Saturday, 13 August 2011

My Dad

I'll be off social media until further notice as my beloved Dad had a major brain stem stroke last Sunday, so my attention is with him. Will catch up when I can.

The Last Post by Judy Croome

The old bull falls to his knees, his tusks gouging another furrow in the rough stubby grass as he struggles to rise one last time. He trumpets an angry roar, but still it does not help: he lies on his side as the sun rises higher and higher. His eyes drift shut…and the dust settles slowly around him.



Dad and me as baby
Dad had his first stroke at the end of November 2010.
Here the two of us celebrate my niece Nikki's engagement in December 2010.

We're so blessed to have Dad with us this year.
Here he is with my sister, Iona, and my Mom, Dawn, at Umdloti in March 2011
Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.  I'll reply to everyone as and when I can, but know that I appreciate all comments and, most especially, the prayers, love and support. 

15 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

How horrible! I will definitely keep you, your father and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pics.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Dearest Judy .. my heart goes out to you all and I can only send blessings, prayers and love across the airwaves. Wonderful pictures of you and thank you for posting them - so we can see you with him.

I'll be with you in my heart .. Hilary

Damaria Senne said...

I'm sorry your Dad is feeling poorly. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Frances Garrood said...

Having been through a similar experience with my own father, I really feel for you, Judy. I hope so much that he is peacecful and pain-free, and that you are able to spend all the time you wish with him.

Tabouleh said...

oh Judy I am so sorry to read this... You are all in my thoughts and prayers... May love light and blessings surround you and your dad... thinking of you!

septembermom said...

I'm so sorry Judy. I will pray for your beloved Dad. Sending hugs to you. Take care.

Judith Mercado said...

Oh, I am so sorry, Judy, that you are passing through this difficult time. I hope that during all of this you can find the small still space inside where you can find serenity and solace. I send you all my best wishes, my friend.

Linda said...

So sorry to hear that, Judy. Yes, you have my prayers for your dad, you, and all your family. Peace be unto you.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I'm so sorry, Judy. My mother-in-law suffered many strokes. It is a terrible thing. I will keep you all close in my heart.

LynNerd said...

Judy, I'm so sorry. Sending prayers.

Denise Z said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way my friend.

Elliot Grace said...

...so sorry for your loss, Judy. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

EL

Anita said...

I wish I could give you a big hug. I'll be thinking of you and praying for your family.

Vicki said...

So sorry! Will be keeping your dad and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Bish Denham said...

Daddies and their daughters, such a special and important relationship. My prayers are with you.