Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Ferrar Force.... expanded!

My "middle" sister Claire, together with Pete, Ben, John, Annabel and Zara arrived with us from Australia on Sunday 25th of November... hence my very quiet spell!  I took them back to the airport in Johannesburg yesterday, and will never be able to share all of the news, happenings and experiences.  It's been a very busy three weeks.... good in every way!  My staff have been amazing, and as I reflect on the goodness of our Father, I am reminded again how privileged we are to be able to celebrate family.
My "oldest" sister Jenny, together with Derek, Michael and Kyra were able to join us for a week too, at the beginning of December, so we had a very special time. Sadly Derek and Pete both had to get back to work, but it gave us 3 sisters and our 8 children, sufficient time together to reconnect!
Needless to say.... the children kept us busy - ranging in age from 15 to 4.  I'll be working through all of the photos, and will post the highlights!  I think that our four young lasses are the most beautiful little ladies I have ever seen, and all four young gents have to be the most handsome of men.  What a privilege to be part of such a special and treasured family.  It will take some time for me to quit crying... I don't know when we will all be together again.  It all seems to empty and quiet now, and breakfast for only 4 seems hardly worth it!
We also had my Dad's brother and his wife, plus two of my cousins join in with their families for a weekend... so we really and truly had bums in every bed, and much laughter and competition around every meal.  A full house is truly a blessing from God, and the laughter of children to be treasured above all.

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