Friday, October 27, 2006

Dad

My Dad took a fall last night, cracking his head quite badly- he had to be rushed to hospital in an ambulance. Although now back home and in bed he is still recovering from the shock of it all. Thankfully he did not fracture his skull, however he did have to have the cut in his head stapled together – ouch! Dad’s humour always shines through and even in this he is whipping up the usual witty remarks about the whole thing.
We are heading up to see Dad tomorrow, taking the kids and picking up Daniel also along the way. It will be a good surprise but for obvious reasons we will keep it short. l just want to give him a cuddle.
l was looking through old disks tonight to post a photo of Dad and came across one that l like from 2001. He looks so well in this photo but the truth is that in the past 5 years his health has much deteriorated.
l can't sleep tonight for thinking about him. There are so very many good thoughts that are going around in my head about times shared with Dad and of the person he is. We are very alike.

Time moves on so quickly and moments are so very precious.
Bests for now.

22 comments:

Pamela said...

Oh dear, things like this can be so scary, especially when it is someone who means so much to us. What a relief he is home and my prayers will be for a speedy recovery. :) We all have to cherish every moment, as life is so precious and we just never know. How sweet that all of you are going up to cheer him on. ((hugs to you all))

UKBob said...

I hope your dad gets better soon and have a safe journey to see him. At the expense of time a lot of people crave for more money but in the end which has the most value. Time is precious so best not waste it. So you do right to visit your dad or anyone else you've a mind too, the work will still be there tomorrow.

Jeanette said...

Gday Horizon
Sorry to hear of your Dads fall And wish him a very speedy recovery .Have a very safe trip and a lovely visit to your Dad im sure it will cheer him up know end.
Take care

Gwen said...

Hi thought I would visit, so sorry to hear of your dad's fall.
I'm sure your visit will help lift his spirits.
Safe journey..

somershade said...

I pray fast healing and good health over your dad. Glad you get to see Daniel though.Love the pictures, love you xxxooo safe traveling

Sue said...

I know how worried you must be about your Dad. Hope he's on the mend quickly. I'll be saying a prayer for him. Loved the photos you shared.
I'm going to do a post one day soon about my dad...
xoxox

Pretty Lady said...

You have all of my thoughts and heart to pray for your dad's health. You made me think about my Dad, I am calling him tonight. Thank you.

Sharon Kay said...

Oh you are so right and enjoy every moment you can with him. I lost my dad so many years ago but I like you have so many happy memories...and so thankful for the memories. Give him a get well wish from all of us........

The Mama said...

Oh, I hope your dad mends quickly, that sounds like a very scary fall. Have fun visiting with him, it's so nice you are able to see him. My parents are each 1000 miles away. I often think what will I do if there is an emergency and they are so far away.

Take care, have a good weekend.
Alice

clairesgarden said...

wishing your dad well.
blessings.

PEA said...

(((Horizon))) I'm so glad you're going to see him tomorrow...I wish I could still hug my dad, I miss him so much even after 26 years since his death. We tend to take our parents for granted at times. I pray that he will recover fully from his fall...I'm sure he'll love seeing you and the children!! Love the pictures! Big hugs my friend xoxo

Kerri said...

Oh your poor dad! I do hope he recovers quickly. A visit from you and your 'crew' should cheer him up.
Your do look very much alike. I love all 3 of these pictures. What a cute little fellow your dad was :) And you, of course, were adorable with your sweet smile.
He does look cuddly :)

slap me happy said...

please give him a hug from me and the kids also, feels frustrating not to be close enough to see him. I had the best time years ago staying up in Glasgow with him for weekends. I think I got his cheeky sense of humour.

xx
shona

Lorraine said...

Golly. Hope he recovers quickly. You're a good daughter.

Sling said...

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.
Take care pops..

MissKris said...

I lost my Dad earlier this year. I also had a very complicated relationship with him all my life. I am so happy to hear the one you share with your Dad is sweet and close...that is such a blessing in itself. I hope you all find him in good spirits and feeling much better. I will pray for traveling mercies for you all! (((HUG)))

Margaret said...

Hi, I am very sorry to hear of your dad's fall, I add my best wishes for a speedy recovery for him. Lovely photo. Enjoy your hugs with him.
Cheers Margaret

Kate said...

I'm here via "Slap Me Happy"
I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear of your Dad falling and hurting his head!! My prayer is for a complete and speedy recovery! (My Mom fell last year and broke her hip, took a long time to heal, but she is fine today!!)

Connie and Rob said...

I do so hope you have a wonderful visit with your dad. Life just goes by so fast if we just don't stop and really enjoy those we love while we have them. All my best to your dad for a quick recovery.

Hugs,
Connie

Cathy said...

I was so sorry to read this.
I hope he recovers quickly, and thankfully, as bad as it was, that it wasn't worse.
Thinking of you.
xoxo
Cathy

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Sending prayers that your Dad makes a full hwppy recovery and that you have a lovely visit.

tea
xo

Michael Manning said...

Take heart. because I have seen so many instances where parents have rejuvenated themselves and I really hope your Dad can experience this as well. I've left a post above. All my very best!

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