Things seem to be all over the place at the moment. My husband has just returned from India after the sad news of his mother's death 2 weeks ago. She had been ill for a long time, so it was not a shock. Nevertheless, it was very distressing for him. And as I had told you a few weeks ago(then self-consciously deleted the post) there was the shock of my brother in law's sudde and untimely passing away in Melbourne. (Many thanks to all who kindly sent their condolences!) I had gone there for 2 weeks to be with my sister and help out with her twins, now just over 3 months old. She is coping incredibly well under the circumstances. I hope that 2011 brings more happiness and joy to us and our families! There were positives about this year though: 6 babies born in our family from my sister, brother, and 2 first cousins, including 2 sets of twins!! And my sister's twins were born on my son's birthday, 16 years later.
I guess the moral to the story is: we have all realised you never know what's around the corner... and to make the most of each day as it comes.