Saturday, 7 December 2019

'Not every victory shows up on the scoreboard'

Today was one of those days that was all smiles, I had a Cheshire Cat grin on my face the moment I woke up and I'm still smiling now writing this. Becci and I have been concentrating a lot recently on combining our two families in a gentle and nurturing way and this weekend feels like it's all starting to fall into place. The kids are quite different and we're all still getting to know each other so finding common ground and interests to share is really important. With hockey being the main thing we do together we wanted to share that with Becci and the boys, so this weekend we went out as a family to the annual Santa vs elves game at our local rink. 

I was obviously a little worried that Becci and the boys were going to hate it and find the whole thing a bit boring but the boys loved it (especially the punch up) and Becci was having a good old shout during the game too which was great. Opeie really gets on with the boys which is making the whole transition really nice to watch. We've had a good chat too about giving the things that they love a try as this really isn't going to work unless all of us are open to trying new things. Becci's boys want to go and see the latest Jumanji movie and as we haven't seen the last one yet its on our list of things to do so that we can all have a cinema trip together before Christmas.

I had no idea just how much thought was going to have to go into combining our two families, there really is quite a few emotional obstacles to get through but Becci and I are on the same page and really want what's best for all of us so the effort we are putting in is really paying off. I'm feeling so lush about everything that is going on recently, this is the happiest I've felt in a long time and the groundwork is going in for and amazing life together and a whole lot of love.

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