Today after I picked up Z from school, PJ's mum phoned to speak to Z about Auskick, which he went to for the first time yesterday, and to thank PJ and me for her Mother's Day present. She and PJ's dad live in NSW, where we arranged some tickets to their local cinema to be sent. She rang to say they saw a film and loved it and thank you. It was such a lovely phone-call, from which I hung up feeling great.
It's true that relationships and families, including our own, can be exhausting, but oh the simple joys small gestures can invoke.