Saturday, 26 January 2013

My Dad , 1926 - 2013

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, 'Peace be Thine'.

It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

I cannot begin to describe my ride on this week's roller coaster of emotions.

A new grandchild on Tuesday.

And then, less than 48 hours later,

my dad passes away.

He was so poorly and he is now, surely, in a better place.

Rest in peace, dad.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Welcome to the world! ;-)

Introducing Toby!

He was born last night, just before midnight...weighing in at 8lbs 4 oz.

A brother for Meggy. A son for Helen and Ben. 

And so here we go again, playing our part as grandparents!!

Welcome to the world, Toby!