Oh dear blog how i have missed you ! Well , where to start ? So much has been happening in my ‘whirlwind in a jar’ life . I say in a jar because although at times things are a little crazy , it always seems to stay contained. Since i have been gone a lot has happened! My faith has been tried and tested to it’s max , my marriage has been the wildest of rollercoaster rides at times , i have BOTH children home and my darling husband is home on midtour in a few days. Oh and i just happen to have lost 16lb. Things are good ! The Lord has brought me through tough times and i am feeling blessed rather than stressed!!
Anyway guys & gals i just wanted to check in and let you all know that i will be back .
Hey there bloggers ! So i decided to share this story as it has been a year since i met my now darling husband Daniel aka Mr B. We spent some fun giggly time over the telephone reminiscing over the good times this weekend and then Daniel’s cousin asked me to share the story of how we met. The conversations were only a few hours apart and i took it as a little message from God that talking about our story was good for us. I mean , come on …What gets us more in love and excited about our partners than remembering those first exciting days , weeks and months. So here we go , with love in my heart and excitement on my mind ….. OUR STORY !!! This is the first photo taken of us , just before we started dating !
I met Daniel through a mutual friend. I had just moved to Suffolk the week before and really was not in a “guy-friendly” place in my life . I was tired from moving everything 500miles and was looking forwards to a relaxed evening . I was only wearing a pair of comfy loose blue jeans a plain white T-shirt , slightly ruffled hair and the smallest amount of make-up!! I was suprised when i walked into their livingroom and there was a new face looking at me ……
Usually we were a small group and when i had asked who would be there he had not been mentioned !! I nodded politely and settled myself for the movie , throughout the movie i felt “watched” & when i looked over there was Daniel quite blatantly STARING at me , not usually when you catch a man looking they will look away embarassed they got caught , NOPE not Daniel , he just carried on grinning at me like a slightly crazy person . I just kind of raised an eyebrow and looked away trying to hide a very bemused smile …. So it came to leaving time and the movie was still playing so i attempted to walk away quietly without disturbing everybody . However Daniel had other plans , practically bouncing on his seat he announced “BYEEEE” very loudly !! I just stared at him , blinked then walked away…… However a week later we would get a second chance ! As a group we would all go to our local bar twice a month and on the Friday it was my turn to make the food , so as my place was small and there was a crowd of us going out i took my “wares” to the same mutual friend . I walked in , put the food in kitchen and strolled into her livingroom. I was behind a GF of mine and when we walked in he commented to my friend is that your perfume , it’s nice ! I popped out from behind her and said “nope that’s me!” . HaHa , he nearly fell off his chair …. I just smiled and walked by him back into the kitchen , he was quick off his chair and trotted in behind me . Very chatty & keen to engage me in conversation. I was trying to prepare food so was slightly distracted and turned away (That night i had cut an old t-shirt and from a normal crew-neck i had taken a low V into the back of it , which showed off the tattoos on my back) You can imagine my surprise when i felt somebody touching my back , yep , DANIEL !! I brushed it off and smiled thanking him for the compliment . BUT HE KEPT TOUCHING ME !! I , in the end laughed and made a joke about it!! So we all ate and then headed off to the bar , after settling down at a table Daniel of course found a chair next to me . We talked all night and then parted at the end of the evening with no further arrangements made or numbers exchanged. But we got another chance the next night as we were both attending a joint friends birthday. I felt excited this night about seeing Daniel , we had got on very well the night before ! It was funny this night as we had realised that we did like each other , so we were very shy & cautious around each other . Neither of us wanting to sit too close or accidentally brush hands … it was sweet & exciting. You know how it is when you meet someone VERY special !! We were sat slightly off of thr main group and again talked all night …. Daniel even braved casually resting his hand on my shoulder. It was funny watching our friends exchange amused glances & little sniggers in our direction . . . . But we were just too busy , with each other to care !!
So it is a beaaaautiful sunny January day and i am enjoying the drive back from my gym session …. Up ahead i can see a BIG pheasant crossing the road , like most pheasants he is taking his sweet merry time . I am starting to believe pheasants actually play “chicken” with cars !! Anyway so pheasant number one lets call him Bob !! So Bob gets safely across the road and then his buddy Bill thinks he will raise him on the chicken stakes ! The stupid bird runs out a mere few metres in front of me and then proceeds to go in a circle . Now in my mind he is yelling “hey Bob , Bob , HEY BOB !! Check me out woooohoooo …. bleeehhhhouuchhawww” AND yes you guessed it his feathery little butt met the underside of my car with an almighty collection of thumps ! A rather hesitant glance in my rear view mirror found him still flapping around in circles on the road !!! ” OHHHH MYYY GOSHHHHH BOB DID YOU SEEEEEE THAT ?? WOOHOO , I WIN !! YOU OWE ME A WORM BUDDY, EPIC!!! “
So , as i am sat in my usual spot on my comfy chair with a rather squished pillow , i am feeling ……. i am feeling ………. Oh , well i dont really know how to describe it . I feel like i am switched off somewhere , like i am not functioning for anything more than is necessary, The reaon for me feeling this way ? A matter of forgiveness , what do we do when an individual continually hurts us , lets us down , damages us emotionally & mentally and generally becomes a drain on us ?! Now as a Christian i know we should strive for forgiveness , we must forgive to be forgiven . It is a sin not to forgive …… BUT just how much must we go through before it begins to penetrate the fragile balance between being a sinner and being too hurt to recover. . . .
So i decided to take Hamish for his first day out without his mammy ! The three of us took a little drive to Hunstanton . We shared a fish N chips and then took a stroll on the beach. Hamish was a VERY good boy , off the leash he behaved impecably , only running off once but coming back within three name calls. So proud of my BIG boy .
So, on Friday i picked Ella up from school like normal and in her little book bag was the newsletter for her class. There was a note on there about a sickness bug going around the school , Eww ! So after a weekend at her dad’s there was still no sign of a sick girl , phew sigh of relief ! I tucked her up in bed as normal and I settled down on the couch for some Sunday night viewing. Around 11pm i went to the kitchen for a drink and heard the most almighty wailing coming from upstairs , Ella was screaming something about her pyjama top. So i ran upstairs to see what was happening and found poor Ella covered in sick and very upset . So i got her all cleaned off and delivered some nice clean bed sheets and fresh pyjamas. This went on through the night , she had caught the dreaded sickness bug , wonderful !! I have a crazy busy week and a barfing child . The most infuriating thing is she is completely normal otherwise and incredibly bored at having to stay home and watch tv all day under a blanket on the couch , Oh the hardships of being sick !!