Mothers Day is an emotional day for many – some who are overwhelmed with gratitude to be able to share the day with their mothers, some who have sadly lost theirs; some who are proud to be mothers themselves, some who are still waiting to hold their baby in their arms or looking to their babies in heaven.
I am so fortunate to have my Mum. She’s an incredibly supportive and inspiring woman and after battling ill health herself over the years, I couldn’t be more grateful that she’s always here for my sister and I.
I have a strong minded, intelligent (and slightly nutty!) sister who supports me through my life and is a fantastic Auntie to Harry. I know she will make a brilliant Mum when the time comes.
I have two amazing Godmothers who have guided me throughout my life and I’m proud to be Godmother to two beautiful girls, and love so many of my friends daughters as if they are my own. I can’t wait to watch them grow from strong girls into strong women.
I’m also very lucky to have a supportive, caring and kind Mother in law who is always there when I need her.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that International Women’s Day falls the same week as Mothers Day. It takes a strong woman to be a mother, and I know that from family, friends and my own personal experience.
My biggest accomplishment in my life is Harry. Four years to get that 12 week scan photo felt like a lifetime but Harry is everything. The days he drives me crazy, has regular trips to the naughty step and says Mummy 20,000 times, I never forget what it took to have him and I always remind myself how grateful I am to hear him call me Mummy. He is a strong willed, bright, kind and loving little boy. He’s just immense!
This my third year of being a mother and what an amazing few years it has been, through ups downs, tears but so many laughs – I’m the mother I am because of my family and friends.
For those finding today difficult, I send you my love ♥️
For my friends rocking being Mums – here’s a massive shout out to you!
For my amazing Mum, thank you for everything you do and for always being there.
For my little Haribo. Thank you for making me a Mother. I love you from the top of your hair to the tip of your toes.
Here’s to strong women…may be know them…may we be them…may we raise them.