Most of us have heard of the idiom "the grass is always greener on the other side". Well, I never did like that saying much.
I like to think that life is simple and instead of complicating it and wishing that you were living in a different set of circumstances, why not learn to be contented with what you have, put in some effort to water your patch of grass and realise that it is actually very green after all?
This month, I looked back on some moments of the life I am living and be thankful for all these little things that made me realise how lucky I am to be on this side of the fence.
we did these Minnie Mouse ears for Angel's 2nd birthday party) and for playing dressing up or having doll parties. This means my brain still works and there is room for fun and creativity.
You know, when I was pregnant with Ariel in Sweden, the gynae advised against doing any checks for Down Syndrome since I was under 30 and this was my second pregnancy. After going through a miscarriage, I knew that I badly wanted this child and would give birth to her no matter how she would have turned out. So, I decided not to do the test. Or any OSCAR test when I came back to Singapore since I was already 30 weeks pregnant.
For weeks leading up to her birth, I couldn't help but feel a little paranoid and wonder how she would be like. Will she have ten fingers and toes? Will she have two eyes, two ears, a nose and a mouth? Will she be able to speak and think properly? Will she be a normal, healthy baby?
It may be easy for me to say that I will still love this child no matter what, just because I am her mum. But, would I have the courage, the perseverance, the amount of love in my heart to overcome all those fears and obstacles, if life had taken a different course? I dare not even think.
All I know is that, I am eternally grateful to be blessed with two kids, and two very happy and healthy ones, in my life. Even if they do drive me up the wall sometimes, deep down, I am so thankful they are here and that I am someone very special to them - their mum.
Happy memories have a special way of touching our hearts every time we think about them. Join in my linky party at the end of every month and let us smile, rejoice and share the simple joys of life. Highlight and press Ctrl + C to copy my button above, include it in your post/sidebar and add your link below. For happiness is all around us.