The theme at sticky fingers for this week.
Although I will often be found complaining and moaning I am grateful for a lot.
I am grateful for my husband, a man who loves his family and is not afraid to show it. He works extremely hard to give us the lifestyle we want and to keep himself healthy. He goes out to work for nearly double the hours I work (and I work full time!) and still finds time to tidy, clean and look after us all. he has been my rock and has held me together so many times. After being together for 17 years and celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary last year I still love and more importantly like my husband and even when I don’t say it I hope he always knows how I feel.
I am grateful I have a lovely house and a good job, supportive Friends and family nearby who are there for all our ups and downs.
Overall I am grateful for my children. I have had 2 miscarriages, an ectopic pregnancy and many years of unexplained infertility.
I am grateful to R my special little man who showed me what was and is important in life. He taught me many things and gave me 9 precious weeks full of extremes but overall full of love.
I am grateful for K my baby girl who will be 5 next week. we were advised at her 20 week scan that she was likely to die due to having CCAMs- more on this in another post sometime. K is a beautiful, smart, funny, opinionated but polite and loving little girl. She has little or no health issues apart from a large scar under her arm that shows where she had major surgery to remove part of her lung when she was only 2 1/2. K you put me to shame with your bravery and your enthusiasm for life.
I am grateful to Buster my little surprise. My baby boy who we didn’t think we would ever have and who survived a car accident when I was 20 weeks pregnant along with a bad fall the day after the accident. Buster you make me smile you can push my buttons like no one else and I never thought I would be having arguments and a battle of wills with a just turned 2 year old. But you are such a joy, you are so funny so loving and caring and you never fail to make me smile.
I am grateful to the NHS who kept me alive during a couple of my pregnancies and my children’s births. I am grateful to live in the UK where we have the NHS and a lifestyle where I know my children will not be faced with the extremes of poverty that many millions of children in the world have no option but to endure.