Yesterday we held our Livvy’s Christmas party. To say all didn’t go to plan is a GIANT understatement.
The good old British weather came to mess with our plans. Normally I’m a great lover of the snow but not when we have people travelling miles to come party with us.
Slowly but surely the list of cancellations got longer. Parents upset they couldn’t make it, children devastated from missing the fun.
My heart was aching, the tears fell and I was so disheartened. Then a family turned up followed by a couple more.
The balloon man had gone home, the face painter hadn’t even got here, but there was a bouncy castle, donkeys and food. The children were happy. After some arm twisting we also had a stand in Santa (my hubby rocks).
As my husband in the red suit ho ho hoed and asked all if they had been good this year. I watched the faces of the children. I saw their eyes light with wonder and I was struck by the words, quality not quantity.
It didn’t matter how many came in the end, the smiles on the faces of those few children, made all worthwhile.
Livvy taught us to take each day and make it count. To see the special in the ordinary! Today was one of those days.
I forget the financial lost of today and see the emotional gain. You cannot put a price on a child’s smile. They are priceless.
I am so grateful for what we have achieved. I know Livvy would have loved the party and while I’m missed having her there desperately. I know she was sending blessings from Heaven.
Quality not Quantity!
See the special in the ordinary.
No matter what your day brings please see the special in the ordinary. Each moment we share together, be it doing chores, or crazy fun days out, each minute is a gift from God.
Cherish them and create magical memories x