Sunday, January 18, 2015
Goodby to a very special Grandad
On Friday we said goodbye to a very special Man..... I love this photo taken about 3 and a half years ago. Both 'men' totally absorbed in the moment. It's been a busy, special and sad week looking through photos and making preparations for the funeral. Sam obviously didn't understand it all and we had many interesting discussions with him. We had a very funny moment when I was driving with Sam past the care home where Grandad had been. The dialogue went something like this:
' Mum look, that's Lansdowne where Grandad lives...... no wait, he isn't there any more..... he's in heaven with Jesus...... What kind of car does Jesus drive?'. It was truly hilarious and Sams perspective always welcomed!
We are off on a 5 day beach holiday today - all in need of a break and looking forward to it very much - sun, sand and no internet!. When we get back Francis is off to L.A. for 10 days, and on 28th Sam is scheduled for a surgery at Starship - so it looks like 2015 is starting again! Sam's surgery is just to switch his CVL which is embedded in his chest. It has been in for over 3 years, which is fabulous, but they want to change it as a scheduled surgery before it breaks and is an acute admission. We are hoping it is just a simple over-night stay, so we can get back into home rhythm before Sam starts school on Monday 2 February - what a big day that will be!
Right off to pack for holiday - Sam says he is packed and ready to go - he has his Bee, a bag of cars and a fan (it is hot) - oh if only it was that simple!