It’s Valentines Day and hubbs is half way across the country on a work trip but that’s okay. It’s given me time to reflect on all that I have and love in my life and how much I’m grateful for. So that’s what I dedicate this post to.
Firstly, of course, I love my man. He makes me laugh, he’s funny, kind, caring, my best friend and my constant. He sees me at my best and my absolute worst. He’s supportive and always by my side, even when he’s not physically with me. I’m grateful for the 26 years he’s been in my life and I look forward to growing old with him.
I love my two gorgeous, crazy, chalk and cheese different kids who often drive me nuts but keep me grounded, forever on my toes and who give my life purpose.
I love to travel every chance I get, whether it’s free camping in the bush, by the beach or into the mountains. For me being amongst nature is therapeutic and food for the soul.
But just as much as I love traveling I love my home and feel blessed to live in such a natural environment and great community. Being surrounded by my pets, gum trees and nature, waking up to birdsong and looking out onto green hills is something I hope I never take for granted. I walked outside yesterday and there was this kookaburra, sitting there.
When I moved closer to him he turned and looked at me, as though posing.
I love my sister and brother, even though I don’t see them as much as I used to. And I absolutely adore my mum, unconditionally and with every ounce of my being. A strong, caring, wonderful mother and Nonna to my kids. Although sadly today she’s not the same woman she used to be after two failed brain operations last year, to me she will always be the mum who hugged me tight every time I came home to visit and who always believed in me. One day I will write a post just for her.
I love my friends, you know who you are. You’ve known me most of my life and even though most probably don’t read my blog you know me well, warts and all.
I am grateful that I earn money doing what I love, writing for magazines. To travel, write and then to see my stories in print is a dream come true for me.
And last but not least, I love all of you. My online blogging friends from all over the world, who I’ve got to know, some more so than others. I’ve reached over 400 followers and never dreamed I would love writing and connecting as much as I do. My world has expanded tenfold.
I wish you all much love today and every day.