Wednesday, September 15
I think a positive outlook makes all the difference, don't you?
People told me many times when the babies were little that we were 'so lucky' and of course you feel fortunate and grateful and you love them all completely but I didn't feel lucky - in fact I felt cursed in their younger years as it was so intense with no respite. I kept reminding myself that they were only little once and I better find a way to enjoy it or I'd regret it. I also looked at other families with many young children who were now at the ages we are and I knew it would get better. Finally we are there - and I am starting to understand just how LUCKY I am.
Love - unconditional love, amongst our entire family unit, it's said and demonstrated every day without fail.
Unity - Hubby and I are on the same page entirely about what we want for our family and how we parent our children. We are coming out of the fog of the early years of parenthood and feel like a couple again rather than battlemates.
Community - I have wonderful communities around me - locally, socially and on the net. I can't express how much your encouragement/comments/interaction inspires and gives me something to think about/laugh about and occasionally cry about!
Kindness - I have learned since having my kids in particular that indeed a little bit of kindness goes a long way. How Mums connect with each other, can help each other, can make a big difference.
You - Say no more!
So yeah, I'm lucky. I'm hoping an extra bit of luck floats our way too - the Kidspot Top 50 Bloggers is ending on Friday - I'm hoping that I'm in with a chance.... I've been overwhelmed with the votes, the comments, the love. Wouldn't it be wonderful to tell hubby on our 7th anniversary next Monday that we might have won our long-overdue honeymoon?
Wish us luck? Please? Vote here, and/or comment here.... thank you!
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