I was a bit worried that my mum who has very bad arthritis might find unwrapping them all a bit of a struggle and that it might take some time but my mum was like a woman possessed when she got started!! She loved unwrapping them all and ploughed through them at a rate of knots ably assisted by Izzy (dressed as Snow White!)
She did say however that it will take several days to really look at them properly and really appreciate just what she has received. We all had a lovely day and I'm really glad that I made the effort because I could see that my mum really enjoyed it and it made the day extra special.
To top off a great day (with a fab Christmas dinner cooked by Jon) my Auntie Carol who is very ill was well enough to come over in the evening for a drink to celebrate too which was lovely. Another BIG BIG thanks to everyone who helped me out. You have made my year very memorable and my mums birthday very special! Random acts of kindness are going to be on my New Years resolutions list for sure next year in your honour.
Just when I thought the days of receiving lovely parcels were over, I received my final one all the way from California, USA from the very kind Kathy of Wandering Seniors. I'll show you the photo that Kathy sent me as they arrived wrapped up ready to give and I'm seeing my mum tomorrow as my brother and his family are visiting.
They came with a lovely card and some candy too! Thank you so much Kathy. I told my mum she had a pressie on the way from California and she was very shocked! We have a connection to California as my brother lived there for 5 years so its funny that she will get to unwrap them when he is there. They will be much appreciated and filled with photos of grandchildren I am sure. In fact maybe this one (Isabella sporting a new fringe!!)
or this one (although Sam definately needs a haircut too!)