One day, when Rocky was just weeks old, I was at the supermarket with both kids. I stumbled through the aisles, incoherent thoughts tumbling through my mind, barely able to recall the three items I was there for. It had been a bad night. Really bad. As I zombie shuffled towards the milk an elderly woman stopped me.
“This is the best time of your life”, she smiled. I wanted to punch her.
That moment feels light years ago. Now that I’ve had a little more sleep I’m starting to understand what that woman might have been trying to say. I don’t think those were ever going to be the words that I wanted to hear in that moment . I don’t think that this is THE best time of my life (hell, some small moments are THE WORST!). But it’s true that I will never get this moment, this day, back again. With that in mind, today I spent a lovely whack of time gobbling my babies cheeks, covering him in kisses and making giggles bubble out of him with my snappy crocodile hands.
This week I’m grateful for reflecting on wise words.
Practising gratitude is helping me to reflect on life’s best and worst moments, to lighten the load and lighten my heart. Thank you to those of you who linked up last week, I always enjoy reading your grateful words. Here are just a few that I connected with:
- Natalie is grateful for Friday fish and chip night – oh, me too! We have been having a take away treat every now and again, which is a bit of a change for us. It’s so nice that on a rough day I can say ‘bugger it!’ and let someone else take care of dinner.
- Tat being grateful for giving herself permission to let a few things go, and finding gratitude flowing freely. I have been practising letting go a bit too (hello, dust bunnies!).
- Nat is grateful for the sick kids roundabout to be slowing down. Me too! It’s been a couple of weeks of snot and coughs around here but it seems to finally be easing. To think that winter used to be my favourite season!
- Elisa is grateful for finding new places to spend time with her kids. We recently found a lovely little play space, hidden away from it all and just right for Pebble.