May is a significant month for us – it is the month when our world was turned upside-down four years ago firstly with the discovery of Jessica’s heart defect at the 20 week scan and then later when we were told that she was unlikely to be suitable for surgery. It is a month when the realisation hits us once again just how lucky we are to be enjoying time together as a family of four and we feel extra thankful for everything that has helped Jessica get to be here with us now.
May has been another month where we have enjoyed plenty of quality time together as a family – from celebrating my birthday at the beginning of the month to enjoying sunny days out exploring. We visited the gold lock controls at Bray and Boveney locks as a little variation on our gold postbox challenge and then towards the end of the month spent a couple of days on a sheep hunt – looking for the Shaun the sheep sculptures across London and managing to find all fifty of them.
We have enjoyed quiet time as a family at home, early morning cuddles with both children ending up sleeping in our bed, giggles across the table during a family meal, stories at bedtime – the little moments that make up family life. With hubby often working quite long hours, those moments don’t always happen as often as we would like and so when we do have a period of being able to have so much family time, we make the most of the little moments. I will certainly miss them over the next couple of weeks as hubby will be away in Germany working on an event.
Photos of our little family enjoying time together this month and being very thankful for it.