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Monday, April 7, 2014

                                                                         Children grow way too fast.
Many of the blogs I follow have the same situation as we do, the children have married and moved away, when they first left the nest It was very hard, then it just became the way it is.
It actually got much harder again when they had their babies, I got to go to them when the babies were born etc and of course the usual visits each couple of months,but when they all started school it was harder for them to visit with sports on the weekends and activities.
Then Mum came to live with us and we can't get away like we could before,so we have all had to adjust to the new way,3 years on we are still in the same position,it is not a complaint just the way it is and I would not have it any other way.
The point of this blog is what a little thing can happen to make our lives joyous!
Three weeks ago I was working at our little op shop, we had just had refurbishment and all us girls were putting it back together,Bob too and we took Mum up so she could have a chat and see the shop looking all fresh.My phone rang and it was young William our daughters youngest."what are you doing Grammy ?'..."just up at Treasures I replied"..."o'h ok I might pop up and have lunch with you" and he hung up.......I said to Bob William is playing a trick like Lilli does...
20 minutes later my phone rang again..'Hi Mum we are at Rutherford we will be there in about an hour, Will wanted to go fishing and only George's worms are good enough (our next door neighbour) can Pa Pa take him down the river for an hour?"...What a wonderful surprise, wwe had not told Mum so she was just so thrilled.
So we ended up down the river fishing and having a lovely 2 hours,lunch,then they left ,just like it had been a dream.
                                                    Pa Pa showing Will how to do his rod.
 Will thinking this looks too hard lol but it only took him abput 3 casts to get the idea.
Will took his shoes off to have a paddle and with lots of prickles on the ground there is only one way back up to the car...on Pa Pas back ...a lovely day..Will has ordered fishing rod and tackle box for his birthday.Alex was on camp and livvy was at a birthday party so we will see them soon.
Then the following weekend another surprise our son rang and said his family was coming up for an overnight stay..blessings in abundance 2 weeks in a row....
 Lilli,Elijah and Eden helping Pop do his pamphlets for Monday mail delivery,great helpers,we had a very wet visit to the park  as we had had the rain.
Kirsty and Michael looking at  Mums favourite rose with her.I still wash and set Mums hair each week.
Just seeing them all was wonderful,we will all meet up at easter and go to the Royal Easter Show together,so that will be fun.
Small blessings are the beast, I have always said one hour together is better than no time at all and that is so true.


  1. So true Carole, small blessings are what sends us on with renewed spirits. You had such lovely surprises.

  2. What a wonderful surprise to have your family come and visit and yes even if it is only a short visit. Take care Carole:) I haven't been visiting blog's lately. Days are just flying by. Hope to come and visit real soon. xxxxx

  3. What a lovely surprise for you and what fun.
    Love from Mum

  4. Wonderful little memories to treasure

  5. yes, a very special hour Carole x

  6. Fishing with one's grandfather; that's what real memories are made of!!!

  7. Two weeks in a row, you were blessed with wonderful visits. Happy times.