We received a packet in the mail a few days ago and inside was a tiny pair of shoes that I recognised as belonging to our little grandson, Fox. With the shoes was a little note:
"Dear Grossvati and Grandma, I hope you like my first shoes as a gift to remember how small I was when we left for America. Come and visit me soon in LA. Love Fox!"
I remember them from when he visited us last year from Sydney.
I hope you will still reach out for me next time we meet. I love you Fox.
His mum and dad are taking him to LA to live for a while. (I hope a short while)
The last time we cuddled him was in December, in Rye, Vic. where his mum and dad were married.
Aunty Carol and Uncle David were very sad to say goodbye to Fox in Sydney last week as he and his parents left for for Melbourne before continuing to LA. (They are still waiting for the final documentation needed to go to USA for work.)
So now the little shoes sit next to an old photo of his mummy on the dressing table in the back room where we still have his cot for when he visits us. I hope he hasn't grown too big for it before he visits us again.
Just as we were rejoicing having both our daughters back in Australia, one leaves again taking our precious grandson with her. Oh well I guess that is payback time as we did it to our parents too.We can count on our fingers the number of times Bill's parents in Switzerland saw their only grand children.
I must put away the tissues and get ready to go out and celebrate with Birthday Bear.