Hello

Sincere apologies for my very long absence; I have put off posting for such a long time now but here goes......
Above is a picture taken of my Mum and my Grand-daughter. My Mum is now in a care home, it is still not without its difficulties as as a familywe are still non-communicative; but Mum is clean, safe, cared for and has company. A world apart from her living with her partner where she was on her own for up to eighteen hours a day. Time to move on.
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After a very pleasant weekend away, we were told by my son that he and his wife are splitting up! Annabelle's parents. Everyone is shocked, this is a 'for life' couple or so we thought. It is very early days but I am in total shock and to be honest do not handle stress or conflict well these days. The son has moved back in with us; I am still doing Grandma school duties but it is all just so well fractious. I feel like piggy in the middle, one wrong word from me and all hell breaks lose. Don't mis-understand me the little one is doing fine, she is understanding and coping. Me, the adult isn't. I need time to come to terms with the situation....
I have taken beautiful pictures and will make a massive effort to post, in fact I will post one after this...... but this is a busy time of year with the stall and the craft fairs, which I feel less and less like doing. So this is me up to date with you guys, I do pop in and view from time to time but as I am sure you will understand my heart is just not in it.
oh, Claire. i'm very sorry to hear about your son, but glad in a way for Annabelle coping up. you have got to be careful though that she's not bottling up her emotions. some really smart kids could do that. good to hear about your mum. worried about you though, in a way, but somehow you have at least your craft and your photography to keep you motivated, just you don't lose it please. creativity could be extremely therapeutic if you choose to. hang in there, my good friend.♥♥♥

this is a rather nice portrait and i can't believe that your little princess is so grown up already/. well, she spent a lot of time with you so she sure is growing pretty well. pretty soon the boys will be banging at the door!
posted November 16th, 2016  
A lot to take in, Claire. So pleased to hear that your Mum is settled in her care home. That will take a lot of pressure off you. So, so sorry to hear about your son and his wife splitting up. That must have been a great shock for you. Please don't despair, things will work out in the end. Just take good care of yourself and Annabelle.
This is a beautiful capture of your Mum and Annabelle. It's good to see your photos again.
posted November 16th, 2016  
so very sorry to read the news regarding your son, Claire, my son, Jason, got a divorce last year and although it was difficult - I, too, took it very, very hard - he is so relaxed, so happy now. in looking back over the past 5 years or so, we can see how each year they got farther apart and not just from each other, but from us. even our grandson is more relaxed. so happy you have your business to keep you busy and your granddaughter. nothing keeps us going more than love and laughter and knowing that time does help put things into perspective. take care.
posted November 16th, 2016  
Something us mums always dread Claire, I hate it if there is even a whiff of trouble & strife anywhere! A shock too & you think of the consequences of a split family. So,lucky for Annabelle that she is so used to being at your house, obviously her haven. Probably why she seems to be coping better than you think is that she has this steady reliable source of love & homelife as well as her proper official home. Just lie low & try not to take sides things might calm down sooner than you think. As @catsmeowb things might be better than living with tension & unhappiness for all concerned. Not the non spoken thing it used to be!
posted November 16th, 2016  
Claire, so good to see you posting back on 365. I'm very sorry for your news. Sending all good wishes and kind thoughts for you all.
posted November 16th, 2016  
Sometimes its the grandparents that remain stable and provide the best care and attention - you have a lot to deal with but it looks like you are making good decisions! Your Mum looks happy!
posted November 16th, 2016  
Beautiful capture of them reading together :)
posted November 16th, 2016  
So glad to hear you have less stress about your mum. Sorry that it was just added to buy your son but sometimes these things have a way of working out for the best if you just remain patient. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers in the meantime Claire.

This is a terrific generational shot
posted November 16th, 2016  
A lovely photo Claire and I am glad your mum is having proper care which will give you piece of mind - but your other news must be devastating so difficult for all ,but try to keep calm for Annabella's sake We can all give you advice ,but in the end the best I can do is listen and keep you in my thoughts and prayers -- hugs xx
posted November 16th, 2016  
Hi Claire, just thinking of you the other day. So pleased to hear that your mum is in care, one worry less. Lovely photo of her and Annabelle. So sorry though to hear the bad news re your son. They did, I think, , have quite a few problems with sick family themselves which may not have helped. Try to lessen your stress with some great walks with your camera, the Autumn is so beautiful, sometimes it helps. Jx
posted November 16th, 2016  
Glad to hear your mum is well placed now - that must be a weight off your mind.
Sorry about your son and his wife, though. It's awful to have to see your kids go through it like that, I know. The hardest part of being a parent is having to watch them go through the tough times, knowing that you can't put it right like you did when they were little.
It's not easy to carry on with 'normal' life but it does help to do it as much as possible.
posted November 17th, 2016  
Lovely shot, Claire. It's so nice to see you stop in and thank you for the update on what is happening with you. It sounds like you have a lot going on. Take care and stop in whenever you can. Taking and sharing pictures can be therapeutic.
posted November 17th, 2016  
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