The good part about my husband doing shift work, is during the school holidays, he is able to spend more time with our children during the day. Shift work means I spend a lot of time on my own, which I like, but my children often see more of their dad. Today, he is starting work at 2pm, so we were able to have a morning out, at one of our favourite places.
Our children had lots of fun. My 6 year old, delightfully decided it was a ‘huge adventure’ – where we crossed the great rocks, passed through the desert (sand), over the adventure playground and back to the treasure – the car. He really is a delightful little boy and I am so blessed with my children.
I also needed to get out of the house and out of my head. Grieving is always hard and I allow my emotions, as they are needed and normal. I just don’t allow them to consume me. I am mindful of them, their necessity, and manage them.
Seeing my children so happy, my husband relaxed, the sea air, the sea breeze.. all soothed my soul.
Life is so good, even when it’s not.
Finding what soothes the soul, is an act of self compassion.