Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The Gallery - I'm Grateful For...

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.

Thank you!

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.

My Brother-In-Law Spinning Mini Cheddar In The Park




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20 comments:

thekitchenmechanic said...

I think this is my favourite Gallery picture of the week thus far, such energy and life. Thank goodness for family and friends x

MummyMummyMum said...

Lovely photo of Mini Cheddar, and I too am grateful for my family and friends. Aren't we lucky. xx

Vickie said...

great reasons to be grateful and all so true and yes its a fab picture

Katie aka @mummydaddyme said...

What a wonderful picture of MC. These posts are making me feel all soppy this week, what a lovely theme and we all do have a lot of things to be thankful for. So much love in the blogosphere right now lol!! xx

multiplemummy said...

I love that photo! Happiness is motion. x You tend to find that loevely people are surrounded by lovely people, like magnets! I am sure it is a reflection of you. x

Ange @Casa Arabella said...

Love the gratitude list x

Inside the Wendy House said...

That's lovely Heather. Great photo. There is so much love in Cyberspace today...we're all so blessed!!

Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

Love this tribute to the wonderful people in your life and the photograph has so much energy to it. Have a great day x

The syders said...

Such a lovely post Heather...Very touching. Love the photo...It screams happiness. Its lovely x

Beadzoid said...

Action shot! Yeah!

I love this photo. And you've a lot of gratitude, lovingly expressed. I feel really ungrateful now ;)

Seriously though, lovely post and amazing picture xXx

Lauren "Real Housewife" said...

This is a beautiful post.

Mini Cheddar looks like she's being blown away by the wind! I love the photo!

MaƱana Mama said...

What a wonderful, warm bunch of family and friends you have - and I'm sure they all count you high up in their lists of things to be grateful for too!

Gorgeous picture of little MC - she looks like such a happy kid :)

Reluctant Housedad said...

How long did it take you to clean the sick off daddy's shoes after she threw up.Just joking :) Wheeeeeee!

Alysonsblog said...

lovely reasons to be grateful and a super pic x

Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin said...

You cannot beat wonderful family and friends, it is something to be very grateful for! Your photo is brilliant - you can feel the movement and joy that daddy and mini cheddar are sharing :) xx

SAHMlovingit said...

Thanks for the comments.

Can I just say this to the couple of people who've said it's 'Daddy' swinging MC...it's NOT. It's her Uncle haha...I did say in the post it was him. I may have married a toy boy but he's not that much younger than me!

xx

Working london mummy said...

Well Uncle or Daddy, Little Cheddar is enjoying the swing! Great photo is it on Hipstamatic?

Laura said...

My kids love that ride, makes your arms ache though, especially with a 4 yr old. Though rather funny to watch them stumbling away like a little drunk when they are dizzy. Great post!

Stephania Andrade said...

So It took me awhile to think about my list but now I'm ready. I am thankful for:

.my loving parents and extended family. I really am surrounded by the most loving individuals

.my family's health

.my growing career

and that is all!

Sarahmumof3 said...

family and friends, nothing more deserving to be grateful for.
lovely photo!

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