The most precious thing I have at the moment is time. I gave my mother a 24 hour time voucher for Christmas which she used on Sunday and yesterday ( Monday).
The choice was hers as to how she would use the time. She opted for a day trip to the Gold Coast. She relinquished her licence about 15 years ago which has taken away her freedom to travel.
Her time started on Sunday when I picked her up and took her out to lunch. We walked around the Redcliffe markets then went back to my place for pizza and a sleep-over. We were up early Monday morning and drove off to the GC for breakfast and a stroll around Surfers Paradise.
We went down to Coolangatta to walk in the surf and take some pictures.
Leaving Tweed Heads, we drove the scenic route home, stopping off along the way for lunch. We followed the tweed river from Tweed Heads through Bilambil, Tumbulgum to state route 40. We travelled through Murwillumbah to Chillingham, crossing back into Queensland and driving through the Numinbah Valley. Keeping on State Route 97 (Nerang Murwillumbah Road) will bring you passed the Hinze Dam and onto the M1 via State route 90 at Nerang
To my adoptive mother Shirley, thank you for caring for me and loving me unconditionally. You are my mother in every sense of the word. I love you 🙂