At the end of my rainbow


What would you like to find at the end of your rainbow? Think hard before you ask for the proverbial pot of gold. Because, do you know what? Pots of gold mean nothing. Zilch.

Life recently threw us an almighty curve ball which  has shaken us to the core. My 37 year old son almost died. Nothing, nothing, nothing matters more than the people we love.

A planned surgery went disastrously wrong but at the time we didn’t know.  A second emergency surgery five days later saved his life.   His wife spent many, many hours at his bedside, staying overnight in his hospital room at the worst time. I was there when I could be too but someone had to take care of the children.  Then there was a serious infection to cope with, and another one after that, but today we had the news we have been waiting for  – he could come home.

What I’d like to find at the end of my rainbow can be summed up in three short words which encompass  the health and happiness of those whom I love  – Peace of Mind.








  1. Oh, Eloise, what a terrible time for you all. I am just so very glad he is now recovering and that your rainbow had the right stuff at the end.
    Much love to you all.


  2. That must have been so worrying for you! I’m so glad to know he’s recovering well and is home, now. Yes, definitely agree that the health and well being of our children and loved ones is all important.


  3. You must be so so relieved after going through such a harrowing time. Nothing is worse than ill health of our loved ones. I wish him a speedy recovery.


  4. Dear Eloise, what a terrible experience for you and your family. Totally agree with your sentiments that it is our family and our children that matter more than anything else. Sending many good wishes and healing light to you, your son and his family. Take care and heal well xxx


  5. So true, Eloise. Those whom we love are all that really matter. “” Faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love”. So glad your son is now recovering.


  6. Oh, this is so emotive. I am so glad he’s home and can’t begin to imagine how you felt when you got the news that his operation had gone wrong and that you may lose him. Sending lots of love and peace of mind to all of you. Leigh xxx


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