So this is my first ever Thankful Thursday. I am playing along with kate says stuff and let me just say I am pretty excited about it as well. I had hoped to join in last week but as is so often the case with me, life got in the way.
This week however I have temporarily put said life on hold and made time to be thankful :) Those who know me well will know that this kind of thing is right up my alley. I am always going on about all there is to be thankful for. So while the baby sleeps and the washing machine quietly swirls away the dirt from our clothing (for which I am thankful for) I will share with you a somewhat different kind of thankful.
Now I know at times I have a tendency to give most of my thanks on an general or every day basis. You know being thankful for family, loved ones and friends, which are all on par with being thankful for the roof over my head, food on my table and awesomeness of life in general. With so much sadness and heartache in the world I can't help but feel truly blessed with my everyday life. How could I not be when the food on my table at the moment is fresh prawns given to me by beautiful friends? Today however I am thankful for much more than that.
Something that previously I have refused to be thankful for. In fact I don't think I have ever even really entertained the thought of being thankful like this before.
Today I am going to be thankful for something that I generally prefer to ignore.
Today I am thankful for the fact that my eldest child's biological father lives interstate with a beautiful and caring family. I am thankful for the fact that he, as her biological father, has always tried his very best to stay in contact with her. He has made sure that she has always known that he is there for her and she is a part of his family.
I am also thankful for his beautiful partner who is one of the most caring and understanding people I have ever come across. It is such a comfort to know that when not here with me DD1 is still in a loving and caring environment.
Life may not always be what you had hoped it would be but more often than not we choose the path we walk.