My eldest son Kev and dearest girlfriend, Max left SA to live in the UK just over 6 weeks ago.
Kev is a physically solid guy, with big shoulders. I miss his hugs, although they never last long. I miss our chats and Kev telling me to just “have a day” when I feel the world is heavy.
Since Kev was very little Liverpool Football Club was life. “It is not a game Mom, it is a religion” he said round his 13th birthday. Kev has a tattooed sleeve that any true #LFC supporter would envy.
He visited Anfield recently and wrote it was the best day of his life. His love, commitment and loyalty to the beautiful game and the team, has encouraged strength within me, trusting all will be well.
It is unbelievable the places where one reaches when you need a branch to hold onto.
I watch because somewhere in the world my son is watching. He’ll never walk alone because wherever we are, “This is Anfield”.
#dateswithmydaughter Victoria was a wonderful time together this week. We went to Mugg & Bean in Cresta Shopping Centre– each time we congratulate ourselves on living on the edge, choosing such an exciting option – not. 😉
We laughed and spoke too much to take pictures of anything… but Dennis has served us before and seems content in bringing endless ice and the rosemary salt on the side to whatever we order.
It is a great joy to be able to spend hours talking with your 20-year-old mini-me. Not running out of subject matter. My daughter is a fascinating creature and I obviously love her, but I also like her very much.
I think this is something you only learn when your kids are older. You always love them, but you don’t always like them. Or like what they do.
We had to pick up a few things and getting in the car, I realised five hours had passed.
I love your crazy ass chicken. Sorry about making you and the brothers listen to Billy Connolly on the school drive. It helped my anxiety post-divorce at the time, but probably not character building for you. 🙈 I’m a flawed, human Mom… yet you are doing fabulously. I’m very proud of your achievements.
My daughter, Victoria and long-time apprentice son in law, Jeandré visited @SirNoid and I quite unexpectedly for Christmas.
@SirNoid may as well have slaughtered a sheep for the proverbial return, as he roasted the biggest lamb I’ve ever seen in our oven. He prepared it beautifully and we all enjoyed it tremendously. Well done husband. You did amazing.
“It is eerily terrifying that there is no sound when a heart breaks. Car accidents end with a bang, falling ends with a thud, even writing makes the scratching sound of pencil against paper. But the sound of a heartbreaking is completely silent. Almost as though no one, not even the universe itself could create a sound for such devastation. Almost as though silence is the only way the universe could pay its respect to the sound of a heart falling apart.”
― Nikita Gill
I woke up and heard a commotion downstairs. At first, I couldn’t make out what was going on. I could hear @SirNoid speaking to someone. It sounded happy so early in the morning. I got out of bed and walked to the landing for a peep.
I looked down and saw @SirNoid hugging a young man, with lines shaved into his light hair.
As far as I was concerned, I was about to welcome baby Elijah into the world and like his brothers, he was going to love football #YNWA, riding scooters and generally misbehaving with ample corner time!
The most precious little chicken ever born our Victoria is.
On your 18th birthday I’d like to share a few thoughts with you.
Live a life where you can face yourself at 3am.
Accept your flaws without punishing yourself.
Commit to challenging yourself to live your best life. Add a hashtag if you must.
Trust your own sense of inner peace, it usually delivers.
Forgive. Grudges are heavy to carry.
Believe people when they show you who they are.
Be independent. Regardless of the details of your life.
Define your own path. Do not accept anyone else’s version of how you should live your life.
It is okay not to know the answer.
Embrace vulnerability. To be vulnerable is to be alive.
Read. Sing. Dance. Laugh. Never point.
Do nice things for others for no reason.
Keep your brothers close.
Phone your parents.
You are everything, and then some.
I love you more than all the beachsand in all the world. Happy, happy birthday Tori.
I wish you enough
A Daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best FRIEND.