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We were watching a DVD of the Waltons the other day and it was the one when the gypsies were around and spent time camping at the Walton’s house.

John Walton was talking to the gypsy father and they were discussing the fact that the gypsy family would travel all over the place and never had a place to settle down and to call home.

The gypsy father said that home to them wasn’t about a building or a place, but it was about family, about the people around them.

This definitely got me thinking, home isn’t about the building we live in.  Home isn’t the size of our house or how many bedrooms we have.

Home isn’t about how many acres we live on or how many bathrooms we have.

Home is about the people around us, the people we love.

A house is built of brick and stone a home is built of love alone.

3003280674_9a2e2181d1_q (1)So don’t put the value of your home on the building but on the people around you that you love, that is family.

Blessings xxx



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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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