After several days in London at BritMums Live I was pleased when my Other Half suggested that we spend Sunday down at the beach. The weather was beautiful, if a little windy, so we packed up a picnic and headed down to Ainsdale.
It was so nice to just relax and take it easy. To not have to worry about doing anything or being anywhere. To just take the day as it came. We have been crazily busy these past few months so it was nice to be able to take the time out to unwind and have fun as a family.
The kids loved building sandcastles and playing in the sea and it was whilst listening to shouts of ‘this is the best day ever!’ and the squeals of delight as Meg and Eli chased their Daddy through the waves that I realised why we had made the move. Yes, it has been difficult; moving 100 miles away from everything you know is never going to be easy, but it was the first glimpse of the life we wanted.
Standing in the shallows, with the sun beating down on me (little did I know I’d be paying for it later. Always wear sun cream people) watching my children and my husband laughing and playing together brought such a warmth to my heart and made me realise that although life sometimes gets crazy, although 2014 hasn’t been the kindest year to us thus far, I have so much to be grateful for.
(The kids have a real obsession with finding wildlife wherever we go. Aside from the many worms they discovered at the beach, this was their best find. A crab!)
My little family is entirely ordinary but also entirely perfect and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I know that I am incredibly lucky that I have a wonderful husband and two crazy children to brighten up even the most simple of days.