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The wonders of a fmaily

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Cath9 Mon 25-Apr-16 20:35:10

Tomorrow will be my granddaughter's birthday, so last Sunday she shared a big party.
It seemed all was sorted before my son went off, so I expected my daughter-in-law to be Ok.
On Friday morning I noticed that the firm which my son works for was obviously very busy.
As you may have read that I am here for when my granddaughter returns from school until my DL returns.
When she returned I heard her speak on the phone and answered,
'So you will talk later?'
As my son often phones around that time and being his daughter's birthday party on Sunday, I asked her if that was my son?
She agreed.
To cut the story short, a few hours later she phoned to say that Nick was back. So I thought I'd have to put on Skype. But no he had come all the way back from northwest Africa just so that he could be with his duaghter.
It was such a wonderful surprise, but he returned today, getting back at midnight, poor chap.

Cath9 Mon 25-Apr-16 20:36:08

Oops, sorry about the heading!

Cherrytree59 Mon 25-Apr-16 20:46:20

That is truly wonderful cath
Your GD must have been thrilled
Family life at its best

Deedaa Mon 25-Apr-16 22:29:52

DD's best friend was working in the USA when she met a nice young man. They became very close but she had to leave him for a few days to come back to England to visit her family. One day there was a knock on the door and her mother asked her to see who it was. It was her American who had flown over to propose to her while all her family were hanging out of the windows watching grin All her family had been in on the secret but she had no idea at all.

ninathenana Tue 26-Apr-16 09:23:28

Deedaa that brought a lump to my throat smile
He's a keeper !

Indinana Tue 26-Apr-16 10:15:33

Cath9 what a lovely surprise for your DiL and GD smile. And Deedaa that is such a lovely story! Yes, definitely a keeper smile

rubylady Tue 26-Apr-16 18:14:54

Your stories have made me cry. Who needs gifts when people show how much they care like this, beautiful. smile

Deedaa Tue 26-Apr-16 21:28:40

Well she's kept him for about 10 years so far and they've got two gorgeous little girls.