The next prompt in the Log your Memory ‘Personal Connections’ theme is family trees. It’s true that you can’t pick your family, but I’m pretty happy with the hand I got dealt.
My parents divorced when I was in my teens and although it was pretty devastating at the time I’ve been lucky enough (and put a lot of time and effort into) having a good relationship with both my parents. I’m really proud of my parents and all that they’ve accomplished and I’m happy to say that I chat with both of them regularly… and we catch up as often as possible.
My sisters and I were never described as being ‘peas in a pod’ but we’re all close in our own ways. These days we talk and email on a fairly regular basis and when we see each other we enjoy having a good catch up… and thankfully they’ve blessed me with six fantastic nieces and nephews whom I love very much! Being an Auntie is one of the biggest joys in my life :)
Life didn’t turn out quite the way I had planned though. I grew up on a farm and I dreamed of one day having a husband and 3 or 4 children. I dreamed of making the best scones in the district and when all the haymakers came to our farm they would go home saying that I made the best picnic lunches… it’s funny to think back on that now.
The reality is, that although I did get married it didn’t last for long and that I raised my two girls on my own. It wasn’t in the ‘plan’ I had for my life but it has worked out well. They’re both strong and independent. I have a great relationship with both of them and I love them both very much.
These days Mr Toby is a very important part of my life too… and it’s a happy life.
Thank you for visiting and I wish you all lots of happiness xx