Tomorrow is Mother’s day…it can be a day of mixed emotions ..some miss their mums as they are no longer with them….some may not yet have realised the importance of mum’s …some may not speak to their mums ..for me it’s about the role of mothering…in all it’s forms…this means many women ‘mother’ and yet have no children…
Mothering to me is nurturing and caring above and beyond and when nobody else will do!
So this may mean caring and nurturing a precious pet…a friend…a family member…
I have been very blessed to have four children…my mothering skills I learnt as I went..with my kids….you see my mum had many problems and as such was not the mentor or nurturer I needed..and yet she was ..as I learnt to make my own rules up about mothering and what it meant.
I love my mum and I know that she did her best and as all mums has had her fails and wins….but I am here I am in one piece and I have made a life I love so for that I will always be grateful.
I just want people to think about the nurturers in their world..the women who love and care and go above and beyond..they may not have given birth but does this lessen their mothering love they give.
Happy Mothers Day mum..and to all of you ‘mums’ out there I hope you know you are appreciated for the care love and nurturing selflessness you have.
Excuse the pics as they are old and scanned 🙂
My mum two years before I came along at the age of 22
My first mothering was for my pet galah Cliffy
Pregnant with my first baby and holding my other baby Chocko
Soon the first turns two and you are Pregnant again!
The cakes….always I was baking crazy birthday cakes
Number two Rhiannon..already mothering a calf
And again with the cakes…
There are accidents too which test your mothering..
Then two kids become four!!
And then life really gets busy
And time marches on
The cakes keep coming
Mums resort to barriers
Watching them form their own relationships
And the cakes keep coming…
Mums resort to anything for a break
The last two to start school..and it killed me..
And then one day you look at a picture from long ago and think….what on earth where we all thinking!