6 In my everyday life


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Father turned 80 three years ago and we were home for his birthday.

We took him and my mother jet-boating up the whanganui river because it’s something we knew he’d like. Father wasn’t able to walk to the bridge to nowhere, so we left him in a shelter back down the track. When we returned, he was chatting to some tourists, telling them about some of the history of the place.

His body might be ageing, but his mind is sharp and his stories are always worth listening to.

I want the light in my eyes to be shining – as much as it does in his – when I am in my 80’s.

[photo friday]

  • rebecca
    19/06/2013 at 21:23

    just so beautiful. that all my life I could be as beautiful and as wise as this. xo

    • leoniewise
      24/06/2013 at 16:15

      Thank you Rebecca. I think we are all beautiful and wise in ways that are totally ours, even if perhaps we sometimes don’t recognise it.

  • xanthe
    18/06/2013 at 18:11

    Beautiful photos…


    • leoniewise
      19/06/2013 at 11:28


  • Lisa
    18/06/2013 at 15:26

    What an adorable dad!! Thank you for sharing these photos and stories! :)

    • leoniewise
      19/06/2013 at 11:29

      thanks Lisa x