Back to work today and it has been a busy one a bit of a shock to the system after the precious time off for Christmas, but hey I am not the only one I think we have all been a bit out of synch today.
Its not long a matter of days before we are into the New Year and we sadly say goodbye to yet another year. That is 57 New Year's I have seen go by. 2015 the year in which we lost mum and our lives were tipped upside down leaving us to do the best we could in the circumstances and to start to pull the fragments together again as best we could. Mum and Dad would expect nothing less of us both. Life is for living and making the best of what comes our way. Its about finding a way through emotional difficult circumstances individually and together but move on we must in the flow of life to be participants not just voyeurs or people watchers but taking part and being actively involved. Taking part does not mean that we forget how could we ever do that but the tide of life moves on and the longer you stand still the quicker the waves lap around your feet. What is awaiting for us on the other side is yet to be revealed lets hope everyone is blessed.
I am very lucky in that our family is an extremely close and positive one. We may not have much else but that family connection is worth everything especially when one is at a low ebb and they have been wonderful with my brother and I even though they are scattered on the four winds.
However the New Year fast approaches we are going to have a new page to fill together with a new page number. New events to experience new people to meet. Already change is in the air. My stepson and his long suffering girlfriend became engaged a week before Christmas and are already making plans to marry (no date as yet but preparation is I understand well in hand). We are pleased for the pair of them they are very well suited.
My eldest nephew is part way through his Masters course in Physics at Warwick University. He attained a 2.1 with Honours for his degree course.
My youngest nephew will take his A levels and then hopefully goes up to University in September. It will be strange for my brother and sister in law to start with after having either both boys or just one of them at home. But onwards they must go ever onwards. Mum had tried so desperately to be around to see the youngest one pass his A levels and go up to University but it was not to be.
Education is a wonderful thing but it is just not down to our Teachers to teach our young people, it is down to their parents to give them extra teaching and support at home. It is always a two way moving vehicle that gives every child eager to learn the best of starts and the support and nurturing that plays a behind the scenes big part in personal education and motivation and enables our young people to fly. That is incredibly satisfying.
Catch you soon.