Welcome to my Festive Blog. The new business concept is growing in its confidence. The team gain in their ability to manage brilliantly in my frequent and long absences and I have learned to let them do what they do best. To look after the business and take the day to day strain off my shoulders.
I have been preoccupied with nursing my mum and Gerard through the various horrible stages of terminal cancer. The normality of life has ceased to exist as we lurch from one health crisis to another for both of them.
Thank you to the team
I wouldn’t have got through the last months without the team. They have all been intuitive, hard working, brilliant at knowing when to tell me of the day to day dramas and when to just manage them. They let me know there was a problem but they often deal with it. All so I can concentrate on being with my family at this tricky time.
Sadly my lovely mum passed away on the 4th December after a brave, but far too long and bitterly hard battle with a disease that is so cruel. It has an ability to strip away ever fibre of your being and your dignity.
Darling Gerard is suffering too despite pursuing immune therapy treatment in the hope that it will prolong his life. After many months, it doesn’t as yet seem to be making any positive difference. I am writing this only a week before Christmas from a hospital room. Many doctors, nurses and consultants do their very best to make him as comfortable and pain free as is possible, and strive to keep him with us a little longer.
The year comes to an end
As this year nudges its way to conclusion I cannot say I won’t be pleased to see it end. There have been happy moments mixed with the less happy ones. I am realistic to know that 2019 will be equally as rich with moments that make up the fabric of life.
At this time both I, Gerard and all the team wish you and your families a very happy, seasonal time together. Hold your Friends and family dear and be kind to one another. We often don’t realise how precious they are until they are gone.
With peaceful thoughts for health and happiness to all for 2019. Finally to those who ask after us and send wishes of cheer for Gerard – thank you.
Until next time