Eight days ago, my dear Mum suffered a stroke, an awful shock. My boys (and Eldest Son’s Lovely Girlfriend) were home with us for the weekend to celebrate a belated Mother’s Day, hubby’s birthday and our tenth wedding anniversary which was on Friday, the 18th March.
Just as we sat down to lunch before taking the boys to the station for their train journey back home, I took a call from a friend of Mum’s who, thank goodness, was with her at church, when it happened.
Mum recently celebrated her 80th birthday. Active, vibrant, beautiful, classy, she celebrated with vim and vigour. I had posts planned (among others) to share some of our recent milestone family celebrations and a few pics, but that’s all on hold now.
Since then, with much relief, I’m so glad to let you know that Mum is recovering. We are already looking to her return home and her after-care.
But understandably, there will be a lot to consider as I divert my time to help look after her (while also holding down the fort at home), which means my days are filled in ways that make it impossible for me to blog at all for the time being.
I’m sorry I didn’t get this message out earlier, I just haven’t had the chance, but I did want to let you know why I’ve been absent from blogging. Thank you to those who have left comments on my last couple of posts, which I’ll reply to as soon as I can.
Thank you again also to those who already know via Facebook and who’ve been in touch in other ways (and again, sorry for my slow responses…) with lovely kind and concerned messages sending love, thoughts and prayers.
Please know that Mum is getting a little better and stronger each day, not always easy, up and down, but all the while retaining her wonderful sense of humour. We expect a full recovery and for that, we are eternally grateful.
I miss you, I hope to see you soon.
Love Sherri x