You know how everyone wishes for world peace, once upon a time I would have said world peace too. These days I am feeling rather tired, burnt and angry.
If someone granted me 3 wishes I would ask for everyone to be granted with:
1. True happiness – the type of happiness you see in the eyes of an innocent child.
2. Honesty – I’d wish for the truth. There is so much pain in life. So many lies. I would love to wake up in the morning knowing that my loved ones won’t be lied to. That the promises made in friendship and by businesses were kept.
3. Recognition – I would love to know that hard work, dedication and loyalty were respected, recognised and rewarded. There is only so far someone can be pushed. If hard work is not recognised, respected and rewarded then what incentive is there to keep going?
I am so lucky that what I do every day is recognised. I am deeply saddened to know that so many people aren’t recognised. They work hard in the work place and/or at home to get no thanks. If my wishes were granted I’m pretty certain the world would be a happier place.
Love this post. My friend shared it with me today and I felt the need to share it with you. It is a very honest post and if you are planning a family, have one on the way or are struggling with breastfeeding please read it. 🙂 You always hear stories of how wonderful breastfeeding is and some even say how it feels wonderful… Well that is not the case for everyone. Everyone is different and it is okay to feel indifferent towards it. We all have different feelings towards breastfeeding. That is our right as human beings and as parents. Some might struggle with it and others don’t. Some, like I did with my first, might feel that there is something wrong with them for not loving it. I certainly felt so many mixed feelings in the early days of feeding my first. It was not easy. I was overly critical of myself and wondered if their was something wrong with me.
For me breastfeeding is what I thought and felt was best for my babies so I just did it. I focused on the positives. It really helped to focus on how beneficial it was for my baby and how it made my baby feel. There have been some wonderful bonding moments along the way. While it may not feel natural it really is the most natural way to feed a baby. It worked for us.
What I am getting at is, if you don’t LOVE breastfeeding that is okay. If you do love it, that is just great.
I am not telling you to breastfeed and I’m not judging you if you choose/chose not to. Everyone has different life experiences, thoughts and feelings. At the end of the day you just have to make a educated choice on what you want to do and just do it.
I have been really looking forward to Spring this year. Winter is always so cold in the Southern Highlands that we don’t get to enjoy the outdoors as often as we would like. I am hoping this year that Spring brings with it better health and better luck. Today sure feels like Spring; my favourite season of the year.
We have been fighting bugs left right and centre. A virus took our big boy out on Friday and we had to battle his high temps all weekend. Thankfully his little body fought it of and he woke fever free yesterday morning.
Today I am thankful for good health, my family and friends. Thank you for being there for me when I need you, good friends are hard to find and I am lucky to have you.
Today I noticed that my email had 12000 unread emails, none of which were from friends. They were all blog posts and newsletters from various companies. So I went through and deleted them all. It was truly a boring and mammoth task.
While I was filtering through the emails I took the chance to read some from some of my awesome friends. What a trip down memory lane to past times. I had a glimpse of what my life would have been like without kids. It also made me think of how different life would be, for Marty and I, if we had of taken different paths to the ones we chose.
I also looked through old photos and remembered some truly beautiful moments shared with family and friends. I just wanted to thank everyone for sharing my journey and being there for me when I needed you.
6 years ago, Marty and I officially became a couple. It has been the happiest 6 years of my life. So much has happened in that 6 years. We have grown as people, as a couple and now we are raising little people together. We have been there for each other for some seriously hard times, through death and birth, sickness and health, good times and bad times. There have been many hours spent cruising together listening to tunes with the wind in our hair, bottles of wine shared, food enjoyed and places explored.
Marty you make me so happy. You are my everything; my love, my best friend. When I am sad you are always there with love, hugs and something funny to say or do to lift my spirits. When I am mad you calm me. When I am happy you make me laugh; more than I ever thought was possible. When I feel lazy you motivate me.
Thank you for everything you do for our little family. Thanks for all the sleep ins, morning coffees, breakfasts, not forgetting the milk when you would much prefer to just come home, random treats, cooking dinner and helping around the house. Most importantly thank you for being an awesome Dad to our boys. For all your patience and understanding. Every sacrifice is recognised and definitely appreciated. You work so very hard for us and with that comes so much stress. I am so very proud of you.
So thank you for six great years. I am sure there are many more to come and I look forward to our future together.
I am unfit. Very, very unfit but I look forward to changing that.
Almost forgot to workout today. I can honestly say that I am running on an empty sleep bank and my mind isn’t very clear.
Like normal, I popped Charlie down for his nap, grabbed my bottle of water, my knitting and sat on my comfortable couch. Oh and how comfortable my couch felt! Looked up and saw the cross trainer.Thankfully we have it set up in the corner of our lounge-room, opposite my favourite couch. It seems to be a great place to have it because it is a nice reminder. I know 2 days does not make a habit but it is a step in the right direction.
Tonight I was thinking of trying this easy budget paleo chicken and spinach dish (served with rice for the boys). It looks super yummy.
Life has gotten away from me and as much as I try and get back on here as often as I can, there is just never enough time in the day. My big boy turns 4 in a week. I am constantly amazed at how quickly life is going. While some days being a parent is hard work I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Jake has grown into a smart little boy with a personality larger than life! He is spirited and finds something to laugh about in every situation. Day by day I am learning to see life through his eyes and it is a large, amazing, intriguing and wonderful place. One minute I am pulling my hair out the next I am laughing my head off but I am always proud. 🙂
The bond he has with Charlie is just beautiful. When they play happily together I know that Marty and I made the right decision to create a family of 4. When he follows his Daddy around it is beautiful to see the love and admiration he has; such a Daddy’s boy.