Friday, March 11, 2011

Feeling grateful

The last few weeks have been difficult, to say the least. On top of the ongoing financial worries, we are having to start planning for son 2's future, for a change which will be very difficult for all of us. As might be expected in these uncertain times the goalposts keep moving and we fully expect that to be the case for the next two and a half years. As part of the process we have had to open up our home and our lives to the scrutiny of social services, something which is never easy, even though we have nothing to hide and indeed got praise for what we have achieved with son 2.

But sitting here in front of the BBC News Channel, watching pictures of the tsunami sweeping in across Japan and listening to warnings for the whole Pacific area, I realise that for all the difficulties that the UK is facing at the moment, we have so much to be grateful for.

My thoughts are with everyone affected by the earthquake in Japan and the tsunami.


Queenie said...

Doesn't it just put things into perspective? I miss the coast terribly, but today I felt grateful that I live inland, even though our home island isn't in an earthquake/tsunami zone.

Cathy said...

I grew up by the sea and I know exactly what you mean. Oceans are so beautiful, but I've always known the sea as a force of nature to be respected, as the danger potential is so huge.

Debbie Coope said...

We can control certain aspects of our lives, but nature is an unpredictable beast.

Cathy said...

You are so right, Debbie. Although Japan seems to be well prepared for disaster it couldn't hope to match that.

Anonymous said...

It does put things into perspective doesn't it. But we have to live our lives too and son 2 will always be your number 1 concern - or one of them, if you know what I mean.

CJ xx