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