Have you ever been surprised? I mean REALLY surprised! Totally and utterly and completely surprised!!
This was the BIGGEST and BESTEST surprise in my entire life!
I had just finished teaching my classes for the day, it was 8:30pm. My husband picked me up and seemed a little hurried to get me out of my class, I usually chat with my dance participants or do a few after class dance requests.
However, I honestly did not suspect anything.
When I walked out the doors of the building, I saw a young lady about three metres away. She had her back to me and was talking on her cell phone. There’s always people coming and going at the centre where I work and this was the first time ever that I said, “That looks like Jean” (our daughter) and I was about to go up to the young lady to tell her I have a daughter that looks like her, when she turned around and to my surprise, it was Jean!!
She came to visit for only two days but we made the best of this short time to enjoy the moment. I’ve captured a few memories of these days that made my heart smile! We went thrift shopping and Jean bought a faux wrap dress similar to one I have (without her knowing it). We went to a line dance with Maggie (where we take our students occasionally). Jean didn’t mind me wearing my dress at the same time because it’s a different colour. We often like the same things and have worn each others clothes.
We stopped by to visit her oldest brother (left) at his office and her young brother (right) came with us. This was the first time I’ve had my three children together in eight years!
With so little time and so much we could do in Southern Ontario, we decided to take a little trip to the St. Jacobs Market and bought a few things.
Vegan chocolate, Jean is holding a cocoa pod.
A mother’s joy to gather her children together, we had a lovely family celebration in our treehouse and a walk in the woods after supper.
A special going away breakfast served on my mom’s beautiful dishes.
Farewell photos …
Breakfast in our house in the morning and at the end of the day sleeping in Seattle.
It was like a dream, did I image this wonderful time?
Thank you with all my heart for surprising me and making a memory to last a lifetime!