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.



Saturday, September 08, 2012

Blog Break

I am currently in Suffolk as my son has been in Norwich Hospital with a broken back since last Monday. He is doing OK fortunately and has managed to stand and walk a few steps today but for the next two or three weeks at least I shall be staying here to help my daughter-in-law in any way I can. Although I have internet access I simply don't have time to post at the moment. I shall be back eventually :)

Edited to add that Neil is home from hospital now and is doing well. He's walking albeit very slowly but any progress is very welcome. Thank you so much for all your good wishes, they are much appreciated.

33 comments:

MorningAJ said...

OMG! How did that happen? I really hope he's OK.

Roy said...

Hope all will be well D.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Dear Rowan,
I am so sorry to hear about your son's broken back..that is simply awful.
I had a riding accident ..falling from my mare some 20 years ago. I have had 3 spinal operations.. my 3rd was last december. I sympathize with him.. tell him to take care.
will be thinking of you.
we will be here when you return.
take care.
best wishes..xxxxx val

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

That is such sad news. I hope he will be healing soon. He and you all will be in my thoughts !!!
Many hugs.

Cottage Tails said...

I'm very sorry to read of your news! sending healing wishes to your son.
((HUGS)))
Love Leanne

Lynda (Granny K) said...

So sorry to hear about your son's awful accident. Sending very best wishes for a good recovery. Take care. Lynda x

Bovey Belle said...

Good Grief Rowan - how did he manage that? I am amazed that they have him standing and walking already . . . I wish him a speedy recovery. Try not to worry too much . . .

Dartford Warbler said...

Thinking of you all Rowan and hoping that your son makes a full recovery.

Diane said...

Crikey Rowan. I hope and pray that all goes well and he mends xxx

WOL said...

How dreadful about your son. Wishing him a full and speedy recovery!

Jan said...

So sorry to hear about your son-prayers for a quick recovery! Your daughter-in-law is very lucky to have you there!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I just hope that all goes well. The fact that he's managed some movement sounds encouraging.
Take care,
John.

Patricia said...

So sorry to hear about your son Rowan and hope he is on the way to a full recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care and look forward to your return in the near future.
Patricia x

Ruthie Redden said...

Dear Rowan, so sorry to hear you news, I hope your son makes a full & rapid recovery. thinking of you all. ruthie x

Janet said...

Oh, Rowan, I hope your son will be okay. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts.

I've been so busy that the computer has come last each day but today I decided to catch up a little bit.

Rosie said...

Hope your son will improve steadily each day. I know a little of what you are going through as Paul broke his back in April 2002 and spent a term out of teaching - it took a while but he grew stronger every day. Take care.

Nan said...

Oh, I am so sorry, but so thankful he is doing alright. What a scary thing for you all. Thinking of you, and wishing I lived closer.

*Sheila* said...

So sorry to hear about your son Rowan. I hope he will make a quick and complete recovery.
Hugs ♥

Sandra Bailey said...

Rowan, I'm so sorry to hear this news of your Son. I hope for a good outcome.
Warm wishes to you both and your family.

Blessings

Sandie xx

Gracie said...

Sending my best whishes to your son

Dog Trot Farm said...

Rowan, I am so sorry to hear this, I hope your son is on the mend sooner rather than later. Sending prayers your way, Julie.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

May all be well, and may all be well, and may all manner of things be well.

Hilaire said...

I'm very sorry to hear this too, Rowan. I hope your son will recover fully. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

May your son heal quickly and completely. May you all cope with this well. So difficult. I send you my prayers for healing.

Shirley said...

So sorry to read this Rowan. Sending healing blessings for your son and daughter-in-law and hugs for you xxx

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JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

We'll miss you, but understand the need for being with family right now. Best healing vibes are coming your way each time I think of you during the day or night.

Heidi's Garden said...

What an awful to have happen to Neil. I am glad to hear he was home and starting on the road to recovery. Please know that I am keeping him and all of your family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope he takes each day as it comes allowing his body time to heal.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Strawberry Lane said...

Rowan,
So sorry about your son. I send best wishes for a quick recovery. I've been gone for 3 years from cyberspace and checked in on you, today. Wish you all the best. Marvel in California

Lucy said...

Have only just caught up with this post. Hope things are going on well. It will, I imagine, be a long haul. Best wishes.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Rowan, I am so sorry to hear about your son and I hope he will get well soon. Take care and I wish you all the best.
~Clara

Leanne said...

blimey, only just seen this. Hope all is well now, and that your son is well on the road to recovery.

Leanne x
talesofsimpledays.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Dear Rowan, I've only just caught up since getting back from OZ and here I find disturbing news about your dear son. I'm so very sorry this accident happened and glad to know he is recuperating be it slowly. May the journey ahead go smoothly for him, a complete recovery made.........and thankfully your family have you there to help.

You are all in my prayers, Hope to see you back here soon.
Hugs - Mary