Despite somehow not managing to get the blog hop thingy bit showing last time I tried to join in with mummy from the hearts lovely Reasons to be Cheerful blog hop, I was eagerly waiting all week to try to join in again. That was until I heard two pieces of really sad news and then thought to myself, how on earth can I join in with the bloghop having heard what I have just heard.
But I think that one of the great things about R2BC is that we can actually look for these reasons, these glimpses of hope even at difficult times. And so I hope that as I write this, I do manage to do this and not end up with something depressing and negative.
1) The first bit of really awful news was that we heard that one of my closest friends is very unwell. I don't really think I have even got to grips with the shock news of this. But I want to ask everyone who reads this who is the praying type to please pray for a miracle. Even if the doctors say there is no cure, I know someone who can change all that and I am pleading with Him to help. So I am hanging on to hope in this situation!
2) We also heard news of a friend of the family who was involved in a horrendous accident. Rather than dwell on the horrendous injuries sustained, we are thankful that she survived and again anyone able to, please pray for a recovery in this situation. Again we are hanging onto hope that a full recovery will be made and we are so thankful that she survived the accident.
3) Yesterday, something happened that never happens. The doorbell rang and it was Royal Mail with a huge parcel wrapped in lovely pink wrapping paper. The thing that never happens is the Royal Mail bit (not the doorbell ringing or the pink wrapping paper). It was SUNDAY - since when has post been delivered on a Sunday?!
Anyway to squeals of excitement and Daniel shouting out "it feels like it's Christmas", the kids quickly got stuck into unwrapping this lovely parcel.
Thank you so much to gifts from the pirates for this lovely gift. For any other Miffy fans out there, if you haven't already seen it, you just have to read this blog post by gifts from the pirates as it is just the most romantic wedding proposal we have ever heard of.