Being Thankful

I recently had a 5 day admission in hospital, which may not have felt long to any one else but to me it felt like forever.

(If you’re not aware, I was recently admitted to hospital with some concerns over how our bubba was doing; which you can read about here)

I just needed to be home. With my little boy missing me, house renovations in full swing… I was suddenly filled with guilt for not putting 100% into everything at home before I was admitted (so that there was less to do). My mind ran wild with how many times I would complain about all the tiny things but also all the small things that I’m thankful for too and how much I actually looked forward to being home and doing all the tedious housework.

There are so many things in my life that make me happy, I just haven’t ever taken the time to really acknowledge them. I’m a huge believer in being thankful for what you have and where you are. I have so much to be grateful for and not much to ask for, not really.

I spent some time today putting together a list of things that I’m thankful for and shouldn’t ever take for granted. Even those silly little things!

  1. We have our own family home that we are renovating and will be spending the rest of our lives filling with memories of our bubba’s running around and growing up.
  2. Long cuddles with my little boy, where he squeezes me tight for ages and doesn’t want to let go.
  3. Work-free evenings at home, in front of the TV with Jamie.
  4. When Joshua squishes his face up against mine and tells me that I’m his best friend.
  5. Spontaneous shopping for snacks and treats for an evening in
  6. Being in a position to be self-employed and re-focus on my career, even though I’m so busy with raising bubba’s and everything else that comes with building a home.
  7. Freshly washed bed sheets.
  8. Quality family time over the weekends; even if we don’t do much.
  9. Having a hard-working partner who works his bum off to provide for us and to earn more qualifications to give us an even better life than we have now.
  10. Listening to Joshua have conversations with his friends at school, which is something we once never imagined because of his speech problems. It’s beautiful to hear!
  11. When Joshua sleeps in until 8am on a weekend, occasionally. (Well, he doesn’t ‘sleep’, but he is happy being in bed with his tablet while we snooze).
  12. Joshua getting excited to play Xbox with me. I hate it (sorry!) but I love spending time with my gorgeous boy, and I love it even more that he loves spending time with me.
  13. Finishing all the washing and putting it away in one day.
  14. Now being off work to have baby, so I get to spend even more time with Joshua and all three of us together. I wish I could spend my life being a stay-at-home parent, raising our family, so I’m thankful for every moment that I can grab.
  15. Having a comfortable income with the room to take the plunge into self-employment. We have been through the worst times together where we had barely anything, so to now be in the position we are is a blessing.

What are you thankful for?


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