He’s 24

Tonight we had a family dinner with our youngest son, Christopher, for his birthday. He is 24. In celebration of the journey we have had together as a family since he joined us 22 years ago, I thought I’d indulge and revisit this story. Let me take you on a trip to the Philippines… We … More He’s 24

Compost babe

Wrapped in newspaper, the newborn babe lay abandoned in the steaming mountain of compost. Apparently. My father loved telling stories. He was a gifted tall tale teller. Stories were embellished and polished till they shone. Somewhere in there were the kernels of truth. Many a time we sat on the front veranda of his home … More Compost babe

Leaving the Nest

The 26th of May is the anniversary of Marc’s arrival into our family. Twenty eight years ago, five months old,  we welcomed him into our hearts and home.  Where he has stayed ever since. As his birthday falls on Christmas Eve, when he was young we always held a homecoming birthday party for him so … More Leaving the Nest