Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Cooking lessons....

Karena went back to the hospice yesterday (28th)...so she did really well to be out for 4 whole days. She really enjoyed being at home for Christmas and is hoping to spend some more time here over the next couple of weeks....in fact we are hoping that the hospice will keep a room reserved for her and that she'll be able to be generally based at home until she's at a stage where she can no longer be cared for here...we will find out whether that will be possible on Thursday. I am picking her up tomorrow (30th) for the day - she's planning on giving me a crash cooking course (am I looking forward to that ??!!) and I will take her back in the evening. We're still hoping for a miraculous healing but at the same time we are also preparing as best-we-can for Karena's welcome into glory. She's a wonderful woman - a magnificent wife and mum....and is peaceful in the midst of all the turmoil and pain. The range of emotions is enormous though (speaking for myself) but in the darkest moments, I do have a sense of being 'carried'. Jesus is close-by, of that I am sure....

Stuff to pray for :-
  • Karena to be able to spend quality time at home with us just being family....and precious memories to be made!
  • Peace in our hearts irrespective of how this all turns out.
  • My cooking !!!!!
If I don't blog again before 2010......a Happy New Year to you from us all !

Ps 139:16 "....All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be....."


  1. and a happy new year to you.
    I am thinking of you all constantly. Now I hear you are taking up cooking, I will have to spend more time with you in my thoughts... (so cheeky, yet only met you once!) - please give my hearty love to Karena; I hope between the challenging moments she is still wearing her saucy smile that I love so much xx Love Barbara (still Leonie's mum xx)

  2. Craig...you are so fabby ...keeping us all up to date...(technology makes this painful part of life a little less of a burden.)

    I am so glad you guys had the time over Christmas and know God will have made some amazing memories for you all.

    Keep hoping....Healing is such a mystery ....will conitue to pray as you ask...love to Karena

  3. You used to be able to cook Craig - what happened? Let the wifey take over the kitchen did you? tut tut.
    I'm so pleased you are spending some fun times together. Happy New Year to you all

  4. 4 days at home! How precious! Will pray that there can be more. Hope the cooking lessons go well! Much love to Karena and to you all for a fun, joyful and peaceful evening tomorrow night. Ros & co xx