So the past week has been one hell of a ride! We headed interstate to say a final farewell to my beloved grandfather and to celebrate his life. It was a really great trip for the soul, and while I had to soldier on with my bruised coccyx and a tired (but amazingly well behaved toddler), it was something I really felt we needed to do. Now we’re home and a new week is starting. My husband is back at work and it’s just me and the Little Mister. Oh, sorry…the Little Mister and I. After a week of craziness and people everywhere (we totally took over my uncle and aunty’s house), I need a bit of motivation and encouragement to get back to real life as smoothly as possible! I also want to celebrate the things I learnt/had reinforced while we were away.
Here goes 🙂
Upon hearing the news of my grandfather’s passing, I felt like life was being just a tad too stressful. Damn you, life! But then I realised that this trip away was just what I needed. The (re)connections we made with family were priceless and reminded me of all the good and important things in life. I had been very tightly wound for a few weeks prior to our trip and I feel like I’ve been unravelled again. I have a few things to resolve still, but I feel much better than before we left.
I am thankful for so many things right now. It feels good. Everything from the love of my family to that feeling you get when you come home after a wonderful holiday and you sleep in your own bed (or
kind of not really but you know what I mean relax in your childproofed home as the Little Mister plays)! I have some challenges ahead and I need to remember to be thankful for the little things that keep me going.
I love Roald Dahl 🙂 I think that my spiritual beliefs and my willingness to believe in the kind of ‘magic’ I think Mr Dahl was referring to are what got my family and I through a challenging time with the loss of my grandfather. He was an unconventional thinker and he really believed there was more after this life. If anyone believed in the magic, it was definitely him. This gives us great peace.
I am really quite exhausted and while I need to recover from our trip, I also have to look after the Little Mister each day. I don’t want to feel dread when I hear the alarm go off in the morning (or the Little Mister cooing away in his cot). I want to feel determined. Determined to make the best of each day and give it all I’ve got to look after my little man and our home, so that I can fall into bed each night feeling great about my efforts.
It’s as simple as that. Bring it on! 🙂