Sunday, February 21, 2010

willow tree

I finally purchased some willow tree figurines with my birthday money this week. I have admired them for ever so long!
There are so many available now, that it was hard to choose which ones to go with.
The one I thought I would get was the pregnant lady, for when I was first pregnant with my boy.

Can you believe nearly 8 years have gone by, and now, I decided to go with the 'together' man and woman, the 'thoughtful' little girl, and 'brother and sister'. While I was in the shop, on a little table sat an old looking row boat - it was in the same colour and style as the figurines! So they sit proudly in their own little place in the lounge room... and when I look at them, I feel such peace, and serenity, a sense of pride at what I have achieved in the last 8 years.

No, I do not have a degree, or that latest groovy job, but instead, I have chosen to stay at home to just be here for my beautiful 8 year old boy, who helps his sister on to the bus each day, carrying her bag for her, my daughter, who is so eager to learn and grow, and my other little daughter, who we nearly lost, who completes our little family.

I am not going to focus on the acheivements I could have had, but the acheivements I have! To give them the best start in life, to encourage, build, and love.