Saturday, July 15, 2006

Change of Plans

We have had to modify our plans for the summer this week due to the worsening condition of P's mother back in Canada. His mother, the sweetest you can imagine, has been afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease for many years now, and has recently taken a serious turn for the worse. We've been in touch with our family on a daily basis for over a month now and we made the decision this week to move our vacation up 3 weeks. So instead of leaving here in August, we've got flights for today.
It is incredibly difficult being so far away from your family when something like this occurs. You just can't snap your fingers and be where you want to be. The best we could do for the flight is Tirana-Vienna-Toronto-Halifax which adds about 8 hours to the journey. So we're up and packing our bags this morning, preparing for a 24 hour trip. Luckily our connections are fairly short spaced, so we are hoping to make them without problems and we'll keep our fingers crossed that our bags arrive with us.
I'll try to blog from Canada, but bear with me if the posts are few and far between. I'll do my best.

16 comments:

verniciousknids said...

T1, my thoughts are with you.

MsDemmie said...

Travel safe, our thoughts are with you all - love from us all here at SW.

John Hakkenberg said...

Hi Kim, We're trying to get in touch with you ASAP!!! If anybody reads this and knows how to get in touch with Peter or Kim please phone me at 519-485-5487 or 519-808-9401

John Hakkenberg

Expat Traveler said...

hope the trip goes well kim. Just as I get to reading everyones blog, more are off and running.

Dixie said...

Be safe in your travels. Prayers are with you.

CanadianSwiss said...

I'll be thinking of you! All the best and a safe travel. Hope to hear from you soon.

Owen said...

Best wishes to you.

Alison said...

Safe travels and my thoughts are with you and your family.

Turtle Guy said...

My dad's sister suffered much the same... it's one of those afflictions that can almost have a worse affect on family and friends than those afflicted. That said, I wish it on no one.

I know exactly what you're going through and it's hell.

God bless.

christina said...

I'm so sorry Kim! It's so hard to be away from your loved ones when they need you. Glad you could get a flight and I'll be thinking of you.

Romerican said...

Best wishes for a difficult time. I'm sure everyone'll understand if you put the blog aside to take care of business. We'll be around when you break free again.

Ginnie said...

You know I understand, Kim. And yes, it will be a blessing if she (and you) can now be "released" from this terrible disease. It can be a very sweet time as you remember what she was "before." I know you and P will be there for each other...and the rest of the family. I love you and all that you are.

CanadianSwiss said...

Oh dear. I'm so sorry to hear that! I hope your trip goes, well, as well as can be and although I'm not very familiar with this illness, also hope you find "relief" from this whole situation. I'm sorry. I must sound horrible, but I'm very bad at this. My thoughts will be with you.

woman wandering said...

Good luck with everything ...

MsDemmie said...

I hope everything is Ok with you all ...X

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