Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Kids playing football



In Adelaide today, to visit my mother, visit a Queensland friend who arrived here and had a heart attack and collect John from meetings. While waiting for him to come I parked the car by the park lands and there was some sort of school football thing on so I did quick sketches while I waited. Not very good but at least it is something.
I have had a terrible day or so with the news that my darling and special grand daughter is 6 months pregnant at 16. We are all rallying around and being as positive as we can, after all it happens all the time and there is not much you can do except be there for her but her father is typically going off the handle and being of no help to her or any one and her step father is trying to pick up the pieces in the best way possible. Her mother is devestated but trying to be positive and we are all a bit shell shocked.

4 comments:

Karen said...

She must be scared out of her wits and having her father rant on doesn't help.

Having a loving grand outside of the family that she can turn to in the upcoming months will help her greatly.

Julie Oakley said...

I'm sure it's a shock to you all. Sounds as though you're being a great support. Funnily enough, all of the friends I have who had unplanned far too early pregnancies have turned out to be great mothers and have had very fulfilled lives, just not in the order that they'd originally envisaged.

Julie Oakley said...

By the way your footballers remind me of my attempt on my one mile year. It's tough nailing those moving people, but interesting to see what you can capture isn't it?

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hello Penny,
I'm sure you can be a loving, sensible gran to the young girl. It's no use relatives ranting about it. A child is a beautiful gift so make it as positive as you can and that these days she can still do study later on.
w.