...that really make me happy. Only this morning Youngling turned to me and said "Mummy, thank you for loving me" I cried. It was such a simple thing to say but was said with such heart and innocence.
Yesterday was a really sad day for many for it was the funeral of the beautiful nine month old baby Matilda Mae who flew to stars in her sleep only a month ago.
The brave story of her mothers grief has spurred emotions in the thousands. I have shared my thoughts and prayers with Jennie and her family and friends at this tragic time. I hope our words of warmth can offer some comfort and peace to all those who are suffering from loss.
Seeing our online community come together once again reinforces the need to gain some perspective and realise how precious our time in this life really is.
Ever since hearing of this sad news I have tried so hard to be a calmer, more relaxed mother and most importantly to tell Youngling how much I love him. He is my life, my world, my everything so I want him to know so but also to grow up being able to share his love for others too. He is already showing such compassion towards other children and certainly towards animals. I am so glad we decided to get Ollie the Sprollie for him as he really has become a part of the furniture so to speak. Sometimes he quite literally jumps in my seat.
This morning I taught Ollie to 'fetch-it' with his prey dummy and I was so overjoyed when he did it no less than twelve times in a row. I could have fallen over had I not have been sitting on the floor but it's true what they say, it's the small things in life that make you happy. By enjoying our hard work we can excel in play whether that be in the school, office or as a housewife. We have to gain a little perspective with everything we do and reward the good behaviour with being happy.
So here is a little video I took a few weeks ago of Ollie learning the 'recall - come'. This literally made me skip home:
I will try my hand at some video editing soon and share a montage of all the things we have learnt at the Saturday Puppy School.
Until then take care and try to tell someone you love them today.