The day after I posted this, my eldest daughter turned up at my door with this from her garden.
She is the baby for whom my husband brought me gardenias.
Meanwhile, today is my eldest grandson’s 18th birthday.
This is big deal in Australia – it means he’s now officially an adult, can vote etc. I rang my second daughter (his mother, single mother of 3) to mark the occasion and congratulate her on the wonderful job she has done: he is caring, responsible, articulate – and a lot of fun.
She thanked me, and said ‘But it takes a village to raise a child, the family has been his village and I’m incredibly grateful to you all.’
These are the things for which I give thanks every day.