I am back here in the fold of such amazing blogging friends. Your messages in the comments, emails cards and gifts have been wonderful to read as I return from my travels. My sincere apologies for not keeping you in the picture but I have been down in England helping to take care of my dear Dad. As you all know he has been ill for some time but his wish was to die at home. The family made that possible...he died on 12th January at home where he wanted to be. It was quite the wait for the funeral but I am now back on my beloved Island, taking life slowly and trying to return to some normality.
It was with great sadness that we also lost our dear friend and companion Mickey our dog just before Christmas. He went to bed/sleep as normal and never woke up. He had a good life and I am so glad that he didn't suffer in any way. It is very strange in the cottage without him, he has left a big hole.
It is my intention to return to blogging as soon as I have caught up with household tasks, mainly washing and ironing. There is quite the list of tasks actually but I am avoiding the dreaded list...
Hope all is well with you. Belated New Year wishes to you all!
See you soon.
I am so sorry for your loss of your Dad and dog. Sending up prayers. I am very happy to see your post this morning. I'm visiting my Mom today. She too wants to die at home (was moved to a nursing home last night). Have a blessed week and weekend.ReplyDelete
Sorry to read about your Dad and your dog. At least your Dad got his final wish, and your dog died peacefully. Take things slowly, I'm sure there's no rush.ReplyDelete
Condolences on the passing of your father and your beloved pet. As you had been absent from blogging for such an extended time, I suspected a family situation required your focus and saddened to read that was the case. I hope that your mom is doing OK.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May you and your family keep the love and memories close to your hearts in the coming days and years.ReplyDelete
They are always with you in heart and mind. Your puppy will be missed. Bless you
Hello love, It's lovely to hear from you and know that you are safe and well. I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad and your dog. I hope the year unfolds in a much kinder way for you.ReplyDelete
It is so good to hear from you again but so sad to hear of your dad's passing and losing your old dog too, which is a blow at the best of times.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you although I am sure your friends and neighbours will give you great support at such a sad time.
Wonderful to have you back. It is good that your father got his wish and what a wonderful family to facilitate that. Take your time to settle back in. Some things are too tender to be rushed.ReplyDelete
Glad to see you back. Sorry you’ve gone through so much sorrow in such a short time. Hoping life brings joy this next year, we all need it. SharonReplyDelete
My friend, I am so sorry about the passing of your father. My his soul rest in peace. Also so sorry about your pup. Please know how very much you were missed here. Prayers for a cozy, peace filled, productive day.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry concerning the loss of your father. He was blessed with a very caring family. Our animal family members are so special too. (hugs)ReplyDelete
My dearest Lorraine, I was so happy to see you back in blogland when I opened my computer this morning, but so saddened by the reason you haven't been here with us.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry about your Dad's passing. I know that is one of the hardest things to go through in life, although it is wonderful that he got his last wish, to die at home. I'm sure you all made his last days as special and comfortable as possible and that he was content with all of his family there.
And to lose Mickey too, so suddenly, such a short time before. A blow to the heart to be sure but I also know that you're very happy that he didn't suffer. Dennis and I well know how hard it is to lose a beloved dog. We were sure we wouldn't get another dog and now, here we are with our little Zoey, who is a heart cheerer upper for sure.
Take care my dear friend. Let life go by at a slow pace while you catch up on everything. I'm glad you're home on your beloved island again.
Blessings and love,
Gosh, so sorry on both counts, had no idea. Hopefully being back on your treasured isles will have a healing effect.ReplyDelete
Sorry for your losses...ReplyDelete
Home is the perfect place to heal.
So pleased to see you back.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about your Dad but good that he could die at home surrounded by love.Also sorry about Mickey too.ReplyDelete
My goodness, it was only yesterday that I checked your blog to see if there was any news from you, I did wonder why you hadn't posted for a while and hoped that all was well. I'm so sorry to hear the sad news about your dad, it's such a hard thing to lose a parent but I'm glad you were able to spend some time with him, and most important, keep him at home as he wished. Also, Mickey, I know what a big part of the family our furry friends are and the big hole they leave behind. Sending my heartfelt condolences on both of your losses xxReplyDelete
My sincere condolences, Lorraine, on the loss of your dad and also your lovely pet. It seems to take forever these days to lay a loved one to rest and I think it makes it harder to bear. It must have been such a tough time for you and I did miss your blog posts. Lets hope your life can get back on an even keel now and you can take time to rest. Sending hugs xReplyDelete
Sorry to hear your sad news but very happy to see you back in blogland. Take care. XXXXXReplyDelete
so sorry to hear about your dad and lovely dog. Its lovely to see you back though, I have missed your lovely posts.ReplyDelete
So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, but glad that you were able to assist in caring for him his last weeks, at home. In my prayers.ReplyDelete
So sorry for your losses but glad your dad could stay at home until the end.ReplyDelete
My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. It is truly lovely that you and your family pulled together to enable your father to die at home, where he wanted to be. I am sorry, too, for the loss of your dog Mickey.ReplyDelete
Take the time you need to grieve and move slowly back into the normal routines you had established. It was a delight to see your post this morning.
