Family Farewell


My aunt’s 95th birthday. We all drove in convoy to my sister’s where our grandchildren puddled round our feet, in a swirl of balloons. Four generations chattering, my aunt with a look of bemused surprise. Our eldest granddaughter very seriously carried the flaming cake through the crowded room, intent with delight.

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Started our trip back to Canada. When I hugged our eldest granddaughter goodbye, she cried. “Grandmum, my heart doesn’t want to say goodbye.”

“I love you up to the moon. Whatever happens in your life, always look to the moon and I will be there, loving you.”

About UntraveledRoads

Fascinated by life, looking for answers to chronic pain and finding unexpected gifts. Interested in people, ideas, healing and humour. I am very happily married with three children and a kitten. As English born immigrants to Canada, we have family spread overseas, a daughter in South Africa and one in England. We also run a charity in South Africa to educate black, rural South African Women. Our first girl from a rural township has just graduated as an accountant from Johannesburg University and got a good job in a bank.
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