Some of you will know that 3 weeks ago I had to make an emergency trip down to my folks as my dear dad had been in a serious accident. I do mean serious. As in run over by his bulldozer serious. *groan*
You know those phone calls that you never want to get?? However, by God's sovereign grace my dad survived but has lost his right leg. I can't even describe how horrible it was to see him in the hospital bed, looking like death is so very near and wondering just what will be. It's all been very horrible and to be truthful quite frightening - but the worst is over (thank you Lord!) and now he has a massive adjustment to make to life. My dad is a logger. And a hunter. And a fisherman. The adjustment will be huge.
Anyway, all that to say "here I am". Thankful to still have a dad. Relieved that it was not even worse because it really should have been. And aware that life is fragile. Eternity is only a heartbeat away for each of us. We need to be ready folks. Are you?
So the first hideous week or so we were able to breathe easy again and even enjoy some time as a family. Some photos of our Christmas......
Christmas Eve with cousins
Christmas Day (mark 2) when Dad was
able to come home for a couple of hours
Three of my brothers and I
The motley crew!
Georgia and Uncle Shane
Christmas lunch without mum and dad :(
Christmas Day in the pool
That's my girl!
Jack and Uncle Shannon
Kawhai fish - and Tua looking longingly
Mum's pretty garden
More of the lovely garden
Tua had been chasing them on the bike... so funny