I woke up at the crack of dawn when Chloe climbed into my bed with me.
“Oumie I cried for you when you went back to South Africa” she whispered as she crawled into my arms
“I cried for you too my baby” I said
“No Oumie, I looked. You did not cry…”
Chloe was right. I worked so hard to control my emotions, to not upset the girls further, when I left. I swallowed my tears until the girls drove off with their Grandad. As they pulled off I broke down and sobbed. The tears were streaming down little Chloe’s face…
Today was all about laughing and fun. I painted Georgia’s face – she wanted whiskers and Chloe wanted the South African flag. They then decided to paint my face. Chloe also decided to improve Georgia’s painted face ….
It took a little while to clean off all the face paint!
Yesterday Vic did not a great day. She vomited and had severe intestinal cramping. By today she has settled down and doing well. I am so relieved. Technology is amazing. We Skype at night and BBM all day. I spoke to both the boys tonight. I miss them so much.
Many years ago Danie Jnr once said to me he always misses someone. When he is with his Mom he misses his Dad… I often remember those words. When I am in Johannesburg I miss him and his family. When I am with him and his family I miss the South African kids and grandkids.
But for now I am basking in the love of my UK grandchildren and kids. Life is great!