I am grateful I have been blessed to be a full-time mum and raise my children. I am grateful we have chosen simplicity instead of keeping up with the Jones'.
I found a blog this week.... when I have more time it is one I will follow more closely. It's called Running Away from the Jones' and is all about just that - having a simple life and being grateful for family.
I am grateful we choose the simple life, rather than rushing around, both parents working paid jobs.... and what for? To feed a shopping addiction? To go on fancy holidays? To not be there for my kids? I flicked through this book in the classroom, and felt thankful that I am doing something right. I make lots of mistakes, but I know that love and time are priceless. Kids are only kids once. I am grateful my situation has allowed me to be here, that my husband also values family.
I have only worked six full time days with my teaching placement... Home to the kids at about 5:30. Then to cook dinner, clean up after the cat and kids, then some family time. How do you fit motherhood into 2 hours a night? I don't know.
I am grateful for the tantrums, for the piles of washing, seeing the tears, having cuddles, knowing my kids. I know my kids. I have been there, every day,
And the sun is shining here! It's going to be a great day. Master J is off to his very first AFL game with Daddy and Master S and their besties.
Here's some more grateful and loving reading to brighten your day.
Outfit: Thrifted skirt
Hand-me-down cardigan from a lovely friend
Re-soled RED boots
long-sleeve tee from Just Jeans
red polka dot ribbon care of Miss G
Much Love Rach xo