We are a blended family. When I met Doug nearly 26 years ago, I had one son. He had three and a half daughters. The half a daughter was from another relationship and he had her weekends twice a month. A year into our relationship, we had another son. Believe me, over the years, he was the glue that kept us a family. Raising three and a half teenage girls was no picnic.
This picture has most of us in it. From left to right: Nico, granddaughter, 12; Jakob, grandson, 8; Nicole, daughter; Mike, Nicole's husband; Me; Graeme, son; Doug; Michelle, Jason's wife; Jason, son; Ashleigh, daughter, 15; and front and center, Sophie, granddaughter, then age 2. This picture was taken at the last family gathering the weekend before our "leaving".
Missing from that picture are: Gayle, daughter - lives in Montreal with her boyfriend Vahan,
Daughter Charlette, married to Glen with sons James now 9 and William, now 6. They live in Winnipeg.
|Doug's brother David, his mother, Doug and his brother Bill|
|Doug's brother David and David's wife Elizabeth|