On Being Thankful…

On Being Thankful…

I’m SO very much enjoying being a Mama second-time around! Not that I didn’t enjoy it with the boy in any way, I loved it! He honestly made me realise my own strength, ability to love and gave me insight and patience I never knew existed – not to mention showed me how it felt to have a piece of your heart walking around outside in the big ol’ world without protection! Scary, exhilarating and awesome…

Sadly, however, his early months coincided a very stressful marriage breakdown (aren’t they all) that involved alcohol abuse, threats and a great deal of fear and instability which resulted in a sudden lack of home for us. After having to move back in with my parents and start my ‘grown-up’ life all over again from scratch with not much more than our clothing and a car, meant I couldn’t relax and enjoy my sons early years. Money worries, concerns about his safety and our future meant that I could only concentrate on ensuring he was happy, safe and blossoming and I didn’t have time to actually ‘be’ in the moments of being a Mama for me.

This time, however, I have been gifted with the most blessed and happy marriage to a wonderful husband and father to both of my children, making this time around just wonderful. I am truly thankful for this truly amazing gift… a family of my own that is full of laughter, love and fun (don’t worry, we have crappy days too!). My own little family, my extended family, my wider church family and my friends truly make my days just awesome!

How about you? Are you able to enjoy the time you’ve got with your kids at the moment, or is there too much else on your plate? I’d love to hear where you’re at and how you find the headspace to enjoy your kids…

Love Mrs Jones x

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awesome gift ideas for the vintage inclined…

awesome gift ideas for the vintage inclined…

hello friends!

today I’d love to point you to my 2013 Gift Ideas for the Vintage Inclined on Pinterest!

Just click on the link and you’ll find your way onto Pinterest: once you follow the board it will make your life a whole lot easier come shopping time for those people in your life who are obsessed – be it mildly or consumingly – with vintage!

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Gift Ideas for the Vintage Inclined

Stay tuned for my gift ideas for the Crafty People in your life! Take a look back at previous posts for suggestions for the boys, girls, men and women you need to spoil this Christmas!

awesome gift ideas for the men & boys in your life…

awesome gift ideas for the men & boys in your life…

hello friends!

today I’d love to point you to my 2013 Gift Ideas Boys Large & Small board on Pinterest!

Just click on the link and you’ll find your way onto Pinterest: once you follow the board it will make your life a whole lot easier come shopping time for those guys that you love!

Gift ideas: boys large & small...
Gift ideas: boys large & small…

Stay tuned for my gift ideas for Girls, Vintage Lovers and the Crafty People in your life!