Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunday, a day of high's and low's.......

First of all this weekend has been to flipping busy for me.  We never stopped all weekend, and by the time we got home on Sunday night, it was a case of doing what had to be done, sit down for an hour then off to bed.  I don't like weekends where you don't have five minutes to yourself.


Anyhow the "high" of Sunday was visiting dd and son-in-law at their new house.  They have been busy doing all sorts and I have to say they looked pretty tired, as they have worked their tails off; but they are so enthusiastic and excited about their first house, that you can't help being excited with them. 


The "low" and it was/is a low was when we went to visit dh's very good friend in hospital.  He's dying of cancer.  I hadn't seen him since April and the change in him was very apparent.  Last November he was one of the "three amigo's" who propped up the bar all night with dh and another guy, as they were worried it was going to fall down at dd wedding!!!!!  The doctor's have given him around six months; it's pancreatic cancer.


You feel so helpless not being able to take the pain away from him, or help him.  I guess just have him knowing we are there for him and his wife is all we can do?


Gave dh an extra hug after visiting his friend, and told him we are very lucky and hope we never have to go through what they are going through. Make sure you give your special someone a big hug and tell them you love them, as you never know what is around the corner.............






10 comments:

Connie Walsh said...

It's good to see your posts again, Gill!

I'm sorry about your friend.

Connie Walsh said...

It's good to see your posts again, Gill!

I'm sorry about your friend.

Denise said...

A bittersweet weekend Gill. Lovely to hear of your daghter's first home and yet so sad about your friend.

anexactinglife said...

I'm sorry about your friend. It's good that you can visit. Your daughter's home must keep your spirits up.

Debby said...

Prayers for your friend and his family. None of us are getting out of this deal alive but watching someone you love pass slowly is such a hard thing. Maybe you can get caught up on your reat after a too busy weekend

Kaisievic said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. My wishes and prayers to go out to all of you.

Jane and Chris said...

HUGS.
Jane x

Lena said...

I'm so sorry about your friend, Gill! I do need to be grateful every second for those around us!!

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

Yes there is really much weight to that saying, "live every day like it's your last", is there not? Get rested.

Rose said...

Cancer is a horrible thing...I don't know of a family that hasn't had to deal with it somewhere along the way...my brother is a walking miracle. He had brain tumor which was cancer in 2004...the doctors gave him a year to live but with treatments then, he is still going strong. Just has to go in for an scans yearly now. The dr. always tells him God did the healing.