Terrorists and angels

I have come to the conclusion that life is about missing people.

When I am in South Africa I miss the UK girls and when I am in the UK I miss the South African grandchildren…

I am having a wonderful time.  The girls are amazing.  Michaela has very aptly nicknamed Georgia, the middle girl, Osama… and Chloe the eldest “Bin Laden”….. Georgia (Osama) has the face of an angel…  She also has a mind of her own.  She knows what she wants and will not compromise!  When Georgia says “Me wants…” she means it!  She is fiercely independent and very bright!  She idolizes her daddy and wants her mommy to put her to bed and lie with her at night!  She falls asleep in the naughty corner…

Osama in disguise!

Chloe (Bin Laden) is heartbreakingly beautiful!  She is 4 years 10 months and just started Big School.  She knows her alphabet and numbers, she can write her own name, identify and read words!  Chloe has a “boyfriend” and she writes him letters “Freddy I love you”….  Chloe remembers South Africa and says she wants to go back home with me.  She has packed a bag and it is standing at the bottom of the staircase!

Bin Laden at rest!

Chloe is a daddy’s Girl.  She challenges her mommy all the time and is stubborn!  She will not apologize if she believes she is in the right!

The family Angel

Mackenzie is an angel!  I think God knew Danie and Michaela needed a break after the first two terrorists!  Her smile reaches her eyes.   Her sisters absolutely adore her.  She is fed-up with her bottle and is ready to switch to a cup like her sisters!

Two more sleeps and the girls go back to their own beds and I go back to missing them!

I am happy to report that Vic is doing well!  I think I am having a mild “separation anxiety” attack but I quickly drowned it in ice-cream!


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I am a sixty plenty wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. I started blogging as a coping mechanism during my beautiful daughter's final journey. Vic was desperately ill for 10 years after a botched back operation. Vic's Journey ended on 18 January 2013 at 10:35. She was the most courageous person in the world and has inspired thousands of people all over the world. Vic's two boys are monuments of her existence. She was an amazing mother, daughter, sister and friend. I will miss you today, tomorrow and forever my Angle Child. https://tersiaburger.wordpress.com

10 thoughts on “Terrorists and angels”

  1. how precious they all are!! how wonderful for you and vic to have so much to talk about when you return! you get to go back refreshed and rejuvenated, vic will know that you can go away and she can handle it. blessings to you all


    1. Thank you Sandy. Lots of catching up…. I am so rejuvenated I am looking for holiday accommodation for ALL of us in December… I would never of had thought of taking Vic on a vacation when I was as tired as I was 10 days ago. Reading about your planned cruise has inspired me. Thank you.


  2. Enjoy this time and don’t think of your departure. It is hard. Start in the morning taking 2 Panadas every 4 hours. It helps with the distress levels.
    Life is about missing, longing for friends and family that are afar. And no longer. That is why memories are so important.
    Everything we do is looking forward to what we have planned and remimacing the times that have gone.
    Our tickets are booked for Feb…….. And then come home to an empty house in March.
    Looking forward to seeing you soon to catch up. Even our distance is FAR.


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