The power of family connection

Post by Laurainne Marshall for the Kind Kindred series.

When I was a young teenager, I was hard work – I know many of my friends will be surprised to read this…..NOT. ๐Ÿ™‚

The relationship between my mum and me was often strained – courtesy of me mostly.

In the last 2 weeks I have watched as my two kids have spent time with my mum.

You see my Dad died when my first child, Hayley, was 3 months old. It was one of those bitter sweet moments in life. I got to see the full cycle of life…..and that was tough.

Mum and Dad always wanted Grandkids. In fact my Dad, an avid cricketer, always wanted to share his passion for cricket with them.

Dad has been gone for 16 years now. I often think he would have reveled in the “Poppy” moment – cherishing time with both Hayley and Jamie.

My mum has always loved my kids, enabling them, bolstering them and mostly loving them unconditionally. When they were sick, she would take them so I could still work. And now, they both love spending time with her.

I was looking out of my kitchen window yesterday watching the interaction between Grandchild and Grandmother. It warmed my heart. It made me realize that all those years when my relationship was strained with my mum have, in fact, come full circle. They are so lucky to have an exceptional bond with my mum. And I am blessed to have her in my life.

Namaste lovelies, โ€˜til next time



Laurainne Marshall (AKA LO) lives in Sydney, Australia with her 2 kids, Hayley and Jamie and her soul mate of nearly 25 years Graham. Their furbaby is a beautiful Labradoodle named Amber. Laurainne has many roles, Wife, Mother, Teacher and Musician. She believes that life is to be lived at full throttle and is deeply spiritual. Her motto in life “Grab life and run”. She also believes one person can make a difference in this world and hopes that by sharing her life experiences, she might inspire a few people along the way.


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