It's difficult, bringing up children. But there comes a time when you have to sit back; you have done the job. All you can now do is lend a hand if it is needed. You need to be proactive in this as very often their pride will get in the way of asking for help. Actually, I suppose that could be said for anyone.
Lynnie and I have ben incredibly lucky with our children as they have each turned into people we are fiercely proud of.
This is going to be a big year for the children. The eldest two, Oliver and Rachael are getting married - both to their perfect companions. Both are wildly in love with their fiances and both have also found their true best friends.
The observant amongst our congregation will also have noticed that our youngest, Felix, is about to embark on a colossal adventure of his own, that I have mentioned before; The Marathon Des Sables, which is a six day race across the Sahara. It is commonly referred to as the toughest foot-race on earth.
He is running it for the same charity that I walked my Lejog - Sue Ryder Care. Sue Ryder cared for his Grandad (my father) and his Aunty Victoria.
Could you take a look at his 'JustGiving' page HERE and if you could help him reach his target it would mean a lot to me and my fabulous family.