Thursday, December 04, 2014

Reasons to be Cheerful

It feels a bit odd to be writing this today. I've been to a funeral of a man who, although I didn't know him well, I know his immediate family. My husband knew him, he used to play football for him, he was a good guy, a real family man. 

Seeing his heartbroken family, saying their last goodbyes, was incredibly hard. So today's reasons to be cheerful is all about my family, back to basics, as a tribute to him.

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Firstly I am always thankful that both of my parents are alive, and in reasonably good health. I speak to them, almost, daily. Both of them have been seriously ill in the past, so I never take for granted how lucky I am.

I am eternally grateful for the man I married. I adore him, he adores me, it's that simple. I believe when you find the one, it isn't hard. You'll go through hard times, you grow through them and it becomes easy. If you know some of the crap my gorgeous husband puts up with, you'd shake his hand!

My relationship with my, soon to be, 17 year old. This morning he was late going to college, because we got talking. We talked about horror films, religion, funny pictures.........random stuff, suddenly an hour had gone by!? He makes me laugh until I can barely breathe, and puts up with my madness (The other day, we spent the day texting back and forth, about Quiche!?). 

The way my, soon to be, 12 year olds face lights up, when he laughs. The, very rare, genuine cuddles he gives, they are incredibly precious. The utter relaxed joy, on his handsome face, when he plays guitar. His talent astounds me on a daily basis.

My youngest boys smile, he is always happy. When something affects him, and upsets him, it would take a heart of stone not to be moved. He brings joy to every room he enters.

I am truly blessed to have as much love as I have in my little house.

There can be no better reason to be cheerful.


  1. Lovely heartfelt reasons. Mine is just one this week, thanks for hosting x

  2. I like the way you have focussed on the people nearest and dearest to you x

  3. Aww, what a lovely post. It is so easy to take our families for granted. Those little moments that get forgotten are what life is truly about. Thanks for the reminder my lovely xxx

  4. It is always good to refocus on what we have x

  5. What a great post, it's important to remember how lucky we are for the family we have. #PoCoLo

  6. What an utterly beautiful post. I love the way that you have described all the men in your life - it sounds like all of them are very special relationships. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo :) x

  7. I read this the other day and wanted to find the right words but more important to say something. It sounds like the man who died left a great legacy and will not be forgotten. As for you, you count your blessings regularly and this is a great tribute to your family. The truth is most of us will face loss and the only sense of life I can make since losing my parents is that it must be about making memories


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