Be Thankful

Monday, April 07, 2014

Having a bit of a moment. As the news hits of the unexpected death of Peaches Geldof at just 25 years old, leaving behind two very small babies, it really makes you realise you just never know how long you have got. We all think about the future. I often wonder what my children will look like as adults? What job will they choose to do? How many children will they go on to have if they choose to have any at all? I never really think will I will be around to see all that?

As parents we spend our lives nurturing our children and watching them grow. Today's news has got me thinking and it is definitely one of those moments that you realise you need to make every minute count. I am 23 tomorrow which I know is very young to have two children and another on the way and when I've been criticised for it I've always thought 'well at least I love and care for my children and have plenty of years to enjoy them' but all too often we are reminded how short life is and that there is no guarantees in life. Whether you are rich, poor, healthy, unhealthy you never know what is around the corner.

I think it is so important to show those you love how much they mean to you on a regular basis. I also decided this year to spend more time independently with each of my children and to do more things for myself and so far it is going well. The kids are loving spending time alone both with me and their Dad and I am enjoying being me again and not just 'Mummy'. 

I keep thinking of all the little things that make my life so perfect. The happy faces I wake up to each and every morning, the laughter I'm surrounded by daily, the cuddles, kisses and 'I love you's' that will never grow old, bedtime stories and watching my babies sleep each night. 

Today is a day to be thankful for everything you have and not dwell on what you don't have.

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  1. This got retweeted into my twitter feed, an absolutley lovely post. It look me by completely surprise, have been thikning about her little boys all afternoon. It really does make you appreciate what you have. Congratulations on the new baby! I've gone the totally opposite route to you; no babies for the fiance for four years, until after my PhD, most likely, but I see nothing wrong about young mothers, as your post reflects, you're clearly a brilliant, loving mummy, and nobody should stop to judge that! x

    @notoriousELD (twitter)

    1. *for the fiance and me
      Oops :')

    2. Thank you :) To be honest it's one of those posts I never expected people to read I just felt I needed to write it for myself so really appreciate the lovely comments x