I have always left these Thankful Posts to Jaz to write... while quietly counting blessings and feeling contented. I havent even written for a while - too busy enjoying the break, warm temperatures, beaches, Xmas and the New Year with the family.
Strangely, the New Year has hardly begun and the changes have been heaping up everywhere. With the support of my wonderful parents, I have found two sisters and my birth mother, living in the UK and Athens - and I understand four nieces, a nephew and two um um great nephews - I cant follow it all, but the promise of possibilities to visit in the future is something really nice to look forward to. Next, my birth fathers side...
My partner left me suddenly last week (well suddenly for me but definitely long planned for him) and so I faced some different challenges this week too, but have been enveloped in love and support from family and friends, and sorted a lot out already- in fact there has been a lot to be exceptionally grateful for. Poppy is adapting to her broken home.... and we are still on holiday for another week. Yeah.... Sometimes all it takes to feel lightness in your life and home is to remove the object that was blocking the sun. We have also trimmed the trees :)
But the best news today is that Jaz got the results of her recent MRI and the tumour is still not growing - which is really the best start to the New Year we could ever hope for. We all have a holiday home booked next week in Hanmer Springs and it will be great to chill out ( or steam at the thermal pools) with the girls. It is even dog friendly so Poppy is coming with me too.
I hope you all had a great new year.
Here are a few pictures of the holidays... havent been posting nearly enough...
|Baking from Jaz and the girls for Xmas|
|Speaking to my birth mother for the first time in my life|
|Happy Birthday Mum :)|
|Celebrating my Mothers birthday - Red Velvet Cake :)|
What I need to do to celebrate Jaz'a news tonight :)