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Thankful Thursday...

Joining in with Thankful Thursday at Kate Says Stuff!

I have quite a lot to be thankful for at the moment, and here is just some of it!

My kids!

And they're so angelic when they
sleep, too! Naw!!!
I don't usually make a special mention of being thankful for my kids because, you know, I always am, but lately I've been especially thankful that I have healthy children and that I have them at all! I have seen a lot of families of late who have lost the opportunity to get to know their babies better and watch them grow up and develop into the amazing individuals they absolutely would have been. I have also known a few families who got to have their babies for a while, but then experienced devastating news that their child was battling an illness that would eventually and inevitably take their lives prematurely. That these things even happen crushes my soul and the only thing that mends it is having my children to hold and love and cherish and although I always love my children, I'm more appreciative of the truly astounding gift it is to have them happy and healthy and growing and thriving!

Return of Lady Luck!

I've already broached on this in other posts but I can't say it enough! For the past couple of years I've felt that my status as an innately lucky person has been challenge quite strongly, but just recently I've felt like my old Lucky self again! Lately, it seems that anything I touch is turning to gold, and it's a wonderful feeling that I'm deeply thankful for!

The Sun!

I love the Sun and last week Melbourne was granted something of a stay of execution by the blessing of several unseasonably warm days. I really felt like I had to a chance to thaw out during those days and it has given me a lot of energy to get through the next few weeks of cold or gray weather - and even this coming weekend we've been promised a couple of lovely warm days! During the mini-warm-wave we had last week, I realised there is no problem in my life that is so big that sunshine can't make it seems fairly insignificant! The Sun has a way of putting everything into perspective and I'm very thankful for that!

My friend, Jayne!

Jayne is a lovely person who is very accepting of other people's differences. She is stronger than even she knows. This week however, I'm particularly thankful that she took on the unenviable task of entertaining 6 children aged 2 to 12 for 6 hours - and way past the bed time of four of them! This allowed the Grumpy Old Man and I to have a rare night out together! I'm thankful for the friendship I have with Jayne!

There are many other little things I'm thankful for, but those are the ones I wanted to mention this morning! What are you thankful for today?

Comments

Jayne said…
awww! Thank you! *mwah* Right back at you xxx
Nelson said…
Hello! My first visit, will visit you again. Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts. Congratulations for your work. If you wish to follow back that would be great I'm at http://nelsonsouzza.blogspot.com
Thanks for sharing!
Sif said…
Hehe, no probs Sweetness!

Nelson, thank you so much for stopping by and following me! I went and had a look at your blog and have followed you back - I read your first essay (using Google translate) and was very impressed! I will be reading more!
Kate said…
Yay for gratitude :)

And extra big yay for awesome friends and sunshine!! Best ever <3

Thanks for linking up Sif :)
Jayne said…
Well, obviously with a name like hers your friend Jayne has to be a rocking chick ;)
Kirsty said…
Its great to have friends like that!! Especially so you can have some time out with hubby!! Yay for friends!!!
Jayne said…
You seem to be collecting Jaynes, Sif ;)

Lovely post.
Sif said…
Yes! I like Jaynes, I don't think they're plain at all!

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