As our blogging friend Chris over at Thinly Spread embarks on her epic journey in Mozambique for 'Save The Children' this week, it's time for The Gallery to reflect on the things we are grateful for.
But before you do anything, if you haven't already done so head over to the Save The Children website and sign the petition to plug the funding gap for vaccines for children across the world.
There are a lot of things I'm grateful for in this life, such as the health and happiness of my family and I'm grateful for the lovely home and things we have to fill it - although material things pale into insignificance compared to the love and happiness that's inside the walls. I know that sounds naff but it really is true when you sit and think about it.
For me though, there is one thing that stands out that I'm grateful for.
I'm grateful for my family and my friends. I don't know what I would do without them.
I'm grateful that I found an amazing husband and that we were able to have Mini Cheddar together. I've already mentioned on this blog that my parents went without when my Sister and I were younger so we could have things we needed or wanted and I've be forever grateful for what they did for us and how they continue to love and support us even now we are in our 30's. I'm grateful for my older Sister who is like my best friend and she is a brilliant Aunty to Mini Cheddar. I'm also grateful for the fact I got to have 4 Grandparents in my life for such a long time.
I'm also grateful for my extended family, even though they are a strange mixture of characters sometimes! I'm grateful for my young Brother-In-Law (pictured below) who makes me laugh and Mini Cheddar adores him - he is fantastic with her.
I'm grateful for all my beautiful friends who I've known for years and who have supported me through the good times and the bad. I love them all dearly for various reasons.
So thanks to my family and my friends I'm grateful for the love and happiness that fills my life.
I'm grateful for a lot.
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