23 August 2012

Week 34: Grateful for this day


This week I am grateful for this day (not that it looked anything like this picture!) because it's not yesterday. Yesterday was a long, exhausting, emotionally-fuelled day sitting in a hospital room with my Mum while my Dad underwent surgery for bladder cancer.

For 4 hours we spent the time chatting about the girls, having deep and meaningfuls about Dad, the family and 'what if' conversations...some conversations I never thought we would have. We went for a couple of walks, had lunch in the hospital's coffee shop, looked at a knitting pattern for "Cherub" which Mum has kindly taken on, all of which to distract us from gazing at the clock.

I am grateful for this day as Dad has come out of surgery and seems to be okay. For someone who was given a "1 in 3 chance" of not coming out of it at all, I am so grateful that he is still here with us.

I am grateful for this day as it allows me not to worry so much about my Dad. After a restless night of worrying if Dad will be okay, seeing him today and hearing reports from nurses have given me some relief.

What are you grateful for?

I am linking up with Maxabella Loves over at Kidspot Village Voices.


  1. Oh I can't even imagine how scary and stressful that waiting would be. I'm glad all is well, and hope this week is gentle on you xx

    1. Thanks Elisa, much appreciated :)

  2. I am sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope that he is recovering well. I know how hard it is dealing with a parent with cancer as my Mum was sick at the beginning of this year. I found that the worst part was worrying about Mum not knowing my daughter who had just been born. My Mum is fine now and I am sure that your father will be also.

  3. Thanks Anne-Marie, I'm glad that your Mum is better now.

    Dad is very weak and in a lot of pain. He's not been eating much, so that been's a big worry for Mum and I. He's supposed to go home today but I'm not sure how Mum is going to manage. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he gets better soon.


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