Wednesday, 15 October 2008

ABC Wednesday - M

M is for Mum



Maybe a popular post for this ABC Wednesday, but this is my little tribute to the special mums I know.

I never appreciated my mother until I had my own children, probably a common story. I believe mums are very important and I feel terribly sorry for people who have to do without their mums for whatever reason. Like bringing up your own children, whether you agree with how they did it or not, the way your mum brought you up always has a bearing on what you do. And you can't beat you mum when you're feeling rough, even to this day I seek comfort from mine when I'm ill, even if it's only a whinging phone call! My mum turned seventy last Saturday, and is a wise and interesting woman who I hope to have with me for many years yet. Thanks mum!

Another mention has to go to a good friend of mine back in Somerset. She got pregnant very soon after starting to see her partner, and still very young, was panicked when she found out. She wasn't sure if she was going to keep the baby and wrestled with it for a long time. She decided to keep it and March last year gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. She is a wonderful mother, who has glided from a young and free girl who loved partying, to a mature woman who always puts her boy first. She is still with her partner and they are expecting their second child early spring.

Her sister is next. I have to mention her. Her and her partner had wanted to have a baby for a long time but due to health reasons had to keep putting it off. Finally they got the all clear and were trying to get pregnant for ages, way before her sister got pregnant, which was difficult for her. Anyway their first baby, also a boy is due tomorrow. So my thoughts are with them and we are all hoping for a smooth birth as she still has health issues. These are the times when I really miss my friends.

Finally I would like to mention another friend who sadly had her impending motherhood snatched away, when just a week before she was due, she was told that her baby had died.

So everyone that was lucky enough to have a good mother, please take a moment to think of her. For those of you who didn't (my husband being one of them, she did far more harm than good) I am sorry. For those of you that are mothers, be the best you can, they will thank you for it....... eventually!

11 comments:

Rebeckah said...

I always love a post that makes me thankful for my mother and my family! So sweet! What a blessing! I love mine more than life itself!

Bear Naked said...

A Marvelous tribute to all the Mothers in the world.

From MotherBear((( )))

Neva said...

A very lovely tribute to moms....best wishes to all of them....

Neva said...

A very lovely tribute to moms....best wishes to all of them....

photowannabe said...

Thanks for the lovely tribute to Mums everywhere. I had a wonderful Mom and miss her still after 12 years.

Powell River Books said...

Mums (I call mine Mom) sure are important. Mine is 92 but acts in her 70s. We are closer now than ever before. I invite you to come see my "better" mouse trap. -- Margy

earthlingorgeous said...

Mmmmm yeah I can't understand how some mothers can be that way to their own flesh and blood, I really don't get it. Marvelous tribute you have for all mums in the world!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Yep. Moms are marvelous!

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Lehners in France said...

My Mum died 13 years ago. I still think and dream about her. My career and need to pay the mortgage meant I was never in one town, city or country long enough to meet someone and build a steady relationship in which to have children. Sadly a mother I will never be. My heart goes out to your friend's sister who lost her baby. I don't think people realise the grief for a lost unborn child is so deep and very real. Debs x

Frankies' Cornish Farmyard Ramblings said...

Please don't be down for too long, I wish all mothers the very best and keep going we'll get there in the end.
Frankie,