Today is a very special day, it’s my dad’s 70th birthday.
The last few years have been very tough for us as a family, my father was diagnosed with a massive aneurism and had to undergo a triple A operation to save his life. The out come was good but in the process his kidneys stop functioning. After two years on dialysis he was deemed fit enough to have more surgery and a replacement kidney meant he was free at last from the machine that had kept him alive.
My mum has also has had a tough time of it of late and has just beaten and survived breast cancer for the second time.
My parents are amazing everyday they come to the farm to help. My muck heap is still the tidiest one I have ever seen thanks to my Dad and the horses would be lost without my mum.
I never think of my parents in terms of age, they are just my parents who are there doing their thing, just like they’ve always done. My dad turning 70 however has brought it home to me how very lucky I am to still have them with me.
A big big thank you to all the Dr’s and nurses, without whose care, my parents certainly would not be still here, but most especially to my parents who’s courage and determination to live has got them through the bad times and left me lucky enough to still have both my parents.
Happy 70th Birthday Dad! x