Apologies, I got lost with some changes in life and had little time to blog, get on social media or relax.
I ended 2014 with some big moves which included moving house from my little English village to a big English city. It was all stress, stress and more stress. From getting a suitable house, packing, actual movement, ensuring my old place was left exactly the place I moved in ( deposit drama), unpacking and making the new house as close to a home as I could within days – in time for my little cute face first birthday party.
It was just crazy times. Did I mention that we moved few days to Christmas, my little cute face was one on Christmas Eve and his birthday party was on Christmas Day?
A friend who came over two days to Christmas to drop some items wondered if I could still pull off the birthday party. O yes, having been a workaholic for a long while, has it pecks and it involves “achieving the perceived impossible”.
Christmas Day came and it was a nice beautiful day for LH and I to celebrate the joy that JOOD had brought into our lives in the last one year with friends and family.
When by 2.00am everything was ready from house arranged (check), food (check), party decorations (check), party bags (check), birthday cake (check), camera man – camera, iPhone and iPad fully charged (check), celebrant, mum and grand mum ready ( check), dad ready??? ( finally checked) I finally could smile.
The party was nice and successful. It was time to continue evolving the house to the perfect home and try to enjoy the rest of the holiday despite having a lot of things to sort out.
We are settling down nicely in the city with JOOD transition from a village baby to a city toddler. I will do his update soonest, for now I have to get ready for my long commute to work!
I was still on maternity leave when I was asked if I wanted to attend my office Christmas party. I had not attended any since I relocated as I missed the first one by two weeks while last year, I was too grumpy and close to my estimated due date (EDD) to be interested in party or dinner.
This year I decided it was time to attend and get a little groove back. So I accepted although I was not sure who would care for my little cute face ( I was hoping one of his God mother would help). Fast forward to the date of the Christmas party and my mum came to the rescue! Any way, I had a nice time unwinding with colleagues.
I had on these killer INC red snake skin sandals, Aldo clutch, Next little black dress, DKNY watch with my gold & silver earrings and bracelet. It was fun while it lasted ; I was a carefree single lady for a few hours with my adventurous spirits in full swing.
Back home now to my super mummy and wife duties as I prepare the family for our first formal Christmas dinner organised my our little village church later in the evening. Fingers crossed that it would be fun too with my little man having a nice time.
As my friends in the US celebrate Thanksgiving day, I took a few minutes to reflect about my life and wonder what I could be thankful about.
First thing first; I am alive. The fact that I was even ever alive to experience life with all its moments of; joy, happiness, success, disappointments, frustrations and love is a wonderful miracle and a gift to me.
Have you ever wondered about where/what you would have been if you were not born or what happens after life? OK I am probing too deep today.
I have many reasons to thankful to God; I am alive, I got family and friends as well as the greatest friend of all – Jesus. What more can I really ask for? Jesus took the wheels of my life and he directs me towards the right direction which might not always seem the best at the time to me but ends up being perfect at the end. At times, when I feel I can’t take any more, he carries me the rest of the journey. What a friend!
As usual I had a bucket list of items to achieve this year. Some have been achieved, some delayed while others may never be achieved. At the end, that is what makes life beautiful!
Bottom line, when there is life, there is hope and with hope you can dare to dream. So let me rephrase my earlier question, what can I not be thankful about? Absolutely nothing but I have millions of things to be thankful about.
Happy thanksgiving day everyone and may we continue to have things to be thankful for.
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