There's been a lot of hard things since Noah passed away, but there has also been a lot of good things happen. One thing which has been so nice is being able to catch up with family and friends that we don't get to see often.
It was so nice to have Penny and Wayne surprise us by turning up at our house the night before Noah's funeral. Aaron and I were really close to them when we were married without kids, and while Jay and Noah were little and we have missed them a lot since they moved to NSW thirteen years ago. We used to go up and stay with them on the Central Coast when the two boys were little, but it got harder to do as Noah got older. Harri and Kobe didn't know them at all, but loved having them here (maybe Penny's iPad had something to do with it!? ;). We've been watching a lot of old home videos since Noah passed away and Penny and Wayne have been on some of them and Harri now asks a lot of questions...'did you stay at Uncle Wayne and Auntie Penny's house Mum!!?' and can't believe that we used to go there for holidays and is wanting to again.
It was also lovely to get a cheeky text message from Sarah one afternoon asking what I was doing the next day. Sarah moved to Melbourne and we keep in touch but it's not the same as being able to see each other regularly. She was in Hobart for a weekend just after Noah passed away and was so nice to drive up from Hobart, even though she could only stay for a short time and then drove back to catch a plane home. It was so nice to see her.
It is also nice to get visits from friends who live close, but who we don't always get to catch up with. Thanks Kylie for bringing your cute chubby man up for a visit. I can't believe how much he has grown since I took photos of him as a newborn.
It's also nice to have Andi home after living away in WA for a little while.