Thursday, 28 July 2022

MIA some of the reasons I have been missing

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I just thought I would give you a heads up as to what has been happening. 

On Saturday 21st May my loving Mother-in-law had a fall and the paramedics were called out. This time she wasn't taken into hospital. My brother-in-law had trouble getting her to bed in the night and he asked us all to meet at the house on Sunday morning. We arrived at 10:00 am and found my Mother-in-law on the floor again. The paramedics were called again and this time she went to hospital. 

In the meantime my Father-in-law was being difficult and he was reluctant to leave the bathroom. Eventually we got him downstairs and he had some food. In the evening he went to bed as normal. 

On the morning of 23rd May my brother-in-law went into the house and found my Father-in-law on the floor. The paramedics were called and he was taken into hospital the same one as his wife. 

Early on Tuesday 24th May we got a call saying that my Father-in law had passed away. He had been refusing medication. He died of a heart attack. We went to see our daughter to comfort her. Then we went to the hospital to visit my Mother-in-law. 

In the early hours of the morning of 25th May we got a call from our daughter she had gone into labour 2 weeks early. We had to stay at home to let in the people rebuilding our conservatory. Then we dashed up to Andover to sit with our daughter and son-in-law's dog. Our daughter had a very difficult time. She started in Andover hospital but then she had to move to Winchester hospital. She was in labour for 31 hours and ended up having a C-Section and little Issac was born at 8:30 on Thursday 26th May. Our daughter had an infection and had to stay in hospital until 30th May (her birthday). We split our time between Andover to dog sit, Frimley to visit my mother-in-law, home and funeral planning. On Saturday 28th May we found fraud on my parents bank account. 

My father-in-law's funeral was on Monday 13th June. It was a proper military affair with flags and pipes if he had been there he would have loved it. After the funeral we visited my mother-in-law. She passed away two days later on Wednesday 15th June. Her funeral was on Tuesday 12th July. This was much easier to arrange as she had left details on what she wanted. 

We have been having a financial assessment for my parents which as taken a lot of prep. We have been supporting our daughter and son-in-law a lot. 

I just haven't felt like making anything. 

We hadn't visited my parents for a while there was just no time to fit it in. We went last week and when we showed them pictures of their great grandson my mum in a moment of lucidity asked for a photo. 

Meet Issac he is a delight. I am wondering about making something like this for us to have at home. We have a meeting at my parent's house next week I will take this then. 

Sorry about the long tale of woe. 

Take care. 

Hugs Jackie
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Alizabethy said...

What a difficult time for you, with so much happening in your life. Little Isaac must be the light that helps everyone get through the next weeks and months!

Christine Harrop said...

Oh Jackie, my heart goes out to you. So much stress and pain to contend with. Crafting must have been the last thought on your mind. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Huge hugs and love from Christine xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a sweet and beautiful card Jackie, glad you have post something, missed you.

gr karin

karin said...

Jackie, first at all congratulation with your grandson, such a cutie on that picture.
And I'm sorry to hear that your father and mother in law passed away in such a short time.
I can imagine that you are tired in the Eve after running from one place to the other.
Take care of yourself and enjoy the little one.

Jenny L said...

Hi Jackie,
I guessed something was a miss I am so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you and your family.
My you have been through the mill but a slightly brighter side is that you have a new born in the family to help you through the heart ache.
Issac is gorgeous and I do so hope your Daughter is feeling a lot stronger now.
She had a tough time also with that birth it takes some time to get over such traumatic birth.
No wonder you didn't want to craft or even have time to craft.
Love your card with the picture of Issac it's a brilliant design.
Lots of crafty love and hugs to help. Jenny L.

Janette said...

They say it never rains but it pours, seems to have been so very true for you Jackie, alot of pain in your story but also the delight of becoming a grandparent to your beautiful Issac. I hope things get better for you, enough is enough isn't it. Take care and I hope we get to see abit more of your lovely crafts soon.xx

cuilliesocks said...

Congratulation on your new Grandson Jackie, but so sorry to hear of your other sad news, sometimes life is so difficult, I hope your daughter is well now, Kate x

karenlotty said...

What a horrible time you have been having Now (like me) you have a grandson to brighten your day which really helps get me through the hard days
Take care x said...

O may Jackie, my heart goes out to you and your family, my deepest condolences to you and your family, and at the same time congratulations on the birth of your beautiful grandson. A beautiful picture too. Thinking of you all, take care lovely, Michelle xxx

Doreen said...

Oh my goodness, you have been through so much trauma, I am so sorry for your loss and congratulations on the birth of your

JD/ Jill said...

Oh my goodness! You have had so much to deal with In such a short space of time. My heart goes out to you for the losses you have had.

Your grandson is so adorable. I'm sure the addition to your family has been such a light in your life. (especially, after the difficult times)

Take care and it is good to see your posting again.