2 weeks ago
I'm so late in wishing all of you mamma's out there a happy mothers day! it would be more fitting to ask if you've had a great day? i do hope so.
i have been running behind all day after my youngest boys were left strict instructions not to wake me this morning, instead they were told to wait patiently in bed until i woke them. eventually i was woken by an exasperated huff at my bedroom door asking if i was ever going to wake up! it was 8.30!! i think that is longest i've slept in for at least 10 years. such a treat. it did however mean that the cake i made for my mum had to be simply eaten with no decent photograph, but i'll share all the details of that on my stories as it's a must make cake - my mum loved it. a swipe left will show the happiness that it brought to her day. when i asked how she had enjoyed the cake, she answered "i like it....i love it." the perfect response with a contented smile to match it.
today has been my 18th mothers day as a mum yet it's the first of those that i've felt was a day for me. a few suprise treats off the boys and time spent with all of them together means so much. it's not been an easy few years as a whole family, however with my mum in a much more settled phase of her illness and my boys all fit, well and smiling i have a lot to be thankful for. it's such a privilege to be a mum, although it's not easy at times - we make mistakes, sometimes life and what it throws at us forces us to make decisions that we'd rather not - life and it's obstacles can get in the way of 'perfect' parenthood. the main thing is we try, we do our best, we love our kids and hope they can understand some day that we are only human too.
so here's a toast to all of you beautiful mamma's out there - doing your very best - working hard to keep your family going. you are awesome and are doing a great job! keep going.
have a great week ahead 💖 x