. . . . today is a sad day! On a Wednesday a group of Mummies get together at the local Children’s Centre for a group called DIPSS (Deep In Parent Sharing and Support). It began months ago when at the end of one of our courses on handling children’s behaviour we decided that we didn’t want to stop meeting and so instead formed our own group. The purpose of the group is to provide support for each other but also to arrange events to raise money to enable us to provide activities for local children who otherwise might not be able to afford them.
Before Christmas we arranged a Xmas Bazaar which was very well attended and raised enough money for us to provide a Xmas Party for children (with money left over for a spring/summer event). We are now in the process of organizing a Car Boot Sale to take place on Sunday 18th April 2010 at Market Deeping Children’s Centre from 11am to 4pm. Details of this will follow in a separate post so if you’re local and interested to pop back and check out my site for details.
Getting back to today’s “feeling blue” statement though! Today we had to say “goodbye” to our very good friend MumtoJ as she and her family are emigrating to Australia for good next Wednesday. Its been a long time coming so we should all be well prepared as she has been talking about it for months but today the day finally came to say goodbye and a very sad goodbye it was too. Its hard to believe that next week as we all sit together at our usual group, MumtoJ and her family will be way up in the sky on their way to an exciting new life. Just to be sure that she would never be forgotten MumtoJ presented us each with a phone charm which she had made for us with her own fair hands. We have all recently attended a jewellery making course for beginners (again courtesy of the Children’s Centre). She said that her thoughts behind this idea were that everytime we picked up our mobiles we would see the charms and think of her – what a lovely thought. And just to secure the tears, she wrote us a beautiful letter which had the desired effect and left us all in a big blubbery mess. It’s so hard to say goodbye to someone that has become a part of your life, we have all gone through so much together in the last year and more. Fun days/nights out, hilarious classes rolling around with tummy ache from laughing and tears at the stages that our lives have brought us to. MumtoJ was one of the first Mums I ever met at the children’s centre and we have done many many classes together, I have watched her grow from a very quiet Mum to a fun-loving, confident, bubbly Mum and great friend.
I would like to wish her and her family the happiest life possible down under. I really hope it is everything they wish for xxx