Be yourself

Be true to you...with a little help
make the connection
say what you feel
and smile, more

Word for 2011

My word of the year is TRY.
I give up too easily,
I don't start because I think I'll never finish,
This year if it looks interesting,
if it looks worthwhile,
if it's something I always wanted to do,
well, this year I'm going to TRY
and lets see how much more I can achieve

Sunday, 6 March 2011

For goodness sake

I'm saying hello all with a heavy heart. 
I've regained my blog, but I've lost a treasure.  
Today my lovely, outstanding and amazing, I mean a.m.a.z.i.n.g 79 years-young father Don died.  He left a brother, two sisters, four children, twenty grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren, 
many special friends, his local church congregation, and the Deaf sign language community in the U.K. at a loss as to how they will ever fill the huge gap he leaves in all their lives.
He was the most loving, considerate, giving and compassionate of men.
And he overcame enormous obstacles with grace and hard work.
His motto was 'sacrifice before self'.
You would love him too if you'd the luck to know him, I know that.
(whoops, he'd be much better at this techno stuff than I am, and have a giggle at my ineptitude)
I'll miss him forever.
Byebye Dad
Love you
and give Mam a hug from us


  1. OH........oh. Pamela. I am so so sorry. The world needs all the good people it can hold, and the loss of one is a loss for us all. I'm so sorry, I can not even imagine how you are feeling. Sending love and soft smiles and hope for comfort.

  2. and what a kind, kind smile he had. i just enlarged the photo and turned my head sideways, and my heart felt a little ache. i'm so so sorry for your immense loss, dear Pamela.

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  4. Oh, this is sad news...I'm so sorry that he is gone now. A great big hug of sympathy for you!

  5. Sending hugs to you Pamela,xxx

  6. Your father sounds like a very remarkable man and this must be such a heartbreaking day for you, my heart goes out to you, sending hugs. xxx

  7. Awww.. I was so excited to see that your new post came up on my sidebar (finally ... I have missed you!) and then so sorry to hear about your dad. He looks like the nicest man .. I can see love and kindness in his eyes and smile. I am going to print out his motto, "Sacrifice before self" and hang it in my office. That in a nutshell is what life is all about. I love what you said about him and I pray that you will feel God's comfort as only He can at a time like this. My heart goes out to you right now Pamela, I know this has not been an easy time for you these last few months anyway with all you have had going on and now and to lose your father must feel overwhelming. I wish you were close by so I could come and sit with you. xo Sherri

  8. Oh Pamela, thoughts and hugs go out to you. I've lost both my parents as well and I still have moments where I think I'll call my mom to share some fabulous tidbit. You dad sounds like a fabulous sort to know.

  9. Dear Pamela I am so sorry you have lost your Dad .My Dad was 85 when he died 2 years ago and I still think of him everyday.Those of us who have been blessed with good men for Dads are very lucky.They will always be alive in our hearts.

  10. I wish you the best in your time of sorrow.

  11. Dear Pamela
    The death of a much loved parent is devastating. Sending you my love and condolences.
    Stella x

  12. So sorry to hear about your dad. Sounds like he was a great father, and will be missed by all.

  13. I am so sorry for your sad news Pamela. What a lovely kind face in the photo. x

  14. It's been quite - No new posts? Are you okay?

  15. Pamela,
    So what are you trying?
    There is a poem or prayer if you wish, from a lethargy book in Britain, I thought I might share it with you.

    Walking With Grief

    Do not hurry
    as you walk with grief;
    it does not help the journey.

    Walk slowly,
    pausing often:
    do not hurry
    as you walk with grief.

    Be not disturbed
    by memories that come unbidden.
    Swiftly forgive;
    and let Christ speak for you
    unspoken words.
    Unfinished conversation
    will be resolved in Him.

    Be not disturbed.

    Be gentle with the one
    who walks with grief.
    If it is you,
    Be gentle with yourself.
    Swiftly forgive;
    walk slowly,
    pausing often.

    Take time, be gentle
    as you walk with grief.

  16. You're all so very, very kind. Thank you for your caring words. I'm doing fine now but have had to abandon MagicalMeadows because of password problems, and because it seemed appropriate to start anew to mark my changing interests. You'll find me now at
    Looking forward to seeing you over there:)
    Love and Hugs
    pamela xxx

  17. Hi Pamela, sorry to read this so late. My sincere condolences.
    I came here because I couldn't find your new blog, but see you left a link in the comment above.


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