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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

And then one day...............

And then one day, illness entered our home and everything changed. This was a painting I started in December when daughter Helen and our youngest grandchild arrived from the States to visit her father. She had a long stay and a week ago arrived back here at the West Coast for another visit. We decided to upload the sketch as it is, and make time later to do the painting. The sketch symbolises all the visitors coming through the gate.

We were so fortunate this last weekend when we had all four children together. How they cheered and helped and cooked and were so very supportive. Two of the grandchildren were

here too, and we took a quick photograph. As far as my husband, Philip's health is concerned, we remain hopeful and prayerful and trust him to choose his course of treatment.

I love my blog, I love my blog followers! I notice that some friends check up almost daily to see whether there is a new post or at least word of what has happened to me. So this is where I am, friends, nursing the wonderful man I have known for 50 years.

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  1. Caring for a sick family member can really be tough but well worth the effort.Glad you have your family supporting you.Love the sketch!

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    1. Thank you, Roger! What is keeping you busy nowadays? I will have a peek at your blog!

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  2. Sterkte Marie, mag julle elke dag vorentoe die krag en vreugde van jarelange saamwees ervaar. xx

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    1. Dankie Elizabeth,ek het altyd gedink ek is swak en my man gaan my eendag oppas!

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  3. As much fun as the blogging of art can be, the making of Art, and Life itself must supersede. What a beautiful family you have made. Strength to you during the difficult days. Sending love across the ocean ~~~ to you my friend. Keep the faith!

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    1. Dear Jill, I did not have the time to answer you immediately, but carried these wonderful words in my heart for days! Thank you for the lovely sincere message. Hugs, Marie

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  4. Such a wonderful thing when the family can be all together.
    I hope your husband gets well very soon and your gatherings can be more active.

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    1. Thank you, Marian, I know that you come from a tight family life too. It makes things bearable, for sure!

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  5. It's wonderful to have family support at these difficult times. Hope all goes well with your husband. Thinking good thoughts.

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    1. Thank you Jean, I must have a peek at your watercolours again. Thanks for the good thoughts. Marie

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