When Life Gives You Lemons

As the old adage goes, when life gives you lemons… make lemonade!

My readers will know that this week has left us reeling, as our home buying process was suddenly, and guttingly, ripped apart by our buyer. Life, it feels, has not only given us lemons. It has taken those lemons and squeezed them into our eyes. We came into the weekend feeling hurt and wounded.

Thankfully, though, we have good friends and family. And the weather is amazing, which always helps. We spent a good morning with a friend, tidying and cleaning the house. My husband worked hard weeding, pruning and cutting in the garden. All whilst our friend’s wife looked after our little girl.

After enjoying (maybe not the right word – I hate cleaning) our morning, we went to our friends’ house and devoured an amazing homemade lasagne. The rest of the afternoon was then spent playing in the garden, with the paddling pool, not to mention a small water fight and many independent steps from our daughter.

Last week life gave us lemons. So, we made lemonade. Fun, friend-filled, first steps and laughter flavoured lemonade. 



Incy Wincy Spider

Recently, my daughter has become more alert. She has always been alert, but there are a lot more smiles and a definite urge to play. And so, we sing with actions. Incy Wincy Spider is definitely her favourite.

On Thursday evening my husband and I hosted a BBQ for my parents, younger brother, and one of my daughter’s godparents. I was singing to this little cutie, sitting on the carpet, and she was giggling and gurgling away. I looked up to see my mum and dad beaming at me and their granddaughter, and I felt tears in my eyes. There was just so much love in that room, in that moment.

I am so thankful. Thankful for family; thankful for my gorgeous daughter and her smiles; thankful for good weather and great times with friends. And I’m even thankful for Incy Wincy Spider.