Another Friday is here, which means another chance to let you all in on a few things I know with Rhianna at A Parenting Life.
This week, I can’t stop thinking about pain. I can’t stop thinking about heartache. I can’t stop thinking that I wish these were things I knew nothing of. I wish these were things no one ever had to know of.
This week I have friends who buried their father. This week I have friends who are just trying to get through the 2nd anniversary of their gorgeous, cheeky 3 year old son dying after he was struck by a train. This week, I have a friend who’s father is unwell. The theme, this week, has been of heartache, helplessness, sorrow. and frustration.
In a week where my patience has been tested by my 5 year old son, where I have been at the end of my tether and on the verge of tears before even 8 am, I have been sent perspective. This week has helped me to think more about compassion, perspective and life. For it’s in the sorrow and in the grief, that we get the reminder of what life is really about.
Life is about the sunshine. Making memories. Being grateful. Wanting what we have. Making the most of what we have.
Because one thing I know, for absolute certain, is that one day, our life will be over. That’s the only thing any of us can ever really be sure about. It could be sooner rather than later. But I hope and pray to God it is so much later.
This week, I know that the moments I spent with my son, out in the sunshine and fresh air, swimming, riding scooters and drinking milkshakes, are the important moments. They’re the moments there needs to be more of. They’re the moments life, and childhoods, are made of. I know that when we are sharing these moments, there is no whinging, no yelling, no frustration.
This week I know that I am going to try my hardest to make every day be filled with moments of bliss.
What do you know this week?