This week, I have taken the step to pursue Helping Mums Manage (so this is my first Gratitude post from here and one I hope to continue as a regular feature). You can read about where I've been and where I'm going. With this decision, I am excited, scared, full of doubts but also grateful for not giving up when I was so tempted to do so.
I am also grateful that my husband was able to come home early from a 4 week work stint in Melbourne. His original flight today had him arriving at 6pm, which meant that he would have been coming home to tired, hungry and also over-excited children. Fortunately, he was able to choose an earlier flight which meant that Miss 3 and I could meet him at the airport and surprise the older children at school pick up. It also means that we can go out for a 'celebration' dinner tonight (and I can get the night off cooking. Hooray!)
One sick day for Miss 7 during the week meant that our normally manic Thursday took on a slower pace. While I didn't like that my daughter was sick, I was grateful for the day at home, the nanna nap that we had and the calm that ensued for the rest of the day because we weren't rushing around. I was also able to spend some quality time with Miss 7 (something I have really missed over the last few months) without the other children vying for my attention.
What are you grateful for this week?
Linking up with 52 Weeks of Grateful at Village Voices.