Thursday, 24 January 2013

It Was Great News

Thank you for you prayers and thoughts, I am so much more than grateful.
Clair got Great News, the wide excision was clear of cancer!  Yes I am smiling broadly today.
She must have check ups every three months for five years, so we know she will have the best of chances of beating Malignant Melanoma

So it is onwards and upwards now, I can relax and begin to enjoy this new year.  Everything has been on hold really since November when I took ill and then a doctor felt a couple of Clair's moles were looking suspicious.She has since had seven removed and one was malignant.

We are both looking forward to getting on with life and living to the full.  So watch this space.

Thank you so much for your kindness xxx

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Prayer Request

Prayers and Positive thoughts requested today for my beautiful daughter Clair as she goes for the results of her wide excision biopsy. Her appointment is at 3pm so if you can spare 30 seconds your thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated. 
 Thank you.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

My DaughterClair and Her Soldier Son Conor.

This photo was taken two weeks ago when her boy came home for two weeks R&R.
He flew back to Afghanistan in the early hours of this morning.
He will be home safe in 97 days, not that we are counting:)

Thank you for you kind good wishes for Conor, it means such a lot to me, to know you are out there and I can pour my heart out here.  I have to be strong when with my family, especially Clair, holding her spirit up.  There is no one close apart from my Ralph of course, that I can collapse into their arms and let my fears go.  So this is my safe place where I can let it go, pour my words out, words of fear, sadness, hope and joy and every other emotion under the sun.  So thank you for letting me ramble, rant, moan and groan.

Now that Conor's R&R has finished, maybe there will be some semblance of normality in our every day life now. There is such a lot happening this year and we have got to start getting organised and sorted.  I will be laying the foundations until the end of January (lots of hospital appointments in the next two weeks) then hopefully it will be onward and upward for my family and I.

Have a Great Weeked All xxx

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Joy Tinged with Fear and Sadness

This is my beautiful boy soldier Conor last night.  I love this boy more than life it's self. I have asked The Good Lord to keep him safe in mind, body and soul and to take me instead of him if it comes to it.  It is not just his physical well being I pray for it is his mental and spiritual well being that is so important also. He does read his Bible, he keeps my rosary with him and I hope these do give him faith, hope and strength at this time and in the future. 

This morning, one of my worst fears came looming at me when I read about a young soldier who survived a Taliban bombing, came home to his parents on live and took his own life at his parents home.

My heart is heavy right now

Friday, 4 January 2013

Family Time

Tonight will be a joyous night.  Family getting together always is the best of times for me.
 Tonight will be special as it will be us being together with  Conor my soldier grandson.
 He is on leave from Afghanistan and we are all so happy to have him home.
The photo above was at the family send off we gave him in September.
My daughter Clair putting on a very brave face and Tim bursting with pride.
I am sure there will be many more photo's tonight also.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Cooking Today

Today I am going round to my daughters to help her with the preparation for tomorrows get together.
My Grandson Conor is home from Afghanistan on two weeks R&R and we are having a family get together so we all get to see him,love him, hug him and then hug him again.

So I am on chef duty this morning before I go to work, we are making Scouse and Pea Wack, traditional Liverpudlian comfort food. Both of these taste better the day after the making.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year Fresh Start

Here I go again, getting back on track and hoping by the end of 2013 I will be far healthier than I am right now. A heart scare is a great motivator in getting you to look at your lifestyle in every way and I have got lazy and greedy for rubbish. It all ended last night. I have been for a short walk today and I have plans formulating in my head as I write.My word for 2013 is DETERMINATION and it is going to get me to where I need to be.I plan to have fun on this journey, with my food and my exercise. So see you around.