The children have both been ill this week gone and off school and they have had plenty of rest and down time because of not feeling very well. Just a little cold and stomach aches, but nothing a few days at home with mummy couldn’t solve. Sophia is still getting over it and still feeling a little poorly but Archie is all better thank goodness.
Despite being ill we have somehow had a very busy week again, as usual. It never seems to get any quieter or slower around here. We saw a few friends throughout the week and I brought some bits for Sophia’s 6th birthday celebrations. I can’t believe she is going to be six. It never fails to catch up with me as if it has all come around too soon. How have I being a mum for 6 years. That blows my mind. I still question whether I am doing okay with the two of them. I found the newborn stage a lot easier in that sense. They needed love, changing, and feeding, and lots of sleep. Easy. But now they are these little people with wants and specific needs of their own. Completely complex and one day is never the same.
One day I feel like I have mothering under control, I feel like I am winning on all fronts. And other days not so much. The most special moments of parenting are without a doubt our days out together, especially when we explore new places together when we are all discovering and learning. Life does that always there are highs and lows and as I get older I am coming to accept that that is life and it is normal. Life is not perfect but only your life is perfect for you.
Sophia will be six next week and Archie three the following month. I feel almost lost for words. A part of me ready for a another and the other part content and settled with the two of them and ready to help nurture and feed their curiosity in the next stage of their lives. Will the broody feeling ever leave? Does it ever leave? I will always wonder.
When Mr T and I became parents at twenty one and twenty three I wouldn’t have ever known what a whirlwind the next journey in our lives to together would entail. All I know is that he will always keep us safe and loved and I am grateful for everything he does for us. There is not a day I have not been thankful for us and how we work together. He gives life his all. Everyday he gets up, he is motivated, passionate kind, and determined. He will never give up he just keeps going. I admire him on many levels. He powers me forward to try and be the best mother I can be. In fact so do the children. All three of them give me the inner strength to try my best everyday.
I say it always but I cant quite help it because I mean it from the bottom of my heart, there is not a day that goes by that I am not thankful for my little family, for our life. I look forward to our adventures, making memories, and experiencing life together. Many experiences we have enjoyed together is all thanks to this lovely blog of mine. It has expanded the happiness in my life tenfold and I mean that.
But these little ones I have them to thank for most of it because they invited me on this journey when they choose me as their mummy. All I can say is how fortunate I feel to be able to share my life with them. I enjoy them even more everyday watching their little personalities grow, their smiles light up the room, the laughter and their cuddles I am blessed, even on not so good days I am blessed still.