13 August 2011

Old Trunk

Every so often I enjoy opening my old wooden trunk that holds my precious memories of days gone by. Today was one of those days when I just couldn’t walk past it without getting the key and immersing myself in all that was locked inside.

The first thing I saw was my 30 year old wedding gown, pictures drawn from my children, old school photos, scrapbooks, beautiful cards and cherished handwritten letters from my grandmother parents and friends.

It was the letters this time that I spent most of the day rereading and remembering the contents of the letters and each occasion that they were describing. I couldn’t help thinking how much I miss receiving beautiful handwritten letters in the mail and how I missed writing them too.

I remember sending letters with a pressed flower inside or a little spray of perfume, with those special coded messages written on the back of the envelope such as S.W.A.L.K. (sealed with a loving kiss) or H.O.L.L.A.N.D    (hope our love lasts and never dies)

Although I accept how we have evolved technologically with the ease in which we can communicate now through instant messaging via mobile phones, twitter, emails, facebook, blogging and Skype. I can’t help but wonder if we have lost some of the finesse of the writers of years gone by.

How about you do you miss receiving handwritten letter?

Always Love In Wendy’s World

9 August 2011


Giving to others I believe is an essential part of our happiness. It is beautifully achieved in these and a thousand other ways for free.
You may want to add to this list, I hope and share it!

 Allowing yourself to be fully present

Accepting people as they are
Visit a friend and enjoy the company
Forgive the person that hurt you
Encourage someone that’s feeling down
Sharing what you know
Listening with all your heart
Show compassion
Be interested in what others have to say
Offer a little helping hand
Share what you don’t need anymore
Hold out your hand and enjoy the touch
Be the smile they need to see

Always Love In Wendy’s World

8 August 2011

The Right To Speak

As a Mother and Grandmother I love to talk about my precious ones on any subject their strengths, special talents how beautiful they truly are, the funny stories they tell you with such expression or those other acts they perform in front of everyone and you’d wish the ground would open and swallowed you up.

While at a BBQ gathering yesterday I had much delight in sharing a funny story about number 3 grandchild who is a very special little boy....with a very funny personality. I repeated the events of his first day at prep when the teacher told the class that they needed to pack up their toys to get ready for home time......with excitement he asked her what his pocket money would be at the end of the week....... (You see he likes to negotiate this at home each week) she replied you don’t get paid little man this is school you come here to learn.

Number 3 grandchild had obviously thought about this during the night. The next day when his mother went to wake him for school.........he said, I’m not going back, his mother asked why did something happen? Which he said....and I quote.......You Bet Ya ......she said what, he replied........ They don’t pay you there to pick up toys and put things away, so I won’t learn much, I’m going to stay home with you mummy I learn so much more and you pay me LOL!!!!

I had most people laughing except for one couple who replied........out of the blue, this isn’t going to be one of those parties were we all stand around telling stories about our kids and grand kids is it?.......well you could have cut the air with a knife. You see, although they are new friends to our crowd and seem lovely, out of the twelve couples that were present they are the only ones that don’t have any grandchildren they do have two grown sons that are both in the federal police. I should point out here that we had already discussed the economy, interest rates, football, travelling and cars.

O dear, I thought since I was the one telling the story I should be the one to answer.........I very politely said I’m sorry it must be hard not to have grandchildren to enjoy in your life, where us grannies here love to exchange stories of our time with our little ones.

To my surprise they replied they couldn’t think of anything more boring........ok so I was gob smacked....speechless and was a little quiet for the rest of the night!!

Today I found myself thinking....Is it just me or do others think the same?

I believe it’s a natural occurring emotion between women to feel the pure joy of watching your children grow and develop and share these special milestones with everyone or anyone that can appreciate the endless love you feel for them. Even if this means detailing every small step they have taken throughout their life and repeating it several times. I believe it’s our god given right to do this until we are to old to speak and no longer have any memory.

What do you think? I hope you will share your thoughts......On the night I was silenced in Wendy’s world!!

Always Love In Wendy’s World