We spent the entire day chilling!  We had a great day filled with laughter and joy.

Yuri and Chloe last summer

Life is so uncomplicated here.  There is laughter and joy.  There is discipline and tears.  There are toys on the floor and the smell of food in the air…  There are little hands that pick up and scribble.  Shrill voices that shriek “Oumie!!” when they are threatened with disciplinary action…  Hugs and kisses and lots of “I love you’s.”

Laughter and joy

In two days’ time I will return to South Africa.

Henk

I will leave behind my beautiful granddaughters, my son and his lovely wife.  I will take with me the memories of 10 carefree days of laughter and no responsibilities.  I will return to my structured and ordered life, the antiseptic smell of illness and medicine that permeates the air….

Yuri, Simone and Kari

Kari and Simone will come and spend the weekend.  Yuri, (who thinks I am the coolest gran in the world because I build armoured vehicles) will jump into my arms and ask where his cuzzies are; Jared and Jon-Daniel will volunteer to make me tea and tell me how quiet the house was without me; Henk will say “Hello Ouma… Did you have a good holiday?” in his deep voice; Vic will tear up and I will finally hear the truth about how she has been….

My son Danie, his wife Michaela and the 3 girls

In two sleeps time I shall return to my beautiful South African family and my life as I know it.

Vic and her boys

Life is what life is!

 

Jared and his little bro Jon-Daniel