As with so many families, my father's recent health diagnosis has brought us together more often. We cherish our time as a group and we all come home to Exeter far more often.
My mother, sisters and I are all keen on making as many memories as we can during 2011. My father LOVES it when we are all home and seems almost giddy when we are around.
To capture some of this happiness that occurs between "specialist appointments" and "bad-news phone calls" we all posed happily in a beautiful park, one cold day in November.
There couldn't be better evidence of a family holding together through thick and thin. These pictures speak, as the old saying goes, a million words.
This is one of my favourites:
And the journalling reads:
Amen to that.
(Love you forever, Daddy!)