Friday night we had Miss 18's birthday party. She, and a friend who shares the same birthdate, decided to have a joint party at our house. I think it was quite a successful night. We had a room for singstar (you know, the playstation game that's like kareoke), a room for eating and a room for quiet chatting. We also had a 6m square tent in the back yard with fairy lights and a fire for toasting marshmallows. A succession of tealights lead to the tent which was right up against the back fence. Miss 18 had a great time despite saying that she'd never have another party again. (We'll see!)
Of course, the birth of the long anticipated grandson was another big event last week. We spent much time ooohing and ahhhing over him. He's a sweet fellow and terribly good looking too! (Well, if you can't be biased as a grandmother, what's the point!) Nine months is a terribly long time to wait excitedly for something! Mrs 23 and her bloke are so very happy. They have been waiting for this little guy for quite some time now. She had trouble falling pregnant and I think she only did so after giving up and deciding to concentrate on study instead. It's funny how often in life this seems to be the rule. Stop wanting something so much and it will come to you!
Last week also saw the passing of a dear neighbour. She has been unwell for much of the past two or three years so this was a blessed release for her, despite being a sad event for her family, friends and neighbours. Her funeral was on Thursday, which made it a bittersweet day for us. We heard the good news about our grandson and then attended our neighbour's funeral. I am grateful for the knowledge I have about this life. Whilst we remembered our neighbour and farewelled her at her funeral, I know that her spirit lives on and is in heaven. This life is just one small part of our existance. Our grandson's spirit lived in the premortal world before his body was made and our neighbour's spirit exists in heaven where she has been reunited with her loved ones and will wait to be reunited with her family that is still here on the earth. I believe that families can be together forever. I have been sealed to my family in the temple.
So, on to this week! Right now it seems that nothing much is happening this week, but I am sure it will be just as busy as last week! Hope you all have a great week!