This amazing photo was taken by my youngest sister, who lives in Australia's Northern Territory near Darwin. A huge storm over the sea.
It is beautiful and powerful. It also reflects a little of what life has been like here over the last few weeks.
We have had some really rocky times, as the last post indicates. Things got worse before there seemed (seems?) to be a little light on the horizon.
No one is unaffected, it is hard for Big J, he is a step dad for one, and has a son, and girls can be baffling at the best of times and step daughters a much more complex issue to deal with.
I am pretty exhausted but have a lot of hope. We are taking things slowly, we are learning to communicate without shutting down.
This week she is 18 and to celebrate will attend a life drawing class in London with some friends! I like that it is not run of the mill...
Artist Sister is in London too this week, YAY!! and we are trying to arrange a short meeting before the weekend when we are going to hang out and shop and talk.
Lastly, a big fat thank you to Jay, the lovely blogger who not only writes such a funny blog, but who had loads of words of encouragement. x. I would love to meet you one day.