Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether summer clothe the general earth
With greeness, or the redbreast sit and sing
Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Difficult Times

Just a quick explanation for my recent absence, our family have had a very difficult and distressing few weeks as my 6 month old grandson has been desperately ill and spent a week on life support in Addenbrookes Hospital ICU in Cambridge. I have been down in Suffolk with my son and his family and have just arrived home today. The ICU staff have been magnificent and George is now home again but still has a very long way to go and the road is not necessarily straightforward though hopefully all will now be well. If all goes well I shall be back posting again, if I disappear for a while it will be because I'm needed in Suffolk again. I'm thinking positive thoughts....


Anonymous said...

Hi Rowan,
The very best wishes for his full recovery.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Rowan. I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll be thinking positive thoughts with you and hope that all will now be ok.

Dulce Domum said...

Hi Rowan
I'm so sorry to hear about this. I'll pray for good health, peace and healing, for little George and your family.

Pieceful Afternoon said...

And today and tomorrow are special days - open to magic and wonderful happenings. May they all come to your dear grandson - deepest best wishes and magic for him and the whole family.

solsticedreamer said...

sorry to hear this news rowan~sending positive thoughts your way

PAT said...

Rowan I am so sorry to hear about this. Hoping your precious grandson is fully recovered soon!

Positive thoughts coming your way!!

Sheila@Simple Indulgences said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Poor little chap. I hope he makes a full recovery. I am sending positive thoughts, and my verybest wishes to you and your family..

Gracie said...

Thinking posistive here too, and sending good vibes to you and that little boy.
Gracie at

Leanne said...

you have my healing wishes for little G still Rowan, with my love too x

Lynda (Granny K) said...

I hope that little George is well again soon. Best wishes. Lynda

JANICE said...

Oh Rowan,

I am so sorry to hear about your little grandson. Know that loving, healing thoughts are sent to him and to you and your family.

Take care, Janice (NY)

MrsL said...

Love from us all here too Rowan



Tea and Margaritas in My Garden said...

Oh Rowan...what a frightening time this must be. I`m saying prayers for your little grandson. That he recovers much better and faster than the doctors could ever imagine.


Janet said...

Oh, my goodness! I am so sorry to hear about this. I'm sending good thoughts your way for your little grandson.

Laurel said...

Oh dear. Sending little George my best wishes for a full recovery, and good thoughts to his parents, you, and the rest of his family as well.

hippymummy said...

Rowan, I'm sending positive thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time. I hope George will continue to heal and be constantly blessed by all of us out here in blogland alongside all the other thoughts and prayers being said for him.
I remember you saying that january isn't your best month, i hope february will be able to make you smile again xXx

Mary said...

So sorry to hear this news about little George and pray he will make a full recovery. I will remember him in my prayers Rowan.

ICQB said...

Positive thoughts being sent your way.

Rosie said...

Oh dear, how awful for you all, you must have been so worried. I do hope things are a little better now.

pattypan.2 said...

To a very special Grandma and a lovely person in her own right. I am glad that George is on the road to recovery - although in the early stages.

I have left an award on my blog for you - I thought it might cheer you up.

Thank you for being you Rowan


Val said...

Having a six month old grandaugher,(who was incidentally in hospital for a couple of days with a chest infection) I am fully aware of what a distressing time it must be. I do hope there is the best possible outcome.

Jenny said...

I do hope since you've been posting more lately that your grandson is doing better. I can't even imagine how stressful this must have been for your entire family. I will be thing positive, healing thoughts as well.

Julie said...

Oh my, I wish I had been around to read this sooner, to add my prayers to others. You have been blogging, so that is a good sign. But I will offer a prayer his way now.

Love and hugs,