Everything seems to be happening at the moment with both of hubbies step parents. His step-mother has had a couple of nasty strokes which have left her with some paralysis and his step father fell and broke his hip. As they both live some distance away from us it has been a case of travelling backwards and forwards up the M1 to sort things out and to offer help and assistance where we can. Taking Mum shopping, mowing the lawn, sorting out official help to support them all - never ending. When did we become the parents is what I want to know. Nobody tells you that when your kids grow up and leave home you then swop roles and start looking after those that have looked after you.
At the same time I have started a new job, we have moved youngest daughter out into the wide world (again) and we have had the house given a total facelift with new rendering (more about that some other time).
So as you can see life has been quite frenetic over the last couple of weeks or so.
As this was going on I found an old 1915 calendar on Ebay that I actully bought thinking it was just one sheet but as it had Pansies on I could not resist it. When it came through I was just so pleased with it. There are actually four pages and as with a lot of Victorian/Edwardian pieces it has religious tracts on it. Now I am not a religious person I don't go to church apart from to light the odd candle in prayer for my family and my dad who passed away 20 years ago but I have found the words on this piece rather uplifting and calming in all the chaos that is going on with our household at the moment.
I do believe that sometimes we are sent little messages and gifts to help us get through things and this seems like one of those things and it is now taking pride of place in my kitchen where I can see if every day.
Mind you I keep getting slightly confused with the dates....