Wednesday, 27 January 2010

A glass of wine....

Yesterday, the consultant told us that Karena may now have another week to live. But she continues to weaken and get more tired each day a little at a time. I can't see a lot of good to be found in the process of dying...watching my wife take steps closer and closer to it each day feels pretty awful. But there are still enjoyable moments in each day - Today we had a glass of wine together....Karena had to have hers through a straw but we toasted "Family Mackay", and we also managed to watch part of a film and do some story book together. That was good.

God is holding Karena in the palm of His hand. She has such a great reward at the end of this - it'll be mega for her, and we'll be heart broken, but will take great comfort from knowing where she is....and one day we will see her again.

In my Bear Grylls book today, I read this "Always hold hands with those you love whenever you have the chance". Sounds like very good advice to me - so I'm going to go and do that now....


  1. Craig and Mackay family (!),
    Here is a hand reaching out for you and yours from across the pond. Much love, see you soon, Gary

  2. Keep tight hold of Karena's hand Craig.
    I think you're find its Manu Forti Gary.....very poignant!
    We all love you Craig. x x x

  3. We are with you all in mind and spirit.
    Lots of love - M & D xxxxx
    "Manu forte"

  4. Hello Craig,I spent some lovely walks with Karena in the spring,and before that she made my son a brilliant donkey mask for a nativity at school! She is a lovely women. Please send all our love to her and to you, Esther, Ben and Olivia,

    The Teale family

  5. We also toast you Family Mackay! We pray for strength for you all on this tough journey.
    Much love, the DS's xx

  6. Glass of wine...holding hands with the one you love...sounds a good place to be....

    Love and prayers continuing with you...

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this immensely difficult time. You are an aamazing family and I will never forget your imput at Bracknell Family Church.

  8. You are all in my thoughts. Lots of love to you all. With a strong hand. Bi Tren. Alex xXx

  9. Just to let you know that your friends at Air Products are all with you, and wishing you strength and love.

    Mick Martin
    Steve Perry
    Chris Woolgar
    Mark Stone

  10. Just to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers so much. May God surround you all with his love,
    Margaret Stokes