I didn't know how we (the family here) were going to get through those few weeks as it seemed to happen all at once with dad developing problems with his breathing, and mum passing away in hospital, but you could see it panning out in front of you week by week, it was surreal but we got through it. Its true when people say God will not give you anything more than you can bear, I've yet to work out my own limitations on that one! But it is true, I know that for sure now. I feel that so much is yet to be accomplished in front of me so I hope I have a lot of years to go before my turn comes. If I can have another 30 years I will be happy, plenty of time to accomplish what I would like to do.
Sounds a bit heavy to some probably, but when you've recently had to lay your parents to rest, it can be very thought provoking. To top that my husband recently lost his brother (they say it comes in threes) and yes its right in this case.
But on a happier note, we do have a new member of our family. She came to live with us last October and has been a bundle of energy ever since. Yes, I am talking about our new dog Bella Mia. Because she was never socialised properly (or maybe at all) by her last owners, at 14 months old, she is having to be taught how to behave, i.e. not bark at people walking down the road at 8am for a start!. She has more or less been very clingy to me and my husband Peter and hates being left in by either of us (even if she is not on her own!) But what a character and a half! She's a great little dog though even if I have to block her view from watching people walking past the garden!