Apologies For Absence

 

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I’m sorry for not posting these last few days and most likely for the next few as well.

My mother is very poorly and at the ripe old age of 89 is now slowly slipping away.

 

It’s so hard. Watching her deteriorate is hard. And our lives are on hold. There are many things that need to be sorted out around here, not just the blog, but it’s difficult to get stuck into anything when a call could come at any time.

 

Back soon. Take care  x

 
 

2017-03-03T14:37:00+00:00 October 10th, 2014|Tags: |56 Comments

56 Comments

  1. Joanne October 10, 2014 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Oh my sweet that is so sad, I’m so sorry for you. You will be back when you are ready to & you are doing the right thing now. Take care. xx

  2. Marian St.Clair October 10, 2014 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Thinking of you and yours. Take care.

  3. Pauline October 10, 2014 at 11:31 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear your news Jessica, it’s never easy at a time like this, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Do take care of yourself too, we know you will be back when you can.

  4. Mark and Gaz October 10, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Thoughts are with you Jessica. Take care xx

  5. Jacqueline October 10, 2014 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Oh Jessica …… I’m so sorry to hear your sad news …… this is such a hard time. Will be thinking of you. XXXX

  6. Eleanor October 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you. Do the things that are necessary and the things that are good for you and don’t worry about the rest. xxx

  7. Christina October 10, 2014 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    My thoughts are with you Jessica, as Eleanor said do just what feels right for you, we will all be here when you post again, with love, Christina

  8. AnnetteM October 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear that Jessica. It is a very difficult time of life when you are losing a parent.
    Let your garden comfort you but don’t feel any pressure to post anything until you feel like it.
    We will all be thinking of you; many of us have been through similar sad times and understand.

  9. Jo October 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

  10. Christina October 10, 2014 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Dear Jessica, I am so sorry to hear the bad news about your mom. Please, try to take good care of yourself. Wishing you strength and know that you are in my thoughts!
    Christina

  11. Sigrun October 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I’m very sorry to hear that Jessica! Take care.

    Sigrun

  12. Denise October 10, 2014 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Bless you and yours, Jessica, at this difficult time. Will be thinking of you often, in peace and with love. X

  13. Donna@GardensEyeView October 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s health. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Countrysidetales October 10, 2014 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Oh my dear, I know what that feels like. Thinking of you x

  15. Rabbitquilter October 10, 2014 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear your news. Sending you lots of love XX

  16. wherefivevalleysmeet October 10, 2014 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Dear Jessica – I am saddened to hear your news – my thoughts are with you♡

  17. Cumbrian October 10, 2014 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Never an easy time, sadly it comes to all of us, just hoping you can bear up.

  18. woolythymes October 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    oh, Jessica. These life passages are so hard. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  19. snowbird October 10, 2014 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    Ahhhhh, I’m so sad to hear about your Mum, it is so hard to see a loved one deteriorate, absolutely heartbreaking.I hope everything goes as well as it possibly can under the circumstances. You look after you and yours and don’t give a second thought to worrying about blogging. Sending you a big hug.xxx

  20. justjilluk October 10, 2014 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you and yours.

  21. Alison October 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Hugs, Jessica! So sorry to hear your mom isn’t doing well. I went through that two years ago, and it was rough. Take care.

  22. Anna October 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Oh so sorry to read your post Jessica. Difficult days. Will be keeping you in my thoughts. Take care xxx

  23. 1secondhandrose October 10, 2014 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    So sorry to read this Jessica. Your family must come first of course, I shall think of you all and am sending positive thoughts.
    {{Hugs}}
    Rose H
    xx

  24. Denise October 10, 2014 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    So sorry to read this Jessica, hugs from us all here. Take care, may your mum find comfort knowing she is surrounded by love xxxx

  25. Linda from Each Little World October 10, 2014 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    My mother-in-law died last winter at age 93, so I can well imagine what you are feeling and trying to cope with. I’ll be thinking of you and your family.

