Sunday, January 03, 2010

2010..is here.

Hello...may I take this opportunity to wish you a very happy new year.It seems odd to be writing this greeting even though it be only three days into the new year. My absence from posting was initially purposeful as I need to take a Holiday to enjoy Christmas...it was so good to have Jan not working over the period and this meant we were able to do lots of things as a family.

Jan's Mum however was not well, and over the Christmas period began to deteriorate in her health..this necessitated Jan to spend ever more time helping her Dad to care for her mum...getting up in the mornings and bed times etc...

Sadly, yesterday, Jan's Mum took a turn for the worse and had to be rushed to hospital.She sadly died last night peacefully.

We're still in shock and not really thinking of much else at the moment. My holiday from work is not a holiday any more. I will return to work as soon as I am able, which should have been tomorrow.But I know you'll excuse me for a little longer.

My mother In Law was a lovely woman..very intelligent and musical..she owned a degree in Chemistry and was a qualified violin teacher.An incredibly dignified and private person, she was not only to be valued for her very kind and caring nature, but was also the Mother of my very gorgeous wife Janet.

the photos here were taken what seems a lifetime ago, but were in fact on New Years Eve at our friends traditional gathering.It was a beautiful time but now tinged with sadness as one was not aware of the sadness only hours away.

thanks for continuing to read my posts...I'll be back sooner than you might think!




7 comments:

Devil Mood said...

Oh Niall, I'm so sorry!
How shocking and sudden it all sounds. And such a sad event gains even more tragic tones when it happens during the holiday season.

I want however to wish you and your family a happy new year. It will get better from now on.

Gemma Parker said...

I hope the new year proves to be a happy and succesful one for you despite the upsetting start, I look forward to seeing what you acheive ***

Bob-kat said...

I am so sorry for your sad loss. Take as much time as you need from blogging as we will all still be here I'm sure. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Shachi said...

Niall and Jan, extremely sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love n Hugs.

Tys on Ice said...

sorry that you had to start the year on a sad note...but i hope the end was not painful and dragged out...i hope she went with the dignity she deserved...hope Jan is ok...

take care...

Niall young said...

You are all so valued my friends...it is wonderfully supportive of you to leave such kind messages...you really have helped! xx

rashbre said...

I came over to leave wishes for the new year but instead see your sad news.

My condolences.