With Mother’s Day approaching I have been feeling a little soppy and nostalgic. Motherhood is hard and I have to admit this past month with all of the illness in our house I have found it especially hard. Don’t you find that being a Mum yourself really makes you appreciate your own Mum all the more? It certainly makes me appreciate my Mum.
It’s been particularly tough with both kids having Chicken Pox lately and it must have been much harder for my Mum as she had Chicken Pox at the same time as my brother and I. I have known this for years but never really appreciated how tough it must have been before. It is hard enough dealing with two kids when you are well, let alone when you are suffering too.
We have always been close, even with the stomping and door slamming of my teenage years, and though we didn’t always get on so well living together when I came home from Uni (not an easy transition), as long as we aren’t living in the same house and both have our own space we get on really well. We have been through some tough times, with the death of my Dad and her fight with Breast Cancer a year later. But we’ve also had some amazing times including a week in New York on the start of my world travels and her wedding to my ovely Step-Dad (Pops). She set me up on the blind date with my lovely Hubs and is a wonderful Nanny to my kiddies. She helps us out so much with the kids, mostly because I know she just loves being their Nanny!
I’m not very good at sentimental writing, and I certainly can’t write a poem but here is a little photo tribute to my lovely Mum on Mother’s Day, I could not appreciate and love her more. (I could have used some very dodgy shots of us both from over the years but chose to be kind to both of us – note the jump from toddler photos straight to adult ones lol!)
Thanks for being fab Mum