Sunday, January 06, 2013

A different perspective.

Today was a lovely day spent in the company of relatively new friends. 18 months ago we knew two other local families to smile to but due to the different ages of our kids we had never really spent much time socially together. Then something magical happened to tie us all together with a thread that I hope will never be broken.

There was an exchange of phone numbers with a heavily pregnant lady after church one Saturday. A phone call late one night for help. A friendship that went from polite to real as each contraction strengthened. A baby born in an ambulance. A beautiful baby girl who was baptised with two Godmothers. And that is how we three women became friends and our three families have become intertwined.

Today we got together in one home. There was swimming in the pool, a delicious BBQ and a glass of white wine that went down ever so easily. There was watching nine kids from toddler to teenager play together. Finding the balance between letting them work things out and kissing sore bits when they fell off the swing.

Then there was the fun of seeing things from a different perspective. Taking photos while flat on my back.
Persuading my friend to look at the trees from the grass. There was giggling as the kids asked what the mummies were doing?!
And giggles myself just now as I refuse to rotate this photo to the expected "normal" and leave it at its different perspective. Because every now and then life gets turned upside down. And it is from these times that good things grow.

10 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Thank you Gina needed to read that today - both about new friendships and taking different perspectives
    Looks like a fun day

  2. Happy tears are in my eyes :-)

  3. How lovely!

  4. You write things beautifully Gina. It sounds like a wonderful friendship and I love your photos too, lying down taking photos is kind of fun actually. x

  5. Your last line is hitting home with me today~ Someone"s" that I love are about to have their world turned upside down and I am praying nothing but good thing grow from it.

  6. I find meeting people y a fortunate accident always has the best outcome. :)

    Nike O.

  7. I have added this to my January favouries list :-)

  8. Looks like you all had a fantastic time. Sometimes you need to see something from a different perspective to realise what you have that's wonderful in your life, even the simplest of things. xx

  9. A deeply moving post, food for thought.

  10. Beautiful post and pics.