Tuesday 3 March 2009

SOCIAL: Update

Just another quick note to try and catch up. I haven't known if I'm Arthur or Martha the past week or so!! It's just been such a shock with my Mom taking ill and not my Dad, who is quite frail. I was thrown completely off balance. Thanks heavens my mom is such a fighter; she says it's all her "voortrekker" (pioneering) stock!!

Anyway the good news is that Mom is home with my husband and I. The biggest challenge is getting her to stay quiet and still! (haha) She's definitely subdued from her normal exuberant self but says she's feeling better than she's felt in months. The heart surgeon is very happy with her progress and wants to see her in 3 weeks. We'll be in Switzerland by then (fly in eleven days) but my sister Iona is here and doing a few odds & ends that give me time to do things like visa applications etc . Mom & Dad will just stay here until we come back from our trip on 6th April. I feel less stressed having my Mom under my eye until we go, and it's just easier for them as well. Hopefully we can now start to have some sort of routine and normality, although this week is packed with visa applications and other what-nots for the trip!!

Just trying to catch up and let everyone know that all prayers and thoughts have been felt and have given us much strength over the past week!!

Hope all well with everyone!! :)


beth said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Good luck!

Marilyn Brant said...

Glad to hear the good news, Ann, and happy to know you're all well despite the stress of the past week! Still thinking about you and looking forward to further catch-ups after your trip :).

Nancy J. Parra said...

I'd like to echo what Mailyn and Beth said. So nice to hear from you and that things are going as well as possible. Thoughts and prayers your way.

Hope the weather's good for your trip!

Lady Glamis said...

All is well here. My prayers are still with you. I hope you have a good time on your trip. Good luck on the flight. I hate long flights. Hope we hear from you soon!

septembermom said...

Such good news! My prayers are with you and your family. Have a safe flight. Looking forward to future posts.

Amanda Holly said...

Ann it can only get better! Hang in there girl. And a big fat hurray to your sister to coming out to help you in your hour of need! Lots of Hugs!

Ann Victor said...

Third time lucky!!!! Keep on losing this post.

Thanks for all thoughts! Hope to get back to visiting everyone's blogs once I'm settled in after our return.

Beth - hope your needed prayers are helping you as well!

Marilyn - thanks so much for thoughts!

Nancy - will think of your family when in Croatia. Hope your writing deadline going well.

Lady Glamis - I agree! Long flights are awful, but anything's better than swimming there!!! :):)

September Mom - thanks so much! Hope all well with you

Amanda !! Great to see you here! Hugs back!!

Annie Wicking said...

Best wishes to you and your family.

Good luck and keep us posted.

((((Hugs))) for when you need one.lol

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

I'm glad she's doing well. My father-in-law had open heart triple by-pass surgery almost two years ago. We're so pleased with his progress. I pray she recovers fast.

Anonymous said...

Annie - thanks for yuor thoughts I'm in contact with home twice a day and all doing well with my mom so a big relief.

Jennifer - nice to see you here. Thanks for your kind words; it's good to know that heart patients can do well.

I've had to post this as an anonymous reader because I can't remember my password!!

Cheers from Ann (in Geneva)