Oh my, I am so very sorry for your losses. It is wonderful that you helped out so that your father's final wish could be granted. I was just recently wondering how everything was as I hadn't seen a post in a while. Get yourself back into your island living and I will look forward to a future post from you. Hugs.ReplyDelete
Love and prayers for you and your family xReplyDelete
Great to have you back Lorraine! Very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. How sad! At least he was able to die in his home with his family around him. Look forward to your next post. Take care. Amanda xReplyDelete
So very sorry for the loss of your father. I am glad that you got to spend his last days with him in his home.ReplyDelete
Sorry also for the loss of your fur companion.
It's so good to have you back. I'm very sorry to hear about your father. It was good that he died the way he wanted to, and that you were there. I'm also very sorry to hear about dear Mickey.ReplyDelete
I'm so happy that both you and Gerard are okay. I'm sorry to hear that your father passed away but I'm sure he was happy to spend his last days at home instead of in a hospital or hospice. Condolences also in the passing of Mickey who brightened up your lives for so many years.ReplyDelete
Welcome back to blogging, lovely to see this post from you although I was so sorry to read about your father and also your dog.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
What a happy, sad post. It is so good to see a post from you, but so sad that you lost your father and also Mickey. I'm sure your little cottage feel very empty with Mickey gone. Hope you get caught up with all the housework and can post again soon.ReplyDelete
I am glad you made it safely home on the island. Sad that your dad died but you were able to be with him in his last days on earth. Losing a dog is no fun. Sorry for the losses but you are in my thoughts and prayers, my friend across the ocean! Take care and I look forward to reading more on your blog! Hugs and blessings, BeckyReplyDelete
I must admit, I was been worried when I hadn't seen a post from you in a while. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, and your lovely Mickey.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you and your family. Xx
You have had a sad time of it lately, I'm sorry to hear your news and send my condolences. Wishing you well with all that ironing!ReplyDelete
It was good to see you back. I have missed your blog posts. I am sorry for your loss. But so good that you were able to be with your father to the end. Sad that you also lost your dog. Warm wishes and prayers for the days to come now.ReplyDelete
so very sorry for your loss!ReplyDelete
I am very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family xReplyDelete
So sorry for your troubles - but you all did well by your dad so I hope you can take some comfort in that.ReplyDelete
It is a relief to know that you and your husband are well and I will look forward to reading new posts once you feel up to it. Take care.
Hi Mama, I am sad to hear your news but comforted that you are fine and home. Chat soon. Jo xxxReplyDelete
I am glad that you both returned safely ! Sad that you lost your Dad but it was good that you were there in his last moments. I believe you that your house seems empty without your dog ! Maybe in a while when you are ready you can adopt another dog.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry to hear the reason why you haven't been blogging for a while. Your news is sad and I send my love and condolences on the loss of your dear Dad. I'm also sorry to hear about Mickey, such a sweet pet. Thank you also for coming by and leaving a kind message on my blog.ReplyDelete
So sorry for your loss. Good that you are back home and settling down and catching up on things. I know how it is that Mickey's passing has left a void in your home. Hope to enjoy your postings soon.ReplyDelete
I have been looking to see if you've posted for some time.I'm so sorry for your loss of your beloved Dad.And of course heart breaking to lose Mickey too,so much to deal with.Thinking of you and sending Huggles.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear your sad news what a time you have had. Glad you are home again and good to see you here:)ReplyDelete
My condolancies, you seem to be a caring and compassionate person. We met a man in our village pub who is from the Port of Ness!!!! Finally, poemblog29.blogspot.com has gone live. Good health to you both, MarkyReplyDelete
ps we've just got back from South Uist and it was WILD weather - awesome.
I am so sorry for your losses. Take your time getting back to blogging we'll be here when you're ready. God bless you and have a good day.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about your dad Lorraine. Glad to hear that he could be at home with the family. Take care.ReplyDelete
A sad time for you, but how wonderful you were able to be with your father. Take care and every blessing.ReplyDelete
so sad when you lose a parent lost my father in 72 and my mom in 2005. HugsReplyDelete
I’m glad you are safely home but so sad you lost your dad and Micky. How wonderful that you could fulfill your dad’s last wishes and care for him at home. Love and hugs to you as you back into your life on your beautiful island.ReplyDelete
My condolences, dear friend, and a big strong hug. Glad you are blogging again.ReplyDelete
So sorry you lost your Dad but what a blessing to leave this world in your own home with loved ones around. I never knew my Dad (he died just before I was born) so I know how fortunate you were to have yours with you all these years. Hugs...ReplyDelete
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I'm glad that you were able to be with him and that he was able to pass at home. Please take it easy on yourself. Having lost Mum in July I know it won't be easy and there are times when you feel you shouldn't still be grieving but do it in your own time. I wish I could give you a gentle hug.ReplyDelete
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