Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Being grateful

This year I am recording my "week in the life".  I haven't been too successful with my other attempts at scrapbooking but if I can at least record my "week in the life" in some way surely that's better than nothing at all?  It will be a bonus if it ever makes it's way into some sort of album.
If you check out Ali Edwards' blog/website there is a PDF to record the week and in that each day there is a prompt about being grateful.
Today I had a "grateful" moment.  I was randomly invited to attended a government feedback forum about family payments.  Some people there had lots of kids, some only had 2 like me, some were older, some were younger - but we all had the one thing in common: we were all mums.  In sharing our stories with each other I learned about one woman who has twins of a similar age to my youngest, one of which has a learning disability and as a result of needing to provide early intervention, has had to go back to work to fund the intervention program instead of being at home with her 3 young children.  Her story touched me and although it is somewhat selfish I was so grateful for the healthy children I have and for being able to be a stay-at-home mum.  I know some people have circumstances that prevent them from being at home with their kids, and some just choose to work, but I wouldn't swap my job for anything.  For that I am grateful.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rachel,
    I am also greatful to have happy healthy children! I was just looking back and wanted to say looooove the banners you made! What a great idea to use the sewing machine! Also loving the 'two' LO, such a sweet photo.
    Hope you are keeping well xx


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