Yes, I know I said I was having a break...but I just had to pop back in to tell you my baby turned 14 this week! How did that happen?
Once again, we celebrated with a family dinner...lots of yummy party food...and a big silver dish filled to the brim with chocolates and lollies.
A pink birthday cake and an ice-cream cake, because one can never have too much cake, don't you think?
Poor dad had to go and have some time out in the other room because we were all so noisy!
Happy Birthday darling Abby - your smile lights up every room you walk into, and you have such a kind, generous heart...my wish for you is that you follow your dreams, wherever they may lead you, and to always be true to yourself. I love you to the moon and back.
I want to share something with you here...if you read my blog, you will know I went back to school last year to study Transpersonal Art Therapy. It was truly incredible and I learned a lot about myself.
For some time, I felt quite lost and couldn't really put my finger on what my purpose in life was...after much soul-searching and some extremely intense sessions, a light-bulb went on in my head. I was already living my purpose! Der! Ever since I was a young girl, my dream was to be a mother...I adore children and have always had a strong connection with them.
Why did I feel the need to be 'more'. I love being a stay-at-home mum and creating a nurturing home where my girls can grow. I don't always get it right, and some weeks, believe me, I just want to run away with the circus, but ultimately, I feel what I am doing is right for me. And I no longer feel that pressure to be defined by what I do. I am one of those people that has had a million different jobs, and I always felt there was something wrong with me...why couldn't I be like everyone else? Why couldn't I just stick with something?
But you know what? I no longer care - I will probably have many more jobs in my life and that is ok. Meeting other people who were like me was enormously healing for me. I realised I wasn't such a 'flake' after all...I am proud to be a Domestic Goddess - everything else I may achieve in my life is just icing on the cake.