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Hello.
I knew at the beginning of the year that I wanted to let go of the blog. I am in a different place now and I need the space to work through a great many things. I intend to keep the archives up for a time, although I have removed the comment function.
If you have landed here - welcome and feel free to dip in to what was our life - once upon a time...
J xxx

Monday, May 19, 2014

Corners of my home








This is my rather messy corner of the living room. Here I sit - usually in the evening, doing a bit or knitting, reading or watching TV. The table has a few favourite family photos, and a green glass fish ornament that I love, alongside a drink coaster and headphones for listening to my latest talking book. I sit here and chat with my family and friends, cuddle my grandchildren, sip cups of tea, or glasses of wine. It is a cosy spot, my little corner.
But it was here I sat on Thurday evening when my world collapsed around me, as I listened to our GP tell us the xray showed that my husband's back pain was not the arthritis we had originally thought, but was, in fact a secondary bone cancer. I felt the chair envelop me and stop me from melting onto the floor, as her words swam around in my head. From this chair, I heard her quiet voice as she answered my husband's questions. He had a feeling about this from the onset of the pain...
Today we are flying off to the oncology unit on the mainland, for tests and beginning of some treatment. Family and friends are rallying round, and we feel very held and supported by them. It's a road many have gone down before us, but not a way we expected to go ourselves. Who does? If there is a way through, we will find it. Until then, can I ask that you remember us in your prayers, and thoughts. xx

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  1. Yes, yes, yes, never commented before but sending you my love and prayers.

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  2. Oh no! I am so sorry about these news!

    All the best to your and your husband! All the best care in the world! You are in my prayers!

    Best wishes from Germany
    Anne

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  3. Jacqui, I am so sorry. I'll be thinking of you all. x

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  4. My prayers are with you both. Please keep us informed quickly. I will pray for comfort for you both, clarity of mind and spirit today.

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  5. Dear Jacqui. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband and your family. I will send him positive thoughts. God bless you all. One day at a time. xoxo

    ~ Wendy

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  6. I am praying for your husband. Take care and I hope you have many options and his back pain eases.

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  7. I shall keep your husband and all of you in my prayers.

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  8. Never left a comment before, but I will keep your husband in my prayers.

    God bless.

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  9. Jacqui, I will surely hold you and your family in my prayers. xo

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  10. You both will be held in my prayers and thoughts. You may live "way over there" but you are being held close in my heart and soul as you walk through this process.

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear that. You are in our prayers.

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  12. Oh Jacqui, I have never commented before but I am so so sorry about your news. I know that your family and friends will be an amazing support but I just wanted you to know that we are all sending you, your husband and your children all the love although we may be far away. xx

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  13. So sorry. Positive thoughts winging your way.

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  14. Jacqui, thinking of you and praying for you both that you will find strength in God and comfort and support from family and friends including this online community of fellow bloggers and readers. Isaiah 41:10 Helen xx

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  15. Praying for you always Jacqui, always.

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  16. Holding you all tightly in my prayers xxx

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  17. Both you and your husband shall be in my thoughts. So sorry to hear that news... xx

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  18. Thinking of you both. Take care

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  19. Praying for you and your family to know God's peace and healing presence in your life today. Will ask our Church members to pray for you as well. As you are a believer, I would encourage you to visit this site, http://www.savedhealed.com/index.htm, which I have found a great encouragment in my heart problems. Hope to hear good news soon. Jesus is our Jehovah-Rapha, our healer. God bless
    Pat in England but whose heart is in Scotland

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  20. Oh Jacqui, I am so terribly, terribly sorry to read this. I will add my prayers to all the others lifting you up. You once, years ago now, advised me to "fall back into the arms of Love". That image kept me going through some very dark times. Blessings on you and your family. Much love from here xoxox

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  21. Jacqui, I have been following your' blog for a while and I am so sad to have read about your' husband...my thoughts and prayers are being sent to you and your family from over the big pond...Looking forward to hearing good news and a speedy recovery for him. Lots of Love and blessing for you all. Susan from Bar Harbor, Maine USA

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  22. So sorry to hear your news. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers. Much love Penny L in Dorsetxxxx

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  23. Sending you much love and healing wishes. I look forward to positive news. Kindest regards to you and yours, Sue (Sth Island, NZ)

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  24. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband, Jacqui. Know that you are surrounded with love. xxxxx

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  25. Joining with so many others who care deeply and hold you and the family in our thoughts.

