i’m grateful for many things in life, i am a pretty lucky lady. however i don’t often get to say how grateful i am. so today i’m going say out loud four things that i am truly grateful for.

my parents

they supported me through my choices and could clearly see the future far ahead of me. when many laughed that i wanted to study textiles my parents encouraged me even more. with their support i went onto university, of which many thought to be a useless degree, i have a degree in weaving. yes i know, i know all there is to know about warp and weft and i can weave a damn fine cloth i’ll have you know. however this useless degree has actually led to me having a job that i simply adore, as i develop textiles for a living. many many people don’t have jobs they love, but jobs that pay the bills. i am grateful that i have both a job i love and that happens to pay the bills.


a weird one maybe, but i divorced my first husband when i was just 29. traumatic at the time but i am so proud of myself that i finally made that decision and moved on with my life. things happen for a reason and sometimes that reason is not clear but none the less they still happen. i needed to find the strength to let go and realise what is best for all in the long-term. i am grateful for the support i had from friends and family which helped me through this though part of my life which meant that i found oliver.


having children or a child was never on my list of things to do, however things happen, unplanned things happen and here i am a mother. i am grateful that unplanned things happen, as i couldn’t imagine life without ronnie now.


following the birth of our son i suffered at the hands of depression. i wasn’t completely aware at the time and things between oliver and i were pretty unbearable and extremely testing, not just for us but for all around us too. i struggled to manage being a mother, work and just being me. but through all the accusations bullying, attention seeking and paranoia, i am grateful that oliver saw through it all, gritted his teeth and supported me at my lowest and saw us through it all. without his strength we would not have come out the other side.


  1. April 25, 2012 / 11:07

    It’s so lovely to read this – I find hearing stories of people overcoming tough times to be very inspirational. Of which, you are! I am grateful that you posted this as it has made me think about my own list of things I am thankful for in life.

    • April 25, 2012 / 11:35

      It was lovely to write sometimes life an make us greedy, we need to stop every once in a while and be grateful.

  2. April 25, 2012 / 11:55

    Lovely – just like you. Stopping to take time and think about what we are grateful for is a lovely thing to do. I’m off to have a think now too x

  3. April 25, 2012 / 13:34

    That was a lovely post. I can relate very much to the PND you suffered, all the behaviours you describe were also mine in the way I acted towards my husband and I just couldnt see that I was depressed. It great that you are doing something you really love. Also and lastly, like you, having a child was never on my list either, but wouldn’t swap Little A for the world now.

  4. Nicola
    April 25, 2012 / 20:53

    Ahhhh that’s so lovely to read xxxxx

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