Thanks so much for both your comments on my last post, and the lovely emails you sent. They really meant a lot - it sure is lovely to be back.
My parents have been staying with us on and off to help look after me and our little girl (and help my Honey), and whilst here they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. 50 years of being married! Hard to get your head around really. I remember my grandparents 50th anniversary and they seemed so old at the time, but I guess they were about the same age. Time is an interesting thing.
I got to thinking the other day that it is something I am very unlikely to celebrate myself. Not because of the difference in generations in terms of divorce etc, but simply because we will most likely be in mid nineties before we would reach that milestone!
Anyway, it's certainly rather special and definitely something to celebrate. We knew they wouldn't get to throw the bash they probably intended to, as they were here looking after me. Long story short - once again I'm so grateful for amazing friends who, knowing I wasn't even slightly capable of doing it myself, made them a sweet decorated cake and bought round bunches of balloons for a lovely morning tea.
It truly made their day, and mine.
.. and there was a certain little someone who was pretty happy about the balloons and cake too :)
Congratulations Mum and Dad!