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Looking back

Last Saturday Wendy and I joined Catherine (I think I am the only one who still calls her Catherine), to help our Mom work through the process of preparing to move to the Meighen Retirement Residence.  It was sure fun to be together and to work to accomplish this task – not that we got it all done!

What we did find was lots of great photos that we had to stop and review and remember days gone by!  Isn’t it interesting how some photos take you back to the moment they were taken and you can see, hear, even smell the setting?

I think you can have two reactions to these kinds of events.  You can look back with fondness and regret that so much time has passed, perhaps wonder if you’ve wasted time or missed opportunities, perhaps even recounted errors in judgement.  Or you can look back with fondness and thank God for the people we’ve known and loved, be thankful for the days lived well and acknowledge lessons learned and blessings received.

Even the things which we wish were different can lead us to thankfulness that we had the opportunity to learn.

At any rate – a couple of photos from last Saturday.

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Mother’s Day 2016

Mother’s Day

We had a wonderful day last Sunday with Mom who continues to amaze me with her vitality and health now into her 80’s. She’s an Eastland alright! Cath, Terry, Noah and Laura joined us for the day and Mom treated us to lunch – somehow it seems like we should be paying but I’ve learned long ago not to take away the joy of charity from others!

It was good to be together as family – we missed Leanne and her kids – that would be great to be ALL together! Maybe one day.

Here’s a couple of photos including a really great one of Cath, Wendy and I.

Mother’s Day recap

It was an early morning – up and hit the road for St. Catharine’s but the weather was great and the sunshine blessed our journey.  We joined Mom at the Corps for the service and then went off for lunch together at Queenston – what a wonderful buffet it was and made better by being together as a family.  We are a truly blessed family and it was a good day together.

Here’s a few photos from the day.

Mom at the piano

Heading to the buffet

The Brock Monument

Obviously the place to eat

Gorgeous gardens

Our selfie…with Terry and his walker just behind us!

The Niagara River below

Artwork by Laura

Together in the sun

Cath and Wendy

The family on Mother’s day