What a wonderful time it is when family come together, when they haven’t seen each other for a while hugs and words just flow.

As I have said before our oldest daughter and her family have been travelling around eastern and the middle of Australia for about 7 weeks now. Although we only see them once a month or so, they just seemed so far away.

When we finally managed to get together (sicknesses over) we had a wonderful time.  We are so blessed that all of our children get on so well from the youngest to the oldest.

We sat and we talked, we ate and we talked, we ate again and we talked, it was wonderful.

Our younger two children aged 9 and 7 just adore their big sister and her husband and our oldest son aged 19 and our son-in-law are the best of friends.

Here is a photo of them playing UNO at the kitchen table. Don’t they look so happy together!!!

DSC_0927[1]The young man on the right is our son-in-law with their eldest daughter.DSC_0926[1]

Here is what they are really like, stirring each other up, poking and prodding and often bickering.  They can drive me crazy, but it is a good crazy.  But you know – they would do anything for each other and they just love each other.

Don’t ever worry about age differences with your children, if your oldest is grown up and you still have children under 10.  Take it from us it is a blessing and they can get on together.

Here is Granddad with our youngest granddaughter keeping out of things and enjoying her company.DSC_0924[1]

I must admit I am really enjoying the relationship I have with our adult daughter. We have such wonderful discussions from child raising to blogging. So while the men our outside we are inside talking and we never run out of things to say.

I am working on having that relationship with our younger daughter too, but that is still a work in progress as she grows up and it will change as she matures.

When our daughters family leave it is sad and we miss them, but the quiet returns (somewhat) and we become reflective on all our Lord has blessed us with – our family, our home, our land and each other.

Psalm 127:3  Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.  Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.


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    1. Thanks Ifeoma, I hope you do feel like this because even though it is sad there are great rewards. Our daughter has been married for nearly 3 years now and it was really hard when she got married, but her husband is a wonderful Godly young man, so we know that she is in good hands. We still our 19 year old son and a 9 year old daughter and 7 year old son at home. I am so pleased that God blessed us with the younger two or I would really be feeling quite lonely. Thank you for your comment and may your home be blessed also. xxxx

  1. What an encouraging post. I’m hoping for something similar. Our oldest is 16 and our youngest is 2 so I’m looking forward to having grandchildren and relatively young children as well.

    1. It is great Jennifer and even better that they all get on. Thanks for you lovely comment, and I pray that your family will experience the same joy as your older ones grow up. Blessings

  2. I relate to you! Our oldest daughter has been married for 8 years, has two little boys, and lives across the country! We are blessed to be able to visit once or twice a year, and now my hubby is retired we can stay much longer. My relationship with my daughter is a treasure. Although we miss each other so much we say that we appreciate out relationship and the time we have face to face so much more. We do try to Skype a few times a week, but we still miss our hugs! God is good and He brings good things out of these circumstances! Bless you and your whole family!

    1. What a blessing your relationship sounds to both you and your husband and to your daughters family. I moved 1800 km away when I got married and visited home about once a year. Now with my own daughter married and thankfully only a couple hours away I know how my parents must have felt. I am glad that the relationship with my parents was good (most of the time). Thank you for stopping by and sharing your heart with me. Blessings to you all.

  3. What a lovely ode to family! Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! We are also a loud little group but I think that is all a part of the fun 🙂

    1. I am so glad for you Nicole, what a blessing family can be. We are praying for heaps of grandchildren so the family can only get bigger. Blessings to you and thank you for stopping by.

  4. 7 weeks!?!?! Wow, I am lucky if our family gets a week to do something together due to hubby’s work. I am so glad you had such a nice visit. Thanks so much for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop. I look forward to seeing what you will share next.

    1. Yes there were really blessed to be able to be together for such a long time and it was lovely to catch up with them. Thank you for hosting Mindie and I will be back next week. Blessings.

  5. This is such a precious post. I love to hear about family time. Families are precious gifts from God. I am thankful God blessed me with a family to have family time with. Thank you for sharing with TGI Saturdays.

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