Thursday, 27 January 2011

1935-2011

When I started writing my blog I decided to keep it as honest and open as I dare. This is why today I've to write a 2nd time about losing a loved one.

My FIL passed away this morning after a long battle with illness over the past few months. We thought he was winning but in the last week or so it became apparent that he wasn't. It was still such a shock to get a call early this morning asking MrVV to go to the hospital - even then we didn't realise the end was so soon.

I had to do the hardest thing tonight and tell my boys when they got in from school and it wasn't nice and its horrid to see those you love hurt so much.

I am going to take a little blogging break for a week or so till after the funeral.

xxx Vicki xxx

52 comments:

Catherine said...

I am sorry to hear your news. Take care over the next while and find comfort from those you love. Cx

mad about bags said...

oh Vicki sorry to hear such sad news i am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time

tracy x

delia hornbook said...

Oh Vicki, i am so very sorry to read your sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Remember the happy memories to as they help at this time. Big hugs, dee xx

Kathy said...

I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. You know we will all be thinking of you at this very difficult time. Look after yourself and take care of your family!
xxx

Andrea said...

Hi Vicki, So sorry to hear your sad news, my thought are with you and your family.xx

Pink Milk said...

Oh Vicki, I'm so very sad for you and your little family. My F-in-L passed away almost four years ago to the day in very similar circumstances and it was a difficult time. My thoughts are with you sweet.

Hx

RosieP said...

So sorry to read your sad news, how horrible for you. Will be thinking of you.

Hugs Jill x

Alijane said...

So sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Big hugs.

Alison
x

Jenevieve said...

I'm sorry to hear your news, my thoughts are with you and your family. Take care, hugs xxx

Jackie said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Vicki - sending lots of hugs to you and your family. Thinking of you all xxx

Pea Green Kitty said...

My thoughts are with you and your family Vicki.
xxx

Magic Bean said...

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Felted House said...

So much sympathy to you and your family - I've just lost my mum under very similar circumstances. xxxx

Emma said...

Sending you warm wishes and a big hug x

Kandi said...

Vicki, really sorry to hear that! Thinking of you all.
Hugs
Kandi x

cupcakejojo said...

So sorry to read of your families loss. Sending my thoughts at this sad time for you all x

Amanda said...

Take care. It still haunts me when we told my daughter her nana had died, my MIL.x

Jenny said...

So sorry to hear such sad news, thinking of you and all your family xxx

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Very sad news Vicki ... thoughts and condolences to your family x

mother of purl said...

I'm so sorry Vicki, all my love xx

Jacquie said...

Thinking of you at this sad time Vicki, Take care.
Jacquie x

bellaboo said...

Very sorry to hear the sad news.My thoughts are with you and all your family.Big hugs.

Serenata said...

Oh Vicki, I am sorry to hear your sad news. Thoughts and hugs for all your family.

Em said...

Oh Vicki I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
*hugs* and much love
Em xxxxxxxxxx

bibbitybob said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with all of your family xxx

LaaLaa said...

My thoughts are with you Vicki. Big hugs. xxx

Lisa said...

So very sorry to hear such heart breaking news. Sending my love to you all.
Lisa x

Tilly Rose said...

Oh hunny so sorry to hear your sad news....
((big big hugs)) coming your way to all your family x x x

I'll be ready for a cuppa and a natter when you feel up to blogging again my lovely. Take time for yourself now...
Karen x x x

Sarah said...

So sorry to hear your news Vicki, take care and we're all thinking of you.
x

WinnibriggsHouse said...

My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Take care, we will be waiting for you when you get back.

liz said...

Sorry to hear your sad news, take lots of care of yourself, see you back soon.

topchelseagirl said...

So sorry to hear this sad news.

JP said...

thinking of you all

Linda said...

HugsXXXX I have been on that roller coaster ride with my Dad before he died and it is exhausting, draining and I'm feeling for you all right now. Linda x

WoodbankCrafts said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you and sending virtual hugs x

emma bear forever said...

Very sorry to hear of your family's loss. Thinking of you at this very sad time, hugs & prayers for you all, Justine xxx

TheMadHouse said...

I am so so sorry for you loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. You ar ein my prayers.

Pretty at Heart said...

How sad. My thoughts are with you.
Take care
-x-

Vintage Vixen said...

How very sad. My thoughts and love are with you all. xxx

bad penny said...

thinking of you all

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Virtual hugs to you, I hope you are all OK. It is so hard to tell you little ones things like that.

xxx

Pene said...

Big hugs to you and your family at this difficult time, my thoughts are with you
Pene x

The Vintage Gardener said...

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

simplyvintage said...

So sorry to hear of your sad news, thinking of you and your family at this difficult time and sending you all big hugs. xxx

Josie-Mary said...

Sorry to hear your sad news, thinking of you & your family x

Cybèle said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Vicki, and specially hard on young ones - had to do the same thing with my two when their great-grandmother passed away earlier last month.
Best wishes, Cybèle

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

You all have my deepest sympathies and understanding.
Take care Vicki.

PaisleyJade said...

All my love! So sorry for your loss. I have also blogged about my losses and it is so good to be open and honest. xoxo

Jenny said...

So sorry to hear your sad news. Take time to grieve, take time to be with those you love, thinking of you.

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

love and hugs to you and your family x

Claire said...

Thinking of you and sending hugs x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I'm so sorry to read your sad news. x