Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm back and with some wonderful news

We arrived home on Sunday evening and I must say that there is total truth in the saying "there's no place like home".
The family had the most wonderful holiday. It was exciting, spiritual and relaxing all in one. I have literally over 1000 photographs to sort and edit and will upload some as soon as time permits. We took some pretty amazing wildlife photographs (both my husband and I share a passion for photography).

Africa - first snapshot

So the wonderful news is .......................... that my Dad's operation was a success and he was regained some movement in his legs. Not sure if you remember, but the surgeon gave him a 1% chance of that happening. In true "Dad" style, he went into his surgery with pure faith that he would regain movement. AND HE DID!! He flys back from Sydney with the Qld Ambulance tomorrow and starts rehabilitation at the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. I'd been on the phone to him every few days and will feel so relieved when he is back in his own territory with his wife and friends close to him.

Thank you to everyone that left kind and thoughtful messages about his welfare. And thank you for your prayers. They worked!


  1. Welcome home Sharnel! I'm so happy for your father's health, that is the most wonderful news.

    And yay for great holiday memories, this photo is just beautiful! I'd love you to share more. xx

  2. Watching the amazing Dr Teo on TV as I write...seems this man really can work miracles. Glad your dad was one of them! Lovelt to catch up a little last night...when are we getting together?

  3. Welcome back Sharnel - wonderful news about your dad. You must be relieved he will be heading home as well.

    Can't wait to see more photos from your trip - it sounds fantastic.


  4. So happy that your family was blessed by a wonderful trip and that your father's surgery went so well!

  5. I am so happy that you had a lovely holiday, and even happier for your Dad...tell him to keep up the good work!!

    Welcome back, We missed you.

    What a beautiful photo of your children.

    Lisa xx

  6. What great news about your Dad ~ that is wonderful! Love this shot of the kids ~ I cannot wait to hear about your trip and see some pictures!

  7. Welcome back Sharnel! So glad to hear your dad is doing better! Hayley & Tracey xx

  8. Oh Sharnel, I am so glad you are back safe and more glad for your darling father, it must have been all of us thinking of you that helped I think.Welocme home.

  9. So glad to hear your Dad is doing well. Love the shot above. Lisa x

  10. Welcome home and I'm so happy to hear the news about your Dad. I had been thinking of him - just goes to show what a positive attitude can do! Can't wait to see some of your holiday pics xx


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