It has been so long since I have blogged or visited blogs, I was in the doldrums for the latter part of the year. I have rarely been in my art room but I now want to dust of the cobwebs and get going again.
The latter part of the year should really have been an happy time, and in some respects it was.
My world was thrown of kilter when I nearly lost my husband. To elaborate, I mentioned in a previous post that I was taking my husband Stuart on a cruise to Egypt.
We had to go for jabs to cover us and so off we went to the Doctors Surgery. I was feeling immensely nervous, don't ask me why because injections don't normally worry me. Any way we went in to see the nurse and Stuart told the nurse she should do me first as I was feeling funny. To cut a long story short all went without any drama, jabs done and we left the surgery.
We got in to the car to return home, Stuart did a u turn to get on to the main road and said that he was feeling rough, he stopped the car and as I looked at him, he was unconsious BOOM! just like that. I jumped out of the car, screamed to a man to get help from the surgery and tried to revive him, no success. A doctor from the surgery saw me and I screamed to him for help, he came running over and between us we tried for about 3 minutes to resuscitate him, after what seemed a lifetime he came around, he was given oxygen at the roadside and an ambulance was called, off to the hospital we went and after 5 hours there and numerous tests nothing was found wrong with his heart etc. and we went home. It really shook me up, and Stuart, and try as I could I couldn't find it in me to do anything, I kept reliving the moment.
I think the Cruise we went on was absolutely fantastic, there are lots of photos on my Facebook page under Red Sea Magic. I am thankful that I still have Stuart in my life and I am trying to stop dwelling on the what might have beens...
Christmas was then approaching, I was ill with flu for the first time in years, then the snow came so it was hard to get into the Xmas spirit.
Off we went to Spain, Stuart, China and I (with Jazz planning on following a week later)
A traumatic time in a lot of ways as it was the 1st Christmas without Stuart's dad who passed away in May. We got through it, and I have nothing but love and admiration for my mother in law Tricia for the way she has coped and continues to do so. Jazz didn't make it, he couldn't bear the thought of sitting down for dinner without his Grandad.
Happily he was able to spend Christmas with his big brother Dwain, that was a special time for them.
So now I am back, I have some exciting news which I will share tomorrow but I just had to bite the bullet and get back to my beloved blog....if you are reading this, THANK YOU for not giving up on me