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Friday, 20 January 2012

Reasons to be Cheerful - Week 3 #R2BC

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

It's been a long while since I have done anything with this blog, but when you've spent the last 33 weeks of your pregnancy getting to know your toilet bowl intimately, blogging tends to slip your mind.

However, new year and all that, I have decided to try and pick up where I left off and what better way to start then with some reasons to be cheerful.

January is not a month that most people associate with being cheerful. Christmas is over, the whether is dismal and many of us are trying to scrape by until the next pay day. But you really don't have to look very far to find some blessings to count.

1. We have a warm, dry, safe and happy home to live in. We all have warm dry beds to sleep in an enough food that we don't go to bed hungry. We were able to exchange gifts at Christmas and eat far too many treats. There are so many other families out there that just aren't afforded these luxuries that many of us consider the basics. With the recent news of many people facing unemployment and redundancy, something our family have been through in the past, due to companies entering Administration, I consider myself and my family very lucky that we have what we do and I shall never take it for granted.

2. On Thursday I will become the mother of a 14 year old. Ana my eldest daughter has autism and the progress she has made in the last 14 years has been nothing short of amazing. I am so proud of her as her life is anything but easy. I just hope that one day she won't have to fight anymore to be accepted for who and what she is.

3. Only 7 weeks left to go until we meet our new daughter, Jessica Eris. After suffering a miscarriage on 15th March last year, I am very grateful that we have been given a second chance to add to our family. even though I don't think I shall settle or believe it's all real until she is here, safe and in my arms.

Please stop by Mummy from the Heart's blog, where you will find many other reasons to be cheerful.


  1. you are right we take so much for granted!
    scary thought that your daughter is nearly 14 :-)
    best of luck with last few weeks before D-Day

  2. Well done for getting back into blogging again.
    I had Hyperemisis with my first DD so I know how debilitating it can be. Mind you mine eased at 16 weeks so, poor you for it all going on s olong :o(
    Good for you for finding so much to feel good about regardless.
    You just gotta keep going.
    It's all for the good.

  3. I didn't realise that you had a daughter with autism, delighted to read that she is doing so well x

  4. Awww #3 is especially wonderful! Congrats :0) Certainly a cheerful time. I'm a new follower via R2BC.

  5. Welcome back to blogging! I've be struggling to get back into writing this year so I know how you feel. Great reasons to be cheerful and massive congrats on the birthday in the house.


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