Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Another magical moment

Today, I experienced one of those magical moments...

"thanks for coming Dad"

About a year ago I wrote about an occasion when I surprised my girl with an unexpected visit to her school to take part in a gardening lesson (A Magical Moment) The image of her beaming face that day has been etched on my brain ever since.

Well today I got to do the same kind of thing.
It was school swimming carnival and also a work day for me so it was another one of those juggling decision making situations.

I explained to Sibs that I would rather take time away from work during the school holidays and spend those full days with her, rather than a day to watch a swimming carnival. She sort of got that....I think.

I busied away during the morning and got a lovely thoughtful photo text message from one of the mums at the carnival -  which sort of made me feel happy and sort of made me feel sad that I wasn't there.

Lunchtime came and as I was contemplating my pasta salad my phone buzzed. It was Neil....

"I'm outside your office, I've got half and hour and I'm off to watch the swimming carnival do you want to come?

I looked at my work, looked at my watch, took half a second to contemplate and the answer was...

"I'll be there in 3 seconds!"

Ten minutes later we were both standing scanning the mass of cheering school children trying to spot Sibs.

It was perfect timing - she was just waiting to race!

She saw us and the smile lit up her face...

My smile carried on through my afternoon too...


Good Life Wednesdays
linking up with A Beach Cottage for Good Life Wednesday

10 Comments and thoughts:

  1. Oh Beth that was so lovely to read.Very special

  2. Oh that is a lovely story! My boys are always so happy when they see their Dad at a sporting event or if he takes them to school. It's nice that they still get a kick out of it. I hope she had a great day. xx

  3. Magical important moments, they pass so quickly and suddenly they are grown ups. :)

  4. Yay! That's great that you were able to fit the swimming event into your busy day. Beautiful pictures in the post below too. I'll have to check out Calendar Girls.

  5. Just had a spontaneous throat sob reading this! So glad you went. Just lovely.
    Carmel x

  6. What a beautiful moment that you all fortunately shared. The age old work life balance can be so difficult to juggle. So glad you got to share the special moment as a family. Your photos are gorgeous too.

  7. So special. Love the photos.

    Visiting from POTM club. Thanks for sharing your link over there.

  8. Thanks for sharing that moment, what a beautiful story. You're a lovely mummy! Thank you too for your comment about the shop, I really appreciate it. Have a great weekend. Rachaelxx

  9. Ohh, I just love that story. I'm so glad you were able to skip out. She may always remember it.

    Thank you for linking up with Post Of The Month Club (how I wish I could write that in Welsh) - it's great to have you there :) XOLaura

  10. Oh that is just lovely, you must have made Sibs day! Love Linda x