  26. Kris Peterson October 10, 2014 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry to hear your sad news, Jessica. Staying close is the right thing to be doing – both you and your mother need the comfort of that connection. I lost both my mother and my mother-in-law within 10 weeks of one another last year and, although shaken by their losses, I know they were aware of my love even as they slipped away from me.

  27. angiesgardendiaries October 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    My thoughts are with you x

  28. hoehoegrow October 10, 2014 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    So sorry, Jessica, it must be so hard for you all. I have been through it and you have all my sympathy.xx

  29. Rosie October 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    So sad to read your news – my thoughts are with you.

  30. Sue@GLAllotments October 10, 2014 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    That’s such a horrible feeling when any phone call could bring bad news. Take care of yourself.

  31. Jessica October 10, 2014 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Dear all, thank you so much for all your kind words. They are truly appreciated. xx

  32. Sarah October 10, 2014 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    So sorry to read your sad news. I too have been through this with both my parents. Thinking of you and wishing your extra strength in the days ahead. Sarah x

  33. Annie October 10, 2014 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    So sorry Jessica. I will be thinking of you x

  34. Suzanne Dutchess County, NY, USA October 10, 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear that. I know how hard it is. Please take care.

  35. Anny October 11, 2014 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Very sorry indeed to hear this Jessica, I’m thinking of you.

  36. SeagullSuzie October 11, 2014 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear your news, a very difficult and stressful time ahead for you all.

  37. starproms October 11, 2014 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Sorry to hear about your suffering. My thoughts are with you.

  38. CherryPie October 11, 2014 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. Take care and look after yourself too xx

  39. Natalie October 11, 2014 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Sending peaceful thoughts to you and your family. It’s so hard to lose a parent. I’m thinking of you.

  40. sustainablemum October 11, 2014 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  41. Crafty Gardener October 11, 2014 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Most definitely no need to apologize. Family always comes first. Positive thoughts to you and your family at this difficult time.

  42. Charlie@Seattle Trekker October 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom…

  43. CJ October 11, 2014 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    I’m so very sorry Jessica. We went through this with my partner’s mother in the summer, I know how hard it is. Sending you a cyber hug. CJ xx

  44. Cathy October 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    I am sure you will be heartened by all the good wishes sent to you by the garden blogging community, Jessica, knowing that all these people, most of whom you have never met, really do care about you. Losing a parent is one of those experiences almost all of us have to go through at some stage, but it will be a different experience for each of us – may you and your Mum find both find some peace and happiness in these last few days or weeks, Jessica

  45. wherethejourneytakesme October 12, 2014 at 12:32 am - Reply

    So sad to hear your news Jessica – it is hard to watch either of your parents die – it always feels as if part of you goes with them. You will have plenty of happy memories of your mum to keep though and look back on. I wish you both many peaceful days together and hope you mum slips gently away.

  46. elaine October 12, 2014 at 7:21 am - Reply

    My heart goes out to you – it is no fun seeing your loved ones slipping away from you.

  47. Chloris October 12, 2014 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    A stressful and heart breaking time for you . There are so many people sending you good wishes which is really heart warming. My best wishes too, I have been through this and know how awful it is. Take care. x

  48. Simone October 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry to hear your sad news Jessica. Look after yourself. x

  49. Linda October 13, 2014 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Hi Jessica….
    No need to apologize…..stay with Mum♥️
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

  50. CathyT October 13, 2014 at 10:32 am - Reply

    As everyone else says, no need to apologise. My thoughts with you as well.

  51. Annie Edwards October 13, 2014 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    thinking of you at this sad time x

  52. Amy at love made my home October 13, 2014 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    I hope that everything goes as well as it possibly can for you at this sad time. It is never easy, but know that you are loved and supported. Take care and we will see you again as and when. Thinking of you and sending hugs. xx

  53. ginaferrari October 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you xx

  54. threadspider October 13, 2014 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you. Know how it feels x

  55. Helen October 13, 2014 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    That must be very hard and I’m sure it’s a strain being brave. Love to you and yours. Helen xx

  56. Josephine October 14, 2014 at 2:15 am - Reply

    Ooh so very sorry to read this Jessica, my thoughts and well wishes to you and your family.
    Hugs
    ~Jo

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