My heart goes out to Sue, The cottage at the end of the blog.
I have followed her from day one of blog reading. At that time she and her hubby Colin were living on a small holding in Suffolk. They retired to the said cottage and Colin has been battling cancer for what seems like a long weary while.
Sadly I have just read that he passed away yesterday. Yes good men die every day but to the people left behind it is Their good man and the loss is total and overwhelming.
Sue regrets that the grandchildren will never know Colin, but while she and her children talk about him and look back at photos he will still be there.
I never met either of them but through reading the blog I feel I know them as, I am sure, many more do.
I have just read Sooze's at "Her Indoors, Him Outdoors" post and it is so pertinent.
It is all too easy to let things slide, put that phone call off to tomorrow. decide to call in another day when time is not so pressing and so on.
I have my days mainly free to do as I wish but have to make a conscious effort to keep lines of communication open.
To log onto Facebook and just send a few messages out, to drop a comment onto every blog post that I read. It is such a simple thing but I seem to have one eye on the clock and put it off "till later".
In all honesty, no matter how I vow to do better I am certain that I will backslide. There is always "just one more row" to be knitted, Just 1 patchwork block to finish and press, and " I'll just make a cuppa" or "I must just have 30 minutes in the garden"
These things are important to us at the time and take over. We all know that The Road to hell is paved with good intentions, I am going to try very hard to dig some of that paving up. (Of course I could always use it in the garden)
I will be back tomorrow with a Me Made May catch up.