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!! :)