The Daily Post: Achievement Part 2

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I did my post last Saturday for this challenge but there was one person I didn’t acknowledge – my son.

Actually both my children are my greatest achievement.  They have been a fantastic help to me this year when things weren’t so good for us.

 Even when they were little they were really good kids.  When I had to rest they just played quietly on their own, not even raiding the cupboards or getting up to mischief.  They love each other and support one another and have never fought one another.  But now it is a time for parting.  Ruth will be off to university in Wellington next year.  It will be hard as we are all very close.  It will be like losing a piece of me.

I am so proud of my son Martin.  Yes, he stands well over 6’2″.  And he has been very strong for all of us really.  Ruth and I have had to look up to him a lot this year.

This photo is of him graduating from his Bible class.  Both of them had to get up at 5.16 AM to go to the church for the study.  Ruth made it every day for 4 years.  Martin did for 3 years because she dragged him along.  But this year he had to take about 4 days off.

Another achievement I am proud of about Martin is that he has done so well at school despite having dyslexia.  He reached the end of the line last year with his English and failed it for the first time.  So in order to get his University Entrance qualification he had to repeat the English paper again  this year, his final year.  But he got it with time to spare.

But now he has just got some great news – he has just got a scholarship for his studies next year at EIT – our community college for my American friends.  Eastern Institute of Technology to be exact.  He will be doing a degree in computer studies.  I got very emotional when he got his letter.  I have no doubt he will do well with his studies.

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Finally, as promised.  My finished quilt.  It was a mission to do it over the weekend and I am suffering for it now.  But I did it, with a month to spare for Christmas.  Now that is an achievement for me.

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Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge: Unexpected Visitors

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Good morning from a grey, very windy Wednesday in Hastings.

I love where I am living at the moment as there is always something to see with the bird life around us. I have moved my computer onto the kitchen table to watch the birds flying around.  They are really entertaining.

But these are new visitors.  Last weekend I was sewing my quilt and I looked up and found these two doves inspecting my driveway.  So, of course, as I do. I dropped what I was doing and grabbed the camera.  It was only a fleeting visit but I got some photos.

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