Thursday, July 5, 2012

Where there's life...

...there's hope - and despite being 92, my birth mother is obviously made of remarkably resilient stuff. She's now eating and drinking again and it looks as if she'll be able to go back to her rest home in a little while. It's not her time to leave us just yet. If she had been a slight, frail old lady, it probably would have been. But like me, she loves her food, so she had plenty of reserves to draw on - and they stood her in good stead. Like another elderly lady, who is only a few years younger than her (and whom she greatly admires and has in the past borne a striking resemblance to), she's going to be with us for some time to come, bless her.


  1. Great news Anne.

    I am finding your thesis very very interesting. I'm only a third of the way through, and it is giving me so much to think about. Thank you.

  2. How impressive to have such resilience at 92. My mother-in-law (Francis's mother) died last November at 95 and she was pretty resilient too. I never did hear your story of finding your birth mother so will read it online. Thanks for giving the link.

  3. Delighted with the news on your birth mother Anne. Thanks for the link to your thesis. I really enjoyed it and the academic rigour and analysis you brought to it, which made it utterly fascinating. Absorbing and thought provoking. I have saved it to iBooks so I can revisit and savour it again at will. Which I will. Arohanui Jo