Friday, 4 April 2014

The Important Things in Life.

Life throws you curve balls sometimes and this week we were thrown a fast one.  Dad (hubby's father) has been getting sick lately, which is just not like him....(he's an ox!!) and this week, after a doctors visit and some scans, he got a call to come back in and talk to him.
Yes...the 'C' word was mentioned but not before another complication of an abscess on the spine!!! That evening we rushed him to hospital and we have been here ever since!

They've drained the abcess....the cancer will be addressed at a date down the track...soon, but not until the infection is gone.  Needless to say, I've been offline this week!
Good news though is dad's much better now the abcess is drained (although he'll need to get it drained again on Monday), and the cancer in his kidney is ok for now and can wait till he's better....We are being looked after and watched over, that's for sure!

So please forgive my absence but I've been a little preoccupied,  but not idle!! I've been working on a new secret project which is hidden in my favorite craft caddy.....

...designed by my good friend and fellow designer, Marilyn of Mardi Meandering. If you pop on over to her blog, you'll be able to see some of her fabulous designs.

 This poem from Bonnie Hunter really brought me comfort this week....a bit of a giggle but also reassurance and a reality check of what's really important ! 

Sugary hugs xox 

Wendy. :0)

31 comments:

Noela said...

Sorry to read about your FIL Wendy. Hope he continues to improve with the treatment and care he is receiving in hospital. Big hugs to you and your family......

Anonymous said...

sending your FIL prayers and big hugs to you Wendy,hope it all goes well for him.xx

Marilyn said...

Oh, thinking of you and Joe, my dear Friend. Praying for healing and comfort for your FIL. Love that sewing case you are using. hehe. The poem needs to be printed and hung on my wall I think, as an encouragement and reminder.
Big hugs. xxxxx

Heather said...

My prayers are with you and your family Wendy. Lovely bumping into you today! It was a great surprise.
Love your new project bag.

De said...

Thinking of you xoxo

Fiona said...

Thinking of you all ... Xx
Hugz

Maria said...

Sending you lots hugs and prayers at this difficult time..

retdairyqueen said...

Big hugs coming your way xx

Jo said...

I feel for you. As it was to be my sons 20th birthday yesterday. It was hard to deal with not having him hem. We did get together with 18 of his friends though. Meanwhile my father in law had open heart surgery on Monday and he is recovering well. We are entertaining my mother in law and doing the twice daily trips in to the hospital. My in laws live in Bairnsdale, so as we are the closest to the city we have a lot on our plate at the moment.. It is draining so I do understand

Cheryll said...

My thoughts are with you and I'm sending huge hugs. xox

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Hope your father in law gets better soon, I have heard of several others that had cancer in the kidney and it was treated - I hope his can be too.

Lin said...

Sorry to hear about your week Wendy but good that your Dad is recovering. Sending love and prayers for the future. xx

anniebeez said...

So sorry to hear this! Your dad will be in my prayers!!

Vicki B said...

I will be keeping him and your family in my prayers. The C word is so scary.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So sorry to read your post Wendy...thinking of you all....keep safe..x

Arlene White said...

Sending wishes and prayers your way for a speedy recovery.
Arlene

Tarnyia said...

Sending big HUGS xxx

Edi said...

Wishing all of you the best. Sending prayers for God's blessings, healing and mercies. Big comforting hugs. We'll be here when things settle back into their normal routine. Love and hugs.

Christine M said...

Sending get well wishes your way. xx

Farm Quilter said...

Prayers for healing for your FIL and strength for you and hubby. So hard, but know that your online friends will be there for you...and we will wait patiently :)

Diane-crewe said...

absolutely forgiven x fingers crossed that all goes well x

Fiona Ransley said...

Thinking of you and Jo hun. Praying for a speedy recovery xxx

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your Father in law, hope he recovers quickly so that his cancer treatment can start soon. Look after yourselves too.

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Maria said...

Truckloads of positive thoughts and prayers for your father in law, Wendy! Hugs for the family xx

Liz said...

Sorry to hear your news Wendy. Hope all goes as well as can be expected.

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Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear that your FIL is having these health problems, but so grateful that they were discovered now and are treatable. I will be thinking of you all.

Anthea said...

Oh Wendy what a difficult time your FIL is having - big hugs sent your way from me to you all!

Gorgeous sewing bag there, but I really wanna see what's in it!! x

Tammy said...

Hugs to you and your family as you deal with your father in laws illness. I hope he will be well soon.

Susie said...

Oh all the very best to him (and you all). Scary and worrying times.

Cath said...

Oh, Wendy, you and the family are going through a difficult time right now and we all understand your absence. Will be thinking of you and waiting until you are ready to get back on line. All the best to you all.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs