Mums 90th Birthday Party.
Mum decided to celebrate her birthday in style; she hired a great venue for the afternoon and invited 50 of her friends and all her family except for Shakara her 2nd Grand daughter who is living and working in Cairns Australia.
With all of my family in the one room, bearing in mind the devastating earthquake only two weeks ago ( some of the family were in it, but are safe) with death toll and survivors stories still ringing in my ears, also, realizing none of us have a guaranteed tomorrow, I took advantage of the opportunity to seek out every single family member to give them all a big hug and let them know I cared. Mum was doing the same as it was her big day.
There was a soloist clarinet player Gaven who played her favourite tune, 'Stranger on the shore' it sounded lovely. Then a gentleman sang several tunes from shows mum enjoys, and an old song, 'I'll walk beside you', finally a pianist played ' Have I told you lately that I love you', at my request, this is the song that Dad used to sing to Mum frequently, I knew it would probably bring a tear to her eyes and I was not wrong, in fact it did the same to many of us.
Mum then cut the cake, made by our sister=in-law Jan, she also iced it beautifully with red roses she had also made.
Rochelle another grand daughter put on a fantastic powerpoint slideshow of Mum's life, made from snapshots gathered from all the family and purloined from Mums own albums. She was so surprised and delighted by this. All of us were amazed just who had some of the photos we had never seen before.
We took advantage of the fanily gathering to take another 5 generation photo of the all first born females. Katie-May is now 3 years old, cute and lively, and soon to have a small brother or sister.
I neglected to take any photos of all Mums old friends! Sorry about that.
We all had a glass of Marlborough's finest white wine, and a sumptuous afternoon tea, plus lots of fun and laughter and noisy catch-up chats. Aren't families just so special.
I proudly took a couple of my family photos as well. Nyle and Teagan and Nyle and Kayne
Finally I got a shot of Mum with her young best friend Arther whom she calls her surrogate grandson. An a amazing friendship that keeps her young.
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