“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran
I think this post is going to turn out to be a bit of a reflective longer post as it’s my last Living Arrows of the year as well as my last blog post of the year.
This past year has had its highs and lows. The lows being two of our friends sadly passing away leaving behind devastated families and friends. The highs have been seeing our children take on new challenges, hitting new milestones and spending time together in the holidays. Something we have not taken for granted this year. It has also felt a hard working year as parents as we navigate raising our children, having an age range this year from toddler to newly turned teenager has presented us with some challenges and we’re adapting our parenting to suit the dynamics of the family as we go along, often winging it all!
In this photo I can see a change in all of them, in particular Finlay and Florence. They have both grown up so much. This is one of the reasons I enjoy Living Arrows as it gives me a push to document their childhood and look back.
This Christmas the boys fortunately recovered from their colds in time for a wonderful family trip to see Santa on the 23rd. I thought it a nice time to add in a family photo of us all, as it sums up one of our mad family outings.
Daisy had a lovely Birthday and spent the day being a zoo keeper at a local college agricultural wildlife park. She had the best day ever and Dougie and her came home with lots of photos and memories to share with us all.
We have had the usual Christmas week of overeating, opening presents, eventful walks and lots of family time. I’m sat typing this post on our quiet home day where not all of us are dressed, we’re still eating leftovers with some token healthy soup, playing games and watching lots of tv! I do love this in-between time of Christmas where the pressure is really off.
I do hope that you’ve all had a lovely Christmas time and I appreciate that it’s not always the easiest time for everyone, so my thoughts are with those who have experienced a different kind of Christmas this year.
A thank you goes to Donna the host of Living Arrows for all her work in running and reading everyone’s weekly posts. I’m very pleased to hear that she is continuing Living Arrows on her blog at What the Redhead Said in 2020.
I would also like to thank everyone who has taken time out to read my Living Arrows posts this year, it really is immensely appreciated. To those who take the time to leave comments, mention in passing that they enjoyed a post or seeing our photos, it really does mean a lot. There are a few occasional times that I question myself on it all, but then one of my readers will make a kind comment and make me realise why I chose to share our family life on my tiny corner of the internet.
So on that thankful note all that is left to say is Happy New Year and have a 2020 to remember!
Love Charlotte x