New Years Eve, a time to say farewells to 2016 and to prepare to welcome 2017 :) As you can imagine we here are very excited to welcome 2017, more so today because we received the missionary sons flight itinerary for his return home on Tuesday 7 February....that's in 38 days !!!! I can hardly believe it, it feels like forever since I hugged that boy of mine. We did have our Christmas Day Skype time with him, sadly our Skype connection was pretty terrible...if it had been last year I would have been heartbroken, but knowing that he would be home soon it didn't cause me too much grief...haha ...besides I got to see his handsome face ...soon I'll get to squish it! :) Did I say 38 days?!!! Eeeeaaaaakkk!!!! :)
We had a nice quiet family Christmas, everything seemed a bit quieter without Jake but especially without Dad. :( I missed him sat in the corner chair snoozing, usually whilst still wearing his paper crown pulled out of a Christmas cracker :) There were no rousing calls of "when are we eating , I'm fainting from starvation" ...Dads' usual catcall for mealtimes. No one to tell us to ssshhh during the Queens speech. And we had no one to eat the smelly, blue, mouldy cheese on the cheese board (it's still in the fridge getting smellier!) Dad loved his smelly mouldy cheeses :) Lots of little 'misses' , but lots of smiles and happy memories too. Mum coped quite well, I think she's still in a little bit of a fog. We've managed to keep her fairly busy and occupied, once the holidays are over I think it might hit her more.
I didn't get much sewing completed this last week, just little bits here and there, but happily I did finally finish Jacobs tree decoration ....
It's even hung on the tree! :) I hope it will serve as a happy reminder of Jakes Missionary Christmas's in Spain but also of how much it means to be together as a family, no matter how far apart, whether with us in body or spirit, our hearts are united as one in love. Because family is what matters most. And I'm so very very blessed with my family.
I wish all my family and friends a prosperous, peaceful and very happy New Years ...did I mention...38 days!!!.? :) :) :)
Hugs Wendy xx
Hugs Wendy xx