Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Chasing White Vans

tomato soup for lunch
We were having lunch today when Rick started barking and alerted us to presence of a white van driving past the house.  We were expecting a courier to deliver Sarah’s suitcase today so Paul ran outside and chased the van up the road.  He managed to catch up with the courier in the middle of Monsieur Escalier’s farmyard and eventually re-appeared trundling Gandalf the Grey across the field.  At least Sarah can ditch the big white pants now.


Paul trundling Gandalf back home

It is wonderful having both my daughters here and when they are sitting on the sofa giggling and laughing, watching rubbish television, it’s like the clocks have been turned back about fifteen years.  Sarah is putting on a brave face but the veneer is very fragile and I can see that she is struggling.  Hopefully the time she spends here will give her the strength to re-build her life; we can give her plenty of love, laughter and wine while she is here.

Rick and my girls

18 comments:

  1. There is nothing like being home with a happy, loving family for starting the healing process.

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    1. She doesn't have to try to be brave now she's home. If she wants to cry, then she can cry.

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  2. I hope all goes well for you and Sarah starts to see out the other side and gains some strength being with you all. It is hard but she will get there.

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    1. It will be a long time before she trusts anyone again.

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  3. You look happy,it is wonderful to have your children around for a while.

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    1. The next couple of weeks will go all too quickly.

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  4. Lovely family photo of you, the girls and Rick. Wishing Sarah every happiness in the future and hoping that she will soon be able to put this distress behind her.

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    1. Thank you, one day she will stop hurting so much.

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  5. How wonderful to have both your girls at home. It's good to have family around when your heart I'd breaking.

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    1. It's great that she finally made it home, hugs aren't the same on Skype.

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    1. He has a thing about white vans!

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  7. I have a tear to see the table set for four and the three of you together on the sofa.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. This is a rare and precious time for us Maria.

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  8. Just being home with Mum and Dad will make a difference. Family is a great healer.

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  9. Funny how our minds can wander; you said 'chasing white vans', and I instantly thought O.J. Simpson. LOL

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