Saturday, 16 February 2008

A day of smiles

Lins has just made me smile - and I realised that there have been a lot of smiles today. We were through at my parents' - they've both had birthdays this week. My sister and her kids spent most of the day with us, which was (mainly) enjoyable, and we briefly saw an aunt and uncle.

Things have been quite tough for my parents of late. My Dad had major surgery in December, and his recovery didn't go smoothly at first. However, he's getting back to something approaching normal now, for which we're very thankful.

For me, the highlight of the day was a short trip to the shore in Irvine. It was a beautiful but chilly day, with lots to see. We couldn't stay long for my Dad's sake (although others were complaining about the cold more than he was!).

I was in my element, scrambling around the rocks and reminiscing a bit about the way the harbour used to be, taking photos and enjoying the sea air. But the abiding image of the day was the photo that I took of my parents - smiling and happy.

Definitely something to remember for a long time and to recall frequently!


His Girl Friday said...

thanks for sharing the smiles; they do look happy! :)

TopChamp said...

hello - linked here from his girl friday to tell you that the gingerbread haka link you left made me laugh this morning! Thanks

Lins Honeyman said...

It's those little precious moments that live on forever. Glad you had a good day.

That Hideous Man said...

In addition to the other comments- just to add that photo of your Dad was good to see (the bloke who we've prayed for in housegroup - good to add a face to the prayer-sheet!) but also a glimpse of what you'll look like in a decade or three!

Endlessly restless said...

Thanks for the comments.

topchamp if you liked the gingerbread, you might also like the Teletubbies version in YouTube.

THM - 3.5 actually - although he's wearing better than me at the moment!