Saturday, 12 September 2009

Mixed Blessings

I have just returned from fetching my newspaper from the village shop . It,s quite a walk, I only passed 1 person .

The gardens looked superb , the sun shining, dew on the lawns , the flowers amazing , they always look so good this time of the year in their final flush . The hydrangeas starting to turn from pink to that lovely deep red .

It was peaceful and quiet, no man tinkering with a car , no fractious child needing attention .

where I live it is very hilly so as you walk along you can see houses over the rooftops of other houses . I haven,t always looked at the village with peace in my heart but perhaps I am mellowing . Today it is my piece of heaven .

I think what has made me more deeply thoughtful at present is, my sister came to see me yesterday . she brought with her photo,s of my brother aged 66 ,in hospital suffering from alziemers and cancer .I am saddened at the injustice of life . He was such a good man , honest , hard working , he loved his mum and dad dearly as well as his own family . Although he is still with us , just , I say, was such a good man because of the nature of his illness . I pray his passing will be easy . If only I could take his hand and lead him to a better place .
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13 comments:

searchfamilies said...

So sorry to hear about your brother, yes it don't seem fair how some can suffer I pray that he will be taken on to his journey with as little suffering as possible.
It nice when you can see where you live with fresh eyes it can make you appreciate it all the more well have a good day
Hugs Janice

Tracey said...

Something awful does make you see things differently doesn't it. So sorry about your brother...XXX

Michela said...

Hi Cottonreel, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. God bless him. A big hug

Elizabethd said...

So very sorry to hear your news, it will be hard for you and the family. I pray for comfort and peace for you all.

Piece by Piece said...

So sorry to hear about your brother. At times like this you really do look at things differently. Thinking of you and your brother's family. Patricia

scrappy quilter said...

Awe friend, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. Hugs..

bhaener said...

Huge hugs to you, Cottonreel. The news about your brother's illnesses is sad, indeed. I understand about your use of the past tense in referring to your brother. Alzheimer's is a cruel, terminal disease that robs us of loved ones long before they're gone. My mother had Alzheimer's so I know and have been there. I hope your brother can be kept comfortable and that his passing is peaceful. Peace be with you and with all who love him.

Seeing the beauty of the world with appreciative eyes is a gift of being touched by illness. It's right to let yourself enjoy life.

Hugs to you.

Barb said...

What a nice walk, a clear your head kind of walk. Sorry to hear about your brother and well...please know that you are not alone.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Oh you poor dear, I'm so sorry to learn of your brother being so ill. That's so very sad. My husband lost his father to Alzheimer's and now his mom has it, and I lost my precious father to cancer. Both are terrible illnesses. I'll keep you and your brother in my thoughts. Sending a big hug, Paulette

QuiltSue said...

Hi. I came over to email you about your comment on my blog to say thanks for visiting, I hope you'll do so again, but you haven't got a link on your profile to do so.

I have just had a quick look at your blog. I love the header. I'm sorry about your brother - that's so sad for him, and for all his family.

Now I'm going back to look properly at your blog.

QuiltSue said...

PS. Meant to say I too collect cranberry glass - how can anyone not like it?

solomi558 said...

I thank every one for their kind thoughts, When I was 11 yrs old this brother came along, My mother only had to step outside and I would wash and re-dress him. He was sort of my baby, I gave him his bottle and walked him in his pram . when my son Peter was born he stayed in my house while the birth was taking place, then went home to my mum to tell the details . It,s a thoughtful time for me but life isn,t meant to be sad so tomorrow is a new day

Exuberant Color said...

You asked a question on my blog but you don't have email enabled in your profile.

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