Tuesday, 31 January 2006

Last day of January !

Another lovely graphic by Donna,she also made the ones I used yesterday.

Good morning ,every one thankyou for your kind comments about my son Marks accident,He had his op ,yesterday afternoon,they managed to manipulate the elbow,and the wrist was wired ,Chrissy rang me from the hospital,to tell me it had gone well ,he is still in alot of pain but,now hopefully can begin the recovery process .The phone rang last evening it was Mark ,they let him come home ,so he would be able to rest in his own bed,me? well....the old mothers worry mechanisim ,was still in good working order!with result I cleared up all the ironing,and various other jobs ! How often have I heard the words "Dont fuss Mother ",its the way they call you Mother on these occasions !! 

Now Iwasn't going to say to much as I'd mentioned Mick on his Birthday ,but I switched on the computer this morning to find this email from my Daughter Catherine(Kate ),she is'nt with AOL..but she reads my journal ,so is disapointed she cant add comments ...however she has asked me to add this,,,I must warn you it made me cry

  

Well here we go - today is the worst day of any year for me - it's 23 years since my dad Mick died. I will never forget the day and every year the memories come flooding back.   You always wonder what if - what it - He would of been very proud of his wonderful grandchildren and also i think, his own kids. We have all done ok for ourselves really and all have lovely children and partners etc. We had family argument and rows etc like any other family but he was still my dad and i loved him so much.   One good thing that has come out of it all is my Mum - she outshone any two parent families when we were growing up and managed to provide us all with a steady and loving family home. Things were not always easy for her and it must of been hard but she did a grand job of bringing us lot up. She has always been there for us and is still.   I love my mum and she is my best friend, i talk to her about absolutely anything and sometimes things i perhaps shouldn't talk to my mum about. She has been there through everything that has happened in our lifes and nothing is too much trouble for her. Another good thing that my mum has done for me is introduce my step pops - Maurice to our family. I love him dearly. Today of all days i perhaps shouldn't say this - but Maurice truly is the next best thing to my dad. He has always guided me and pointed me in the right direction and like mum, giving advice which sometimes we think is wrong, but because they have been there, done that, been the right advice. I do believe that my dad is up there looking down on us and is very proud and happy. I also think that he picked Maurice for us because he knew that he would guide us in the right direction.   Maybe today then - 23 years since my dad died - i should not be sad but happy cos i have such wonderful and loving parents that will always i know, be there for me and the rest of us.   Love you both so much.   Me again !!! what can I say ! except that I am so blessed.


18 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

What a lovely tribute to you, Mick and Maurice. It shines through on your journal that you're a warm hearted, caring, funny person. Glad Mark is home and on the mend, you never stop worrying about your kids do you? Great entry! Jeannette xx

aniracj said...

Jan, that is a lovely tribute both to Mick and to you and Maurice....she sounds a lovely lady.

jaymact1 said...

What a lovely thing for you daughter to write so much thought has gone into it as you said it makes you very tearful. Love Joan.

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan it made me cry too, bless her heart, what lovely words Kate has written, I know she means them as well.Its a lovely tribute to her Dad and Maurice.Glad you got your ironing and jobs done but not under those circumstances. Pleased Mark is home from Hospital........Love Jeanxx

madcobug said...

That was a lovely letter from your daughter. I hope you let Maurice read it. Glad your son got fixed up and is now home. If your daughter downloaded AIM then she could make comments in the journals. Helen

sdrogerson said...

Yep tears to the eye time indeed Jan.
It's lovely.
She can leave comments you know........ if she downloads AIM and creates a name she will be able to comment.

mllevl said...

What a fantastic tribute to her Dad Mick, you her Mum, and Maurice her other dad and ofcourse the rest of the family. You are feeling feeling proud Jan I am sure and quite rightly so.  Eve

icklemisssexpot said...

Glad your son is home and fixed up to mend...Yeah they always say mother on those occasions LOL  Mind you i do the same to my mum <G>  what a lovely tribute from your daughter both to mick, maurice and you...We weren't little when my dad died 19 years ago but me and my younger sis were still quite young, no kids, not married etc...It was hard but my mum was as brill as you were to your children   Caff xxxx {{{{hugs}}}}

kokoapuffy1 said...

Read your daughters letter several times, the first time was blurry with tears. Lovely tribute. Good news about your son, now maybe you can rest...now that the house is spotless. All Mum's worry, it doesn't matter how old or young our 'babies' are.                ~Deborah

wobblymoo said...

Jan, a wonderful message from your daughter. I  lost my dad 23 years ago this year too and although I don't have as good a relationship with my mum as you two have, I do appreciate what she went through and that she always thought what she did was for the best. {{{{{{}}}}}

kategshepherd said...

Well welcome everyone. Guess whose a clever girl then. My name is Kate and my mum is Jan. I just thought that today i would try all your clever peoples advice and try and get in on the act of this journal, that my mum really enjoys so here is my entry (which i am sure will surprise my mum). I don't know what i am doing really but guess that creating this is a start. If it hadn't been for your advice, being on msm, and thinking i couldn't give a comment, then you would not have heard from me.
Mum - i love you. I didn't mean to make you cry from your baby Kate

rachealcarol said...

Aww Jan that's a wonderful e.mail to receive. You were right it does bring a lump to the throat, she's as lovely as her Mum.  Am glad Marks doing better..........I know of the 'Oh Mother' tone lolol. Rache xx

labdancer51 said...

Oh Jan, what a wonderful thing for your daughter to say, no wonder you cried, hers were very touching and loving words...bless her.  I`m glad Mark came through his surgery well and has now been allowed home.  What a relief for you it must have been.  I`ll bet he`s chuffed to bits that you`re fussing over him so much, that`s what us mothers do best...lol! :o)

Sandra xxxx

ally123130585918 said...

Jan you deserve every word you rdaughter said about you a loving mum and friend what more could they ask....Ally

faircolleen said...

What a lovely daughter you have Jan. . .those words came straight from the heart.Its lovely that she treasures not only her fathers memory but is so thankful Maurice entered your lives.Yes,it makes me think there was some divine intervention too.I think that Mick will have a big proud smile in heaven today to have such lovely kids who love their Mum and Maurice very,very much.You are truly blessed

jmoqueen said...

What a beautiful entry from your daughter :-)  You truely are blessed Jan and I have to admit I am welling up here!!

gaboatman said...

Jan
I am so sorry to hear of your son's accident.  Thank goodness the operation went okay.  I'll be keeping him in my prayers.  The letter from your daughter was very moving.  She is a special lady just like her mom is.
Sam

sylviam4000 said...

Your daughter's words are beautiful. Take Care.
Sylvia xx