Twenty-nine years ago, my Mum would have been pregnant with me (about eight months ish). This time last year we were discussing whether I got an official or unofficial Mother’s Day as I was pregnant with Jaxon. In the end I think we left it and now today is my First Mother’s Day.
We’re off to church as normal and then we’re off to my Mum’s for lunch. I’m sure there is something wrong in the calculations there and we should be having Mum round for lunch at ours or something like that but I’m going to make sure that my brother is primed and we help with clearing up even if Mum had the cooking in hand.
I have friends out there who will be in pain today too, either because they’ve lost their own Mum or because they can’t have their own children for one reason or another. I don’t know the pain of losing my Mum but I know the pain of losing my Grandma. So lovelies, if you fit in either of those categories today (or in a couple of weeks if you’re stateside) I send big hugs.
To me Mother’s Day is celebrating not just the lady that you call Mum but celebrating the ladies in your life who encourage you, who guide you and who inspire you. I am blessed with a lovely group of women at church who look out for me. There’s a lady we call Mummy S, her youngest child is the same age as me and she’s always at the end of the phone if I need someone to speak to. There’s E, V and H, all of whom I can just text or ring for a chat if needed. All four of them are Christians and go to my church so they encourage me in the way I seek God and make sure he’s at the front and centre. But then there’s also Ashley, Shelby, Laura and the other ladies in the Lifestyle Bloggers Group and the Let Your Blog Shine group that I’m part off. They are all similar ages to me but they encourage me to be better and to achieve the goals that I set for myself.
So go and say thank you to those ladies who fit that description, give them a massive hug and tell them how much you appreciate them.
Have a great day lovelies.