Thank God For Family!
I am unimaginably thankful this week for family. More specifically my parents and my parents-in-law.
Why am I so grateful to them, apart from the important fact they gave life to my husband and myself?
Well, they have given my husband and I a free pass this weekend. My mum and my husband’s mum are coming over tomorrow morning and looking after the kids until Sunday afternoon.
This will be our first weekend away for nearly 5 years and certainly our first night away since Delilah was born over 2 years ago. We’re going to actually have 2 and a half days to ourselves.
It honestly feels like all our Christmases have come at once – and we can’t wait!
We’re looking forward to doing (and not doing) a whole host of things that we wouldn’t normally have the chance to do. Like going to the movies together, being able to wander around and linger at the shops WE want to look at, reading books in daylight hours and sleeping in.
My kids have never understood the concept of the sleep-in. I cannot WAIT to have the chance to have a full night’s sleep and finish it off by not waking up before 5.30am! On a side note, bring on daylight savings, these pre-6am mornings are killing me…
Most of all, I’m just looking forward to spending some alone time with my husband. We have already recognised that we need to grab a little bit more time for ourselves in the grind of everyday life. Maybe this escape will help us work out a real way we can achieve that.
I just know that I am so thankful to have a chance to be myself again, without the responsibilities of home, even if it is just for a short time.
I’m looking forward to the chance to recharge my batteries so I can come back and be the mother I want to be.
And I’m so excited to be able to spend some real time with my husband – happy 12th wedding anniversary for next week, my darling, here’s to many more wonderful years together!
Sharing my thankful with Kate for Thankful Thursday – what are you thankful for this week?
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