In the last two years we have experienced more than our fair share of death and loss, and this week, a family that we love (and that will soon become our extended family) lost someone that they love and cherish.
Since our Nonna passed away suddenly, two years ago, I don't take 'being alive' for granted anymore.
Being alive right at this point in time, with the family, friends, or people around you who are still there to smile with you, share a meal, throw tantrums (in the case of our very volatile 4 year old!) and be right by your side, is a gift that should never be taken for granted.
'Yesterday is gone
Tomorrow has not yet come
We only have today
Let us begin'
So today I am grateful to simply be alive and breathing, in a world with the people that I love.
We are a family of 6 creatives, homeschooling/ unschooling and living a minimalist life on our own slice of paradise on the coast of Australia - artist mama, guitarist papa, surfie teen, satirical teen, musician teen and wild little one. Welcome to our life.