Friday, April 12, 2013

The Rollercoaster of Life....

Life is filled with ups and downs....as I'm sure you all know and have had to deal with! I've unfortunately been on one of the roller coaster of life's downs....

Three weeks ago my dad was diagnosed with cancer....and yes everyone keeps telling me that it's "only" prostrate cancer...and that it has such a high recovery rate....but...he is my dad! And he is diabetic...and he has kidneys that are only functioning at 25% capacity......so I worry....

Added to that has been the battle with the medical insurance to get them to pay for the operation that he needs to remove the prostrate....so ...it's been stressful....

It's finally been sorted though, and he is now scheduled to have the op on the 17th of this month....and I won't be able to be there....which makes me feel even worse....

A while back my dad had asked me to stitch him some lions...and it's been in my pile of stitching and I have always intended to get it done. But now I was hit by the stark reality that he may not be here forever. So I've put everything else aside and have tried to stitch  on it....it's been slow going...not because there is much to do, but because stitching on it reminds me about his mortality.

This was how far it had been when I had last stitched on it....


I've stitched quite a bit more....thought I had taken a pic but can't seem to find it!

If all goes as planned, this piece will be at the framers next weekend, and I will take it down to Cap Town the week after when I go down for work...and will spend te weekend with the family.

I do hope that you all have a good weekend.

Take care xx