As I sit here and think about my mum, one thing keeps coming to me…. the feeling of being truly blessed.
I have been lucky enough to have a mum whose greatest joy in life (other than chocolate) is to be a mum. My sister and I have always been showered with unconditional love, support and boundaries.
We were never spoiled materialistically as kids, but definitely spoilt through the art of family, love and support.
Mum is big on celebrations, anytime she can get access to a microphone and a group of people, she’s in her element, even if there’s only 12 people, a microphone is a must, right….? Her bright, fun energy is contagious, and everyone has a great time.
We have a birthday hat that you must wear at family dinner on your birthday, this just adds another element of fun to the evening. Christmas is especially mums favourite time of the year; the entire house gets transformed into the Christmas spirit (with a lot of labour from dad!) She always made this such a magical time for us that even now as an adult as soon as I hear a Christmas carol, or smell roast pork cooking I’m teleported straight back to my childhood happy memories.
As a granny mum consistently outdoes herself, again not with material gifts (although she does sneak quite a few in) but with her time, patience and fun. And of course her grandkids adore this. Grans is always up for a game of Uno, a puzzle, trip to the ice cream shop or the movies.
Mum has so many amazing qualities, and as much as the fun, joyful ones are great it’s also the boundaries, rules and respect that she taught and continues to teach me that have been imperative in my journey to adulthood. I think having a balance of all these qualities is what has made her someone that you love, respect and genuinely want to be around as much as possible.
It’s an amazing feeling to know that you are 100% supported and loved for just being you. Thank you mum I love you, Happy Mothers Day.
(Love you too dad!)