"In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony."

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The positives outweigh the negatives

After being knocked over on Friday and hearing the awful news about Amanda Holden's baby at the weekend, I wasn't feeling very positive by the world and what it chucks at us.

However, that has all changed this week.  Finally, some positives.

Firstly, a lovely friend offered me her holiday house so we could get away as a family for a very much needed break before our new arrival arrives.

Secondly, one of the boys who knocked me over bought me in a box of chocolates as way of apology and the staff were lovely and caring on Monday.

Thirdly, a girl who I don't even know very well, kindly gave me two black bin bags full of boy newborn and 0-3 month clothes.

I am so grateful for all of these acts of human kindness over the last few days.  It makes you realise that even though there are many bad things that happen in life, the supportive and caring people around us will help us overcome them all.

So thank you for everyone who has said a kind word or act - it has made me feel so much better.  I am very lucky to have so many fantastic caring people surrounding me.  I just hope that everyone is as lucky as me.


  1. Found you via BMB - wow four children and another on the way. You are a supermum! Two kids exhaust me. Enjoy your getaway break x

  2. Hi, I found you through BMB. Must be wonderful having so many kiddywinks. Friends are so important - I'm blessed with many lovely friends who constantly amaze me with their acts of kindness.