Sunday, 27 May 2012

You Don't Raise Heroes

Our second eldest son and his two boys love to go crabbing at an estuary about 100kms south of here, they pack up an inflatable dinghy and the camping and crabbing gear and slowly walk through knee high water for hours looking for and catching crabs. The boys have been taught to walk behind their Dad and when it gets cold they stop for dinner and change into warm clothing, my son then tows the dinghy behind him with them warm and snug inside until they have their catch.
They have wanted us to go for some time and we finally had the chance; rather than walk on the muddy bottom, I got into the dinghy and they pulled me along so I could get this great photo. Later the little ones snuggled up with me and we sang songs and told stories until they slept. It was just on sunset when I took this photo; my husband, one of his sons and his sons, the three generations tall and strong against the setting sun.
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Sunday, 13 May 2012

Once Upon a Sketch - May 1 Challenge

All I have ever wanted, apart from a very short time when I considered becoming a nun, is to be a wife and mother. I was fortunate to meet a wonderful man and five years later we married and began thinking about starting our family. We announced the pregnancy of our first son on our first anniversary and his three brothers followed in the next 6 years. Their Dad and the boys are all I have ever wanted and I have been very blessed.
They were active, healthy little boys brought up to a faith, a large extended family and with community responsibility. They have not given us a moments concern in regard to drugs and drinking, have always held down good jobs and are all now married with little families of their own.
I couldn't have done it without their wonderful Dad and we are so very proud of all of them, cherish every single moment we have with them and feel blessed that they now include us in the lives of our grandchildren.
I love and adore them and couldn't be happier being their Mum.
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