Thursday, September 20

Thankful Thursday

As I type we are just beginning the long trek home. A journey that I am not nearly as excited to be making as I was when we embarked on this wonderful adventure nearly two weeks ago.
But then again who ever wants a holiday to end?
Especially when it means saying goodbye to an aunt and uncle that you are not sure when or even if you will get the opportunity to see again. Traveling from one side of the world to the other is not exactly something either of us can do at the drop of a hat.
Needless to say in some ways I am struggling with being thankful today. My heart is to busy breaking from the goodbyes I didn't want to say. Thankfully though my mind can see through the haze and know just how lucky I am and the abundance that I have to be thankful for.
In fact there is so much I am thankful for that I am not sure I can even squeeze it all into one post so please bear with me while I go into list mode for a bit.




~ taking the time to go to this beautiful spot even though at the time I didn't feel like it
~ being able to share in my sister's beautiful wedding
~ the fact the car broke after we reached our destination, rather than the middle of no where
~ being able to easily get the car fixed
~ spending time with family I don't get to see very often
~ a wonderful apartment to stay that really was a home away from home
~ technology that let me record and share the memories of our time away
~ technology that keeps children amused and quiet as we travel the nearly 3000kms home
~ having the opportunity to show the girls this wonderful country that we live in
~ spending time in the butterfly sanctuary surrounded by hundreds of beautiful butterflies
~ being able to convince a blue macaw to sit on my shoulder
~ Mr Awesome. Who without fail gives me strength when I need it most. He grounds me and keeps me sane and can always make me smile
~ well behaved children when I needed it most (ie the wedding ceremony they featured in)

Joining in with
Thankful Thursday

Fairy wishes & butterfly kisses