Sunday, 18 August 2013

In Memory...

Good Morning Everyone,

Firstly as you all know I am in England to replenish my craft stash however my mum and I are also here for personal reasons.  I apologise but today's post is not craft related and although I did not want to publish personal things on my blog I felt today that to post a creation would not feel right. 

In the last few months my Blog and wonderful blog friends have become such a large part of my life I wanted to share this today, I apologise if this is not what you were expecting.

A year ago today we lost my beloved step father Les to Motor Neuron Disease I won't go into what a horrible, evil disease this is suffice to say that he fought a difficult battle with dignity and determination.

Les was a wonderful, kind loving individual whose quiet strength touched everyone who met him. He touched many lives especially mine and to me, he will always be my Dad.

In loving memory of Martin Leslie Atkinson 18/12/1952 to 18/08/2012, always in our hearts.

John xxx


  1. Hello John, thank you for sharing this, and just wanted to send out kind thoughts for your and your mum. I hope your good memories of your stepdad will get you both through the day.
    Hugs Kate x

  2. Thinking of you and your mum John and pleased that you're together to share happy memories on this difficult day.
    (((HUGS))) Maggie x

  3. Am thinking of you both as I lost my beloved Mum to Motor Neuron Disease only 7months ago-I want to raise money for research into this illness. I hope you manage to have some nice times with your Mum & OH.


  4. John I am sending (((hugs))) to you and your mum on this day, glad you are together. Your step dad will always be in your hearts.

    Hazel x

  5. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your mum today.
    Good you are together remembering a wonderful man.
    Memories keep those we love forever in our Hearts

    Patricia x

  6. I think everyone above has said it all John,
    Have a nice day with your Mum and reflect on the good times and happy memories you had with such a lovely Husband and Dad x

    Elaine H X

  7. Hi John,
    Thinking of you today,have a lovely day with your mum and remember all of the good times you shared with your dad.

  8. My condolences - the first anniversaries are always the worst. Time will heal the hurt a little, so hang in there.

  9. Hi John. My thoughts are with you today. Remember all the good things together with your Mum. Take care.

  10. Hi John. I thought I'd share a lovely poem with you that a dear friend sent me when my lovely husband died.

    Those we love don't fade away
    They walk beside us every day
    Unseen, unheard but always near
    Still loved still missed and very dear.

    I've never forgotten it.
    much love to you and your mum.
    Love Val x

  11. Hola John
    sorry that today is a sad one. Hope that you get to smile when you remember happier times spent with someone who made your world a better place to be in.
    Thinking of you and your family. x

  12. Hugs to Eileen and you. xxxx

  13. dear John, My thoughts are with you and your mum as you share memories of happier times. Best wishes Jackie

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mum today as you walk together and bring back those wonderful memories of your dear Dad and Father. May each day bring you strength and blessings.

  15. Hugs and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  16. Hi John my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mum today, this poem helped me when I lost my Mom.
    It will be the little things you remember
    The quiet moments,the smile,the laughter,
    And although it may seem hard right now,
    It will be the memories of these little things.
    That help push away the pain
    And bring the smile back again,
    With loving Memories of Les

  17. John, thank you for sharing such a personal thing with us all. Hope you and your mum can reflect on happier times with your step dad. All the best for now. Janice. x

  18. Hi John
    Condolences to you and your mum. What a sad day for both of you. I know it's corny, but time is healing so I hope that painful memories will be replaced by ones that bring you joy.
    Best wishes
    Anne O

  19. A sad day for you and your Mum. Reading the date of his birth my first thoughts were of how young he was as this is the same year as my husband was born. Such a tragedy. My thoughts are with you both.
    Christine in