...that it has been ages since I updated.
Mum has now been declared infection-free and is out of her isolation room and back on the main ward with five other ladies, which is much more in keeping with Mum's gregarious nature ! She is mobilising well with her walker and her kidney function is good, but she has completely lost her appetite and consequently a lot of weight. Trying to coax her to eat is proving a fruitless task at present, and until she eats more, she can't come home.....so, my valiant prayer warrior friends, please keep up the prayers !
I had the sad necessity of attending the funeral of the father of a schoolfriend of mine on Friday. Although I arrived twenty minutes before the service was due to start, the church was so full that I, along with a hundred other people, ended up standing in the churchyard, listening to the service being relayed by loudspeaker.
It was a sincere, thoughtful and beautiful funeral, and I found it peculiarly endearing to be standing surrounding by graves old and new, including those of people whom I knew, watching a large white butterfly valiantly making its way to a target flower despite the buffetings of the strong breeze on that gloriously sunny day. It seemed like the perfect snapshot image of a Christian making his way through life , and one which the newly departed John would have liked, may his memory be eternal.......
I have oodles of photos and a few more posts to put up, but I have a piece of work which must be completed first, so I hope to post again on Weds :-)