The day of Tim’s birthday back in January, our four children summoned us to the kitchen table. “It was a joint present,” they said as we were both going to be 60! Julie passed a big card to Tim. All eyes were on us. There is something very special about our children planning a gift for us. It unfolded; they were sending us to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a week!

There were four tickets for Garth Brooks included. Julie’s eyes were burning into me for reaction. Marianne and Frank Templeton, our Australian farming friends, were going to join us. I started to cry.