What I’m thankful for this week

I always enjoy reflecting on the past week in my regular Friday Focus feature. This week, I’m taking a different approach and reflecting on the things that I’m thankful for instead:


  • My wonderful hubby who took time off work yesterday to look after me and the girls when a nasty tummy bug put me out of action. Thankfully I’m feeling better now although sadly it does mean I’m missing out on a heart families’ day out at Peppa Pig World. Grandma has gone in my place and hubby’s been sending me photos of the girls enjoying themselves. On the plus side, it does mean I have a day to myself to get things done.

My lovely hubby: one of the things that I'm thankful for this week - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • A lovely couple of days in Bristol last weekend hunting for the Shaun in the City sculptures. We found 65 out of 70 so far and will be back soon to find the rest!

A trip to find the Shaun in the City sculptures: one of the things that I'm thankful for this week - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Seeing how far Jessica has come since starting preschool back in January. She has loved her first year and made a couple of close friends. I have enjoyed being able to find out about what she has been doing through her learning journal and seeing her take part in the Easter concert and her first sports day were highlights for me this year.
  • The very loving phase that Sophie is going through at the moment: “I love you, Mummy” [gives me a big hug] “I do, Mummy!” [another big hug] – so adorable!
  • The start of the summer holidays and booking a trip to the Isle of Man – we will find that last golden postbox!
  • Going back to the reason why I started my blog and writing more from my heart. Earlier this week, I shared a post on ‘What it means to be a heart parent’ and this has become my most popular post ever, having been shared 390 times on Facebook so far, as well as being featured on The Mighty. I’ve had some lovely comments and am so glad that that it has resonated with other heart parents and helped them describe the reality of the journey that we are travelling.


What things have you been thankful for this week?

What Katy Said

16 thoughts on “What I’m thankful for this week

    1. Thanks Jenni – feeling much better now thank you, was a shame I missed out on a nice day out but the girls had a wonderful time 🙂

  1. What a great week! I love the shaun’s – they are so creative. Congrats on finding so many of them, only 5 left to go! I’m off to read your post now – congrats on so many shares. #HappyDays x

  2. Lovely post. So sorry you were ill. Tummy bugs are just the worst. Good to get some you time but a shame to miss out on the heart family day out. Those Shaun’s look so ace! I saw a few a couple of years ago but a different display. Glad your heart post has done so well…it’s good to get your story out there. xxx #happydays

  3. I love the Shaun the Sheep trail pics, I am determined to get there this summer. We did one in Wells a couple of years ago hunting for swans, We had an absolute blast! So sorry to hear you have been feeling poorly, I really hope you are all better now! #happydays

  4. I am desperate to get back to Bristol (where I’m originally from) and find some of these sheep. They look so cool! I hope you manage to find the last 5.

    Well done on your heart post being shared so much – it’s so lovely that it’s clearly touched so many people. 🙂

    Thanks for joining our #HappyDayLinky


    1. Thanks Jenna – hope you manage to get back to Bristol and find a few of the sheep for yourself 🙂

  5. Sorry to hear you weren’t well, hope it is all passed now. Love that you found the Shauns, you are so fab! Exciting news about your holiday too! Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

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