Yesterday, was a lovely day as two important events occurred. First of all, my younger son Tim celebrated his birthday.
Preparing to Blow
Tim’s wife Andi, (who sadly took the pics and isn’t shown even though I took one of her) and her Mum Jo, prepared a lovely meal for us to eat. Oliver and Charlotte made sure their Dad had a good time by giving him his gifts. Tim told us he’d had a great day which made us all feel good.
Secondly, earlier in the day Oliver had tested for his Blue Belt in Taekondo and was successful in achieving it.
With Teacher Richard (left) and Grand Master Kim
Above you can see him with his fabulous teacher Richard Dobbs. Grand Master Kim had good words to say about all the participants. I’ve included some short video clips which will show you some of the aspects of the Blue Belt testing.
We missed Ben and Josée as they were on a trip. We also missed Cynthia for sure, but loved having her there in our hearts and in spirit.
Tim (left) and Ben find a new friend at the Cheeseworks
I meant to add this post weeks ago, but my memory failed me.
At the end of September, Ben, Tim and I did a little road trip down island to Arrowsmith Golf course. It’s a gorgeous little spot and if you have the chance to play there, take it. For those of you who might like to see where it is in relation to our home town of Comox and also Vancouver, here’s a map.
The occasion was a two night getaway for the older Davies men (we’ll get you with us soon Oliver). Tim and I drove down in Rosie the RV and Ben lead the way in his truck.
We played 3 nine hole rounds and actually surprised ourselves that we could still make the club heads hit the balls! We visited the local Qualicum Cheese Factory. We ate, drank and slept well. Rosie provided us with comfortable beds right there in the parking lot at the course.
Personally, I had a great time with my sons. I think they enjoyed the getaway too.
Cardiac Intensive Care At St. Paul’s Hospital-Dec. 2014
Well folks, one year ago today Tim received his second transplanted heart. A year has gone by, the days have flown past and all our lives are so changed from what they were a year ago.
Our family is so thankful for the gift of life. We thank our gracious and loving God, a courageous donor family, an amazing medical team of surgeons, nurses and doctors. We are also in awe of the on-going love and support (of all kinds) of family and friends, locally and the world over.
As we look forward to celebrating the birth of the babe of Bethlehem, our prayer is that peace would replace war, love would replace hate, and that we would all be able to love our neighbour as ourselves.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of bringing Tim home from Vancouver…for good. Ten weeks and two days after his surgery for a second heart transplant, Tim was able to say goodbye to the IC nurses, heart ward (5A) nurses, surgical staff, the transplant clinic staff, the physio department and Healthy Heart staff.
We cleaned the apartment on Harwood St., returned the keys to the Heart Home Society (and once again thank you Judy, Peter and Susie Quinn and Ron Bayne ) and caught the ferry.
It was so good to see Tim going into his house, with And and the kids beside him. As I went home to our place after dropping him off, I thanked God for all that has happened over the past weeks, for the amazing people at St. Paul’s and for the donor family, all of whom made this gift of life for Tim happen.
Love to all of you for your support for Tim and our whole family. ‘Bye for now and God bless.