A word from …….. Karen

family handsI was wondering what can I write about in my blog, and thought what is important to me?
My first thought was family! Between my husband and I, we have six children, who we are very proud of. Some of them are married or have partners, so the numbers continue to grow. We also have five beautiful grandchildren that are the light of our lives.
I enjoy my job as Director of Jumbunna and feel very honoured to lead this wonderful team. At times it feels like another branch of my family. They travel the roller coaster of the change we are facing in our sector, along side of me. Together we make a fantastic team, which has the children we work with as our central focus. We do this by supporting the families.
This brings me back to family. It is my family who recharge my batteries and support me. The love, laughter and fun we have together is my source of energy.
I would encourage everyone to take time with your family, enjoy them! I am at a stage in my life when I realise how quickly it goes by, and want to grasp all I can. This is easier to do as a grandparent, as I do not have the total responsibility for raising the children. I can be in the moment with them and enjoy them. It may take practice, but it’s worth it!
“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” » Michael J. Fox