Saturday, 6 November 2021

LIKE A TREE

 We are still just about managing here.

It's like Piccadilly Circus sometimes with the various medical people calling for Tom

Not sure if he will venture out again as he is so short of breath, but who knows, if the weather is okay and he feels better we may get him out for a coffee.

Over the past months I've had time to think a lot about life and have decided that we stand alone in life.

  No matter how many helpers or family we have, in the end it's up to the individual to stand strong.

This made me think that we are like a trees.

We must stand strong in all weathers and battle everything that's thrown at us just like the tree does.
Then we must leaf or flower up to deal with the next season.


Meanwhile these little monkeys couldn't care less, but they bring such joy to each day.



21 comments:

  1. You're a very brave woman, Briony. Here's hoping Tom has a good day and you can go out for a coffee xx

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  2. That's a great analogy Briony. We are all part of one big forest. Stand tall against the wind xx

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  3. This is so true. It's something I had thought about before my husband's illness but only in terms of things like hospital tests or an operation. But when my husband was sick I realized it was even more so for the end of life journey and also for the one eventually left behind. My heart aches for you both. hugs xx

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  4. Ultimately, you're right, we are on our own. However, the support of family and friends can help. Here's hoping you can enjoy the good moments together for as long as you can.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  5. I am pleased to hear you still have joy in your life. We as a couple have always depended on each other, our strength is the foundation of our lives.

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  6. keep plodding on girl , its what we do best

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  7. What you have said is so true Briony.
    Earlier this year my darling husband of 53 years and I live a very happy life. Then in March
    our pussy cat Archie died at the grand old age of 19. In late June our sweet little dog Millie
    had to be put to sleep as her heart condition worsened. Two days later my husband passed away
    following a massive stroke. Our family went from 4 to 1 in no time at all.
    I have never lived alone and there I was, alone. I have two wonderful sons but unfortunately they don’t
    live nearby. I have a wonderful group of friends who have shown me so much love and support.
    But at the end of every day - I am alone. It takes so much strength to carry on, but carry on we must.
    I owe it to my darling husband to soldier on, but you are right, we all must stand alone.

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    1. Hello Marilyn, nice of you to comment, I followed the lead to your blog but see that you have not posted yet.

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    2. I set a blog up many years ago but never actually got it going. Maybe I’ll try again one day. Thank you for your reply. xx

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  8. I suppose that's how life works for almost every living thing -- do the best you can to keep going no matter what!

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  9. Stand tall like a tree. It’s good that you have help though.

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  10. Take each day at a time - that was the best advice given to me and I have found it very useful in all sort of other stressful situations. You are going through a hard time, but it is surprising where we find our strength.

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  11. I am so sorry! I believe we are not alone, God is with us and will give us strength when we need it. You have been so strong thru all of this, and will find an inner strength when needed. Blessings to you, my friend.

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  12. A cozy room--cats add to the comforts. Having a family member chronically ill is a test of endurance for the 'patient' and for family giving care and feeling anxious. So difficult to watch someone loved becoming diminished by pain.

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  13. Yes, that makes a lot of sense.

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  14. Yep, I agree with you 100% Briony... we are all on our own. You and your husband are very strong indeed! ~Andrea xoxo

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  15. Soldier on dear Briony. You are doing a wonderful job. Love to Tom.

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  16. what a lovely analogy, one day at a time, sending virtual hugs. x

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  17. I think that the tree analogy is a good one but often trees stand together with other trees - in copses, woods and forests. That togetherness makes them stronger and less liable to be felled by storms.

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  18. this is so true, and I am sorry your tree is rocked to the core and the wind is blowing you around. you are both standing strong and my prayers are going up for both of you. we are battling strong winds on our beloved dog Beau and I can relate to the standing strong under storms

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  19. The things that life throws at us does make us look around and take note, I think you're right with your tree analogy, and though we do have to stand strong and battle the things which are thrown at us, our family and friends are a big help and show us that no matter how we may think it, we're not truly alone. They're there as shoulders to cry on when we need it and we can take strength from them too, though it may not feel that way to you at the moment. Sending much strength to you, and hugs xx

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