Hi there. Today I am so excited. My number three child Kim is turning 25 today and even better is my husband, son Isaac and I have travelled to Tasmania to be with him and his partner Kelly. It is such a wonderful thing! Why? Because I live interstate and I really feel I have missed so much one on one time with this darling soul.
Guess what else is exciting! My eldest grandson Lachlan has just turned 10 a few days ago in Tasmania, and we are here also celebrating with him. Same situation. We live interstate from three of my four children, my seven grandchildren and Kim (husband’s) three grandchildren and two children who also live interstate and overseas!.
I revel in the cards, presents, visits, party photos. I especially am excited to be present for this grandchild’s and son’s birthday this year.
My mum passed away in July in Tasmania, and we were supposed to be visiting a few weeks after she died. We missed out and it was and is so sad to be so close and yet so far. She had the same situation also as she migrated from Holland in 1950, leaving behind a huge extended family. Both my mum and dad were Dutch migrants coming to Australia after World War 2, and they loved Australia and Australian life.
Families get separated by distance, but not in their hearts in this case. It is my number one joy to visit and share communication and connection with my children and grandchildren.
I was lucky to see my eldest son for his birthday this year and arranged a surprise week away to regroup and hug each other, the month after my mum died as he lives in Queensland. Wow, yes we travel a fair bit!!!!!
Family and being a mother is my nurturing gift. I love them all so much and it is something I am so grateful to have as my gift from God.
Blessings and I hope you all have much love and light in your life.
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