Saturday, September 27, 2008

Day 271 - Saturday 27th September

“Take control of your destiny. Believe in yourself. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Don't give up and don't give in.” - Wanda Hope Carter; motivational speaker and writer

Just after Zoë was born, I got back into contact with my Dad after almost 30 years of nothing. I wrote him a letter telling him about me and where I was in my life and that he had a granddaughter. I never really expected a response back but he did reply. He is nothing like how my mum described him over the years and he is most generous and caring and his wife is fantastic too. I don’t see him as much as I would like as he is a farmer and is always so very busy, but I understand that and we get together when we can. He has got a relief milker in today so we can have the whole day together. I am so looking forward to it!!!
My only regret is that I didn’t contact him years ago as we have wasted many years without each other.

6 comments:

Mary B said...

That is fantastic Claire and I will come back to see the photos at the end of the day.

Beejay said...

Wonderful Claire. Like the new look to your blog. Great background.

Beautifullily said...

Such a lovely story, hope you had a fab day all together.

knitkath said...

So glad things are working out, nice for Zoe too!

Shirley said...

Lovely journalling Claire and inspiring to read that you have now got your dad back in your life.

Mary B said...

That is lovely Claire, don't regret that which is passed but look to what is now and the future.