10 August 2013

Smiles all round

This weekend saw some heaviness as we said goodbye to Luke. I do not want to talk about it right now - it is a post on it's own. Suffice to say he is living large on a stud farm in Stellenbosch with a young couple who are trail runners and obsessed with my (former) dog.

Faith and I were particularly distraught. My first inclination was to try take her mind off it and go do something fun - shopping or running or painting or anything to ease the pain for her. Common sense took over and I just left her to sob and allowed her to feel the pain. She poured herself into her journal (i had nothing to do with it - instinctively she knew it would help) and appeared at my bedside an hour later saying she was ready to face the world.

My girls and I headed to the mall to do some necessary shopping. Faith had to get hair /makeup supplies for her tap eisteddford tomorrow; she and Rachel spent many minutes perusing Ralo and deciding on what would be best. I love watching them hang out and be girls together.

I wanted to get my hands on the Matthew Mole cd (which is flipping brilliant) and the kids agree it's the best cd purchase thus far for 2013.

In other earth-shattering news... Rachel bought a skirt!!! wth? Funniest thing ever is that I have the same one (bought in London 2 yrs ago) which she is yet to realize. She is raiding my wardrobe on a regular basis and I am beginning to see big changes happening fast.

While we were out shopping the boys indulged in a game of squash and cycled around the estate. Later in the day we all ended up in our cul-de-sac playing cricket with the neigbourhood kids.

Good times. Everyone was happy and as we all know that makes The Mom happy too!


Flowrsinherhair said...

mom sounds happy! Big decision about Luke... I know how much you loved him! The girls look amazing how they are looking at the makeup! Love it!

cat said...

Love the happy post (apart from the Luke bit) I am sure he will have a wonderful life

Marleen Swart said...

You're a great mother for letting your daughter work through the emotions and pain by crying.

Lynette said...

Sorry about Luke. I love the photo of the two girls make up shopping.

Julia said...

Oh no! Why is Luke gone? Loved this happy post. I must also get Matthew Mole ASAP.