Thursday 17 November 2011

Reasons to Be Cheerful

I've never joined in this linky started by the lovely Michelle. Mainly because I am the fat Aussie Pollyanna and never have to look hard to find something to be cheerful about.

But today I am particularly cheered. I was looking forward to blogging for World Prematurity Awareness Day, and I've had a number of lovely submissions that have been well received. The fact so many people have read and commented, tweeted and shared has made me cheerful.

And overall, what has made me cheerful is that I am part of a huge, diverse community of parents who have had a premature baby. I felt so alone when Joseph was born, so frightened, and now I can help others, which is just amazing, and makes me so happy.

I've just come back from a meal out with my premmie mum friends, and that cheers me too, that we have a lovely group of mums, with lovely babies, who have bonded over our time in special care. I am so grateful for these 4 women.

And above all I am grateful for my blog, my little place to talk and to share my thoughts, and my pictures.

And of course, I am grateful for my magic boy, who brings me such joy and happiness.

Reasons to be cheerful indeed.


  1. Ohh Kylie, isn't he divine? Blogging can be phenominal when used properly, so glad it has bought a whole community together for you. Night Polyanna.

    Mich x

  2. Fantastic reasons! So lovely that you have found such good friends all because of something so difficult :-)

  3. Very lovely post. Although a different issue (depression) I too like using my experience to be able to help others.
    Lovely child by the way, such a smile

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