Monday, 25 November 2013

It's all part of life's pretty pattern

Hello my lovelies
It's been a while hasn't it?
I've been trying to write this post for a few days now
the words just wouldn't come
they still don't want to

You see
it's been very sad around here
last week my lovely Father~in~law passed away
he'd been poorly on and off this year
but it was such a shock to us all
when he very suddenly left us
There has been lots of tears
lots of nurturing and remembering

He was such a lovely and gentle man
 a husband, dad, grandad and a great~grandad
he will be sorely missed by us all
We console ourselves with the thought that
he's now at peace and back with the love of his life

I'm hoping that we'll feel a little better soon
maybe after we've said our goodbyes next week

He was a great one for little phrases
had one for every occasion
it always made us giggle
this is one of his favourites

'It's all part of life's pretty pattern'

If he could, that is just what he'd say to us right now.

My lovely boy is unwell too
he has glandular fever
I think that he's turned the corner now though
thank goodness
we have been so worried
I've never seen him so poorly
Glandular fever is a nasty thing
Sweet B had it a few years ago
so I know what a long struggle back to full health it can be
but I'm on the case

Sorry this is such an unhappy post today

I shall be back soon
thanks for visiting me here
x x x

Wishing you a warm and cosy week

BIG love 
x Jooles x


  1. Much love to you and your family Jooles.....and I hope your lovely boy will be fighting fit real soon. And, gosh, the sweetest reindeer! xxxx

  2. Jooles, So sorry to hear about your father-in-law. even when a person has been poorly, their loss is a terrible shock and leaves a hole. It's a year since my Dad died and the pain of him not being here is still there, but somehow you learn to move around it. My heart goes out to you all. Hope your lovely boy is on the mend, but I'm sure he'll be getting lots of nurturing from his lovely Mum!xx

  3. I'm sorry to hear of your loss, xxx

  4. What a sad time you've had, Jooles X Thinking of you X Hope your son is well soon too. X

  5. I'm really sorry Jooles. Hope all your hearts will recover soon.
    a big hug to you all, xxxxxx Ale

  6. I'm so sorry to hear of your sad loss Jooles.
    I hope your son recovers quickly and is back to his usual self.
    Sending you lots of warm wishes
    Gill xx

  7. Oh Jooles I am so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Losing someone is always a shock no matter how old or unwell they are; somehow we are never prepared for it. I am sorry to hear about your son too. I had glandular fever on two separate occasion and it is awful. The exhaustion is like nothing I have ever known. Even laying down is too much hard work. I am glad to hear he is on the mend though. Lily. xxx

  8. Sending love and condolences to you and your family, dear Jooles. Hoping your son makes a good recovery and is back to his old self again soon. Will be thinking of you.
    Helen xo

  9. So sorry to hear your sad news, much love and hugs to you and your family. Sorry to hear that your son is sick too, I hope that he is well again soon. Thinking of you and your family. xx

  10. So sorry to hear the sad news about your lovely father in law. Sending a big hug your way Jooles.
    Hope you are coping O.K.
    Wishing your boy a speedy recovery.
    Jacquie x

  11. I'm sorry to hear of the sadness about your father-in-law at your house. I hope your boy recovers quickly and thoroughly.

  12. I'm so sorry for your loss Jooles... So sad you have to miss such a great person in your lives.
    Hope your son get's better soon!
    Big hugs from Mirjam.

  13. All I can do is send hugs but they are sent with love and best wishes x Jane

  14. So sorry Jooles to hear of your sad loss, take comfort in knowing how much you loved one another and all the happy times you had together. I hope your son has a complete recovery soon. Liz x

  15. I'm so sorry to read this sad news. Like Jane above, I feel all I can do is send a virtual hug. Hope you son is well soon.

  16. Thinking of you and your family. I'm sorry for your loss. I hope your son is better soon.

  17. I am so sorry to hear about your father-in-law, such a sad time as you lead up to your final goodbyes. These times are so hard but they will eventually lead to smiles as you remember the happy and special times. My heart goes out to you and your family and I hope that your son improves with each day. xx

  18. Jooles have really missed you and sending you tons of love and hugs. So so sad to hear your news, blessing to you and all your lovely family.

  19. Thinking of you Jooles, sorry to hear your news xx

  20. So sorry to hear of your loss Jooles, take good care of yourselves, especially your lovely boy, hope he's much better soon!
    V xxx

  21. So sorry for your loss, sending love and hugs your way ... Bee xx

  22. So sorry for your loss. It is always hard to say good-bye. Also sorry about your son's illness. That sounds scary. It's okay if your post is sad. Life can be that way at times. (((((HUGS)))) and prayers for your family.

  23. Hope you are taking it easy Jooles - and looking after yourself as well as everyone else.
    Sending love to all of you
    fee xxxx

  24. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Much love to you and your family!
    And wishing your son a speedy recovery!

  25. So sorry to hear you family's sad news, Jooles. Sending love and hugs across the Channel..... xxx

  26. Oh dear girl, I'm so terribly sorry to hear about your Father In Law. He sounded like a wonderful man. Your poor boy too; glandular fever is just horrid. I do hope he feels better very soon.

    Take care my love. xxx

  27. Hello lovely Jooles. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, it is so difficult to loose a family member and especially one so dearly loved. You are in our thoughts and I am sending you much love to all of your family. I hope that you can find the strength to get through this week and next and the weeks thereafter. I am also sorry to hear about your son, yes it is a very nasty virus so do take care of him and give him plenty of good bacteria. My thoughts are with you all. xoxo

  28. Dear Jooles,
    I am very sorry to hear your sad news. I hope you all keep strong and that your son recovers from glandular fever very soon.
    Take care, Pati x

  29. Jooles, so sorry to hear your news. I hope your boy is on the mend soon and I'm sure you will take comfort from the lovely memories of your dear father in law in time. Very sad to lose anyone but time does help. Thinking of you all XX

  30. I am sad to hear your news. It is always a shock whenever it happens. Hoping you all start to feel a bit better soon x

  31. Hello Jooles, Very sorry to read this sad news. He sounds like a wonderful man. I'm thinking of the whole family. Hoping your son feels better soon.
    with love and hugs,
    Anne D.T.

  32. {{Jooles}} Thinking of you and your family at ths sad time. Hope your boy recovers soon. My daughter had the same thing a few years back. Best wishes, Pj x

  33. My darling Jooles....I'm just catching up on my blog reading and am so very sad to hear this dreadful news. My heart goes out to you all, even when someone has been really poorly, it is still a struggle to comes to terms with such a loss. It is almost a year since my lovely Aunty P passed away and I still struggle sometimes, but it does get easier in time. You will be in my prayers. I hope your lovely boy feels better soon.
    Bigs hugs, Caroline xxx

  34. Jooles, I've just seen this - I am so behind with my blog reading - and I'm so sorry for your loss. How sad for you all. I'm thinking of you and your family and hope that the warm and treasured memories of this man are some comfort during these days. And I hope your boy is recovering from glandular fever, how nasty. Take care. xx


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