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Saturday 15 June, 5pm
My family are visiting today to see Jack for his birthday. We have been eating and drinking all afternoon. The boys are all running around... Stan is pretending to be a zombie, chasing my 2 year old nephew who is belly laughing...I love the real deep laugh of a toddler.
I am sitting with my two sisters....thinking about them...
Long gone are the carefree days when V was still at school and M used to come and stay over with her boyfriend (now husband) when I brought my first house.
Long gone are the baby days of M living a few roads away and us getting together most days with our boys.
Long gone are the early morning days of V living opposite me and opening the curtains each morning with the boys to wave her off to work.
Long gone are the school days of meeting M each day in the playground.
Long gone are the thankful days of V coming in most nights after work - before she had her children - and help me with mine.
Long gone are the everyday's that I used to see them....the thing I miss the most about moving away.
I home back in on their conversation..... they are talking to each other arranging to come and stay over one weekend so they can both have a drink and help me make the birthday invites. M is saying we'll have a production line...... V you can stick the ribbon on..... Lou you can do the 40....me i'll just drink!! I laugh....we know her too well.
I love these girls, I often hear my best friend from school say she always envied me having sisters.....It probably wasn't until I left home that I really understood and appreciated the meaning of her words.
Who knows what the future holds....one day I hope we will all be living near each other again.
Two of my favourite photos taken yesterday.
My sister M with my husband
They had to start the BBQ in (typical British style) the rain before V arrived, as all the boys were moaning they were hungry!! It poured with rain on and off all afternoon and I never got the planned photo of the three of us together :(
Jack had a lovely birthday too - more on this another time.