Sunday, 3 January 2010


Dad is still in hospital and probably will be for the rest of his life, however long that may be. Perhaps his kidneys will fail; perhaps the cancer will take him.

Three days ago he was completely "not there" - the old, frail shell that housed my father was there but his mind was gone. The following day he improved but was still slurring and having trouble making grammatical sentences. Yesterday he was cheeky and bright. I haven't seen him yet today but mum said he visibly deteriorated in front of her for the couple of hours she was there.

In the past four days I have knitted an entire baby blanket for my niece (due late March) because my mother couldn’t face the relatively simple pattern she had chosen. She is stressed beyond thinking (as you can imagine). WM and I are heading home on Tuesday - after three weeks away from home and living with the uncertainty it's time for us to get back to some semblance of normalcy. I have a baby shower to organise - DD is due in just 7 1/2 weeks so I can’t leave it too much longer! I will show you photos of all of my knitting from November to now when I return home - WM could take photos but he doesn't have the software to download them!

I have started another project but I don't think I like the colour so have stopped to reassess the situation. This is annoying because I bought this yarn (over the internet) especially for this project and now I regret my colour decision. I need to think on this some more.

For those who believe, please keep praying that God's will be done in this situation. Thank you.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your dad, it's a hard time for everyone involved. I found the time when my dad was in hospital was very good for my knitting - in fact, that's what really got me knitting again, back in 2003.

    I hope the arrival of your grandchild will give you a lot of bright spots in what is otherwise a hard time.

  2. I am sorry it is a hard time right now. Dying involves so much more than the sick person.....

    Glad you are keeping it together; God is able to strengthen you. Will pray accordingly.

  3. Prayers for everyone of your family. I realise how hard it will be for you to leave. You are a strong woman and will hold together in this difficult time. LOve and hugs.

  4. Dear Lynne, I too will be praying for you and all your family. I'm sorry this comment is a bit late but I've only just got access back after move.

  5. Oh Lynne, my heart just aches for you and your family. Holding you all in my heart.

  6. Dear Lynne,

    I'm sorry everything is so hard for you at the moment and that Christmas was so stressful. I'm praying for you. If its any consolation, I don't think most people notice whether you miss one year of Christmas cards.

  7. Thank you for the update. It is a hard time for all of you and knowing that you are going to be home again soon will give you some kind of relief at least. Looking forward to seeing the knitting. Show us the one you aren't sure of the colour for too, it would be interesting. Hoping everything resolves for you as it should and that your Mum has the strength to keep on until then.


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