My dear 78-year old Dad suffered a stroke a couple of years ago. As a result, his balance had never been the same. Friday night, while on his way into a restaurant for dinner with my Mum, he fell and shattered his hip! After running various tests at the hospital to determine whether or not his heart and lungs were strong enough for surgery, he underwent a hip-replacement yesterday afternoon. He came out of the surgery just fine as he is a tough old bird but the road ahead of him is going to be very long and difficult. We already know he will not be home for Christmas and the only thing he repeats, over and over, is that he wants to go home!
I haven't had the opportunity to visit any of you and I'll be away for a short while. I know you're all posting lovely photos of your beautiful homes, decorated for the holidays and probably some delicious recipes that I would love to add to my Christmas Goodies List!
Please keep my dear Dad in your thoughts and prayers in the next little while because I suspect he's going to need all the help he can get!