31 Days of Gratitude – Day 31

Yay! It’s less than an hour until 2023!!!! I am so excited to see what this new year brings. No doubt there will be ups and downs as there are every year. I have a feeling though that this coming year will be filled with a lot more ups than usual so I am grateful in advance for all the blessings coming my way. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

My son is gone again but I am glad that he is with family and occupied rather that dwelling on the fact that he was supposed to be with his dad this holiday. He is safe where he is and he is happy and that’s all I can ask for. I am very grateful for this as well.

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Let me end by saying thank you to God for His grace and mercy as well as His love, generosity, protection and guidance throughout this year. Everything I have and I have overcome is because He made it so. I am learning that it’s easier to let go of things when you know the outcome is in God’s hands. It’s scary because the outcome may not be what you have planned but you just have to trust that it will be what you need and/or can handle.

Have a wonderful start to your 2023! May God pour his richest blessing upon you and your loved ones this year. Thank to all for visiting, reading, commenting and following my blog this year. I look forward to connecting again in 2023! ๐Ÿฅ‚

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31 Days of Gratitude – Day 30

Hello Hello. Well, there is just 30 hours (at the time of writing this) left in this year for me. I am actually so exhausted today. I suspect it’s from sheer relief that my son is home. We hold so much tension in our bodies sometimes and only realise it when the source of our tension goes away. Even though I slept very peacefully last night, I think I was still a bit keyed up. I suspect tonights sleep is going to be even better.

My son and I went out for lunch today and to get his Christmas present. They didn’t have stock so he has to wait a few more days. Initially he was a bit grumpy about it but I reminded him that it was not a “No” but a “Not yet”. His mood changed instantly. My son has an old soul and for this I am very grateful. His level of maturity makes it easier for me to parent him. I also learn a lot from him because he has more patience than me. He is a real blessing in every way.

I also want to take a moment today to say thank you for my baby sister and her husband who ensured that I was not alone this Christmas. I realised today that between them, the cats, my cousin as well as a few friends and of course, everyone who has taken the time to read my posts and comment, I probably would have been miserable this December. Thank you all for making the time to interact with me and for keeping me occupied. I am so very very grateful.

I forget sometimes that even though my son’s dad and I weren’t close at the time of his passing, I did still care about him and we had actually started to build a partnership this year in particular that allowed us to improve how we parented how son. Alex knew that we had each other’s backs when it came to him so he was feeling pretty secure. My heart is very sore that he is gone. I am going to miss his support and his drama (he was very dramatic sometimes…lol). I have been so worried about how I will support Alex through this that I had forgotten that I need to allow myself to grieve as well. I still haven’t even completely wrapped my head around the fact that he is no longer with us. Perhaps that is why I have not really grieved as well. One day at a time I guess. I think if everyone had not kept me so occupied, I probably would have dwelled on Warren’s passing and gotten depressed so thank you again to everyone. I am so grateful. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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That’s it for today. I hope you are enjoying your eve of New Year’s eve ๐Ÿ˜Š. Have fun!

31 Days or Gratitude – Day 29

And he is home!!! I am so excited to have my son home again. I missed him more than usual this time. I guess it was because he was on the opposite end of the country. I am so grateful to his dad’s family for having him and for the experiences he has with them. He has now seen more of South Africa than I have which is just fantastic. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I am also grateful that we made it home safely from the airport in the rain. I hit a terrible pothole in the road but fortunately I had slowed down beforehand so I don’t seem to have done any damage. Fingers are still crossed on that one. I’ll check in the morning. Hopefully the rain will have moved on by then.

Well that’s it for today. Always grateful to experience another God-given day. ๐Ÿ™Hope you have a great one! ๐ŸŒท

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