Mothers day, my third since this little boy came into my life. We spent the day as we usually might do on a Sunday, a little brunch at one our favourite veggie cafes (Maitreya Social if you're wondering), a quick stop at a play park and then home for a nap.
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The whole of my early twenties I was just waiting to become a mum. I've always wanted that whole package, to fall in love and have a family, and like most things in life I'm not a good 'waiter'. When Tom and I had been dating for around six months we started talking about when we would make that step, we agreed that maybe when I was 28 and he 32..this was after a little negotiating on my part and to be honest I still felt that I couldn't wait that long (ha!) and I'm so happy we made that step a few years sooner.
Life has a funny way of making it's own 'unscheduled' plans and we were over the moon to find out I was expecting at 24 and then of course hit hard with the devastation of our loss. Something I learnt that day was I was a mum then, I was a mum too when a teenage me decided that I was not ready to continue with a pregnancy. That may sound odd I suppose, I feel like my choice at a time when my life was anything but stable was an example of good mothering. I felt like a mum when my much wanted pregnancy was 'taken from me' and I felt like a mum when I held Wilf in my arms for the first time.
I guess what I'm trying to say is this is a day too for all of you who wish to be mothers and aren't just yet for whatever reason, or for people who play a motherly part in someones life also. Mothering is something to be celebrated!
Everyday I am thankful for this opportunity to be this little boy's mum and to learn what is to be a mother.
Thank you also of course to my own mother who I put through the mill during my teenage years (sorry!). Whilst you were not and never will be the mother I wanted to go shopping or gossip with, you have always been there when I needed you most, when I've doubted myself and when I've needed someone to guide me.