These words blew me away this morning~my girl and I were reminiscing about when her and Ads were younger, talking about the dens we built,the pancakes we cooked at the beach,the picnics at the park all the wonderful memories she remembers that make up their childhood.
When she paused and said ‘You did all those things by yourself Mum,it was just you,all those times over the years it was just you’.
Behind some of those memories are some of the hardest times I’ve been through as a parent, during some of those days I would of painted a smile on my face and just got through until bedtime because our family life had been turned upside down.
I am so so glad for all of the memories we have created so far and I cannot wait for the many more to come.
I wanted to share this because parenting is hard no matter what your situation and on some days when you just don’t feel you’ve got it together or that your best is not good enough~just hang in there and don’t be so hard on yourself.
I am forever grateful that although it may of just been ‘me’ it was never really just me, my amazing family and friends have been there always every step of the way and they do they say it takes a village.
So here’s a huge heartfelt thank you to my ‘village’ for ensuring that I’ve never truly been on my own.❤️x
One song on the radio, one date on the calendar, one thing can bring back a thousand memories.❤x
Tonight I cried, I wanted a bunch of sunflowers but the shop had sold out of them.
I saw them yesterday and assumed I would have time to get some today.
The tears weren’t just because of sunflowers~they were because of lots of things but the fact remains that we always think we have tomorrow, there’s always another day,we put off doing and saying things that matter.
Don’t take time for granted, live for the moment.❤x
I feel like every time I start to write something, everything has a common theme to it, I feel I’m having lots of ‘I wasn’t going to do that but I’m glad I’m did moments’.
This evening for example I wasn’t going to go out to the beach even though I knew it would be good to clear my head.
So I found myself having a last minute dash to get to the seafront before the sun set and I am honestly so glad that I did. The sky was amazing, the colours were beautiful, it was as peaceful and calm as ever.
When I looked back through my photographs, I noticed that the clouds look like love hearts in the sky, which I like to think is a gentle reminder that our loved ones are never far away.
Coming back to those moments of being glad I did thing’s, just really powers home the saying of ‘in life we only regret the chances we didn’t take’.
Grab life with both hands we only get one shot at it.❤x
No matter how much it hurts my heart knowing that you’re not here in person, I love being able to come and sit here and have a coffee with you.
Such a beautiful spot you chose, thinking of you always.❤
A whole year without you 💔
We remember you today and everyday,with memories tucked safe in our hearts that won’t ever go away.
Miss you Nan 💔 x
In this ever changing world we find ourselves in ~one thing that never changes is the love that holds us all together even during times that we must be apart.
Today and everyday~we celebrate the love, the memories and the wonderful times ahead.
In a year we have said goodbye to our wonderful nan ,we have also welcomed new arrivals and one of my beautiful nieces (I am blessed to have 3) has become a Mummy for the first time too.
I simply cannot wait for us all to be together to hug you all and to meet my new great niece and nephew.
Happy Mothers day everyone.❤ x
I was standing in the kitchen washing up, thinking about the day ahead, what food we will eat, what to wear etc, wondering if I would wear shorts as its hot but you know I hate my legs~the list could go on.
When perspective slapped me in the face ~hard!
Tomorrow we have to face a huge challenge saying farewell to our super nan~together but apart from eachother.
With that in mind~what does it matter how I look in shorts? What does it matter if I haven’t got it all together today, if the house is a mess or the ironing is piling up?
It doesn’t but those small things play on my mind and I wish they wouldn’t.
I want to see the bigger picture~appreciate the here and now.
Appreciate everyone who is in my life and cherish those who are no longer here but have shaped my life and filled my heart with love and memories that time can never steal.
I have no words to describe how I feel about tomorrow being so close but so far away from my loving family.
One thing is for sure though we will get through this together.
I found myself quoting Dads words to my boy the other day ‘there is nothing that can’t be sorted together’.
So now as I get my 2nd or is it 3rd coffee of the morning~I am planning to make the most of that ‘prospective slap’, get out in the fresh air, have a picnic with my the kids and make more memories. Seize the day and yes wear the damn shorts!!
Lots of love to everyone.❤ x
Goodbye ‘2019’ you’ve left me without the words to express what a year it has been.
Heaven has gained another angel and left a huge void in the hearts of so many.
Tonight as midnight strikes and we welcome in a new year,a new decade and indeed a new chapter, may you cherish those who you hold dear, love a little harder,forgive a little easier and make the most of each and every day.
Make those memories, be present and never take anything from this precious life for granted.