It’s been a nice steady week. One of those weeks where things feel manageable, the to-do list is doable and while there are things going on underneath the calmness of the surface, I have the energy to deal with them, which is definitely an improvement on last week!
Hubby’s been working long hours but we did have a nice chunk of family time over the bank holiday weekend which I think helped set me up for the week ahead. We’ve managed to get out for the children’s activities without it feeling like a mad dash, all the balls that are being juggled are currently staying up in the air, and life feels like it’s returning to some degree of normality again.
What I’ve been grateful for this week:
- Day 120 – I am grateful for a little bit of much-needed encouragement.
- Day 121 – I am grateful for yummy homemade cheese and wild garlic scones to go with my cup of tea at this morning’s virtual church coffee morning.
- Day 122 – I am grateful for a fun afternoon at the fair.
- Day 123 – I am grateful that Sophie now has a bike that is the right size for her.
- Day 124 – I am grateful for rainbows and the reminder of hope they bring. We have a beautiful cross-stitch card hanging in Jessica’s room made for us when she was born and referring to her as our “little pot of gold at the end of the rainbow”. Somewhere over the rainbow, that’s where we’ll find her again.
- Day 125 – I am grateful for a chat with one of the other dance mums after Sophie’s class today where she told me that her daughter (who was in Jessica’s ballet class) still talks about Jessica. It means so much to know that she is still remembered.
- Day 126 – I am grateful for the right to vote.
Other things that have made me smile this week:
- Seeing this lovely print of our family created by @smileandshineprints for bereaved mother’s day.
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- Having a sort out in Sophie and Thomas’s room. So nice to see it looking tidy again!
- Helping Sophie bake a banana and honey cake. She did most of it by herself and the end result was very yummy!