When Kathryn Los began publishing The Mother in the
Despite this ethos, I work very hard (as does my husband) to ensure that our magazines come out at the beginning of the publishing month, and we always try to post magazines and books out on the same day or the next day that they’ve been purchased. We believe in excellent customer service.
January had other plans for our family, and I really did have to ‘walk the talk’ as far as family was concerned. Although this comes easy, I have not found it easy that we’ve let down our subscribers by taking so long to post out issue 56. (Kathryn has posted out TM56 to US and Canadian subscribers).
On January 7th, my husband Paul had a heart attack. I’m sure you can appreciate how this stunned and shocked all of us, and that nothing else mattered but ensuring he was okay. He was taken by ambulance to Carlisle Infirmary, and two stents were placed into his arteries.
Thank you so much for the kind gifts of flowers, books, cards, candles, hearts, food and other nurturing parcels, etc. Being held in someone's heart is such a healing balm.
My natural inclination with any health issue is to do research. I’ve been immensely frustrated that he lives a healthy lifestyle, and that, food wise, there is very little we can change.
Paul has had high blood pressure for a least the last couple of years (he’s a very anxious person by nature), and we’ve tried every supplement going to support him, plus various relaxation techniques and breathing exercises. But alas, he ended up in this situation.
Paul was only home from hospital for a few days when all four of us came down with an incredibly nasty flu. We’re now on day 17, and still extremely exhausted. The girls, being youthful, are doing much better. Thankfully.
So, I hope you can understand why we’ve not yet sent out issue 56. Doing a bulk mail-out is a huge job, and we’ll have to pace ourselves through it. (Thank you to some of our Cumbrian readers for offering to come and do this for us ~ that’s so kind).
We hope to get the magazine out in the next week. The GOOD news is that your March/April issue won’t be too far behind it ;-)
In my previous blog I mentioned that camp was cancelled (so ignore the advert for camp in your next magazine). Obviously after Paul’s heart attack I reassessed everything in our lives that causes stress, and camp is the number one culprit (as much as we truly LOVE meeting up with you all). We've kindly had offers of help for camp, but the truth is that Paul does the work of about six men before we even get to camp and it would require live-in help for a week before camp. It's just not practical.
Very sadly, Pete who own Limetree Farm where we hold the camp in
Tomorrow is February, and I’m looking forward to this new month being the start of our new year. A time of fresh beginnings, and I trust a time of improved energy and health.
Thank you for your patience. We hope to be of better service to you for the rest of the year.
with love, Veronika