The Bell Still Rings For All Those Who Truly Believe

Hello friends!

I know it’s been a while but for those that don’t already know my darling Dad had a fall last week whilst the old dear was away on a Turkey & Tinsel weekend with the Women’s Institute. No doubt getting up to go to the little boys’ room without putting the light on he fell and shattered his hip waiting there from 5.30 am until much later when he was discovered. Regrettably, because he had had been sat there for so long his blood pressure dropped and he had another stroke in the ambulance on the way to hospital.

I can’t deny it’s been a tense week with Dad critically ill where he hasn’t known any of us. However, I am delighted to say that we have turned a corner and he’s back on the road to recovery. Whilst it’s a road we’ve taken before it’s one he won’t be walking alone and with Ayesha’s Passing Out Parade in June, I rather think his stubborn determination and heart will have him waltzing along rehabilitation street.

So on Christmas Day we will be heading off to Burrator Ward in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth to bring some festive cheer to the old fella along with a trunk full of Tupperware boxes stuffed with Mum’s homemade seasonal buffet; that’s if he’s no longer a “Nil By Mouth” patient! Beverley Big Pants and I will be traditionally dressed in our Christmas Jumpers and rather splendid earrings bearing a strong resemblance to the the Ugly Sisters, the grande dames of pantomime; oh yes we will!

So I want to take this opportunity to wish all doctors and nurses a safe & happy Christmas and thank them for giving up their family holidays so that we can all still have time with ours.

I think as you grow older your Christmas list gets shorter because the things you want can’t be bought.

Decisions, decisions ...

Decisions, decisions …

25 thoughts on “The Bell Still Rings For All Those Who Truly Believe

  1. So sorry your dad had a devastating fall. I hope something can be learned to prevent another one. My hopes and prayers are that he is very soon on the mend and that he’ll be able to walk again.

    I’m wishing you and your family a pleasant and rewarding Christmas.

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    • Even though it won’t be the Xmas we were hoping for we’ll make it a cracking one anyway and I’m sure they’ll be people on the ward who won’t be having any visitors at all so we’ll try & spend some time with them as well. Merry Xmas to you and yours too

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    • I did spend a couple of days feeling sorry for myself but if my Dad can do this, I most certainly can. He hadn’t recognised me all week which was hard and then I went to see him Saturday and he was brighter but sadly he had become jaundiced yesterday so just waiting to hear how he’s doing now


  2. I’m very sorry to hear about your dad, but glad to hear he’s doing better and on the road to recovery. I spent time with my mom in hospital over Thanksgiving (Tupperware dinner). You can have holiday cheer wherever you take it. Wishing you and your family lots of ringing bells.

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  3. Sending strong healing thoughts over the sea to your dear old dad. Good health is likely the only thing on my Christmas wish list. That seems to trump everything else. Speaking of Trump. I might add a wish that Trump not be elected our next President! 😀

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  4. I’m so relieved to hear he’s turned the corner toward recovery Dallas. I’m sending all my wishes for the best Christmas your family can muster in the hosiptal with Dad. I’m sure it’ll be one to remember and you’re absolutely right, what we wish for as we get older is just time…to spend it with those we love, those we cherish, those we make our memories with. Love you my friend…and Merry Christmas to all of you. xoxo


  5. I’m so sorry to hear that this is such a challenging time for you and your family. Praying for complete healing (1 Peter 2:24) and restoration (1 Peter 5:10) because of who Jesus is and what Jesus has done. As I read your post what came to mind is the beauty of your heart … your love for your Dad and those lives you don’t even know that are also spending Christmas in hospital is truly the light of Christmas shining through you. May our Heavenly Father reveal to you the gift you are to those around you!


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