Thankful

Today we have soo much to be thankful for, one thing in particular is that our lives could have been so different today!

confused?

let me tell you more…

The whole past week #monsterman has asked to go to the beach and have a boat ride so reluctantly we all agreed that that’s what we would do on Saturday. He was looking forward to the boat trip and building some castles.

Usually when we go to the beach and wanna do anything boat related we go to Houtbay, we love their beach and we’ve always had good experiences there.

Friday however, #hubbinator let me know he has some urgent work that needs to be finished and that he’ll have to go in on Saturday.

So it freed up some mommy & son bonding time at home…

Here’s what would’ve happened if we did go to Houtbay:

We would’ve gotten there around 9:30 – 10:00 am spent most of the time on the beach building castles… then just a hop across the street for some lunch and go back to the beach till about 2:30 when we usually get on a boat and spend some time on the water….

We’re very lucky to be here today as a boat capsized just before 3pm, initial reports claimed 4 people passed away, but now it is said that 1 person passed and 2 are still unaccounted for…

You can read more on the story here and here.

Heading into today, I realize just how different our lives could’ve been, no one knows for sure what would’ve happened or if we would’ve been on that specific boat.

All I know is that i’m grateful and very very very thankful that my little family are safe and no harm came our way yesterday

xxx

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I’ve been thinking

Yesterday it was the 6 year anniversary of #lilbubbles’ passing.

Instead of me wondering what she would look like, what her personality would be or how many grey hairs she would give I should rather STOP!

And just be grateful that she’s in a better place and that nothing can hurt her where she is right now.

I think of her daily, whether I want to or not, I see a butterfly and I imagine its her checking in on us letting us know she’s missing us too.

I’d be lying if I said I don’t miss her – I do!
But I also think I’ve realised that I can’t keep holding on to yesterday and what could’ve been had she lived….

So my Bubbles, this isn’t goodbye, I promise always still celebrate your birthday but the day of your passing will be mourned forever in my heart

Love you my girl
xxx