Sunday, 16 March 2014

Life's Lessons

Life can be a bastard. It can take people away and it can bring people together. Friends. Family. Sometimes it is because someone has gone that people are brought together, for the first time in a decade. 

My father-in-law passed away peacefully and his whole family came together at his funeral this week to support each other, and in some cases to meet each other for the first time. It would have made him happy to see hands being shaken and hugs being given. In fact he was probably disappointed to have missed it. 

Life shows you who your friends are too. The ones who go out of their way to help, expecting nothing in return. We value their friendship beyond words. 

Life brought friends together over a glass of wine and a rugby match.

Life showed The Big One that he has the confidence to recite a poem perfectly no matter how difficult the situation.

Life skills 1. Knife, butter, bread. He will never starve.

Life skills 2: fence climbing if being chased by a bull, or just for fun.

Life skills 3: pot washing can be fun (if you are 4) but may not be fun for ever.

Life skills 4. It is perfectly acceptable to drink beer on a school day lunchtime if it was bought for you.

Life has the knack of bringing you a perfect sunny day just when you need something to smile about.

We've all learnt a few of life's lessons this week and I'm sure life will bring us a few more lessons yet.

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  1. Such important life lessons, especially beer at lunch - I really should do that more often. Sorry to hear of your family loss. Love your message again this week x

  2. Sorry to hear about your loss. You are so right about the sun coming out just when you need something to smile about! #Project365

  3. i do love your postss - the photos to match the words so well and such a fab message too
    . the sun def makes me smile and feel more cheery too and i agree about how washing up is fun at that age but how long will it last???
    sorry to hear about your father in law though (hugs) x x

  4. Oh, I am sorry to hear about your father in law. Big hugs.
    The life lessons photos are so nice, especially the one with the big smile during the washing if that is going to last! xx

  5. Ahh what a lovely list. And the biggest life lesson of this post is that you can be sad, and still find beautiful things to be happy about xxx

  6. Lovely, lovely post, and sorry to hear about your father-in-law. X

  7. So sorry to hear about your father-in-law, I am sure that that beautiful sunny day helped to raise all your spirits. Also loving the life lessons with the washing up ( I need to teach that one!)

  8. Sounds like a tough week, so sorry about your father in law. Some great lessons there though and I reckon that pint was needed!

  9. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss lovely, must have been a hard time for all. But you're right that somehow family deaths are the ones which bring people together in a way nothing else can. Good work on pushing the other life skills this week, especially the buttering of the bread!

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365.


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