I find is always good to stop and reflect on good things life bring your way, it's only very easy to get caught up on the wave of bad and inconvenient things that happen everyday, it can be hard to keep things in perspective.
At the moment I feel extremely grateful for having the opportunity to meet up with my brother and sister after 3 years away. We used to go to Brasil (sorry I can't write that with the Z) every two years and between pregnancy, redundancy and a new job we end up never travelling passed September 2011. My mum came over for Harry's birthday and stayed with us for a couple of months- great help - but apart from that I haven't seen anyone from my family since July 2013.
With Harry's birthday arriving we have been lucky enough to receive two visitors who, as the rest of the family, were crazy to meet Harry in person and give him loads of cuddles. My sister spent two weeks with us and my brother arrived on the day of Harry's birthday party and stayed with us for a week. I loved having them around PLUS it was just brilliant to have some free baby sitters. Our lill guy of course had the best time with lots of people to give him all the attention in the world, just the ticket.
It was sad to see them leaving, specially my brother who I have always felt very close, even when I moved to London and it wasn't long before he moved to Canada and became the one person in my family who actually understand what it meant to me when I left it all being to live in the UK. Hopefully it won't be long until we meet again, 3 year was far too much time to spend away from those that I love.