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It's Sunday morning, the sun is shining, the kids are happy...and all's right with the world.
The last 5 months have been very tough on our whole family, so today I wanted to share with you some of the wonderful things that have happened to us over the last week.
After house hunting FOREVER!!! I found a house to call home on Thursday and my offer was accepted on Friday - so i have my weekends back again...not to mention the hours of trolling the internet organizing viewings. I have been overwhelmed with well-wishers over this simple event in our lives. This simple event means we have a home base for my little darlings to return from their travels into the world. (Little darlings are 18, 25 and 26).
My youngest daughter was able to catch up with her dearest friend who has been overseas most of this year, she missed Doug's passing and Steph has felt her absence so much. Last night the butterscotch schnapps bottle was drained...the talking and giggling nonstop...long into the night. For once I didn't mind not being able to sleep...I was able to rejoice in the happiness of my daughter who has lost 2 dads in her short life.
In 2 weeks my youngest daughter is heading overseas on a contiki tour...she is so excited...as I am for her...18 year olds should be able to have fun, party with their friends and be silly...watching her struggle over the past few months has broken my heart...it is good to see the sparkle returning to her eyes.
My oldest daughter is wanting to move home with the family...and this is a positive - she has been struggling or the last few years trying to survive in the outside world on a disability pension. This way she will have her own separate area but the family (and the puppies) will be close and able to support her. She is wanting to reconnect with us all, including the extended family from whom she had cut herself off for a while...she has a wicked sense of humour and will be a very handy dog sitter for us lol.
My 25 year old son has endured his own heartache with a nasty breakup from his fiance in Germany. He is now planning on moving to London to be with his dearest friends and while I will miss him (fb and skype notwithstanding) as a mum I am pleased that he has begun planning a happier future for himself. Besides it gives me a reason to do my own travelling in the future.
My new life has begun...watch out world!