All the more reason to link up with Six by the Bay again because it is Thankful Thursday.
I think, for me, as the school return approaches and my youngest child goes off to Kindy I am just incredibly grateful that I have had the opportunity to stay at home (with just a little part-time work) for almost 20 years and look after my children. I'm grateful that financially this was viable, I'm grateful that my husband shared the same child care vision that I had and mostly I'm just grateful that my 4 children have kept me company so beautifully for all these years.
All that craft at the table,all those stories read, trips to the library, standing at the ends of shopping trolleys, Playgroups, licking of mixing bowls, playgrounds and everything else that has been my life for such a long time. I would not have done one thing differently.
Not every day was great and some nights I went to bed thinking that maybe I had made the wrong life decisions. But I always woke up the next morning ready to tackle motherhood again.
So when the littlest one puts on her uniform and heads off into the classroom next week it is the end of an era for me but how lucky I have been to have spent so much time with them all for so many years.
Thanks again for hosting, Leigh
|Surely the hugs have got to be one of the best bits in this motherhood game.|