What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?

Some people have advised me not to blog at all whilst in the current situation with my Dad so poorly.

Others have said it is fine if I don’t work on certain projects for now.

Neither of these things work for me. 

I know from when Mum died in 2009 and her illness before that, blogging kept me sane.  Working as always being my support in times of crisis so I am carrying on with my life whilst supporting my Dad at the end of his.

I hope that doesn’t strike you as heartless but we all have to handle these things in our individual ways.

On Thursdays, part of my day involves reflecting on the good things life gives us.  So here goes …

1. I am still making progress towards our move, decluttering and so on.  We hope to move by the end of September at the latest and will be seeing our new landlord at the weekend to finalise things with him.

2. The support of friends online has being amazing.  I have made big asks (probably way too big asks) but they have responded in such kind-hearted and honest ways.  I am blessed.

3. Many have passed on good wishes for my Dad and it was lovely to sit with him the other day and tell him just who was thinking of him.  He cried and sent his respects right back at you.  To me, if at 85 you have a long list of people thinking of you with a good heart, you have done a good job of living.

4. My children are behaving far better than they normally would in the school holidays.  My eldest son is being a tower of strength and there are many hugs and declarations of love.

5. My husband is fretting over me and it is so warming to see how very much he cares for me.

6. Miraculously, I managed to remember that the children will be going back to school soon.  I have got water bottles, lunch boxes and uniform.  There is more to do but I have managed to make a start.

These are sad times but blogging and reasons to be cheerful have shown me that happier times will be just round the corner.

Now pop over to Lakes Single Mum and read about more happy things http://beckywilloughby.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/reasons-to-be-cheerful-wales-edition.html

8 thoughts on “What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?

  1. This is such a great post – you sound practical, in charge, in control, yet humble, yet loving, yet moving. You are a rock and I hope you have lots of little rocks around you.
    Much love to your Dad AND TO YOU!
    Liska xxx

  2. It’s lovely to hear of all of the support you are receiving and that the kids are behaving. I must admit I’ve only got a few bits so far for heading back to school – the summer is going to quickly!! x

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