Wednesday, 24 June 2009
We Love Our Grand-dad!
It was a lovely day on Sunday but then every day is a lovely day when we see our Grandsons. Obviously we do not see them so often these days so really notice the change in them each time.
It was so heartwarming when they individually handed a present to Mike and said "Happy Father's Day, Grand-dad" and when Mike thanked them they said "You're welcome". Bless them.
Mike had some nice presents including a couple of pairs of shorts. He actually got the chance to wear a pair yesterday as it was quite warm and they were promising a heatwave for this week. Today, however, there is such a strong wind that it keeps slamming the doors and windows so he is back in trousers.
Anway the day was lots of fun and the boys kept us entertained I can tell you. It seems amazing that Daniel starts full-time school in September and Nathan will have completed his first year. From September, the learning really begins as the first year was very much play related. Now he will have to knuckle down. He just took part in his first Sports Day and did well.
We discovered on Monday that Mike will have to go into hospital for surgery. We do not know when. At the moment we are awaiting an appointment for a consultation with a specialist. When he had his eyes tested last year, the optician was concerned about something at the back of one of his eyes. Well, apparently it has grown much worse. Some sort of cataract the optician thinks but we will know more when he has had more tests. Poor Mike, it will only be the second time he has been in hospital but he has been told it will definitely mean surgery. I know he is worried because he will not discuss it.
Going to be difficult with the dogs because I cannot take them out but, no doubt, we will manage somehow. Your prayers for him would be very appreciated. We are hoping that he does not have to wait too long and we can get this out of the way. The last few years have been nothing but medical appointments, operations, treatments etc. We both need a break from it. A few months when everything goes right.
Well, that is about all from me for now. We have a birthday coming up in a few short days so I will be doing another entry then.
In the meantime, wishing you all well and hoping that life is being kind to you. God bless.