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.
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.