Sunday, March 18, 2012

Gratitude #34

What a wonderful family day. A day spent where Miss G made all the choices - what rides to go on, when we ate, where we shopped, what rides we went on.....etc. She was the focus and it made her day.

Great family day. The rains stayed away.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Gratitude #33

I give thanks today for the 15 years J-boy has been in our life. He's been a great kid to learn to be a parent from.

15 years as a parent. One beautiful boy.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Gratitude #32

I farewelled my other grandma today. My siblings and I lost both our grandmas in two days last week. It has been a shock and a hard week with back to back funerals. However, this is just how it is sometimes.
Grandma Tonge had the most beautiful smile and could cook Italian chicken spaghetti like no other (even though she wasn't Italian!). She drove this old green machine that had the responsiveness of a tank but she would tear it up. Driving with her was fun. (I think my mum was a little scared!) She worked hard and loved her family - 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
I thank her for her smile, the stripy cups with lemonade and her chicken spaghetti. Most of all I thank her for bringing my Dad into the world. That is the greatest gift she gave to me.

Rest in peace grandma. Clear be your thoughts again.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Gratitude #31

Today we farewelled my Grandma May. She was one of the kindest, cuddliest and generous person that has been in my life. She lived a long life - 7 children, 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. 
I thank her for raising my mum and for being my little grandma. We love you and know you will be waiting for us.

29/3/1910 - 3/3/2012
Rest In Peace. Amen

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Gratitude #30

Today I am very grateful that my J-boy's wrist is not broken. Dancing and singing in the chorus would have been just a tad difficult with a cast.

Minor injury. We can deal with that.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Gratitude #29

I have no picture for today. My gratitude goes to a friend I have on facebook who has such a great sense of humour, loves the Doctor, dares political discussion and links to different things that give a lift to my day. He is probably unaware of the impact he does have.

I couldn't find a photo that didn't compromise his identity

Random postings. Laugh for the day.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Gratitude #28

Finally met baby E tonight. She was born into a wonderful family. She is a lucky girl.

Newborn baby cuddles. New life and love.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Gratitude #27

I received an unexpected gift today. Time, conversation, australian bush tea and this meditative labyrinth.

Gifts spontaneously given. Gratefully received.