Yesterday I made up a photo book of many of our pictures from last Summer. It already seems quite a long time ago, looking at Master Shoestring still with his braces on and Miss Shoestring graduating it seems a very long time ago and yet as I grow older time also seems to go faster.
It reminded me of the importance of gratitude, to be thankful for what we have got, in our case to be happy about the normal, everyday things which we can all do. At the time of the Summer pictures Mr Shoestring was still having regular, sudden attacks of vestibular migraine and we thought that he had a serious, debilitating illness. Now thanks to new medication he hasn't had an attack since the Summer, is thinking about a new life and what he is going to do now he feels so much better !
This time last year we were praying for a miracle, that he would be well and we got one, it's important not to take everyday life for granted and remember to be thankful for it and all the daily miracles it contains !