Well what an awful few days we have had. A friend found my mum collapsed at home on Thursday morning and the paramedics were called. After a few hours at the hospital we were told the devastating news that she'd had a massive bleed in her brain but it was too close to the brain stem so they could not operate. My mum was on the organ donor register so we started the long journey of trying to see if her organs could be donated. Late Friday evening a hospital in London said they'd have mum's liver so at 2.40am on Saturday morning mum's life support was turned off and she died five minutes later. We are keeping our fingers crossed and will wait to hear in about a fortnight whether the final checks went OK in the hospital in London and there is someone there who may get another chance at a better quality of life thanks to my mum's liver.
The above photo was taken at the end of May when we went to Skegness. We had a good laugh when I spied this ice-cream van as my mum was known as nan to her six grand-children so I made her stand and pose for some photographs. We never imagined less than a month later she would be gone as she was only 61. It is such a shock to us all.
I apologise for not visiting your blogs and also for not posting my Design Team cards. As you can imagine, my cardmaking will be taking a back seat for a while as we have so many things to sort out and I need to take some time out with my family and friends who have been deeply affected by her death.