Saturday, July 12, 2008

For Non

No Saturday Pudding today, although I have made one, feeling very sad and even chocolate is not going to lift me this time.

My father-in-law, Non, as we all called him, passed away today. He has been fighting a long battle against so many things, cancer, emphysaema, heart trouble to name just 3, and today he finally stopped fighting. We shall all miss him - of all my in-laws, he was my favourite. He liked me too and used to love watching me knit, socks on 4 needles had him particularly agog. He had a wonderful time in May for David's 50th birthday, all the family were together and happy. May we all remember him just like that.

x

18 comments:

Kitty said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Take care. x

Kathleen said...

My sympathies.

It will be good to remember the birthday! I'm sure he was glad to be around for that after fighting all his issues.

Take care.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oh what sad news Michaela. I'm so sorry for you all. But what lovely memories you have of him - and how super to be able to remember him enjoying your husband's birthday.

Sending you lots of love, Lucy xxx

KnittingKnirvana said...

May your memories bring you peace at this difficult time.

quinn said...

Oh dear, so sorry for your loss. Isn't it grand to have such lovely memories to keep as treasures.
Best to you and yours, Michaela.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I know how you feel, my Father-in-law, a great character, widely liked and deeply respected, moved on on April 3rd.... Great things have been said about him...over a hundred at the funeral, lots of good things remebered and said about old times before he was ill.... Much missed.... Talk about the good times, remember daily, out loud with your family and friends and with his friends too...don't let go! Fran xxx

Emma said...

Please accept my condolences, to you and all your family.

Anonymous said...

Dear Michaela:

Sad time for you and your family. It is so nice that he was still with you for your husband's 50th birthday celebration! No doubt, you had a special connivance with him. I am sorry for your loss. Take care, Michaela. Hugs

Giulietta

Working Mom Knits said...

Oh M - I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. Please let David know that we'll be lighting a candle for his Dad tomorrow when we visit the St. Elizabeth Seaton Grotto. Know that we are thinking of you and that we are holding you all in our hearts.

xoxo,
C-

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picperfic said...

sad times M...keep those precious memories safe. A hug for you xxxx

trashalou said...

Michaela, I am so sorry for your loss. It is nice to think that you can all take rest in the happy memories.

Patti said...

Such sad news. But as others have said, good that you have the memories.

Take care of yourself and your family. Special thought to your husband.

kerrie said...

oh Michaela, so sorry to hear that. Huge hugs to you, David and the boys. You know where I am if you need anything. x

Lesley said...

I'm so sorry to hear your sad news Michaela. It's so precious that you have those special memories of your father-in-law to lessen the pain of his suffering.

Love to you and your family xxx

Kathryn said...

So, so sorry to hear your news. We're thinking of you and the family at this most difficult of times.

Much love,

Kathryn, Warren and Evie xxx

Pink Sky said...

I am so very sorry you've lost such a dear lovely person.

I send my condolences and love to you and your family. (((hug)))

Cybèle said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you.