Friday, 23 March 2012

Happy Birthday Shelbie

Happy Birthday Shelbie

She's 12 years old today and our only Grandaughter, she's outnumbered by the boys, it's a good job she's such a lovely, pretty girly girl and can keep them all in line.

Have a lovely day, we're all thinking of you here in Manchester, Preston and Berkshire.

With all our love,

Nana Sue, Alan, Great Granny Joan, Great Grandad Syd, Great Uncle Graham and Uncle Jason.

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Dad is relatively comfortable in the Hospice but is slowly slipping away from us now.  We all sit with him and have brief little flashes of recognition from him as he wakes slightly and reaches out for our hands, but then he drifts off back to the deep sleep he's experiencing now.  It won't be long and we will always be with him while we still have him.

Thank you for all the hugs, we shared them between us and added them to ours.

Sue xx


  1. Thinking of you so much at this very special but painful moment in time. Am praying for you all.

    Happy Birthday to Shelbie,she has such a gorgeous smile.

  2. Sue
    you and your family sound lovely, the way you have talked of them in recent days oozes with love. I wish you all well in the difficult days to come

  3. This shows exactly the double edge of life- celebrating your Grand childrens' birthdays while your dad slips away. They were lucky to know their Great grandfather - many don't.
    Thinking of you x

  4. Thinking of you - Take care xx

  5. I can't imagine how you must be feeling right now, I had a little cry reading this, it is so hard seeing a loved one slipping away. I can imagine you are in two minds, one wanting him to suffer no more but the other wanting him back, the man that you know and love and have many fond and happy memories of.

    You are all in my thoughts, thinking of you today as I have been all week. Lots of love and hugs to you all x x x x P.S Stay strong x x

  6. Happy birthday to Shelbie. She has a beautiful smile and gorgeous eyes.

    Sending lots of love your way.. thinking of you and your family. Take care. xx

  7. thinking and praying for you all

  8. To slip away with those you love by your one could ask for anything more peaceful.
    In my prayers.
    Jane xx
    PS Shelbie has THE most beautiful eyes!

  9. Thinking of you, with love Heather x

  10. Just dropping by to add more gentle hugs Sue. Thinking of you and yours. Shelbie is a very pretty girl.

  11. What a great comfort it must be to him in his final days to know that you are all with him, surrounding him with love.

    My thoughts are with you all x

  12. Just thinking of you, Sue
    Regards, Sooze xx

  13. What a beautiful girl.

    Blessings to you and your family.

  14. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers now.... and sending you all of my love. Jane x♥x

  15. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Take care of yourself x x

  16. Oh Sue, just catching up.

    You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

    Will be accessing the new blog with Mr Sft's help.

    Sft x

  17. Thinking of you and the family, Sue. Hugs- Sue (Maa)


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