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  26. Lots of love and prayers to your family! Eliane

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  27. So sorry to hear your news - a big hug from new Zealand.

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  28. Jacqui, so sorry to read this. Sending positive thoughts for a good diagnosis for your husband from Ky. Mimi

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  29. Thinking of you all and sending healing thoughts.

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  30. Jacqui, so sorry to hear this I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts right now.

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  31. What a blow... I'm so sorry your family are having to go through this. I've been through awful times and know the value of keeping God close in prayer. We are not sent anything we cannot deal with, though it may be very hard, so just tell your troubles to God. Whatever the outcome, love never dies.

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  32. Whatever prayers and positive thoughts can do, you have mine. Love to you all.

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  33. I have never left a comment before, but your blog just touched my heart, like so many others
    I will keep prayers and positive thoughts for you both, God bless you both x

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  34. Sorry to hear this news Jacqui, you and your family are in my thoughts. Lx

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  35. Oh I am so sorry to read your news. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. healing blessing to you all - love from Lou xx

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  36. i am sitting here, in my drafty garret, sipping my tea - the mug placed after every sip on the coaster of Harris Tweed that you sent to me when i won your little giveaway...oh, about a hundred years ago. i come to your beautiful bloggy space here to soak in the wonder and beauty of your days.... i feel like i *know* you, even though we have never met. so reading this post is such a terrible shock....i am so very sorry to hear of your news.

    oh my. i have no words. but yes, my prayers....you most certainly have those. so much love to you and your family. xoxo

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  37. A very tough road to walk Jacqui ,Love and Prayers
    Tricia

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  38. Praying for you and yours as you go "through the valley". May you see God's face through the mist all the time.
    Myra, from Winnipeg, Canada

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  39. So sorry to hear your news, I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers

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  40. Like everyone else I am keeping you, your husband and family in my thoughts.
    Frances SW

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  41. My Beautiful Jacqui, take care my lovely, holding you in my thoughts and lighting a candle for you all
    Gill
    xxxxx

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  42. Oh dear...this is such a hard thing. Sending my sympathy and deep wishes for healing and strength. xo

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  43. Holding your whole family in my thoughts. Hoping you get some answers to all those questions that must be swimming around your heads right now. And that John gets the treatment he needs.

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  44. So sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you and your family and praying for you all.
    Jacquie xxx

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  45. I have never left a comment until now but have so many times turned to your calm and reflective blog as a way to get grounded again. Now you need the support of professionals, family, friends and followers - even from us, "the invisables". Be sure you have it.
    Thinking of you and your family
    From Sweden
    Ramona

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  46. Sorry to hear this news. Hopefully your dear husband will get the treatment he needs to beat this cancer, and you will be remembered in my hopes and prayers.
    Wendy in NH

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  47. So sorry to hear this, thinking of you all.

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  48. Oh Jacqui I am SO sorry to hear this, what horrible news. I will keep you all in my prayers and hope your husband gets the very best treatment. x

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  49. I'm thinking of you all. Take care. xx

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  50. You and your family will be in our thoughts. Jessica

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  51. Oh, I am so very sorry, haven't been reading many blogs recently as husband has back pain too. My thoughts are with you.

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  52. Holding you all in my thoughts. x

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  53. Holding you all in my thoughts. x

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  54. Jacqui, I just saw your twitter post and wanted to say that I'm thinking of you. Please send my love on to the big fellow,and let him know you're all in my thoughts, I'll let the cearcall guys know as I'm sure they'll all want to send on their best wishes too. I'm sure it will be of little consolation but my mother in law has been getting treatment between SY and INV for a number of years and has always had positive experiences with the care she's received and I'm sure they'll take great care of him.
    Hang in there lady, it's not going to be easy but you'll find your way through.
    Much love xx

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  55. Jacqui, I am so sorry to hear the news, I saw your post on twitter and had to reply ( if it duplicates I apologise but my last one didnt seem to stick) Please know that you're all in my thoughts and send my love on to the big fellow. I know the cearcall guys will want to send on their wishes too so I will let them know. It may well be of little consolation but mother in law has been receiving treatment between INV and SY for a number of years and they've always taken great care of her. It's going to be rough, but hang in there lady, you'll get there.

    Much love xx

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  56. Hugs to all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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