We made it!
We got through baby beautifuls blessing without either twin girl or boy shaming us and getting the entire family barred from the pearly gates. It was touch and go for a while, twin girl did start her blasphemous repetition of ‘Jesus, Jesus’ once again and the vicar did break out in a visible sweat but all was averted by a quick hymn.
Truth be told we had a rather lovely day, it was an intimate thanksgiving service with both mine and he who helped create thems families and our lovely little girl’s godparents. We also got the twins blessed as well for good measure as it is always good to try and keep in with the big man.
Baby beautiful made her own amusement during the service, she refused to drink from the lovely bottle of milk I had made earlier for her and insisted that she had it straight from the source so the organist nearly went to meet his maker early when my breast made a guest appearance on the front pew. However she did behave impeccably when the vicar cuddled her in his arms and gave thanks to him upstairs for her arrival and she saved the rather large posset of broccoli sick for my shoulder rather than his.
We are not a massively religious family, but certain events over the last couple of years have led us to wanting our children to experience religion in some way so they can make their own choices in the future. A thanksgiving service was a good way to achieve this in our opinion. It also made me consider what I do have to be thankful for.
My beautiful children are healthy, happy and most of the time a pleasure to play with. I am surrounded by a lovely mass of friends and have an additional circle of online friends who are always there to speak to in good times and bad. My family is up there with the best, ever eager to help, support and love my children and their daddy. It’s not always easy, in fact sometimes being a mum and a wife can be incredibly hard but I am extremely thankful for the support I have around me.
What do you have to be thankful for?