Sad Thoughts, Happy Thoughts

Sometimes life throws you something unexpected, unwanted even. This last week has been like that. We were hit with sad news this week, news without too much hope regarding a beloved member of Big Man’s family.

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We cancelled our holiday, family comes first, and where there is life there is hope. I am sure you understand, most of us have been touched by ill-health and all that it brings within our circle of loved ones.

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Luckily we know that we have a big and loving family unit to help each other through these very difficult days. Through the darker days still to come. There is always light at the end of  the tunnel. It has been a good time for us though to reflect on what we have, what is good in our lives. Time to breath deeply of the mountain air and appreciate the good health that we have, to take a moment to remember not to take it for granted.

Let’s move away from these sad thoughts for a while, join us on a walk close to our nearest village as the sun is setting, it’s about 9pm, the heat of the day is a close memory, and the fresh night air is still a promise to be fulfilled.

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The sun sets on the little chain of mountains known here as “Los Pirineos del Sur” – the Pyrenees of the South. A little ambitious and grandiose, but we’re proud of our little mountains.

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We walk by the river bed which is dry now, but will be flowing with cold clear water in the winter months.

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We walk across the old bridge which is no longer used by carts or donkeys, but is so much prettier than the new tarmac one.

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A little look at the village before heading back to the car, and home. Bad days can also be good days. And every day brings the promise of a better one tomorrow.

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(Please excuse the washed out quality of the photos – I took them on my little camera and the light was fading. And apologies for not visiting you and commenting as much as usual, I hope you will understand).

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34 thoughts on “Sad Thoughts, Happy Thoughts

  1. Sometimes life puts you in a situation where the only way to survive is to take things minute by minute, hour by hour and day by day . . . and know that this too shall pass . . . shall think of you kindly . . .

  2. So sorry to hear that you are facing a sad road for a while. I am sending lots of love and hope to you both. Bxx

  3. Thinking of you all, pictures very touching, brought back happy memories to us in your sadness. xxx

  4. the washed out look is somewhat reflective of the post – I am so sad to read your news and I hope the time is not too painful xox

  5. I am so sorry to hear of your sad news. I hope knowing that in each corner of the world there is a friend for you and your family is some comfort at this difficult time.

  6. Hola Tanya! Siento mucho que estéis pasando por estos malos y tristes momentos. Tienes razón, ahora la familia es lo primero. Un abrazo muy fuerte a big man y otro para ti. Muchos ánimos
    G

  7. Best wishes for the tough times ahead. Love lots and breath deeply of your gorgeous Andalucian air. Together you can face whatever the future throws at you and your loved ones and we, your blogosphere friends will be here for you xox

  8. Tanya, I was saddened to hear what you and Big Man and the rest of the family are facing. For the sorrows that lie ahead, and for the love and peace you continue to find, may you be blessed. I’m thinking of you with care! so sorry…..

  9. Sad times – and I just came over here from Charlie’s blog too :(. Wishing you both the best in this time, and very well said: “each day brings the promise of a better one tomorrow”. Take care of each other Chica!

    1. Thank you Charlie – seems like a few of us are having a tough time right now 😦 It’s wonderful though to have all this supoprt from our blogging pals. Wishing you well too.

  10. Oh Tanya, I’m so sorry to read this news and sorry to be late in getting here. What a year. My thoughts are with you, Big Man and his family. They say if it doesn’t break you it makes you stronger and I’ve found this to be true. I’m so glad you both have a great support system there and I will hope and pray for the best outcome possible. Take good care.

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