Have you noticed how sometimes without planning things seem to work? I have. This weekend things have certainly fallen into place. In August I received my daughter’s respite dates for the final quarter of this year. As is typical for us we had not requested any specific dates. About a month or so ago my sister rang to say she was coming to visit. Due to distance, my daughter’s inability to travel so far and my two bouts of ill health I haven’t seen my mother, sister or her family since March 2010. That’s a long time.
I thought another year was going to pass without seeing anyone, how wonderful to know that was going to change.
Last night two tired grown-ups and three exhausted children arrived after a long journey that began at four in the morning to get the ferry, then drive trough North Wales, England and back into South Wales. I believe they took a rather scenic route. Our girls were so pleased to see them, as of course was I.
Today happens to be respite day. This gives us a lovely chance to share together with both our daughters during the majority of this visit and to have a chance to relax this afternoon and evening knowing that our youngest is having a great time doing her own thing.
The timing worked, even though we didn’t plan it. I am thankful.
I hope your day is providing you with something good.
For those who were in Sandy’s path or have family or friends who were, I hope you are well, safe and have your power restored, or that you will not have too much longer to wait. My thoughts are with you.
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