It is now 11:30 PM where I live in South Australia, half an hour to go until midnight of the last day of 2015. I have had a good week, having 17 family members spending Christmas day at our home. That’s only my husband’s side of the family as mine live outside Australia. Christmas day was such a blessed day. My brother in-law and my daughters cooked traditional Christmas lunch and my sister in-law made pastries for afternoon snacks. There was so…much quality food and we all enjoyed it very much. Sharing is such a beautiful thing. My grand children aged 4.5 and 3 were the only young children and they loved being spoilt on Christmas day. I don’t have to return to work until 4th January 2016 and I am loving this moment spending quality time with my daughters and grand children.
2015 has been and nearly gone. I am very thankful for a safe, happy, healthy and productive year. We wouldn’t spent our time any other way other than how we’ve done it. Going to work daily has been the biggest part of my husband’s and my life, which is a good thing, as we have enjoyed the opportunity to earn a good living, to grow and to build our future. Every year, we have managed to go on a vacation or two, in or out of Australia. This year, Vietnam and Mornington Peninsula VIC were our highlights. Spending quality times with family and friends have been huge this year. We have enjoyed being part of our special family and friends’ mile stone birthdays. Special 50th, 60th, 70th and 80th birthdays.
The biggest family achievements this year are seeing our eldest daughter being strong, caring gracefully for her beautiful children, and having our youngest daughter completing her scholarship in Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music with Suma Cum Laude. I can’t be more proud as a mother and hope that they continue to be such beautiful individuals inside and out.
I wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2016.