I thought it was about time that I started to practice gratitude again, it’s something that I have advocated in the past but I find difficult to practice in everyday life even though I know it is so beneficial to my well being and mental health. SO I think I’ll kick off my Gratitude Friday posts with a a HUGE expression of gratitude to a very special person in my family’s life- My Sister in law Sarah.
How do I begin to thank you? From the moment you came into our lives you have been kind, generous, loving, supportive.
You always seem to have a smile on your face and take on challenges with a can do attitude. If anyone ever has good news you always show genuine enthusiasm and joy at others good fortune, you are there through the good times celebrating with us all, and you are there through the bad times doing all you can to support and care for others.
You have brought stability, loyalty and love to my brothers life, and the life of his children- something that means a lot to him and to us. You have integrated two families into one and do a fantastic job as a mother to 5 amazing kids who are a credit to you and Richard. Nobody knows how you cope looking after 5 children, working with children and still managing to have time to do charity events, cake and trifle making, caring for extended family, creative pursuits- all whilst looking fabulous. I find it amazing that you can get dressed everyday and keep 5 kids alive, never mind all the other stuff you do!
And of course I will never ever be able to thank you enough for what you are doing to show your love and support to my son Joe. Ever since he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis you have shown nothing but concern, love and support. You have (literally) gone the extra mile to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in honour of Joe- something that you did all off your own back, you didn’t need to do it, no one expected it of you and despite all your own concerns and commitments you have put yourself out there for my child. Nothing I could do or say could ever express the amount of gratitude I feel for that.
Taking on running a half marathon is such a big commitment- I can’t even begin to imagine how hard you have had to work, how far you have pushed yourself out of your comfort zone all to show your love and support to Joe and us.
I want to wish you so much luck for the marathon this weekend. No matter how it goes we are so so proud of you already. (Although I know you will do fantastically).
Thank you so much for everything, I am eternally grateful.
Rach, Rob and Joe xxxx