Reading through one of the things that struck me is the sadness I have about the negative situation that exists with The Workaholics family. See these posts here for a bit of the back story if you are wondering, but feel free to avoid the negativity! It is sad that my boys don't have a functional relationship with their cousins, Aunts and Uncle or Poppy on that side of the family, but I am so grateful for the family that we have made and chosen for ourselves. The people who we have chosen to be in our family. The friends that we consider our family now. Some of them are our cousins and their kids (isn't it weird how sometimes you need that little bit of distance to appreciate a family tie?). They are real constants in my kids lives and I think that is really important and I am grateful for that every single day.
I am grateful every day for our continued good health. I see situations around me where a parent or a child is ill and it breaks my heart. I pray we can continue without one of these stories being included in our family history.
It was a struggle for me to be completely comfortable with the choice of school that we made, but it turns out that it was a good one and I am so grateful that people pushed me into it. The Little Man is thriving. His teacher is in tune with him and his specific needs. He is blossoming. It is like finding something that had been lost for so long you almost forgot what it looked like. The Little Man is back. So thankful for the weird and twisting route that led us here, I can not imagine him anywhere else.
Grateful can not describe how I feel about the Workaholic's work situation. He has been so pro active and even though he could not find a job in Sydney, he chose not to go interstate and instead made himself a job. So great. Such a relief all round. I don't think he or the kids would have liked him working away.
On a similar note, I am so grateful for all of the people who supported us over the Summer of Unemployment both financially and spiritually. You can really tell who your friends are in times like these. I love you all, especially you, Mum. My Mum was so in tune with what was happening she would somehow manage to be on the phone before I even knew I needed to talk to her. In my Mum's true form, she would have answer to whatever the problem was, prepared and ready to put into action. She is AMAZING.
Anyway that's a few of the things I am grateful for this week, there are many more of course but I am a bit teary about the last one and I need to stop.
Take yourselves over to Maxabella Loves... for a bigger dose of Grateful. It is very good for the soul!!