Friday, August 31, 2012

Under My Roof


As I sit here gathering my thoughts on Thursday night (you realise I can hardly muster a thought to gather at 7am right? - it's the night before or not at all!) the dishwasher hums in the background and I am thinking about what I am grateful for this week.

This Friday I'm keeping it really simple - there have been good things this week - people who have helped me, people I have helped, laughter and cute things. But today I am grateful for being together under the same roof.

The Atlas got knocked off his bike on the way home and with a thumping headache to boot is in bed, my boys both marginally and not so marginally fighting off colds, me sitting here with a very sore throat and 2 ginger loaves in the oven. The kitchen is vaguely tidy (The Atlas usually sorts it out after tea and he has far better job commitment than me!) it looks like there has been a snow storm with puff pastry all over the floor - which I vacuumed earlier!

But this is the thing, we - the four of us - are under the same roof - no-one unaccounted for. Not separated by jobs, ill-health, broken relationships, war.... We, together in body and together in heart. Here we are under the same roof and I can't imagine a thing worth celebrating about my week more than that.

19 comments:

Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

Awww, lovely thoughts at the end of a tough week. Hope you have a blessed weekend with your family x

Jess B said...

That is truly something to be thankful for. What a blessing we have in our families. My heart jumped into my mouth when I read The Atlas got knocked off his bike. So glad he's mostly okay (headaches are no fun). My husband rides his bike to work too and occasionally takes one of the kids in the seat on the back, so one of my most prayed prayers is for safety on the road! It seems so vulnerable sometimes... Thanks for sharing your thoughts today. (Also, love the new WW button! So cute! Are they your pins? Very nice.)

Miriam said...

Thanks Sarah and to you and your wonderful girls too x

Miriam said...

Yes no major injuries thankfully. yes they are my pins lovely Sophie helped me make a new button :o)

becky_tee said...

What lovely words- it really is the simple things isn't it : )

Miriam said...

Thanks so much - it sure is the best things are the things money can't buy x

Bron said...

I think there is a joined yes to those words you have written...especially after our countries sad news today from Afghanistan. x

Ashley said...

What a wonderful post. I am also so grateful when all my people are right there with me.

{Colleen} said...

Great thoughts. The best things in life are not things. Love stopping and thinking about what I am truly grateful for.

Daisy Nguyen said...

You are blessed! We take so much for granted, and its always wonderful to look back and see all the wonderful things that we are grateful for!
XOXO
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
http://psbananas.com

Stace said...

sometimes all you need is the simple things, and to be reminded that you are all together xx great post

Stace said...

p.s I have often skim read your 'about Miriam' blerb up the top there and I always forget to mention how much I loved reading 'loud laugher' :)

Melissa said...

What a fab post. I think we all need to stop and appreciate just "being" when being is together!

Miriam said...

I agree I can't imagine my family being sent to warzones

Miriam said...

Thank you I do love my people very much

Miriam said...

So true

Miriam said...

Taking time to reflect is a great thing to do

Miriam said...

Thanks I am a loud laugher - probably to other people's embarrassment from time to time!

Miriam said...

Being is together - I love that phrase