Our Home our Haven

Our Home our Haven

Saturday, July 17, 2010

                                                    A Huge Thank You

Sorry I am a little late with this but we have been without a computer for a week or so, so I want to say thank you to Karen first for my beautiful Boudiour Swap partener. My parcel was gorgeous and so beautifully wrapped,it made my day and came just when I needed a boost.

I am a good girl and have not had the chocky yet,I just loved the little tag with the lavender and want to ask Karen where I could get some they are gorgeous.It was such a thoughtful parcel.

While I am here I just wanted to make a comment on how important it is to build memories.As you know Mum lives with us full time which is wonderful,it has so many wonderful good points but the sad thing is we cannot travel to see our grandchildren as often as we hoped.They both live 2 hours away and both have 3 children of their own. We miss them dreadfully and for lots of reasons they have not all been able to come to visit much this year, however our daughter has come home more than ever which is just wonderful,hopefully our son will visit with his family soon.Beacuse of work etc it has not been possible.
I have no favourites of the 6 as it should be but it has been the fall of the cards that we have had more time with William than we have with any of the others,he has always wanted to stay behind when the family went home so he has built up a bond with Great Nanna,he adores Mum, the others all love her but he just LOVES her.She plays games with him and one of his favourite games is trains,in the lounge room,the train made form our best lounge's cushions!!!On his last visit the three of us had to go on the Morning Town train,rockin', rollin' ridin'what a hoot.I know that we will all remember this day,well it is only a lounge after all lol.

Great Nanna 89, William 4, Grammy 61..(all 4 at heart).

Thank you Lord for the graciuosness you have allowed us to have Mum still with us, for William and the joy he brings,the smiles and the burst of childishness that we find whenever the children are here with us.We are thankful for our health,the love of family and the warmth of our home.We praise you Lord and feel so blessed,we know that you will watch over the children when they are away from us and that you hear my prayers for the safety of them and their parents, and that they will feel the longing to come home every once in awhile.Amen.


  1. What a lovely family photo, one that will be treasured for years to come. I too, was lucky enough to have my Grandmother in my life (until 18 months ago) and she was a delight. What fun your family are having!

  2. Hello Carole love....!!

    THANK YOU so much for your lovely comment....I'm GLAD I was able to make you smile....LOL....Speaking of SMILES, this post of yours has me grinning from EAR to EAR....How ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS for your dear Mum to be able to spend some VERY SPECIAL time with young William....It WARMS my heart that this sweet child LIKES to spend time in the company of an older relative....I hope it remains SO for a LONG TIME....!!

    Please give him a squeeze from me & tell him I think he is VERY SPECIAL....!!!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  3. Hi Carole, I have been a follower of yours for quite some time now and enjoy your entries very much :) How wonderful that your Mum can play with William, riding in the train...and of course, you too. Lol. Yes, that is something you will never forget and I dare say, William won't either. Gerry

  4. Dearest Carole, I am so happy that you have your mum with you. This time is very special and I'm glad you treasure every moment. God is good.
    Blessings to you and your wonderful family.
    I miss you all and I wish I could just pop round for a cuppa.

  5. Carole - so glad your computer's back in action!
    A picture to treasure - the living room train - joy across the generations. William will always remember it. All of us - we're only a thought away from each other. Love Molly x

  6. So much fun for young and old. These are the things that memories are made of.


  7. I love that photo of you girls with William - what special memories!