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Sunday, February 26

This weekend





there's been some card making
some hanging out in the craft room the little one and playing with lego
keeping myself busy in the kitchen making homemade granola
a bit of retail therapy today, new scissors, crochet cotton, tea towels, a lovely big jar and craft things

It has been a challenging weekend for me, Saturday afternoon I got a call from my Mum, a call that no daughter wants to get.  My father is ill with that horrible disease cancer.  As I type I still
can't quite comprehend this, I'm shocked, numb and struggling today it's been such an emotional day.
I'm keeping positive, we don't know how bad yet it is but it's important to look to the future and 
see him there.  I'm not sure how often I will be around, perhaps more to keep my mind occupied
I just don't know. I do know that I am going to keep my focus on being grateful to everyone
that I have and keep strong for my family.
Thank you 

30 comments:

  1. Wishing your Father a speedy recovery and you and your family lots of strength.
    In my thoughts and prays.
    Cathy

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  2. I pray that they've found the cancer early and that any treatment prescribed will heal your father completely. Best wishes, Tammy

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  3. Sending you hugs and letting you know my thoughts are with you xxxx

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  4. Oh Catherine, you gorgeous girl. I am so very sorry to read this. Know you and your parents are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Jane x

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  5. I have been there, the shock is so violent, you feel sad, frightened, powerless and numb at the same time.
    I wish that you will find the best way to be strong for your Father and Mother, for your family and for yourself.
    I found that satying in the moment without projecting was a great help.

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  6. Sending positive thoughts Catherine. You know we are all here. Pruxxx

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  7. Thinking of you and your dad. I've been there too with both parents and I'm grateful every day that they recovered. Keep smiling it'll pull you through. Hugs x

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  8. So sorry to hear that Catherine.
    I'm in a similar position and it is very humbling to see someone close to you going through so much.
    Take care
    Gina

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  9. That's such sad news Catherine...i really do hope that treatment works some miracles for you all.

    I hope you are getting lots of hugs at the moment and that retail therapy is much deserved i am sure!

    Sending many postive thoughts your way xxxx Don't forget to take care of yourself so you can stay strong.

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  10. Sorry to hear your news Catherine. I am glad you were able to find some comfort in your more daily activities.

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  11. Thinking of you and your family right now. Best wishes x

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  12. Sending you positive thoughts and yes, well, love to a person I only know through blogland. You're an amazing lady from over here and I am thinking of you in this tough time for your family. Through strength comes growth. The good times and the bad do teach us things even when we don't want to listen. Take care and hang in there. xx

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  13. sorry to hear your news Catherine.I trust your father is in good hands and I know this time is so full of uncertainty and worry.

    Hoping things will be ok.
    x
    jill

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  14. Hello Catherine, So sad to read your post.I hope it will be ok. Thinking of you.Take good care, hugs xx

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  15. I'm so sorry to read about your father, Catherine. One thing about cancer these days is that it's more of a battle and less of a life sentence. I really hope that the news to come is better than you imagine and the treatments work for your Dad. Thinking of you. Stay strong.

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear about your father's diagnosis. Cancer is a rollercoaster, filled with ups and downs. We know it very well at our house. It doesn't always mean the worst, and I hope that in your father's case that is so.

    Thinking of you.

    Michelle.

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  17. Hi Catherine, my thoughts are with you at this time. Sending you and your family hugs and best wishes. Regards, Deb

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear your news, I hope you have had better new since regarding your Dad. Thinking of you, Wendy

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  19. Very sorry to hear such sad news Catherine. Best wishes to you and your family. Take care x Ainslie

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  20. So sorry to hear about your Dad Catherine :( Take care xoxo

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  21. Thinking of you and your family Catherine. Peace and strength to you.

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  22. You and your familyare in my thoughts and prayers Catherine.
    xx

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  23. Catherine so sorry to hear your sad news a very hard time for your family, take care x

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  24. Oh Catherine, I'm so sorry I didn't read this post sooner. You and your dad and your family are all in my thoughts at this worrying time. Much love xx

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  25. Oh Catherine... I do so understand how you are feeling. My father had his first treatment for prostate cancer this week. I remember when I first learnt the news. It was a shock. He is positive. All looks like it will turn out okay and still it has rocked me and left me very unsettled.
    My thoughts are with you at this time. Do take care.
    Much love xoxox

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  26. Catherine, I am so sorry to read your news (and sorry that I didn't get to visit your blog sooner). Thinking of you and your family. Sending you love, hugs and positive vibes for the days ahead.

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  27. Oh, Catherine, I am so sorry, I missed this post, I have not been on blogger for a long time. Sending you so much love during this time and know that everyone who reads your blog is behind you and your family. xxx.

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  28. Catherine, I was just doing a bit of bloggy catch up and just read the news of your father. Hope you're managing to hold up OK. Thinking of you in this uncertain time. xo

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  29. I'm so sorry to read this horrid news Catherine. I hope by now you've gotten some more info. Sending you and your family much love and strength. Vic xx

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