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Some days

... are a struggle. My dad is struggling every day at the moment, getting weaker and struggling even more to communicate. He has a serious infection and is in hospital. He can still make us laugh (about the man in the bed next to him having to come back for his teeth after he'd been discharged) and expresses his gratitude and frustrations. Like I say, some days are better than others. Just to let you know he needs all our care and support right now and I might be here less. Minimalist Monday will keep on rolling out as will other posts on topics that might interest you. As always, thanks for reading, commenting, following and most of all listening.
Love people and use things, because the opposite never works. 
- The Minimalists


24 comments :

  1. A prayer for strength for you and your family and comfort for your Dad being sent your way.

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  2. good luck Claire, keep things simple right now. X

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  3. Hey Claire,
    The very best to your Dad, and big love to you.
    Leanne xx

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  4. Sending you all love. Penny Lxx

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  5. Best wishes and all good thoughts to you and your Dad. I don't know if you made that chart, but I can see that it is a wonderful tool to help people communicate if they are not up to speaking. xx

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  6. All the very best to you and especially to your Dad, it's a hard time for you all ((( hugs ))) much love. xx

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  7. Hope all goes as well as possible and you take care of yourself, too.

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  8. Yes my best wishes go to you and your family, as an exacting life says make sure you take care of yourself too. Both my parents are poorly dad in hospital again and now going to another care home. Mum in respite but unlikely to come home because of her needs. I don't like going into their house which is next all their stuff untouched. It's hard seeing parents struggle. Hugsxx

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  9. Love that quote so much! I'm glad that you're there for your Dad. I see on many occasions in my own work when people are not so loved. x

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  10. Wishing you love and strength Claire as you care for your Dad at this difficult time. xxx

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  11. Thinking of you as you thinking of you,your Dad and your family xxx

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  12. I'm sending prayers and positive thoughts for your dad. That quote is profound, thank you for sharing it.

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  13. Sending out prayers for your Dad, you and your family.

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  14. Sending you & family lots of love & positive energy Claire! Your wonderful blog has always been a source of comfort & inspiration to me, especially at my 'wobbly' moments - thank you. Hope you have lots of support around you at this important & precious time.
    Take Care, Nikki.

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  15. Thinking of you Claire,
    Jacquie x

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  16. Oh Claire I'm so sorry to hear that your Dad is struggling. Please know that I'm thinking of you all right now and sending positive thoughts. Take care xx

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  17. Lots of love and strength to help you through these days. Look after yourself as well. X

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  18. Hi Claire, just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear about your dad and his illness. So hard, I know from my own experience of parents' illnesses. Taking care of yourself is so important, because that will help you take care of him.
    I've not commented before, but have been reading your blog for a while - many thanks for all the interesting posts. All good wishes, DeborahS

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  19. So sorry your dad is ill. I've been through this with both my parents and it's not easy. Take care and hope there is better news soon.

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  20. Oh, kind thoughts for you and your pap Claire. Xx

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  21. Prayers and happy thoughts go out to your Dad and your family. We're thinking of you here in Colorado. xx

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  22. So sorry to hear about your Dad and the hard days you are having. Thinking of you, Sarah x

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  23. So sorry to hear about your Dad, prayers to your Dad xx

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  24. Oh Claire, I am so sorry to hear that your Dad is unwell. I wish him and you all the best and lots of good wishes for health and happiness. You are in my thoughts. xx

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