Welcome back to My Cheerful Post. A place to share cheerful moments which have made us smile during the week. In times where it seems impossible, it can be helpful to find something, no matter how small that moment is. Here is week 26.
This week we reached Melody’s 6th birthday. It really never seems to get any easier thinking, or celebrating a birthday without the child who didn’t make it to her first. But it wouldn’t feel right not doing something, not remembering our sweet little girl. If you don’t follow my other blog, here is her Sixth Birthday.
We always try and so something for her, this year has been no different – well a little, it was quieter less company – but it was lovely. On her actual birthday, we went to Wetherspoons, with my in-laws, but without my older two children. We had a second un-birthday meal a couple days later at our local café; it was lovely.
We both worked on her birthday for the first time, for me it helped to keep me grounded; I had a few tears a few days before – the lead up to her days are usually the worst for me. But I was lucky enough to have a friend from afar hold my hand when I could barely see through the tears; of course our family unit.
The weather has meant that once again meeting with a friend was an indoor event, miserable and bitterly cold. We didn’t want to venture too far; so made the decision to pop to our local farm shop for a spot of breakfast. It is always nice to get the children together.
We finally have a day or so of snow. For the first time since 2013 we have had snow which has settled, the children were excited but were soon wanting the warmth of the house. The school was open for half day on the first day, where we ventured out walked there, the youngest two weren’t overly impressed. My eldest daughter’s school was closed so we went into town and had hot chocolate and paninis whilst we waited for the primary school to close. It was lovely.
Hours after we reached home, the blizzard set in, and we were put on Red Alert weather warning. The children did end up playing in the garden, but only for a short while.
Friday morning we woke to layers of thick ice on top of the snow, making the ground impossible to walk on – leaving us with a day at home, all of us.
I hope you have had a good week and managed to keep safe and warm.