016 10:26 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends. It is hard to see him so frail, but good to know he doesn't need any painkillers other than Paracetamol.

Glastonbury Tor was stunning - I will go again.
14th-Aug-2016 09:26 pm (UTC)
I am sorry that your father is in declining health.
28th-Aug-2016 10:41 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends.

It is hard to see your parents looking frail, isn't it?

Thank you
14th-Aug-2016 10:04 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about you dad no doing so good. It's hard to know what's going to happen, sooner or later. I've been there *sigh* ...
*hugs you very tight*
28th-Aug-2016 10:40 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends.

It is hard to see your parents looking frail, isn't it?

Thank you
14th-Aug-2016 11:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the lovely pics of Glastonbury Tor. Now that's a place that speaks to the imagination!

I am sorry to hear about your father's decline. But if he really wants to go, I guess that is what's best for him, difficult as it may be for those who will be left behind....
28th-Aug-2016 10:27 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends. It is hard to see him so frail, but good to know he doesn't need any painkillers other than Paracetamol.

Glastonbury Tor was stunning - I will go again.
14th-Aug-2016 11:02 pm (UTC)
It's a difficult time for you. I will hold you in my thoughts. Treasure your time with him as much as you can.
28th-Aug-2016 10:45 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends.

It is hard to see your parents looking frail, isn't it? In some ways these last couple of weeks have been special as I have had those extra days with Dad, and also spent an hour with Nick each day. I am so lucky to have had my parents until I was in my mid 50's

Thank you
14th-Aug-2016 11:21 pm (UTC)
Glastonbury looks fantastic. I'm glad your dad is comfortable.
28th-Aug-2016 10:27 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends. It is hard to see him so frail, but good to know he doesn't need any painkillers other than Paracetamol.

Glastonbury Tor was stunning - I will go again.
15th-Aug-2016 10:40 am (UTC)
The tower with the morbid history is gorgeous!
28th-Aug-2016 10:31 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends.

Glastonbury Tor was stunning - I will go again. I do love learning little snippets of history like that - makes a place more real.
15th-Aug-2016 02:15 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry your dad's doing poorly.

The tower and its view are gorgeous.
28th-Aug-2016 10:28 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends. It is hard to see him so frail, but good to know he doesn't need any painkillers other than Paracetamol.

Glastonbury Tor was stunning - I will go again.
15th-Aug-2016 05:27 pm (UTC)
OMG yes, that is SO worth the climb!! <3
28th-Aug-2016 10:58 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends. It is hard to see him so frail, but good to know he doesn't need any painkillers other than Paracetamol.

Glastonbury Tor was stunning - I will go again.
16th-Aug-2016 07:48 pm (UTC)
You've been an amazing daughter to your mum and dad. I'm sorry he is not doing well. It is difficult to realize he is reaching that time in life and will move on soon. The only comfort is he will be with your mum and they will be joyful again.

Why does it seem that everything is uphill? LOL! It always seems I was trekking uphill to anything interesting while living overseas. The land is so beautiful and green.

Tommy is without a computer at the moment. His laptop is dead. I have no internet so I offered him my PC, but he hasn't responded. I miss having access anytime I want it.
28th-Aug-2016 10:57 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends.

I don't know about being amazing, but they have done so much for me in the past. They are/were amazing people and it has been a pleasure to be able to help them when they were in need. However, it is hard to see your parents looking frail, isn't it? He often mutters something, and when I have asked him it is that he is talking to Mum. I am so glad he continues to be so peaceful, and always looks comfy ... his care is truly wonderful

That uphill climb at Glastonbury was certainly worth it - especially as it was such a clear day.

I hate not being able to keep in touch with friends when I am not on-line .... I used to write loads of letters, but have got lazy, and (as you know) my hand writing is not great anyway!!

Thank you
18th-Aug-2016 05:32 pm (UTC)
I've been offline for a few days, just catching up

((hugs)) may your Dad pass peacefully and join his beloved wife in heaven. The close of a life well lived is mixed sadness for those left behind and joy that the loved person is ready to leave and , in the case of your Dad, doing so with absolute faith that this is not the end.

Take care of yourself and I hope that Jiffy is feeling better too.
28th-Aug-2016 10:50 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends.

It is hard to see your parents looking frail, isn't it? He often mutters something, and when I have asked him it is that he is talking to Mum. I am so glad he continues to be so peaceful, and always looks comfy ... his care is truly wonderful

Thank you

Jiffy is about the same - I should have taken him back this week, but didn't ... however I have promised myself that, "whatever" I will make sure he sees Marni on Tuesday.
20th-Aug-2016 10:21 am (UTC)
Just wanted to say that I'm thinking of you and your dad. Knowing that he's ready to go and be re-united with your mum hopefully makes a difficult time for you more bearable. *hugs* and much love as always.

Well done on making it to the top of the Tor, both you and Christine look pleased with your achievement, and the views are stunning.
28th-Aug-2016 10:29 am (UTC)
At long last I am getting round to replying - Dad is snoozing, so I can catch up with friends. It is hard to see him so frail, but good to know he doesn't need any painkillers other than Paracetamol.

Glastonbury Tor was stunning - I will go again.
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