October 25, 2012

It's Thursday...

and the blogging world (the one I seem to associate with the most) is having an "I {heart} my body" day....

Then over at Kate Says Stuff, Kate is hosting her last "Thankful Thursday"!

Quite frankly I can't bring myself to be loving of my body or Thankful for much of anything...

Well no, not really true! Although I am struggling in every way with just about everything I am meant to do at the moment.
The house is beyond messy,
The dishes are piling up,
The washing (after finally getting about 8 loads folded) is now piling up in the laundry, again!

My husband's Grandmother Passed away on Monday morning, at 94 years old, after about 10 years in a nursing home.  It is one of those things that is going to happen no matter what, and although you can be completely prepared for it and see the life coming to an end before your eyes, it still hits everyone hard.

The funeral is tomorrow, I will be going provide as much support to my hubby as I can.
I am thankful that I have the opportunity to stand by him and be a tower of support when he needs it.
I am thankful he had the chance to see his Nan a week or so before she passed.
I am thankful that his Nan had the chance to meet her Great Grand Children.

I have had 3 weeks without a home internet connection, the issue was resolved last night.

I am thankful the issue was resolved.
I am thankful to have an online community (albeit small) to miss
I am thankful for the blog, that has barely any hits or followers, it is my place to purge.

The only photo of my face that I like!

So in the case of 'body love'

I have been trying to do this operation move thing, this month it is going incredibly badly.  I have had no motivation and the only time I have done any minutes to count are the times when I have had no other choice, such as walking around the supermarket yesterday.

What I love about my body is..
 - the fact that I do not feel obliged to shave/wax and match in with other's expectation of what I should look like.  I have body hair and I am proud of it!
 - I love my stretch marks, they are a natural tattoo that show I am a mother.
 - I love my tattoo, it is a connection that means a lot to me.
 - I love my breasts, they provided life to my children.

Linking up with We Heart Life
and Kate Says Stuff (link up top)

Because shit happens and there is always something to love and be thankful for...

xx Katie


  1. Too true my lovely daughter,
    I am thankful I can do a small thing to help you and Kurt get through tommorrow.
    Life can be very hard to accept (or death) and we all need the love and support of our family and friends when this stuff happens ...
    Love you very much. XXX

  2. Thank you for sharing what you love about your body xx

    1. Thank you for inspiring us to create the space needed to share about a topic that is so easily looked over.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother. Wishing you and your family peace. It can be hard to feel grateful in the midst of so much that difficult, but sometimes just stopping for a moment and reflecting on the things we do appreciate can lighten things up. x

  4. Even though you started off saying that didn't have much to be thankful for and you were struggling to love your body, in the end, you did. And you're right - shit does happen but you can always surprise yourself with what you can find to be thankful for.

    1. There is always something, you just have to look harder to find it sometimes!
      Thanks for stopping by. <3

  5. Im sorry to hear about your families loss xx

  6. So sorry for your family's loss. Even expected deaths are hard.