That aside....here is what makes me happy.
1: When my Baby Falls Asleep in my Arms
There is something so magical about that moment when my baby boy relaxes into me. His limbs fall and become heavy by his sides. His breathing slows down and deepens. His beautifully calm journey towards slumber delights me. I breathe him in. I hold him in my nurturing embrace and cherish the moment. It makes me happy.
2: My House Filled with Music
Both my daughter and my husband are musical. Our house has a collection of guitars that Hendrix would be proud of! Music is a big part of our household. Ella at 14 has surpassed her Dad's talents and is becoming an impressive songwriter. I've watched her technique improve. She has a real maturity in her lyrics that amazes me. I am so proud of her. But further than it, she loves it, she shares it, she let's us sing along and isn't precious about her musicality. That is what makes me happiest of all.
I love to cuddle. It makes me feel good. Safe, secure, content and loved. I cuddle my baby, I cuddle my kids. Even my two eldest come to me for a cuddle when we see each other. Getting a hug from my 22 year old son is particularly pleasing....although he's a man now, he knows he is still and always will be my baby! We're a demonstrative bunch...that makes me feel good.
4: Going for a Coffee
5: Snuggling in my Slanket