Tigerlilly Quinn: Our Weekend in pictures (mothering)

Monday, 31 March 2014

Our Weekend in pictures (mothering)


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. 

This is a image heavy post so click below to see more! 



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.

97 comments:

mummyoftwo said...

Beautiful photos. It sounds like the perfect Mother's Day - it is even more special when you have had to wait for so long for that moment isn't it.

sonya said...

Gorgeous pictures. Yes, Mothers Day can be hard for many - those who have lost children, lost their mums and those who are mothers-in-waiting. My kids were so lovely yesterday, with thoughtful homemade gifts filled with love, it reminded me what a privilege it is to be their Mum!

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Lovely post, and gorgeous photos xx

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Mel J said...

Great pictures and an interesting post. I too suffered a loss at 12 weeks and so my second pregnancy was plagued with anxiety and worry but in the end it all worked out. I still do mourn the baby we lost and struggled with it, but also found comfort online. Thanks for sharing!

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Thank you for sharing, you are such a lovely person and I'm glad you are blessed with a lovely little boy. Life has a funny way sometimes xx

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Michelle Ordever said...

Thank you for sharing your story and such lovely photographs too. I too believe that the day should be for celebrating mother figures, not just "actual mums" x

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Louisa said...

Beautiful photos and a wonderful thoughtful post. Mothering Sunday should celebrate all mother figures, mothers to angels and mothers to be. It must be a very hard day for some woman x

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Very thoughtful post. I feel like a mother on the weirdest occasions, but especially when I make a packed lunch for Pre School.

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Maxine Kerley said...

Awww lovely post Fritha. I remember when Paddy and I started dating at 18 & 19 I said I wanted kids by the time I was 25. My mum was young when she had me at 16 and I wanted to be a young mum and in my mind 25 was it. Obviously I got to 25 and I realised I wasn't ready, neither of us were so we waited and didn't talk about kids again until we were getting married in 2012.
Now I'm a mum to five week old Ava and yesterday celebrated my first Mother's Day. It still hasn't hit me yet that I'm a mum, a parent, we have a daughter

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Beautiful photos. Like you, I'm not good at waiting for things but I don't have any choice right now - here in Canada they don't celebrate Mother's Day until May 11th! *sigh*

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Globalmouse said...

This is such a lovely post. I always think of people who haven't been able to have children on Mother's Day, it must be such a hard day. I think your post is such a lovely way to recognise that Mother's Day doesn't necessarily mean the same to everyone. As always gorgeous photos Fritha! x

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Life With The Crew said...

First, I love the cat picture! What an awesome looking cat and against the yellow door and blue car, its awesome! Also love the last picture with Wilf's name train and animal illustrations.
I was the opposite of you and thought I never wanted to have kids. People told me that when I hit 30, the hormones would kick in and I would magically want one. I thought blah, blah. Yep, by golly - those darn hormones! But now, my little babe is my life and I feel that being a stay-at-home mom is what I was meant to be.
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