There’s been lots of things to be thankful for this week. The most exciting one being the arrival of my new great-nephew last night. I remember being at his mummy’s birth back in my student midwife days and now she’s a mummy herself, my twin sister is a Nanny, and I’m a Great-Auntie Twinny! I’ve been a great aunt for quite a few years now, but being a Great-Auntie Twinny is rather special. Not that I should be old enough for that, but then again, as my twin sister always used to remind me, she is the older one…!
Sadly I won’t get to have cuddles with my new great-nephew for some time yet – hopefully it won’t be too long though before I’ll be able to see him at least.
I’ve also been thankful this week for the excitement of snow, even if it was just a little dusting, and the fact that after today we have a week off from home-schooling. I’m not sure I’ve ever been quite so thankful to reach the half-term holidays!
What I’ve been grateful for this week:
- Day 36 – I am grateful that Sophie got to chat with one of her school friends over Zoom.
- Day 37 – I am grateful for bubbles.
- Day 38 – I am grateful for a carpet picnic.
- Day 39 – I am grateful for a moment to stop and take a closer look at the delicate beauty of a single snowflake.
- Day 40 – I am grateful for enough snow to build a miniature snowman and a snow bunny.
- Day 41 – I am grateful for the pretty orchids blooming on the windowsill next to my desk.
- Day 42 – I am grateful for the safe arrival of my new great-nephew.
Other things that have made me smile this week:
- Seeing how much fun Thomas has just picking up leaves in the garden and floating them in one of the waterlogged plant pots.
- Looking at old photos from my university days with Sophie. It made me chuckle when she spotted a photo of me and hubby at a ballroom dancing competition, looked at the caption and said “Look Mummy, it’s you and Daddy doing the wazzle!” Otherwise known as the waltz.
- Jessica’s best friend’s mum messaging me with a picture of Jessica’s best friend’s project on something that is important to her. She chose to make a picture of Bunny (one of Jessica’s toys which we gave to her after Jessica died) because it reminded her of her “favourite friend Jessica”. Meant so much to know that Jessica was still remembered and loved.
- Sophie’s delight at being able to show her rainforest in a shoebox project for show and tell on Zoom.