I'd like to do a fundraiser for our Optimist club. We support a lot of youth functions in our area. We are currently working on a
Lynn Wright P.O. box 342 Wiarton, Ontario, Canada, N0H 2T0
Thanks so much! I would love to have them all here by the end of December so that I can get them all linked together in time for our next family day event . (crocheted squares only please).
Last item on my mind:
The past Year I have made friends with a few others out there in Blog Land who I have become very fond of through our comments to each other, then through direct correspondence. I hope these wonderful people know who they are, as they have all become "special" to me in some way or another.
My dear friend John of Tok Tok Place had fallen ill last month. He had emailed me to tell me he had pneumonia. I know first hand how sick one can become with pneumonia after a 2 month bout last Christmas myself. I had quite naturally sent off a Get Well Card in the mail to John. Weeks went by when I then emailed again. No reply to my email. I then sent off a Christmas Card. No response.
John had helped me gain a Pen Pal for my young friend, Ashley, this past Summer, through the Yass Tribune. I asked Ashley to ask Nathan to inquire on my behalf about John's well being. Nathan was very kind to do so, receiving a return Text message telling Nathan he would be contacting me shortly. Just the other morning there had been a Post put up on John's blog at Tok Tok place.
My tears flowed freely, as I felt a piece of myself break away within, as these were John's words:
I am definitely unwell - Sarcoidosis effecting both lungs has resulted in complete respiratory collapse, congestive cardiac failure, pneumonia and advanced asthma. Just had 3 weeks in Calvary Hospital, Canberra, and now back home on "Home Oxygen" 24/7. Specialist says to sort out my affairs and make an appt. to see him in 3 months (nice way of giving you a 'time-line'!)
Cannot eat - have lost 15kg (over 2 stone) in 3 weeks - Rhonda and I are making 'Life adjustments with a spirit of inevitable denial - we know what is coming. Grandsons coming down Saturday to see "Pa!" - guess that'll be their last Christmas with "Pa"!
Guess you won't see many more posts on here from me but when up to it I'll try to manage a few words. When the day arrives I'll have my daughter, Kat, put up a final message.
I really don't know what else to say this afternoon - we are going to fight this 'thing' for every hour and day we can claw back from it.
Must go for now, too tired to write more today but will post again. Have arranged for our daughter, Kat, to put up the eventual final post! Pain hurting, must go!
Not ever meeting John, or speaking in person over a phone call, I still had felt a bond with our blog comments, email and post correspondence. I am going to continue corresponding with John for as long as possible until I am able to no more.
This last item on my mind brings forth a request to all my Family Members, Friends and Readers, please that you say a Prayer for my friend, John of Tok Tok Place, as well as one for his wife, Rhonda, daughter, Kat, his Son-in-Law and two Grandsons that they be given God's strength to carry them through this difficult time in their present lives. Thank you, as truly from my Heart I appreciate each and every one who does so.
On that note I will sign off to my own thoughts and prayers, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".