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Our Home our Haven

Sunday, April 22, 2012



Goodmorning...can you bear with me for just a moment...this week is one of anniversaries here with Anzac day, which is very important as we have family members in our past who fought for our country so we remember them with reverence and it is wonderful watching the grandchildren learning about their family tree and the wonderful members of it.
At the same time our son in law has his birthday Anzac day 49 this year,our daughter in laws Mum passed away that same day 10 years ago so we remember her always,and we make sure Stephen has a happy day.
Today is the anniversary of my best friend Eva's passing 3 years ago,how time passes and still her light shines in the hearts of us that loved her, through her I made a wonderful friend Marg,Eva's daughter has become our adopted daughter bringing 2 gorgeous little girls to love,and then there is her UK family that have become my family.Her friendship was wonderful,her sense of humour wicked and she still holds the record of the only person ever in our local nursing home that wore a G String!!!
Eva had "motor" illness that was terminal and unfortunately there is nowhere for these people to go but to nursing homes full of the elderly, but I tell you this she sure made their lives liven up for the few months she was there...such a good person and her memory stays on..she also would have been 60 tomorrow,we are not sure how she would have liked that but think perhaps she would have told a white lie about the event and she did not look her age even in illness.So we think 49 would have been the limit she would have ever admitted to lol.
So it is a mixed week for me,we feel sorrow for those who have left us but all our lives we strive to be a good person so that Heaven will await us,so they are already at their destination, we are still on our journey...we owe it to those that are not here to make the most of each day, remember only the wonderful happy things as it is a celebration of their lives, we are sad for us as it is we that miss them so much,but it is the wonderful times they shared with us that makes us better people.
Have a great day and tell someone you care about them today for you do not know what tomorrow brings,be safe as you go through your day,smile at that someone that looks "sour" you may just make their day.


  1. That's funny how you should say that Carole, I just had the same conversation with my Husband about ringing his parents more often.
    And you're right of course, a smile costs nothing and can brighten someone's day.

  2. A smile costs you nothing, whereas you may pay for a lifetime for one snarl!

    Cheers and have a great Anzac Day - we will down here in Yass!

  3. What a beautiful post and a great reminder that life on earth is limited and we need to make the most of every day and reach out to others, a smile or a kind word can make all the difference to them. xx

  4. Enjoy your day and enjoy your memories. Live life to the full and thank you for being part of my life even though you are so far away. Live, love, laugh and be happy.
    Love from Mum

  5. We are so very blessed by the special people that pass through our lives. The lessons, love and friendship that we have gained from them. What a beautiful post.


  6. Hi Carole
    What a lovely post & words of wisdom. Eva sounds like she had a wonderfull character & even more lovely you have Evas daughter & children in your life.
    I always tell my mum i love her everyday on the phone even though I do no see her everyday. I always hug my husband & my son daily quite a few times!.
    Glad I am not the only one whosuffers with portion control!. Still new day today x x