Thursday, April 28, 2011

And so everything changes ...

I have been meaning to update for a while. A few things have happened since I last wrote - I turned 40, Chet said and did some funny stuff and was very cute, the K-man was sick, there was an earthquake in Japan and the Minx was the Minx. But, my world tipped off it's axis yesterday. My father died. He collapsed while trying to start the lawnmower and the ambos were not able to revive him. He had had a heart condition for a long time but even so it was relatively unexpected.

In the wake of that everything else seems insignificant. Chet and I are going up to Queensland tomorrow to be with my mother and help organise the things that need organising. My brother is flying in from Japan. We are all in a state of shock. I keep expecting to see something about it on the news and then I remember that it is only newsworthy to me and my family and my friends. He was my Dad and I loved him. It could be a while before I write again ...


  1. I am so sorry to hear this awful news. All my love to you and the family. Big hugs. x

  2. Thanks Rach. It has been a bit of a shock that's for sure. I see from your blog that there is some stuff going on in your family - I hope you are all as well as you can be in the circumstances. I suppose one saving grace is that one has to keep it together (however marginally) for the kids. Chet has been giving me lots of cuggles and he tells me he is going to give Grandma a bit cuggle as well. I'll send some his cuggles your way as well xxx

  3. Oh Melissa, I'm so sorry. And rather shocked at how long it has been since I checked in. I hope things have gone, and are going, as well as they possibly can in such awful circumstances. Hugs!

  4. Thanks Kate. It has been (and continues to be) a bit crap. But I think the initial shock has worn off, which is something. Looks like you had a fab trip xxx


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