Firstly, apologies that I am a good few days late at publishing last weeks ordinary moments. This post has been sat in my drafts half finished since last Friday.
Last week was an emotional one for me. We had a funeral to attend on Wednesday for one of my Dad’s Belgian relatives, it was a lovely service and It left me feeling very emotional, which is I know is probably to be expected. But since Wednesday sadly I have heard the news of two others passing, both of which were relatives of close friends of ours. It makes my heart ache to think of the people I care about hurting and there is nothing that I, or anyone for that matter, can do. I’m not naïve, I know this is life, but it doesn’t stop those raw emotions eating away at me in the middle of the night.
The world can be such a scary and sad place, I often worry about the kind of world I have brought my daughter into and sometimes it’s really hard to see past all those bad things happening, but I’m desperately trying to cling on to the good. To the small things. The Ordinary Moments.
I hadn’t intended for this post to be as depressing (sorry), but the last week has really made me stop and reflect. It’s made me appreciate just how lucky I am. I’m blessed to have a wonderful family, to live in a lovely house with beautiful surroundings and we are able to enjoy nice things, our life isn’t perfect by any means but most importantly, we’re all happy and we’re healthy. My health is something that I definitely think I take for granted. I look at my dad, who is an amputee and a wheelchair user and I see first hand the daily struggles he faces just doing normal day to day tasks, that quite frankly I don’t even think twice about doing.
This week I’ve been trying to take note of all the things that I’m grateful for and to make sure that my loved ones know just how much they mean to me. Squeezing Bella just a bit tighter, telling Josh I love him just once more before he dashes out the door to work, buying my Mum flowers to show her how grateful I am for her giving me a night off.
So before I get caught up in what’s going down on social media, in the material things I’m lusting over and spending time worrying about things that honestly, don’t really matter at all. I’m stopping and thinking about the things that mean the most. My health, happiness and my family come out top, every. single. time.
Linking up with Katie over at MummyDaddyMe for #TheOrdinaryMoments