Thursday, 23 July 2009

My friend

No cards today, I just don't feel like making any I'm afraid. A friend of mine is dying of cancer, she has two children the same ages as mine, they grew up together, and we lived around the corner from each other when the children were little. My friend was in the year below me at school. She is 44, and it is no age to die. Her children are 17 and 19, and I look at my children and think that although they are not tiny, they would be lost without me, as they still need so much advice and guidance. I helped another friend make a sympathy card yesterday because we know that she is dying, it sounds morbid, but there are no second chances for her I'm afraid. It's just so sad. She was diagnosed last summer holidays, and her family have now been called to her bedside.

Terry and I are going away this weekend to the New Forest, leaving our two behind. They're okay, we've done it before, and the house was still standing when we got back. As long as they feed the animals, don't break anything, and don't antagonise the neighbours, that's okay. Hopefully we'll have a good trip and come back refreshed.

The chickens are all still fine, the kids have named the remaining two little hens Pudding and Strudel, (they must have been hungry at the time). It's only marginally better than Paxo and Stuffing, but never mind, it was their choice. It's almost time to find homes for the little cockerels, as they've started to try to crow, and soon the noise will become intolerable. We need to rehome them before that point, before we upset the neighbours, and lose sleep.

Well, that's all for now, back next week, Judith x


craftypagan said...

Hi hun,

I am sooo sorry to hear about your friend, it's so sad. Since having my little boy things like this start to touch you in a whole new way I think. I hope you enjoy your break away. Lots of Love Rowena

Kat said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. A friend of my best friend died recently. She had 4 grown up kids and saw her elder daughter married last year and her elder son in May. She died just a few days later. As her husband said she had no more targets to aim for. They are just lost without her. I hope you can enjoy a break in spite of your sorrow about your friend. Kat xx

scrappyjan said...
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scrappyjan said...

Oh Judith,

I am so so sorry to hear of your sad news today. Your story has really touched my heart. I want to reach out and hug you. Death is such a hard thing. But to be so young it is even more sad. I am sorry...

I hope that your little getaway will help you be more refreshed to deal with all of this when you get back home.

I came to thank you for stopping by my blog today with the congrats. Now it means even more to me after reading your post. big hugs janny

Kat said...

Hi Judith it's me again. I've left something for you on my blog.

Kat x

craftimamma said...

What sad news Judith. I'm so sorry.
Make the most of your break and hopefully, I'll see you with Jo next week.

Lesley Xx

Enfys said...

I am so sorry to hear this Judith, sending hugs to you, and hoping that your friend is free from pain.
En xx

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