Sunday, 24 March 2013

Lots of changes

Hi folks, sorry I've been gone so long. Hopefully life will settle again and I can get into a new routine which allows time for my blog.
You may remember my husband and I moved in with my Mum just before Christmas. We came here to support her after she was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Sadly we lost Mum on 13th March. She passed here in her home, it was very quick. I was with her to the very end. We cremated her on March 22nd, during a snowstorm that threatened to bring the whole island to a halt. (Some villages are still snowed in but I believe all the power has been restored) I shall miss my Mum.
Losing Mum wasn't the only big change. I also quit my job. I should have done it 2-3 years ago, but circumstances back then were financially different. I wasn't enjoying the work anymore and after nursing my Mum I really didn't want to go back into a caring role just yet. So I'm on the lookout for something completely different. I think perhaps I'll look for a seasonal post, many places take on staff just for the summer. We hope/plan to be in NZ by Christmas.

19 comments:

Cardygirl said...

I had been thinking of you...so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mum.

Diane-crewe said...

so sorry for the sad news, at least she was able to leave with her loved ones at her side. She will not suffer any more x Hope things settle and you can move on to better times in the near future x

Jenny said...

Sending you condolances on the loss of your beloved Mum. She would have appreciated you both moving in with her during her last few months. I know you will miss her.

QuiltSue said...

I'm so sorry about your mother but I'm sure it meant a lot to her to have you caring for her like that. It seems like a time of major changes for you right now but I bet you're looking forward to not doing the job you used to and to the new horizons.

Cath said...

So sorry for your loss Lou , but glad you got the time with your Mum at the end .
Hope you find a nice job to keep you going until the move . good luck.XXX

Lynn Bourke said...

So sorry to hear about your mum. Hope you find a job soon...

julieQ said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Lorraine said...

So sorry for your loss. You have certainly had more than our share of changes and sorrow. I am sure you will find a new job soon - one that you enjoy. thinking of you xx

Gari in AL said...

I am so sorry for you loss but also so happy that your move to NZ is back on go. I hope you find just the right Summer job to get you ready for your really big move.

AnnieO said...

My deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Mum. What a difficult year you have all had but I'm sure you're glad you took the effort needed to dedicate to her care, and were with her to the end. I can see where you would not want to continue that caring role while hurting so much. Hugs!

Sarah Nopp said...

I am so sorry. I am glad you were able to be there for her and with her.

Wendz said...

So very sorry for your loss. What a blessing for your Mom that you have the skills and could ensure that she had the best possible care right to the end.
As a SCA I understand your need to step away from caring and trust that the right job will avail itself soon. Thinking of you as you step towards your new future.

Ali Honey said...

Dear Lou,
I'm sorry your Mum has died but glad you were with her.
Are you coming to NZ on holiday or to Live?
Hugs from Ali.

Chookyblue...... said...

Hey Lou
So sorry to hear your Mum has gone.......you made a lot of changes to care for your Mum.....I am sure it meant a lot to her and to be together at the end...........
Goodluck finding a new job too........take a deep breath and enjoy the time to gather your thoughts and remember the good times with your Mum.......

Rose Marie said...

Very sorry to hear the loss of your Mum ....

Nicky said...

So sorry to hear of your Mums passing. Thinking of you... best wishes for your future plans.....

Lynda said...

What can I say? Such a sad time for you. At least you were able to make your Mum secure and cared for at the end. Love is the important thing.

anne bebbington said...

broken computer meant lost favourites list - only just found my way back to you - so sorry to hear about your mum but I'm sure your support was vital to making her last days easier (((hugs)))

black bear cabin said...

things have been so busy over here that i hadnt had a chance to check blogs much, and i had no idea what you were going through. I am sooooo sorry to read about the loss of your mom! Im sending hugs, albeit a little late, but i hope your heart will be on the mend soon.
hugs!