Another one that we take for granted, that we don’t need to mention that we are grateful for because it is obvious we must be. But sometimes you need to state the obvious.
- My Husband
- My Children
- My Step-Children
- My Step-Grandchildren
- My Family
- My Friends
- My Home
- Our Utilities
- Our Health
- Being Alive
Yesterdays date, 12th March, one year ago, I got a phonecall from my brother-In-law because he couldn’t get through to my husband and wanted to know was he with me. He sounded dreadful so I asked what was wrong. And he told me their sister was dead. A complete and utter shock. It was completely unexpected and incomprehensible. She was only 45 years old, and her youngest child was 5 years old. It literally came from nowhere, on some random Monday afternoon.
The week before my husband and his brother were in a bad crash, and to be honest they were lucky to walk away alive. I was already being so thankful that my husband came home to me that day. I know how lucky he was. How lucky we are to still have him.
So being grateful for being alive is so important, thanking every day that we get to live on this earth, mother our children, be here for our partners and family, each and every single one of those days that we are alive are special and we should realise how lucky we are to be alive, and be grateful for being alive.
Life is unexpected and unpredictable. We do not know what is around the corner, we do not know what is coming next. Every life is a rollercoaster of ups and downs, and swings and roundabouts – life doesn’t stay constant. But if we wake up alive, we are lucky and we should be thankful for being here and alive every day.
Apologies if this one is a little morbid. It wasn’t a good time for us. And this week it is bringing it all back to me, every minute of how sad that time was, and how sad it still is and always will be that my sister-in-law is gone and her kids are without their mum, her father without one of his daughters, her siblings without their sister, and for my husband without his little childhood shadow who had a heart of gold. And so what I am taking from it is to be so grateful for what we have, and for being here and alive.