I had a lovely surprise for Mother's Day yesterday.
Samantha came to visit with the 'munchkins'.
She does so well to make the round trip of 120 miles when she is in the closing stages of her university degree to be a teacher.
She brought roses and presents as well as lunch.
What a treat!
It was so nice to catch up with her again.
I will have my grandchildren for the Easter holidays whilst she puts together her classrom teaching plans for her final full summer term placement at a school nice and handy for her to travel to. It only takes her five minutes to get there.
Her dissertation is all bound and handed in; which she says was such a relief as it felt like part of her had gone into writing it up.
As a mature student I don't know how she has held the past four years together whilst she made this her aim but she has managed her time management well by waiting for the children to go to bed before she got on with her work and studies.
Her graduation ball will be this June and then on the 15 July we will be attending the ceremony at Carlisle Cathedral as she receives her graduation certificate.
I guess I am allowed to say that I am so proud of her and what she has achieved.
She was with me when I was diagnosed with my breast cancer. It shook her to the core so much so that she decided that life was too short to not make the most of her time here on earth.
So you could say my cancer was a blessing too.
Samantha with her Dad at Brockhole.
I'm behind the camera...as usual...being a pesky pest asking them to pose. lol
Rachel &; Amy Grace
This is Rachel, my lovely daughter-in-law with Amy Grace.
She lost her darling Mum last April to a brain hemmorage. Her Dad is in hospital at present and I want to wish him a speedy recovery. I know how much she is worrying about him, so please... prayers for his safe recovery would be wonderful.
I know yesterday, 'Mother's Day' was difficult for her even though she has three children of her own to keep her busy. I couldn't ask for a nicer daughter -in- law. She is a District Nurse and has the perfect temperament for her job.
Ben's 9th Birthday February 13th.
L/R....Rachel, Amy Grace, Matthew and Ben.
That's it for today folks. I'm off to read a few journals.
I may not be around tomorrow as it's Bryan's Birthday and we are going out for the day.