Friday, 12 December 2014

Getting back to normal

"Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o'er wrought heart and bids it break"
Shakespeare -  from Macbeth

We lost Andrew's sister on the evening of the 29th and have been numb ever since it. There shall always be a missing element and particularly at this time of year when it is so natural to think of ones family and being together. But we are thankful her fight is over and her life ended (though much too soon) peacefully.

This week has seen a return to the more common path that Andrew and I have walked together for many years. He has returned to work, housework is being done, Maggie getting tickles etc. We have no decorations up, it doesn't feel right but tomorrow shall be busy with Christmas present buying.

Thank you for your comments and best wishes from the last post.

Love Carrie


  1. I'm so sorry. Will be thinking of you both. Christmas is a difficult time, a thousand times more so for you this year.

  2. Deepest Sympathy for your grief. It's hard to bear loss near a holiday. Perhaps a new tradition is in order?

  3. There will be sadness and joy in our long journey....

  4. I'm so sorry! Please accept my condolences for you and Andrew's family.

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss Carrie and Andrew. It is always particularly devastating to lose someone young. You are both in my thoughts. CJ xx

  6. My condolences. It's sad at any time but always harder at this time of year. Take care, and hugs, Flighty xx

  7. I am so very sorry for your loss. As you say, it is some comfort to those left behind that the struggle for her is now ended and she is at peace. I hope those who love her will find peace soon. Lynda xxxxxxxxx

  8. I am so sorry for your loss friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all....Nicole xo

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. Having lost family members during the holidays, I know just what you mean. I send you a virtual hug and my condolences.

    On the other hand, it's good to know that you're up and about doing the regular everyday things...sometimes there's a peace in doing exactly that...keeping busy doing housework or gardenwork (when you can).

    Most of all, remember to give Maggie those tickles. There's nothing like a happy dog to make one peaceful, even in tough times.

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