Do you remember that delightful little baby girl born way back in 1973? Well she is now 40 years of age and it makes me feel quite old having a granddaughter of that age.
Yesterday Phil and I, with other members of the family, got together at lunch to help Christie celebrate this milestone.....yes, I always think when you reach the '10' years it is a special milestone in one's life.
This eldest granddaughter has achieved much in her lifetime and is now the mother of two really beautiful little girls of her own. Immy will be 5 in 11 days time and AJ is now 9 months. Christie works from home as she runs a very successful blog talking about bringing up chidren.
Oh, of course you have no idea what a blog is. Nor the internet for that matter. Now how do I, someone not really up on all this technological stuff, explain all this to you? You would remember what a computer is as you spoke of them way back then in the 1950s/1960s thinking, as many did, that they would perhaps cause mass unemployment. I don't think this has been the case and in fact they seem to generate so many problems overall that people have to be there to sort those problems out.
Anyway to simplify the explanation, we can now communicate with each other all round the world, not only by typing messages but also using our computers to speak on the phone on a system known as Skype.
Christie began blogging about early childhood several years ago and has in fact won two Asia/Pacific awards for her blog which shows how successful she has been. She managed all this while caring for not only her home and husband, but caring for and raising two little ones.
Mum, I know you were always proud of your grandchildren and I only wish you were here at times as you would be delighted with the adults they have become. We are very proud of them too.
Will pop in and chat again soon.