Tuesday, May 10, 2011

To all mothers

This past Sunday was Mother's Day in South Africa. For the first time I realised it was Mother's Day in other parts of the world as well. We mothers and grandmothers (ce'st moi!) were given a chocolate bar beautifully beribboned with a lovely message attached. Kit Kat's slogan is Have a break, have a Kit Kat and this is what we women were urged to do on that special day.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at days to come. She stpeaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  Proverbs 31:25-30

To all mothers, mothers-in-law and grandmothers, bless you and have a HAPPY year ahead

After church we invited Angus, Amanda and Joel, and Amanda's parents, (above) Lourie and Celia to lunch. Lourie is our church pastor and we have known them for sixteen years. Only recently though (since mid-2006) we became good friends and then family when our younger son, Angus married their younger daughter, Amanda

Everyone looking rather formal as my self-timer goes off! (I also forgot to move the gravy spoon from the foreground!)

It's not usual for me not to have a daily post, but things have been a bit different here in South Africa. We only have two weeks to sort out our [pet] travel arrangements and in between trying to catch up with friends and family. We are completing our income tax invoices and generally sorting our admin out here in SA. We also want to go on a bike trip if the weather plays ball; afterwards we'll pop down to see our older son, John, Debbie and children and then Grant's mum in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Thanks to all who visit and comment on my blog. I will soon be back our quiet valley in East Africa and able to visit your blogs . Until then bless you all and stay safe and happy.  

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  1. I didn't know South Africa celebrated mother's day, and at the same time, at least this year.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful day! I did, too, but being a mom and grandmother is its own reward, I think.

  2. HI Jo---Sounds like you had a fabulous Mother's Day this year.. That little grandson is growing so fast...

    I know you are anxious to see your other kids also. It will be a fast couple of weeks.

    Glad Shadow is back with you now...

  3. Your adorable grandson is getting so big, Jo. I love the picture of him on the motorbike with his parents! I'm glad you had a family gathering for Mother's Day. It seems to have been a wonderful success.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day and that you are able to get all your business done before you head back to beautiful Kenya.

  5. I hope you enjoyed your mothers day. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. A busy time for you at the moment. have fun see you later.

  7. Not in all European countries there was Mother's day on Sunday, but in Belgium, Germany and Holland yes. France has another date.
    In any case I got a phonecall from my son, and nothing from his annexe.She probably thinks I am not her mother. Fortunately !

  8. Sure glad you're finding time to visit family.

    Happy belated Mother's Day!

    I start to roll for the canyon tomorrow.

  9. I hope you had a great Mother's Day, Jo.It is celebrated here in Ireland & the Uk on 3rd Sunday in March.This year it was on the 1st Sunday in April for some reason?!

  10. Hope you had a happy Mothers Day and a successful visit to SA. Look forward to more meanders in East Africa!

  11. I looks like you had a lovely Mother's Day, Jo! I love that Proverbs 31. I think it describes you to a T!


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